In a Keynote Presentation by Dr. Christian Busch, Associate Director, Innovation and Co-Creation Lab, London School of Economics, he started by talking about global trends and challenges, with the key issues being cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), connectedness, the networked economy, new markets, and new demographics.
Nikhil Batra, Research Manager – Telecom, IDC said that 37m accounts had been hacked, with 9.7GB of data including names, addresses, and credit cards. He presented market research around cloud security, opening with a dramatic analysis of the highly publicised hack of Ashley Madison, a website for those looking to have an affair.
Anshul Gupta, Research Director, Gartner used the analogy of raindrops which aggregate into floods of water, and which cities need to plan for. It’s the same with the IoT. Most sensor data is small but it aggregates. There will be 21b things by 2020, and data will double in volume every two years, so there’ll be 22ZB by 2020.