The chief executive officer of Fishers-based CloudOne Inc. says an event today at Launch Fishers will show the potential of Indiana to be a global leader in the Internet of Things space. Hundreds of people, including elected officials from throughout the state, are expected at IndyIoT Wednesday. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business, John McDonald said Indiana’s top industries, including agriculture, advanced manufacturing and logistics, are especially important to the IoT sector.
McDonald says representatives from companies working in the Internet of Things space will make short presentations. "The good news is," says McDonald, "if you don’t like the speaker, 15 minutes later, there will be another one."
Speakers include Tom Farms Chief Executive Officer Kip Tom, Delta Faucet Company Director of Research and Development Robert Rodenbeck and Cummins Inc. Director of Product Design and Management Paula Watson. Inside INdiana Business Television Host Gerry Dick will host Wednesday’s event.
McDonald says, in short, the Internet of Things allows everyday devices to connect with their users and each other. For example, he says farmers can use Internet-connected devices to measure soil samples in real-time, reducing the chemicals used and potentially increasing yields. Logistics companies, he says, can use the technology to track their fleets to see if there are mechanical or efficiency issues.
IndyIoT runs from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Launch Fishers. You can find a full speaker list and more information on the event by clicking here.