- Rob van Kranenburg, Founder of Council and theinternetofthings.eu
- Darren Meister, Leveraging IT and Innovation Professor, Ivey Business School
- Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations
- Jason Smylie, Executive VP, CIO, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Inc.
- Robin Raskin, Founder and CEO, Living in Digital Times
- Victor Woo, General Manager of IoT, Cisco Canada
- Rich Radford, Sales Director, Small Box Energy
- Sam Dunn, Co-Founder and CEO, Robin
- Shaun Moore, CEO, Chui
- Jonathan Ward, President, Ward Technology Talent
- Luke Bussey, SaaS Marketing Manager, Yesware
Additional interviews were conducted but due to privacy and confidentiality requirements, they are not listed.
- Organizations struggle to find practical applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). Uses are either trivial or rely on speculation about how the IoT trend will progress in the future.
- Frustrated by conjecture, some organizations opt to wait until the dust settles. However, the future workplace is a connected workplace. Organizations that fail to get a head start on IoT technology projects will be left in the dust themselves.
- Start with simple, “low-hanging fruit” projects that can provide an easy starting point for getting deeper into the technology. Prioritize IoT initiatives that are immediately useful, while keeping an eye on more complex long-term projects.
- Don’t bother collecting data if you can’t use it. Ensure that the right foundation is in place to maximize the connectivity and analytics capability that the IoT will deliver in the future.
- Right now, IoT technologies do not demand standalone policies regulating their use in the workplace. Rather, update or modify existing policies to address potential security, privacy, and acceptable use concerns.
Impact and Result
- Know which IoT devices can provide value for your organization today, and which to keep an eye on for the future.
- Have an ongoing and repeatable process in place for evaluating, testing, and integrating connected devices within your organization.
- Obtain basic data gathering and data analytics capabilities for facilities management and employee productivity IoT applications, laying the foundation for client-facing and product development use cases.
This guided implementation is a nine call advisory process.
Guided Implementation #1 - Build a business case and kick off the project
Call #1 - Make the case for IoT
Call #2 - Conduct a benefits analysis
Call #3 - Set up the IoT process
Guided Implementation #2 - Select, analyze, and prioritize IoT technology
Call #1 - Review the longlist of IoT technologies
Call #2 - Conduct a SWOT analysis on one of the IoT shortlist initiatives
Call #3 - Review the readiness and value assessments
Guided Implementation #3 - Plan, execute, and support IoT projects
Call #1 - Scope IoT projects
Call #2 - Create an IoT implementation plan
Call #3 - Discuss communication plan, policies, and metrics
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Module 1: Build the Business Case and Kick Off the Project
- Make the case for IoT.
- Conduct a benefits analysis.
- Set up the IoT process.
Key Benefits Achieved
- A business case and the start of a project plan to kick off the project process.
Create an IoT business case
Gather an IoT analysis team
Record the team
Develop a meeting schedule
- An Internet of Things Business Case
Present the IoT business case
Module 2: Select, Analyze, and Prioritize IoT Technologies
- Review the longlist of IoT technologies.
- Conduct a SWOT analysis on one of the IoT shortlist initiatives.
- Review the readiness and value assessments.
Key Benefits Achieved
- A prioritized, categorized shortlist of IoT technologies customized to your organization.
Set up the IoT collection cycle
Review the IoT technology list
Walk through the IoT collaboration exercise results
- Completion of a long- and short-list of IoT technology ideas
Review the SWOT analysis for the shortlist
Walk through the value and readiness assessments
- A structured analysis, including a SWOT, value, and readiness assessment for each of the shortlisted IoT technologies
Review the categorized shortlist analysis results
- A Tech Monitor chart with current and future categorization for each IoT initiative on the shortlist
Module 3: Plan, Execute, and Support IoT Projects
- Scope IoT projects.
- Create an IoT implementation plan.
- Discuss communication plan, policies, and metrics.
Key Benefits Achieved
- A project implementation and communication plan.
Evaluate and discuss shortlist
Scope your IoT projects
Create comprehensive project roadmaps
- Completion of comprehensive project roadmap
Identify security and privacy considerations
Discuss foundational requirements for IoT projects
- Assessment of IoT foundation
- Finalized IoT plan
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