Internet of Things Expo and Conference 2014 – Day 2
#Session 5 – Mary Ann Lim – update on IoT challenges and status in Asia.
*The hardest part of getting IoT into Asia is telling governments that this IoT thing is relevant and necessary.
*Governments don’t want to let the data out and they don’t want to let the data in either!!! Who owns the data when a person from Indonesia emails a person from Switzerland?
*Government legislation can definitely limit IoT growth and suppressing the cloud possibilities.
*Lots of translation and in chains of multiple translations… only increases the data storage needed.
*Everyone in Asia wants lots of data storage centers, but they are not sure yet what to do with all this data once it is stored. Of course, it would be better served to be analyzed right away and sent back to influence IoT devices!
*China for example will let some data flow, and some firewalls to protect other data.
*In healthcare this could really help in Asia, and everywhere, for doctors and hospitals to be able to treat the whole patient – not just the symptoms they’re reporting now. When patients go to different hospitals in a country, their whole medical history should be available.