hat’s interesting is that IoT has been around for a long time but as companies start to enable it and start to leverage it more and more there’s just huge volumes of data that have to be managed and be able to analyze and be able to execute from,” says John Barcus, Vice President Manufacturing Industries at Oracle.
“There’s this explosion of innovation that’s going on,” says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. “I’ve called it the four superpowers; cloud, mobility, AI, and IoT. These are just causing so many new companies, investment of capital, major new IPOs that are going on.”
“Anything we do in Honeywell, innovation is always the key,” says Honeywell CEO Darius Adamczyk. “Whether it’s expanding into Europe, driving more robotics, a connected warehouse offering which we are bringing to customers and having a broader play, are the key technology levers for that business.”
5G is really designed so that other industries such as automotive, self-driving cars, connected healthcare, connected education, connected infrastructure, are really set up to use cellular for the first time at massive scale, says Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf.
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You can begin now to conceive of robotic manufacturing that is always on and always connected via 5G networks, says Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T Inc. “Just to put this into perspective, the Internet of Things, with today’s networks in a square mile you can connect a thousand, two thousand, or possibly three thousand of those. In a 5G world, you can connect millions of those in a square mile.”
We’ve been talking about 5G for a very long time and now the opportunity is really here, says Kathrin Buvac, President and CSO of Nokia Enterprise. “We’ve said for a number of years that 5G will enable the Industrial Revolution.” Buvac added. “It’s clear that 5G has to be a lot more than mobility services.
We have done a study and we believe that by 2022 there will be over 400 million 5G connections, says Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins. “This is one of those great examples where the reality is going to match the hype building up to this. By 2022 the amount of new traffic created in that year will exceed all traffic that has ever been created since the inception of the internet.”
Symantec CEO Greg Clark says that there are many new cybersecurity threats showing up including threats around the Internet of Things. “The injection of consumer IoT in the enterprise and all through the home is important,” says Clark. There is definitely an ever-present threat in the IoT.”
Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon sees enormous potential for 5G to change the form factor of devices. “The most important thing is as you change your experience with 5G you’re going to want a different type of device and a different type of screen size and resolution,” says Amon.