By Cillah Hall · News · Speeches · 25 Feb 2015 No Comments on Homaira Akbari on ‘The Internet of Things: The Fourth Industrial Revolution’
AKnowledge Partners President and CEO Homaira Akbari will share her expertise on the ‘Internet of Things’ at a technology industry roundtable presentation on March 6 in Paris, France. Akbari will share how the internet continues to impact the global economy and what it will mean for businesses and consumers long-term.
For the last two decades, there have been a large number of technological disruptions: the boom and growth of the Web followed by wireless enablement, followed by Web 2.0, followed by mobility. The next technological disruption will come from the ‘Internet of Things’ which many believe will result in an industrial revolution. According to experts’ prediction, by 2020 the number of things connected to the Internet will reach 50 billion and over 3 trillion value will be created. While the first models of the ‘Internet of Things’ have been in existence for more than three decades, it is not until now that the ‘Internet of Things’ has given birth to massive deployment of smart systems, which will ultimately have a disruptive impact on the way we live, collaborate, and conduct business.
About Homaira Akbari
Homaira Akbari leads AKnowledge Partners, LLC, a global advisory firm providing high-impact consultative strategies and advice to Fortune 1000 companies and private equity firms in the sectors of The Internet of Things, Security, Big Data and Analytics. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Gemalto N.V. (GTO: EN Paris and GTO: EN Amsterdam), Covisint Corporation (NASDAQ: COVS), and Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR).