Digital transformations will put 20 billion devices online by 2020 (and that number could actually be closer to 50 billion). That’s five connected devices for every person on the planet.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies are enabling this transformation.
In a recent study by Manpower of 18,000 employers in 43 countries, 90 percent expect their organization to be impacted by digitalization in the next two years – and 83 percent of manufacturers will maintain or increase headcount.
That’s no surprise, since IoT technologies are predicted to create some $4 trillion in incremental value. And the jobs that will be created will be more resilient and persistent high-tech jobs that require new skills.