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This year we’ve seen IoT being aligned even more closely to impact. So from that, the NZ IoT Alliance executive council has agreed that IMPACT is our strategic theme for 2024. IoT data-driven insights are driving measurable impact across various people, place and planet local and global initiatives. As this year draws to a close, we reflect on the challenges we’ve faced but also the increased impact opportunity, awareness and value of IoT solutions across consumer and business markets. Sensor technologies and aligned data science initiatives continue to have a huge impact here in Aotearoa and globally across agriculture, utilities, transportation, healthcare, logistics & supply chain, and education.
The NZ IoT Alliance has continued efforts this year to connect, promote and advance IoT across industry, government, education institutions and startups. Our focus this year has been on identifying impact areas, driving collaboration and supporting and facilitating partnerships. In addition to a regular schedule of newsletters, events, and webinars, key activities this year have been our Working Groups, Whitepaper series, Industry and Government briefing papers and advocacy, including:
- Cities Working Group – series of content on Infrastructure 4.0, and preparing for projects of work for Data Driven Innovation focus of the Digital Tech ITP.
- LocationTech Branded Working Group – focusing on producing IoT and location technology content, research, and webinars.
- Ledger of Things whitepaper, collaboration with BlockchainNZ.
- Fibre and Smart Locations whitepaper, supporting research with Chorus.
- Water Services Legislation Bill, submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee.
We’ve just held a strategy planning session to accelerate our impact-focused momentum early next year and welcome further input from members and the wider community. Collectively we can really move the dial to realise the optimal value potential of IoT in Aotearoa New Zealand. Last but most importantly, we’d like to thank all our members for their support and sustained involvement in driving IoT forward in New Zealand.
Wishing you all a safe, enjoyable festive season and we look forward to engaging together through our various initiatives in 2024.
Kriv Naicker – Chair, and the team at the NZ IoT Alliance
Read full news here: Reflecting on 2023 | December Newsletter