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Unlock IoT Success by Identifying and Empowering the IoT Architect

Published: 11 July 2017

ID: G00327109

Analyst(s): Erik Heidt , Drue Reeves


Reaping business value from the Internet of Things requires a thought leader who can balance technical, operational and business realities. Technical professionals need to understand how the IoT architect role significantly increases organizational readiness for and capacity to deliver IoT.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition and Future Outlook of the IoT Architect Role
  • Key Benefits of the IoT Architect Role
  • Responsibilities of the IoT Architect Role
    • Spearheading Development of the IoT Vision and Technical Strategy
    • Designing the End-to-End IoT Architecture
    • Enabling the Design and Construction of IoT Solutions
    • Creating a Process to Build IoT Solutions
    • Collaborating With Diverse Enterprise Groups to Deliver Value
  • Organizational Placement and Key Relationships
  • Key Skills Required by an IoT Architect
    • Technical Knowledge and Skills
    • Business Acumen and Other "Soft Skills"


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