On this IoT For All podcast episode, John Candish, Head of IoT Products at SAP Digital Interconnect explains what connectivity is and why it’s fundamental to enabling enterprises to become intelligent. John also discusses the relationship between AI, IoT and connectivity.
John provides insight into the issues his early customers experienced—customer pain points and needs that inspired the creation of IoT Connect 365, an enterprise service that simplifies IoT connectivity, scalability and management through a single contract and connection with SAP. We also discuss how IoT connectivity is being managed and how organizations can connect multiple devices across different network types at scale.
The episode concludes with a conversation about the impact 5G will have once it’s fully deployed and scaled, hurdles to IoT adoption and which industries are leading IoT adoption. Finally, John offers some advice on what to consider when choosing the correct connectivity for an IoT solution.
About SAP Digital Interconnect: The SAP Digital Interconnect group provides cloud-based engagement services that use configurable APIs, programmable digital interfaces, and proven messaging channels to connect the “last mile” between enterprises and their SAP solutions and other applications, customers, employees, and things.
Key Question and Topics from this Episode:
(6:43) How does IoT Connect 365 into SAP’s focus?
(8:01) How does IoT Connect 365 into SAP’s focus?
(8:01) What issues were you noticing with early customers that led to the creation of IoT Connect 365?
(10:30) Before IoT Connect 365 existed — how were people handling connectivity concerns?
(13:14) How fundamental is connectivity in enabling enterprises to become intelligent — and how does poor connectivity cause complexities?
(15:33) How does AI relate to or can be used with connectivity?
(19:33) How can enterprises connect multiple devices across different networks types (at scale) and how focusing on the edge side of things plays into this?
(22:18) How are people going to be managing IoT Connectivity in the near and long term?
(26:03) Where are the biggest impacts going to be felt when 5G is fully deployed?
(29:03) What are some of the biggest hurdles to IoT adoption, aside from security?
(32:40) Is there any particular industry that is leading in IoT adoption?
(34:25) What are you most excited about to see in the IoT space in the next 12-18 months?
(35:37) What advice does John have when choosing the correct connectivity for an IoT solution?