I’m still processing much of the material that was covered at the ECIA Executive Conference, Living Connected, earlier this week. But since today is Halloween, I thought I’d cover a few of the things I found a little scary during the conference.
- Some people now consider it necessary to record their surroundings, their locations and their activities via social media to ‘prove’ they exist.
–Chris Dancy, the Most Connected Human On Earth. On any given day, Chris has between 300-700 sensors, devices, applications and services monitoring his body and his surroundings.
- The electronic bra exists. When true love is detected, the bra unhooks automatically from the front to help save women from one-night stands with less-than-savory men. The bra contains a heart-rate sensor. The app calculates the “true love rate,” comparing the readings to activities like shopping, watching a horror movie, flirting, jogging, or receiving a surprise gift.
— Janusz Bryzek, PhD; Founder, of the TSensors (Trillion Sensors) Summit, on where sensors are being applied.
- Millennials will be making businesses’ purchasing decisions soon.
–Barry Lawrence, Program Director, Industrial Distribution Program and Supply Chain Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University, on increasing sales.
- “Any interface is vulnerable.”
–Joe Grand, President, Grand Idea Studio, on IoT. Any IoT device provides an opportunity for hackers to access the entire connected system or network.
- “You no longer control your message.”
–Alexis Krase, Senior Relationship Manager, LinkedIn Corporate Solutions, on the impact of social media on business.