When it comes to digitalization and innovation, it’s easy to sound lame and rethorical. Internet of Things, Services and People clearly shows how all the great technological potential, gives its best when it seeks to improve people’s life quality.
Bazmi Husain proves how digital is driving a fourth industrial revolution . As well as cutting costs and energy, IoTSP (Internet of Things, Services and People) generates new revenue potential through innovative business models and codifying a distinctive service.
The ABB case contradicts this false assumption: “a step-forward” and research based company mission can really make a difference in the long run and different assets (backup, reporting, diagnostics, benchmarking etc).
Actually, digital is the answer in many different areas because it often provides the best solution to an issue. We have plenty of issues: from automated maintenance checking systems, to generating energy or reshaping a more sustaining mobility of big cities, as London.
A smart digital strategy will help to solve present key challenges that are affecting the world today: climate changes and weak economic growth.
At present, interconnected devices number is higher than individuals in the world and by 2020 we will hit 20 billion units.
Nonetheless, such a widespread availability, somebody is still a little suspicious about robotics, big data or automation.
In labour market we’re starting to refer to “robocolleagues” as the next big thing, to talk about further decrease of manual work, and perspectives seem to sway between apocalypse scenarios and some kind of utopistic liberalism that forecasts a Jobless Society.
Luckly enough, we can reaffirm that some human skills simply can’t (and will not) be replaced by a robot: IoTSP doesn’t aim to get ahead of humang beings, but to work as an enabler. This cooperation leads to a virtuous circle and will reduce time, money and energy investment.
Partner, The European House - Ambrosetti
Head of Professional Training Services
Area Leader Lombardy (Milano and Province and Monza-Brianza)