Sudha Jamthe is the CEO of IoT Disruptions, Stanford CSP IoT instructor and the author of IoT Disruptions 2020, which focuses on innovations at the junction of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). She shares her ongoing research and thought leadership at iotdisruptions.com and her weekly IoT Show.
UnboundID: Tell us about some of the latest technological developments in the field of IoT?
Jamthe: First let me describe IoT because it covers a broad set of technologies. We have IoT for consumers like wearables, IoT for the home such as the Nest thermometer, IoT conncecting our vehicles and IoT for cities to manage traffic lights, parking and all kinds of other services. Then there is industrial IoT, which is where the money is being made today. There are technology innovations happening in all areas of IoT, some gaining adoption more quickly than others.
Two key innovation areas of IoT which I am excited about are autonomous machines and digital health. IoT is driving the next wave of autonomous machines, which includes self-driving cars, robots and drones. A robotics company called Matternet has developed a drone logistics network for deliveries in rugged terrains and another called Zipline is offering drones that carry medicines to inaccessible areas in Rwanda.