5G, Industry 5.0 and eSIM Connectivity Pivotal to Continuing Future IoT Momentum – According to Eseye’s Future of IoT Report
Eseye, a leading provider of innovative, global IoT connectivity solutions has recently released its second annual report. In the analysis, 11 leading IoT decision-makers share their insights on ‘The Future of IoT’.
Here IoT experts examine and explain why greater device connectivity is the key to unlocking value and innovation in global IoT deployments – placing a major focus on securing IoT and having real-time visibility into a business’s fleet estate. The report also takes a greater look into IoT’s role in cross-sector adoption, and how eSIM will accelerate global IoT deployments through 2022.
There are several other key findings in the report, including how to deploy IoT and people optimally to deliver transformational projects, how to harness the power of 5G and beyond cellular IoT, and how to improve IoT education on all sides: from developers to end-users and vendors.
Unlocking the potential of IoT for 5G
IoT security should be designed into IoT systems from the start, according to Peter Doggart, Chief Strategy Officer at Armis. Doggart stresses the importance of taking a proactive approach to protect every device within a business’ IoT deployment. There are hundreds of thousands of IoT devices, and most are located in remote locations, so a security-first approach to design is essential.
“It’s vital that we educate device developers about the need to build in security from the ground up, to factor in the ability to patch, and to think from the perspective of DevOps all the way through to production operations. By helping them understand this, we stand a good chance of preventing the opening of potential floodgates for security hacks,” claims Doggart.
How IoT is evolving Industry 5.0
IoT has been most visible in two sectors that continue to make headlines: Oil and Gas, and Healthcare, according to Leonard Lee, Managing Director and Founding Member of neXt Curve. With the latter, local authorities have been able to better triage patients during the pandemic, even at a time when hospital capacity and resources are stretched to the limit.
Causeway-Connections LLC’s principal and chief strategist, Vernon Turner, believes that human expertise is essential to fully harness the power of IoT in any industry.
“The next stage of IoT needs to move from ‘what can technology do?’ to ‘how can we combine technology and people to deliver real transformation?’ The promised transformation from sensors and robots introduced by Industry 4.0 hasn’t materialised. The real transformation will come when we recognise that these technologies must fit into and augment human systems. I am calling this ‘Industry 5.0’,” adds Turner.
How eSIM is enabling enterprises to take control
In order for IoT to disrupt the market and deliver enterprise value, it needs a device localization strategy. With an eSIM, enterprises can more easily control parameters such as signal strength, device security, and policy.
Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer at TELUS, stresses how eSIM is revolutionizing the IoT connectivity value chain, because it can be “embedded in any device and makes managing connectivity simple regardless of where it is in the world.”
“Adopting the eSIM connectivity approach will be crucial in helping to realise the opportunities that our assembled experts have predicted above, helping to drive enormous opportunities for many in the IoT ecosystem. Without a doubt, 2022 will be a watershed year for IoT and one where enterprises finally take control.”
“Our Future of IoT Report reveals unique insights from prominent industry players throughout the IoT ecosystem. And that’s exactly what we are – a collective working together. The report highlights the need for collaboration between enterprises and their IoT partners, to achieve their 2022 ambitions,” comments Nick Earle, CEO at Eseye.
Earle Concludes: “Adopting the eSIM connectivity approach will be crucial in helping to realise the opportunities that our assembled experts have predicted above, helping to drive enormous opportunities for many in the IoT ecosystem. Without a doubt, 2022 will be a watershed year for IoT and one where enterprises finally take control.”