Six Challenges Facing Blockchain & IoT Convergence

Although the technology born of Bitcoin has received tremendous attention, investment, and development activity in the last few years, there are a range of challenges facing broader enterprise adoption. What follows are a very brief summary of those most related to its adoption in IoT contexts. Access this post where it was originally published here,…

Blockchain + Internet of Things = Trusted Machine Interactions

New report analyzes blockchain as the foundation for autonomous products & ecosystem services What is missing from the Internet of Things? Enterprises might say revenues. Consumers might say utility. Virtually everyone agrees interoperability, security, compliance, privacy, and reliability are all barriers to IoT growth. But the paramount challenge for ubiquitous connectivity, never mind device autonomy,…

Why Digital/Physical Convergence Demands Radical Ecosystem Integration

By Jessica Groopman, Rebecca Lieb, Jaimy Szymanski, and Jeremiah Owyang In the physical world and nature, interconnectedness is more powerful and adaptable than any single part of the whole. This same applies to the digital realm. Whether physical, digital, or both, distributed systems become more powerful when interconnected. Already, we’re seeing ‘digital transformation’ require organizations…

Introducing Kaleido Insights

Introducing Kaleido Insights: A new firm and new original research to help corporate leaders act on technology trends shaping the future   What happens when the pace and scope of technological change becomes exponentially greater than an organization’s ability to adapt? This isn’t a prophecy, it’s today’s state of the business world. The scope and velocity…

Why is UX different in the Internet of Things?

What the Internet of Things introduces — or better said, unites — is data, interactions, and the physical world. But coordinating these to deliver great user experience (UX) is easier said than done.   Many manufacturers have struggled to bring connected products to market because of just how complicated development and management are, never mind…

The User Experience of Things: Why Ubiquitous Sensing and Software Require a New Approach to UX Design

What does it mean to interact with the digital realm? The input-only days of desktop and laptop are long gone; we are entering an era in which interactions are seamless, voice-enabled, even predictive, and sometimes entirely invisible. As the so-called Internet of Things, characterized by pervasive sensing technology and networked services, infuses every realm of…

Three Trends Impacting Restaurants’ IoT Adoption & Success

For years, restaurants and businesses across industries have been applying sensors and networked services to their equipment, infrastructure, and processes. Yet, despite more connected fryers, refrigerators, and all manner of mobile apps, many companies are struggling to capture real value— particularly at the level and scale of ROI needed to justify ‘going digital’ in the…

The Intersection of the Internet of Things and Blockchain

Imagine billions of devices talking to one another in real time and adjusting their behavior to respond to economic signals. Imagine a planet interconnected not just by devices, but by the events taking place across it – an ecosystem aware of its oceans, land, and air, as well as its industrial inputs and outputs. Access…

The Growing Threat of IoT Security and What YOU (Manufacturer, Service Provider, Consumer) Can Do About It

Cybersecurity is one of the greatest threats facing any business today, and this threat is compounded for companies producing, supporting, or leveraging connected devices. Data transmission between devices can drive tremendous efficiency increases, from supply chain automation to software updates, to self-monitoring, self-adjusting, and self-optimizing smart systems. But these useful interactions also create potential new…