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Executive Program in Internet of Things (IoT)™

Recently I finished the Executive Program in Internet of Things (IoT)™ by the IIEC, provided at online learning platform. If you are interested, take a look at their programs.

Building Your Career on Internet of Things (IoT)

One of the technologies that will bring lots of changes in our lives, is the Internet of Things (IoT). Imagine a smart home where you can communicate with your devices and that these devices show you information in real-time. It was not so long ago, that I saw a video about a big event on technologies and a video showed how the refrigerator communicated in a small screen when the milk and other products were about to run out and that it was time to order new. I also saw mirrors around the homes, that showed various types of information.

Just imagine what this means for the elderly to have this help at home.

According to an article published by the company Ericsson:

”The future of IoT has the potential to be limitless. Advances to the industrial internet will be accelerated through increased network agility, integrated artificial intelligence (AI) and the capacity to deploy, automate, orchestrate and secure diverse use cases at hyperscale. The potential is not just in enabling billions of devices simultaneously but leveraging the huge volumes of actionable data which can automate diverse business processes. As networks and IoT platforms evolve to overcome these challenges, through increased capacity and AI, service providers will edge furthermore into IT and web scale markets – opening entire new streams of revenue.“

We’re talking about new screens and platforms. There is no doubt that our lives will be better organized and we will not have to stress so much. It will feel like if we have a personal assistant every place that we go, and it will certainly feel comforting to have this support both in our personal lives and at work.

The changes that IoT will bring, will enable us to take advantage of our time in a better way.

People will have an amazing experience as the article shows.

The article further says:

”An exciting wave of future IoT applications will emerge, brought to life through intuitive human to machine interactivity. Human 4.0 will allow humans to interact in real time over great distances – both with each other and with machines – and have similar sensory experiences to those that they experience locally. This will enable new opportunities within remote learning, surgery and repair. Immersive mixed reality applications have the potential to become the next platform after mobile – realized through 3D audio and haptic sensations and becoming our main interface to the real world. Bringing future IoT to life will require close synergy between the IoT- and network platforms. This continues to be a key focus area of Ericsson research.”


The Future of Internet of Things (IoT)

The company Norton wrote an article called ”The future of IoT: 10 predictions about the Internet of Things in which it says:

”The internet landscape is burgeoning. It’s not just about computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones anymore. Now a multitude of devices are internet-connected. The list of “smart”
devices includes washing machines, robotic vacuum cleaners, door locks, toys, and toasters.

The Internet of Things is the umbrella term — and, yes, you can now buy a smart umbrella — for anything that connects to the internet. ”

These are the 10 predictions that Norton made about the Future of Iot:

  1. By 2025, it is estimated that there will be more than to 21 billion IoT devices
  2. Cybercriminals will continue to use IoT devices to facilitate DDoS attacks
  3. More cities will become “smart”
  4. Artificial intelligence will continue to become a bigger thing
  5. Routers will continue to become more secure and smarter
  6. 5G Networks will continue to fuel IoT growth
  7. Cars will get even smarter
  8. 5G’s arrival will also open the door to new privacy and security concerns
  9. IoT-based DDoS attacks will take on more dangerous forms
  10. Security and privacy concerns will drive legislation and regulatory activity


As we can see, the changes that IoT will bring will not be free from challenges. We’ll have to create better security and privacy regulations to avoid security breaches.

Designers will definitely be needed to build these designs. Without any doubt, IoT professionals will be in increasing demand.

Nevertheless, let us remember that innovations are not always adapted to our lives by us as soon as they come out into the market. It might take time for the users to fully rely on all of these connected devices and get used to having smart homes.

For executives, the changes brought by IoT would mean that they can carry out their daily schedules smoothly and quickly.

The following article goes deeper into the future of IoT:

For those who have no idea about IoT, let’s just say, “IoT is the future towards artificial Intelligence and complete automation of the physically existing world.”

Let’s go through some latest technology trends mentioned below:

  • Making the houses and cities smart
  • Taking data analysis to a new level
  • Better healthcare
  • Better resource management
  • Consumer adaptation
  • Securing IoT and connected devices
  • AI & Big Data
  • Edge computing over cloud computing



It’s time to really learn all we can about IoT in order to start planning our life ahead of time and even think about the investments we will want to make.

Apartments will surely be equipped with everything we need in the near future. I have even seen apartments that were connected to Amazon Alexa and one could control things with voice. And we see how Alexa is packed with more features as time goes by. We might even have new voice assistants coming out into the market.

Taking into consideration that we have more remote workers now than ever before, we will be seeing more and more of IoT.

And for those who work in an office or a factory, IoT will facilitate information and reduce errors. In these cases, people will have to learn their new way of working very fast.

Written by Veronica Chiaravalli