By Tim Maytom
Leaders from the electrical industry have said that as long as standard are in place to fuel it, the Internet of Things revolution has the capacity to “create millions of job opportunities worldwide”.
Executives from Philips, ABB, Osram, Legrand and Schneider Electric were present at a roundtable discussion hosted by Voltimum which addressed the growing wave of IoT devices, and quashed speculation that automation would lead to massive job redundancies.
“I fundamentally believe that IoT won’t work without human interaction of some kind,” said Tanuja Randery, president for UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric. “You can automate processes and create significant efficiency, but at the end of the day there is someone programming the algorithm or analysing the data – because the robots can’t do it.
“We need 4.5m developers for IoT alone, so I think anyone that does get made redundant will end up getting jobs elsewhere.”
The influx of smart technology into homes and places of business could also result in significant benefits for electrical professionals in the near future, as they find themselves increasingly in demand.
“Like any market you have the innovators and the laggards,” said Tony Greig, CEO for UK & Ireland at Legrand. “There are a lot …read more
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