For Itron, the Internet of Things (IoT) is about an infrastructure of connected objects that is secure, interoperable and mobile and always at work gathering data, transmitting status and empowering users who analyze and leverage this information in real time. Considering the millions of already connected devices in the utility sector, energy and water utilities are uniquely positioned to accelerate IoT growth with distributed intelligence technologies.
Itron will join industry leaders and innovators at the Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 6-8, 2015. The IoTWF will showcase dramatic transformations now gaining momentum across every global sector, a new world of opportunities made possible by the Internet of Things. Itron's Russ Vanos, senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, will discuss industry approaches for extracting business value from unconnected devices during the panel session, "Utilities Connecting the Unconnected," on Dec. 6. The session focuses on the business case for connecting unconnected devices both indoor and outdoor, platform requirements and primary lessons learned that can be applied by utilities and adjacent verticals.