Career Transitioning…Think IoT

When you are thinking about your next career move, think about transitioning into positions that focus on Internet of Things (IoT), the infrastructure of the information society. Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of about 30 billion objects by 2020, this will create an abundance of new jobs that will be in high demand.

The IoT allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention.

IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine -to-machine (M2M) communications and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a smart grid, and expanding to areas such as smart cities.

Future IoT job titles may include the following:

Chief Internet of Things Officer (CIoTO)
The CIoTO will be responsible for driving the technology decisions that in turn steer the direction of the business. This person will develop the company’s IoT strategy, tying the adoption of new technology to clear business results. They will oversee the development of IoT products or initiatives and they will be responsible for gathering data from IoT devices, analyzing and identifying insights and ultimately taking action based on that data.

IoT Business Designer

IoT Business Designer, a creative thought leader who will search for business opportunities that can be addressed through IoT, then assemble a tech solution to address the opportunity. IoT Business Designers will need to understand technology, and only bring in technology to solve real business problems.

Fuller Stack Developer

We’ve all heard the term “full stack developer.” It embodies developers who are comfortable working with both back-end and front-end technologies. To be more specific, it means that the developer can work with infrastructure, databases, back-end code (Ruby, Python, Java, etc.), and front-end code (JavaScript, HTML, CSS, etc.).

But in the Internet of Things, that’s not enough. IoT products include the same front-end and back-end systems as web and mobile apps, but they also include hardware, which is usually custom-built. That means that your full stack is fuller — it includes embedded systems (i.e. firmware), and often electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Therefore, you need a Fuller Stack Developer.

The advent of IoT is no different, and much like the industrial and technological revolutions that preceded it, we’ll find that instead of fearing for our jobs, we should embrace the fact that IoT will take the mundane activities out of our work lives and offer new, unique opportunities to evolve and expand our skill sets.

Let One World Consulting Group assist you in developing your transition to your career in IoT. Contact me at 425-766-9778 or e-mail me at paul@oneworldconsultinggroup.com . Please visit our website at One World Consulting Group- https://www.oneworldconsultinggroup.com.

Thank you for reading my post.

Paul is Founder and CEO of One World Consulting Group, LLC. Paul is an IoT career coach, recruiter, business developer and sales strategist who serves individuals and companies from around the world.

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