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CES 2015: Disruptive Internet of Things? By @TheEbizWizard | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

I found nothing I’d consider disruptive – either for the IoT or for consumer electronics in general

The CES Of My Dreams

I arrived early for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here in Las Vegas, in hopes of finding innovations for the Internet of things (IoT) that promise to disrupt enterprise business models. After attending a few pre-conference press events, I must say I’m underwhelmed.

Sure, there are plenty of wearable widgets and smart home gadgets and incremental advancements for screens large and small, but so far nothing I’d consider disruptive – either for the IoT or for consumer electronics in general.

Then again, the show doesn’t even officially begin until Tuesday, and given CES is the largest tech show in the world, there may be gems in the rough out there for me to uncover.

I must also admit that I’m setting the bar rather high. Given the exponential pace of innovation in technology, however, no innovation should be entirely out of reach – if only vendors would have the courage to do better than incremental improvements and silly products that nobody wants.

What I’d Really Like to See

Walking the floor of yesterday’s press event did get me thinking about the sorts of innovations I’d like to see here at CES. Here are my ideas. Vendors, are you reading this?

Intellyx advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers.

Read the entire article at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2015/01/05/the-ces-of-my-dreams/.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.