Why Asia is Vital to the Future of IoT

Rose Schooler

The Intel Internet of Things (IoT) is showing its transformative potential all around the world.  Recently I was in Japan, where we brought together industry partners from across Asia to share and showcase the latest in IoT technology and solutions. We also showcased the analytics insights generated by all that technology. IoT is entering a ‘2.0’ era in which, with much of the technology operational and the necessary enabling open standards in place, tremendous new value is being created.

Nowhere is this more evident than in Asia, where governments and enterprises are already using IoT to address challenges and create opportunities. Singapore’s bold vision to become a Smart Nation, for instance, is harnessing IoT to deliver sophisticated e-government services. India’s progress on its Unique Identification (UID) project, meanwhile, is connecting literally billions of citizens to government services in innovative new ways.

IDC’s most recent IoT Market Forecast for Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) notes the momentum toward smarter cities in Asia.  According to the firm, IoT “has matured considerably over the past year, with a number of large government initiatives across the APeJ, and China in particular, driving demand.” IDC predicts that the region’s IoT market will more than double to $583 billion by 2020.

Intel is helping create demand for Asia-based ODMs by working with large-scale systems integration (SI) partners such as Accenture, Fujitsu, Infosys, L&T, NTT, TCS, Tech Mahindra and Wipro. These SI partners have tremendous potential to scale Intel-based IoT offerings into multiple markets and industry segments around the world. Combined with major ODM partners such as Advantech, Nexcom, ECS and Gigabyte – and Intel’s own open, secure, scalable Intel IoT Platform – we believe that we offer an unrivalled value proposition for the market.

Intel Iot Platform Infographic


Asia is also where we see some of the most exciting customer engagements. In Japan, major technology companies such as Epson are pioneering the future of head-worn displays for use in demanding industrial environments. In Australia, an insurance company already offers an policy which features an Intel-based smartwatch as an edge sensor in a a broader IoT-based wellness program. In Taiwan, a facilities owner is targeting 30 percent energy savings by retrofitting an existing, or “brownfield” building with smart sensors. We’ve helped a government in Southeast Asia pilot IoT-based solutions that improve rice yields and water utilization. In factories across the region, industrial customers are minimizing unplanned downtime and supply chain disruption through IoT-based predictive maintenance. In one example, Fusheng developed a smart factory, based on the Intel IoT Platform, that predicts and detects maintenance needs.

For all these reasons and more, it was exciting to be in Asia. Working in partnership with our many long-standing Asia-based ODMs, and now forging new relationships with powerful, wide-reaching SIs, I believe we’ll continue to see Asia as the world’s most dynamic IoT region.

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Intel has been a technology leader for nearly half a century. We are continuing that commitment by providing the foundation for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the innovation it makes possible. Together with our partners, we are helping trillions of devices talk to each other and share valuable information, protecting sensitive data, and providing critical analytics and API offerings. Through our unique combination of integrated hardware, software, and services, Intel is helping turn data into action, accelerating the realization of cleaner cities, personalized healthcare, more responsive homes, and smarter factories. Learn more about Intel and IoT at www.intel.com/iot

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About Rose Schooler

Vice President, Internet of Things Group (IOTG), General Manager, IoT Strategy and Technology Office INTEL CORPORATION Rose Schooler is vice president of the Internet of Things Group and general manager of IoT Strategy and Technology Office at Intel Corporation. Her organization is responsible for delivering platforms for the networking and storage market segments as well as providing solutions for telecommunications service providers. Schooler joined Intel as a graduate rotation engineer and held several positions in new package development, fab process engineering, and quality and reliability (Q&R). From 1990 to 1994, she held positions in process engineering in wafer manufacturing and Corporate Q&R program management. Schooler transitioned into product marketing in the mass storage operation in 1994 and then served as a market development engineer in an internal start-up activity focused on digital imaging. Beginning in 1998, she served in the Embedded Intel Architecture organization, where she held various marketing roles before transitioning to general manager for the Communications Infrastructure business early in 2008. Schooler has been a member of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions board since 2009 and has spoken at industry events about the telecommunications transformation, including TIA and 4G World. She enjoys spending free time with family and friends. Since her daughter plays competitive soccer, many weekends are spent at the soccer field. Rose also enjoys daily morning runs and traveling. Schooler graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1989, with a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Science and Engineering. Outside of work, Rose spends the majority of her free time on a soccer field cheering on her daughter. She also enjoys traveling, hiking and working out. You can also follow her on Twitter: @RoseSchooler

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