M2M Innovation World Congress Revisited—What Had Changed Since Last Year?

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3Q 2014 | IN-1020533

IoT Findings from an M2M Event


In the fourth week of September 2014, I was in Marseille to attend this year’s M2M Innovation World Congress event, which is part of the broader World Smart Week shindig, and despite its retro-pompous name, it tends to be actually a great occasion for catching up on certain technology trends and meeting new people with interesting things to say. In this Insight, I will try to sum up some of the key findings that I came across during my visit.

First, the transition from M2M to IoT continues. Or, oh well, it kind of does. Considering that the show had one whole session dedicated to discussing the difference between the two, it was pretty striking how awkward many suppliers still come across when it comes to moving their thinking from M2M to IoT. The writing has been on the wall for a while now: of the two terms, the latter is the one that evidently resonates better among e...

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