There is an increasing amount of publicity, information and hype around the subject of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE). What on earth are people talking about? Should I be interested? Will it affect me? What does it mean to me as a tester?
In this talk, Paul will give a perspective for the scale, the variety, ubiquity, complexity and challenge of the technological wave that many people believe will dominate our industry for the next ten to twenty years.
But right now, it is a very confusing state of affairs. Standards are emerging, and many commercial applications are bleeding edge, speculative or exploratory. Security and privacy dominates all of the concerns being articulated by industry commentators, but for non-trivial systems, significant functional and integration complexity challenges must also be overcome. There are broader societal risks that the IoE brings and government, companies and individuals should pay attention to them.