>> CAN WE REALLY JUSTIFY THE TITLE "CHIEF IoT OFFICER"?
Does the title you have truly make a difference with the opportunities available
We have seen a number of education initiatives such as the
Bachelor of Science: IoT
being launched by a number of universities - but are we ready for the prime
time of actually creating an executive position around the technology as
has been proposed in a blog post by Jeff Kaplan, managing director of
Why the time is right for a Chief IoT Officer.
The Internet of Things is radically different from the typical silo of knowledge
bases such as cloud computing, mobile application development, security,
data acquisition and analytics - as it can potentially involve and include
all aspects of these fields.
Is it really possible for someone to have extensive knowledge in all of these
areas - or is it be sufficient to have some foundations and the ability to
elaborate and dive in further with a supporting, more knowledgeable team
at your disposal? Jeff seems to hint on that question:
In most technical environments where people have a clue; this would be a joke.
However, not all business dealings are done with like minded individuals,
the majority of opportunities are decided by people who only know buzz words.
In such cases your title might be the deciding factor.
I recently came across an article about Australian entrepreneurs
flooding to Silicon Valley
due to the blatant lack of how innovation happens these days. Being involved
in technology still means suit and tie down under and it feels like your stuck
in the 1990's on the set of
I can so understand how an IoT specific title may help in such an environment.