One of the topics that especially fascinates me is IoT — the Internet of Things. For better or worse, there has been a lot of hype around this area, especially as sensors get cheaper and wearables like the Fitbit become more popular.
Recently, I spoke to a crowd of Middle Eastern executives about the future of IoT at the GITEX global trade show in Dubai. After my talk (which I’ll publish once I receive a video of it), I was interviewed by the conference about the concept of “smart cities” — currently a big topic of discussion in Dubai. The city has launched several new initiatives this year to make Dubai a smarter and more connected city, using everything from Dubai’s startup ecosystem to planned improvements to keep Dubai on the leading edge of innovation.
Check out the video above for my thoughts on smart cities and the future of IoT. Let me know what you think of the Internet of Things phenomenon in the comments!
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