IoT and manufacturing – where the skills are and aren’t

Dave Bartlett In the first part of this three part look at the Internet of Things and its impact on the manufacturing sector, Michael Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School, highlighted what he saw as a tension between Boston as an industrial hub and Silicon Valley when it comes to who ‘owns’ the IoT.  Porter’s argument is that in terms of the industrial internet, the East Coast wins out over the West Coast.That said, Silicon Valley is home to the data scientists who are needed to make sense of the vast amounts of data flowing in from systems of interconnected, smart products, as  Dave Bartlett, Chief Technology Officer, Current, powered by GE, notes: Current is headquartered in Boston, epicenter for industry. We got to go after…


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