On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Mr. Salil Pillai, Senior Managing Consultant at IBM gave a talk on the topic of Internet of Things (IoT). The event was attended by MSc Computer Network Management students as part of the course ‘Web Based Information Systems’. Mr. Salil is an expert in the field of Supply Chain Management and currently explores the role of recent technologies like IoT in SCM at IBM. This guest lecture exposed the students to a new world if IoT from both technical and business perspective.
IoT is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Owing to the nature of this topic, there was active participation from MSc students leading to a fruitful discussion and amazing learning experience. The talk was facilitated by Dr. Fehmida Hussain and it also set up the chances of future collaboration between Middlesex University and IBM.