Why Study Internet of Things
From mobile phones to watches, media platforms, utility grids and medical devices, connected objects are permeating all levels of industry and technology. As society becomes increasingly digitized, the data they generate enables new interactions and business models, with wide-reaching impacts on traditional economic systems and, even, social habits.
For 21st century companies, developing the strategies and skills required to make their products connected is imperative in order to avoid their own obsolescence. But how are those skills developed?
Whether a connected object is intended for mainstream consumption or a specific industry, companies face a wide range of questions beyond technical feasibility: what is the market potential for this object? Can it be assessed through Big Data analysis? Which selling price will ensure long-term profitability? What will be the costs of storing and analyzing the data generated by this object? How will this data be processed in compliance with the privacy and property laws of different countries and regions? What are the object’s potential impacts on its sociological and societal context? The success of a connected object depends on companies' ability to answer these questions right from the design stage.
The Internet of Things: Innovation and Management Program (IoT-IM) Graduate Degree is based on the Ecole Polytechnique’s trademark multidisciplinary approach and provides you with the necessary knowledge and expertise of the entire connected objects’ ecosystem - from the electronics to economics of connected objects. It is a complete program for future entrepreneurs, engineers and IT/IoT consultants with a passion for the internet of things, and the curiosity to investigate the many sectors that overlap within the field.