Big Data, Analytics, Cloud Computing, and IoT, these were the overwhelming undertones at the Big Data Ignite event at the DeVos Place on the shores of the Grand River in Grand Rapids, MI this fall. Pair these topics with the creative and electric vibes from that of the first days of ArtPrize (a large international art competition in the heart of downtown), and it was sure to be a great event to attend, learn, and network.
What is Symbiosis?
The theme for this year’s event was “Symbiotic Intelligence through Automation.” Symbiosis can be defined as “mutual and collective benefits derived from interaction” or, “benefits from connecting things & systems.” Here at SpinDance, this resonates well. This “connecting a physical thing to compute resources, and adding connectivity” is how we define IoT and what an “internet thing” is.
The Correlation of Big Data to the IoT Journey
Throughout the keynotes, panels, and talks we noticed a few trends and takeaways. At SpinDance, we know that every customer is on a unique path when it comes to IoT. We refer to this as their IoT Journey. There are four “stops” on this path – Awareness, Acceptance, Adoption, and Strategic. At this event, we saw a large correlation on these stops, with how customers are collecting, analyzing, and using their data. For some, they could be categorized more in the awareness or acceptance stage when it comes to their data. They are at the beginning stages of focusing on data pipelines and how they are collecting, what the right data is to be collecting, and where they are storing it. Others could be more in the strategic stage – where they are more focused on data management and use cases for additional cost savings, business efficiencies, or better user experience for their customers.
Where do you find your company on this path? Reach out to us here at SpinDance; we would love to hear about where you are at, and help you move into the next stages on your IoT journey.