IBM has been investing in IoT software platforms for the past ten years, bringing their capabilities together to create Watson IoT Platform in 2015 and have spent the last two years hardening those capabilities. IoT is driving digital disruption of the physical world, accelerating advances in technology, transforming every part of our lives.
Cognitive IoT infuses new intelligence into products, services and processes. An IoT platform like Watson must connect devices, must collect data, must handle thousands of vendors, dozens of standards and must be able to scale to millions of devices sending billions of messages. To deliver true value beyond the basics, it must add cognitive, security, privacy, insight generation and close loop automation. With these capabilities and the supporting technology advancements, the IoT platform becomes an agent of transformation for a business.