a. Connected device forecasts
b. Revenue forecasts
c. Economic impact forecasts
d. Key takeaways:
For every person living on earth, there will be at least 2, maybe even 6 connected “things” by 2020.
Creating revenue opportunities for companies beyond what Apple, Google, and Facebook are selling together today.
Surpassing the economic output of Germany within the next 10 years.
2. Segment-specific forecasts
a. Market segments
Application view: Internet of Things market segments. Consumer-facing vs. Business-facing. Home automation, lifestyle, Health, Retail, Mobility, Manufacturing, Public sector & commercial services, Energy, Smart Cities, Other
b. Market segment forecasts
c. Market segment surveys
d. Key takeaways
The IoT market potential for business-facing applications is larger than for consumer-facing applications
Manufacturing and Healthcare are the largest IoT market segments within business-facing applications
Specifically Oil&Gas as a subsegment of manufacturing is currently leading the IoT adoption along with the energy sector as well as applications in mobility and transportation
Within consumer-facing applications, Home automation will dominate the market in the next years (smart thermostats, security systems, and refrigerators). The wearable hype seems to be over.