How to Address the Opportunities and Challenges in IoT Head-On, and Achieve Digital Transformation
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Manufacturing companies can reap benefits from IoT throughout their organizations, but they need to take a methodical approach to implementation that considers people, process, and technology. Because IOT enables a wide range of varied use cases, there is an associated wide range of stakeholders involved and integration that is needed to realize the project business case.
In planning their technology choices, organizations should understand how those decisions will impact their time to value, TCO, and risk posture.
Join IoT experts from IDC, Microsoft and PTC as they discuss:
- The top factors propelling near-term IoT investments
- Key IoT project inhibitors including scope, integration and security
- The risks and benefits of do-it-yourself (DIY) project execution
- The joint Microsoft and PTC technology approach
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Joseph Biron, Chief Technology Officer, IoT, PTC
Joseph (Joe) Biron is Chief Technology Officer, Internet of Things (IoT) technology at PTC. In this role he oversees product management and technical architecture of the core ThingWorx IoT platform, analytics, connectivity, and application development tools for the Industrial IoT. Mr. Biron brings years of IoT experience and deep understanding of the broader technology market to focus PTC’s activities towards breakthrough technology development and collaboration with the ecosystem through partners and industry consortiums.
Christoph Berlin, Partner, Azure Manufacturing/IIoT, Microsoft
Christoph Berlin is the Principal Group Program Manager and business owner of Manufacturing in the Azure IoT product group at Microsoft Corporation. His team is responsible for product management, strategic engagements and growth for the Manufacturing vertical including: Discrete and Process Manufacturing, Industrie 4.0, China 2025 and other initiatives around Industrial IoT, the Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge. He also manages strategic customer/partner engagements for all of Azure IoT across verticals and is responsible for business growth.
Before joining Microsoft, Christoph was VP of Product Management for various startups, including hopTo Inc., a leader in mobile productivity solutions. Prior, Christoph was a member of the XenSource Ltd. senior staff, a virtualization startup (XEN hypervisor) where he was responsible for OEM partner development and strategy. Christoph holds a master’s in computer science and communication from Darmstadt University, Germany.
Stacy Crook, Research Director, Internet of Things, IDC
Stacy Crook is a Research Director with IDC’s IoT Ecosystem and Trends Research Practice. In this role, she provides coverage of key software trends across the IoT landscape, including the platforms organizations leverage to: manage IoT endpoint devices and connectivity; collect, process, visualize, and analyze IoT data; and integrate IoT data into other applications, systems, and services.