IoT Software Platforms Create New Business Value

February 28, 2017

Date: February 28, 2017
Starts: 11:00 am EST
Ends: 12:00 pm EST

Location: Online

IoT platforms are essential to build scalable solutions for smart connected things. In this collaborative webcast you will hear from guest speaker Michele Pelino, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, on the findings of her IoT research and the evaluation criteria used to assess the multitude of IoT platforms available today. After the stage is set, Scott Johnson, CEO and Founder of Devicify, will address how his company evaluated and ultimately chose ThingWorx as the platform to build their patented IoT Relationship Management application on.

You’ll leave this webcast with clear vision for how you can build IoT solutions that transform your competitive position in the market.

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Michele Pelino, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

Michele is a member of Forrester's Infrastructure & Operations research team. Her expertise focuses on Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, technologies, applications, and vendors, as well as enterprise mobility, mobile device application adoption, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives. Michele's research spans IoT software platforms and technologies; machine-to-machine (M2M) devices; IoT applications in retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation; and IoT impacts on customer experience, IT, and operations. Her enterprise mobility research focuses on BYOD strategy, location-based services, mobile devices and applications, 5G technologies, workforce segmentation, and mobile device life-cycle solutions.

Michele delivers strategic guidance to Forrester's enterprise and vendor clients by identifying IoT technologies and applications, and the impact of IoT solutions on infrastructure, operations, and customer experience. Michele also guides clients by providing insight into enterprise mobility strategy development, mobile device and application momentum, and BYOD programs. She also focuses on strategic issues facing the telecom industry, gauging the effect of new competitors, new business models, and new technologies including IoT solutions, M2M devices, location services, and 5G networks.


Scott Johnson, CEO and Founder at Devicify

Scott Johnson is Devicify’s CEO and Founder. He has spent the past decade developing and executing a connected-product strategy to successfully transform a prior company, which he also co-founded, from a product manufacturing business into an IoT-ecosystem company that increasingly generates its revenues from recurring software subscriptions. Applying his unique Internet of Things experience to Devicify, Scott’s insights into the pivotal nature of connectivity, its effect on the comprehensive business strategy, as well as the tactical obstacles that must be overcome, now benefit Devicify’s customers. Scott infuses those around him with an innovative but practical approach to IoT that balances his creative thinking and a long term vision with operational pragmatism.

 Moderator: Steve Dertien, SVP Technology Solutions and Platforms at PTC