Carol Rudinschi, PhD, of IIoT World, interviewed IoT.nxt CEO Nico Steyn to get his insights on the Industrial Internet of Things.
Running factories from our phones, adaptive robots that work alongside humans or 3D printing are just a few characteristics of smart manufacturing. Nico Steyn, CEO of IoT.nxt shares his thoughts about Industrial IoT, connecting devices, and the role of the Internet of Things in defining a new way of doing business.
Carol Rudinschi: Nico, from your perspective, what are the most exciting things happening in Industrial IoT?
Nico Steyn: The thing that excites me the most is the fact that there is a realization in the world that what we are achieving with Internet of Things does not only reside in the cloud, and therefore there is more and more vital debate and discussion around the power that resides in the edge. Take that thinking and combine that with tech such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive analytics and you have just entered a new realm of what is possible. This isn’t theoretical anymore. It is becoming real and people are starting to understand this. The Internet of Things is about much more than just connecting devices; new technologies unlock a new way of thinking.
Carol Rudinschi: What is the future of manufacturing and how will technology play a role?