April 2015 Publication

A smart world

SMART will probably be the most used word this year : Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings ... many concepts that gradually take up much space in our daily lives. And even though their impact on the present is not enough noticeable, there is no doubt that they will be part of our future.

Is this increasingly connected world the promise of a better life with new services or is it synonymous with cyber surveillance where privacy will continue to be reduced ?

It will probably be a bit of both, driven by the boom of the Internet of things as demonstrated by our analysis of trends in SIDO, an event dedicated to this theme. The market seems to be only in its beginning but it should weigh USD 320 billion in 2020, offering great opportunities for companies in this sector.