Feb. 3 ‘Modern Workplace’ episode focuses on Internet of Things

Register now for the next “Modern Workplace” episode, which focuses on the Internet of Things Feb. 3, from 8 to 8:30 a.m. PST. With 1.9 billion Web-connected devices and an estimated 50 billion projected by 2020, the amount of data available to influence business decisions is growing fast. But how do you harness all that information? It starts with leveraging your assets and the data they produce and applying business intelligence solutions to become more efficient, stoke innovation and increase agility.

Two Internet of Things experts will be on the show to talk about how connecting your devices and your people can provide insights to help you predict the future and respond ahead of the competition. Kevin Ashton, entrepreneur, author, columnist and the “Father of the Internet of Things,” who is credited with coining the term in 1999. He will explain what it is, how far we’ve come in the last 16 years, and how the Internet of Things can help businesses improve efficiencies and inform better decision-making. Frank Burkitt, enterprise business strategist, author and Forbes columnist, will outline how businesses can define their Internet of Things goals, and what steps they should take to build an effective strategy.

Registration gives you access to a live Q&A with Microsoft product specialists and these two experts, as well as whitepapers, eBooks and more.

Modern Workplace” airs online monthly, and each episode includes interviews with business innovators who tell their story, provide actionable advice and answer questions from our live, online audience. Tune in to learn about the smart technology solutions that businesses are using to connect, drive innovation and grow their businesses.

Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff