Avnet builds collaborative IoT ecosystem

Avnet is gearing up to host a ‘Monetising IoT event' on 25th January in partnership with Cisco, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM and Informatica.

Avnet sees its role as supporting and bringing partners and vendors together, as any single organisation is unlikely to have the skills and portfolio necessary to create an IoT solution from edge to enterprise.

Using Avnet Event Manager, part of Avnet's Enablement Resource App, partners will be able to network before, during and after the event.

Lynn Collier, COO, Hitachi Data Systems, UK&I, said: "Early adopters of technology have been able to access real business benefits of IoT through the deployment of advanced solutions.

"However, it is extremely challenging for clients to keep up to date given the pace of change in this market and they will increasingly look to the partner community for information and guidance. Hitachi welcomes the opportunity to help business partners visualise where they fit in the IoT puzzle and develop the right solutions to meet customer needs."

Craig Smith, Director IoT, Cognitive Computing and Analytics, Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, added: "As the different phases of IoT come to prominence it will be increasingly difficult for channel partners to identify, manage and fulfill every opportunity, so building an IoT ecosystem with distribution at the core is a key component to success.

"Through collaboration, partners can adapt quickly to market changes and reduce complexity for the customer by collectively delivering an end-to-end solution while maximising opportunities."