The benefits of launching a smart product line are unquestioned – recurring revenue, data-driven product decisions, post-launch feature updates, new user experiences, and many more – but developing and maintaining a smart product line brings new challenges. Where should you put sensors to collect data? How will you connect to the internet? Is your connection secure? Is the signal strong enough? How do you know your smart product software will work for 10,000 devices? 100,000? 1,000,000? You will need to find technology and expertise to help you overcome these questions and the thousands of others that come in developing a smart product. Traditional product development will only go so far for smart products; instead, smart products need “smart” product development.
This “lunch and learn” will explore some of the considerations and expertise needed for smart product development and the technologies that can help.