By Livia Rosu, HomeGrid Forum Marketing Workgroup Chair
This week I spoke on the panel ‘Scalability and Interoperability – what drives insights?’ as part of the ‘Developing for the IoT’ track at the IoT Tech Expo Global in London. New research from Frost & Sullivan suggests the value of the smart cities market will pass $2 trillion by 2025 as AI technologies become more widely deployed. With the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in both the smart home and smart cities markets, it is more important than ever to ensure full interoperability, high security and massive scale between devices, applications and systems.
During the panel, I highlighted the importance of interoperability in networking technologies and how this allows different chipsets to exchange data. IoT has the potential of improving our home life, our industrial performance, and our cities’ infrastructure where we can monitor and control any electronic device or sensor. However, to support the quick and secure transfer of two-way, real time data between networks, there needs to be a real push for a reliable backhaul, for interoperability and performance based on real market requirements to maintain data quality whilst keeping analytics cost effective and timely.
I also stressed the importance of industry certification programs for ensuring interoperability between devices and applications, and championed G.hn as the only reliable in-home technology capable of meeting today’s requirements.