One Day Instructor-led Workshop

A step-by-step approach for implementing an IoT business

Apr 16 Sun

Batch 1 (Sunday)

Apr 16 to Apr 16

  • 16 Sun

    Session 1

    10:00 AM to 02:00 PM (CDT)

    Session 2

    03:00 PM to 06:00 PM (CDT)

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Mats Samuelsson

Mats Samuelsson is an industry expert in Internet of Things and all relevant technologies and business solutions associated with IoT. His experience includes co-founding multiple successful startups and working for industry giants such as Motorola and Lucent.

Implementing an Internet of Things (IoT) Business

Instructor: Mats Samuelsson

Fast paced 1 day course for managers and executives implementing IoT

  • Make decisions regarding technology, suppliers, and implementation, avoiding pitfalls
  • Distilled content in seven 45 minute fast-paced sessions
  • Instructor: Co-founded multiple IoT startups in Silicon Valley and has experience working for industry giants like Motorola and AT&T

Course Description

This course is geared towards executives or managers responsible for implementing an IoT business in their companies. With so much industry hype, confusion and vendors competing for attention, it is difficult to make the right decisions regarding technology, suppliers, resourcing and implementation. This course describes a business approach and walks through all the steps and decisions towards an IoT launch in seven 45 minute fast-paced sessions. Areas covered are: • Setting goals and preparation • Technology choices • Project planning and implementation • Available help • Project schedule The course allows the participant to think through all implementation steps and prepare for all the decisions on the way.

What am I going to get from this course?
  • Implement an IoT Business in your company
  • Understand Importance of Preparation and Organization
  • Make informed decisions about Technologies and Partners
  • Understand Suppliers and how to use them
  • Organize and Launch IoT Projects in your Company

Prerequisites and Target Audience

What will students need to know or do before starting this course?
  • High Level Understanding of IoT
  • The IoT for Business Executives Course is recommended as a high level introduction to IoT
  • Organizational knowledge regarding different business functions
Who should take this course? Who should not?
  • Managers and Stakeholders tasked with the Implementation of IoT Projects
  • Representatives of all Business Functions Involved with an IoT Project
  • Engineers, IT, Marketing, Sales, Planning and Finance people involved with an IoT Project


Module 1: Module 1
Lecture 1 Introduction

Behind the decision to Implement an IoT Business lies a series of business decisions regarding IoT and what IoT can do for a company, division or business unit. In order to effectively Implement an IoT business it is important to clarify goals, strategy, tactics and expected results. This segment provides a framework for summarizing these and use the result for a successful implementation.

Lecture 2 Preparing for your IoT Business

Preparing for a successful IoT business means answering a lot of questions about feasibility, existing knowledge and resources, the overall strategy, and implementation plans. Given that IoT nearly always introduces new and different components to a business it is important to properly plan for these while aligning with existing business models. Since IoT has a high potential of disrupting the operations within a company, it is important to work with relevant stakeholders to handle the process correctly.

Lecture 3 What's out There?

There are whole industries addressing different parts of the IoT business, so getting an overview and choosing who to engage can be confusing. By looking at these parts, computer chips, systems, application developers, cloud services, analytics or integrators in an organized way, evaluating each part and assembling an integrated solution becomes easier.

Lecture 4 Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Successful IoT implementations involve making dozens of decisions including embedded software, test methodologies, market launches and support. This session describes some helpful planning steps and how plans are implemented through proper resourcing and assignment of responsibilities. In larger companies formal project planning is called for while in smaller companies proper assignment and sequencing of tasks will do the job. The goal is to choose the right planning for each IoT project.

Lecture 5 The IoT Project

Implementing an IoT Business in a company is all about knowing what it takes to do it, something that can seem overwhelming given all the different different parts and implementation choices. The solution lies in creating an IoT project incorporating thorough planning that fully aligns with existing company approaches to starting new business or product areas. This section covers how to select the best approach and how to create realistic goals, schedules and results while following accepted budgeting procedures. It also describes how to organize, manage and staff the IoT effort and whether to incorporate this effort in an existing company function or create a new one.

Lecture 6 We are Here to Help!

There is no shortage of advice in the IoT industry and companies can choose from a number of helpful suppliers for either parts of solutions or in some cases complete implementations. By understanding what the advantages and limitations of each are, the person responsible for Implementing an IoT Business can select the proper supplier through direct negotiations or a tender process.

Lecture 7 Design - Development - Deployment - Launch - Growth

Creating and Launching an IoT business is a substantial undertaking requiring not only great managerial skills but also a well-thought approach of going from prototyping to a complete implementation. Traditional ‘water fall’ release models are bound to fail (there are too many moving parts), so more agile approaches based on tracer bullets that allow all technical and business functions engage at the earliest possible point are called for. This section addresses best approaches based on experience in implementing real IoT projects.