Through a global study, the Business School at Manchester Metropolitan University have explored the emerging and growing field of the Internet of Things (IoT), specifically SMART City initiatives.
Professor David Bamford, Chair in Operations Management at Manchester Met, says:
“We wanted to understand how much stakeholders really understood about IoT and SMART cities, for example: are they just buzz words they have heard?; do they actually perceive a true value?; are organisations improving their competitiveness using IoT?
To answer these questions we adopted a global multi-stakeholder approach to establish a baseline for current understanding of IoT and SMART cities.
We have also developed a business model framework to help identify the value, requirements, opportunities, and so on, of IoT SMART City initiatives to different stakeholders, and explored emerging issues and possible future horizons deriving from new technologies.” Professor David Bamford, Chair in Operations Management, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.
The Global Multi-stakeholder Survey - Internet of Things received over 200 responses, and Professor David Bamford will be sharing some of the results during the Trailblazing Tech conference.