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WELCOME TO IOT-INC

with Bruce Sinclair

ON SMART (IOT-BASED) DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Welcome to Iot-Inc – the leading education site on how to create top-line and bottom-line value with the technology of the Internet of Things. This site consists of three leaning resources:

  1. Go deep with my free articles, podcasts and videos with IoT’s leading experts.
  2. Read the first chapter of my best-selling book, IoT Inc, for free.
  3. Become a certified SMART DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROFESSIONAL by completing my ICIP online training program.

DEEP DIVE WITH MY FREE CONTENT

Browse by media type by clicking the DEEP LEARN top menu item or by business, technology, expert type or market by clicking the pop-out menu element (≡) on the right side of the menu bar.

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PULL IT ALL TOGETHER BY READING MY BOOK

My critically-acclaimed book, IoT Inc: How Your Company Can Use the Internet of Things to Win in the Outcome Economy, published by McGraw-Hill, is the bestseller in the IoT category and is available in multiple languages.

The material originated from my real-world consulting experience, but the structure and learning path of the content was honed by live-training hundreds of professionals over the years.

GET CERTIFIED WITH MY TRAINING

Billions of devices and trillions of dollars. When most people look at the Internet of Things they see technology. I see money. Lots of money. Money saved from increased operational efficiency and asset utilization, and incremental money made through innovation and invention. I also see in terms of outcomes – what I consider to be IoT’s killer app.

The biggest challenge in IoT isn’t standards and it isn’t security.  The #1 challenge in IoT today is how and where to invest in the tech to yield a positive ROI and a more valuable business.  That’s the purpose of this program: training professionals to solve this most pressing challenge.

I’ve taken everything I’ve learned from advising my clients, teaching my students and interviewing IoT’s top experts and channeled it into the ICIP training program – a comprehensive, step-by-step training program on how to do smart digital transformations based on IoT.

The ICIP training program is delivered through three complete courses: ICIP Technology, ICIP Business and ICIP Strategy & Execution, that combined consist of 45 modules with 163 lessons and 28 quizzes, reinforced with a final exam.

You’ll learn the key concepts and principles required to design smart products and architect smart operations.  You’ll be exposed to a wide variety of case studies as well as clear and easy to follow frameworks that leave nothing out so you can fully implement your smart digital transformations using IoT.

After completing the ICIP program, you will understand IoT and how to profit from it – seeing the trillions of dollars instead of the billions of devices.

And since there is a 30-day, money-back guarantee your risk is mitigated.  Hope to see you inside.  Bruce

THE ICIP PROGRAM

Is the first certification program of its kind

BUILT WITH FOCUSED, RAPID DEPLOYMENT IN MIND

No filler. No unnecessary lessons and none of the fluff that bogs you down when researching on the Internet.

FOR BUSY PROFESSIONALS

Delivering the 80/20 of what you need to be a knowledgeable, value-focused digital transformation professional – setting you apart from other “experts” in the field. Not only do I explain each subject clearly, I take nothing for granted and go step-by-step to make sure you understand what it takes to use IoT for smart digital transformations.

The end result: You will be a certified SMART DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROFESSIONAL with a set of unique, high-value and in-demand skills that you can start using and profiting from right away.

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?

BUSINESS-ORIENTED

This program is for managers and executives, entrepreneurs and investors, as well as consultants, who want to create and execute a winning smart digital transformation strategies for their companies.

CUSTOMER-FACING

This program is for salespeople, customer success managers and professional service providers who need to confidently engage with customers to sell and deliver IoT-based products and services.

TECHNOLOGY-ORIENTED

This program is for designers, architects and engineers who also want to see IoT in terms of business goals, such as generating new revenue, reducing costs and increasing customer satisfaction.

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

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Let’s talk. Contact me at bruce at iot-inc dot c*m if you have any questions about the training program.

Bruce Sinclair

I started in the business of IoT in 2008 as CEO of a networking company that sold a smart home enabling platform to Internet Service Providers. My career began as a mathematician and then programmer who quickly found my way to business through marketing. I worked my way through product marketing and brand management to be VP of Marketing for a large Microsoft subsidiary. Since then I have been CEO of companies in the visual computing and networking industries.

My first book, IoT Inc.: How Your Company Can Use the Internet of Things to Win in the Outcome Economy, was published by McGraw-Hill and since then I wrote my second book, The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner which is an application of IoT Inc to the private equity sector.

I’m known in the industry from my podcast and articles in publications such as Computerworld, Forbes, Network World and ZDNet.  Today I’m a consultant to corporations and portfolio companies on how to use smart digital transformation to create incremental and alpha enterprise value.

STUDENT COMPANIES

I’ve taught hundreds of students how to profit from smart digital transformation, including professionals from these companies:

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET FROM THIS TRAINING PROGRAM

A DENSE CURRICULUM

The ICIP program consists of 3 courses with 45 modules and 163 lessons.  No fluff, just the 80/20.  This program is designed for busy professionals who don’t have time to wade through a sea of Internet information and seek to have ready, succinct, valid and pertinent information on the subject matter.

REAL WORLD CASE STUDIES ACROSS DIVERSE INDUSTRIES

This program teaches by example by using over 20 case studies from commercial IoT, industrial IoT, infrastructure IoT and consumer IoT, including some from my clients. See how the concepts and principles are applied in the real world with examples from: surgery, smart homes, smart buildings, transportation, aviation, medicine, pest control, construction, sanitation, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, renewable energy, smart grids, smart cities, consumer appliances, wearables and autonomous vehicles.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Finish the program and pass the final exam, and you’ll be a certified SMART DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROFESSIONAL.  Certification value is proportional to the credibility of the issuer.  No institution has the IoT business credibility of Iot-Inc.

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SUBTITLES AND MULTI-LANGUAGE SUPPORT

Currently supporting English and Portuguese as well as Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Korean and Spanish in beta.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS TRAINING PROGRAM

The ICIP training & certification program consists of three courses: ICIP Technology, ICIP Business and ICIP Strategy & Execution.  Together they deliver the full managerial view of the Internet of Things in a no-nonsense, time-efficient way.  Each course has multiple modules consisting of multiple lessons (videos).  Together they will equip you to implement smart (IoT-based) digital transformations as soon as you finish the program.

In this course you’ll learn the entire technology “stack”, but it’s not really a stack, it’s much more than that.  A stack implies networking, but this course looks at IoT technology from a value perspective, implying an emphasis on data science and the digital twin instead of the network plumbing.  While others teach the tech of IoT like the tech of IT, this program teaches how IoT tech can be used to transform business.  The ICIP Technology course has 9 modules with 46 video lessons and does not include any programming.

MAIN MODULES

  • The Software-defined Product (Digital Twin & App)
  • The Hardware-defined Product
  • The IoT Network Fabric
  • IoT Standards and Protocols
  • External Systems
  • Analytics and Big Data
  • IoT Cybersecurity

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Why virtualization is so important
  • Why the digital twin is where all value emanates
  • The purpose of IoT tech
  • The basics of all IoT technology and how it works together
  • Different Internet of Things architectures

At the core of business is value creation and it’s no different when using IoT.  This course focuses on how to create transformative value with IoT and then how to monetize it.  It demonstrates the true innovation in IoT is not the tech but how we can use and monetize the tech in business.  The ICIP Business course has 16 modules with 67 video lessons.

MAIN MODULES

  • Tech Overview
  • The Digital Value Creation Framework
  • More Case Studies on Value Creation
  • The Data-Driven Business Model Framework
  • The Five Foundational Data-Driven Business Models
  • Risk Management and Assessment

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • The playbook on the ways to create value with IoT
  • How to identify and design value into your smart product or smart operation
  • How to choose and use the right data-driven business model to monetize the value created
  • The complementary but different roles of the IoT-based platform and ecosystem in business

Developing an effective smart (IoT-based) digital transformation strategy means understanding how IoT will affect your industry and its competitive landscape.  It also means understanding how this technology will affect the operations of your business and what organizational changes are needed for effective execution.  In this course you will learn how to develop your IoT strategy and digitally transform your company to support it.   The ICIP Strategy & Execution course has 9 modules with 50 video lessons.

MAIN MODULES

  • Industry and the Changes Coming
  • IoT Competition and IoT Competitive Advantages
  • The Outcome Economy
  • How to Transform a Traditional Company into a Smart Company
  • Smart Product/Operations Design Framework
  • How to Design a Smart Product or Architect Smart Operations
  • Getting Started

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Why outcomes are IoT’s killer app and how to use them strategically
  • How IoT will change your industry and its competitive landscape
  • The changing customer relationship
  • How to define your smart product/operations requirements and roadmap
  • How to digitally transform every department’s operations in your company to enhance your IoT deployment
  • A step-by-step example of designing a smart product
  • A practical guide with best practices for how to get started

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The ICIP program comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.  If the program does not meet your expectations, let us know and we will refund 100% of your payment.

The ICIP program includes three courses: ICIP Technology, ICIP Business and ICIP Strategy & Execution.

The ICIP Audio program costs $199 when bought with the ICIP program.

TIME TO GET STARTED…

Finally, get a proven and complete, step-by-step training program designed to show you how to profit from IoT. This program builds upon my critically-acclaimed book, IoT Inc, and is literally the playbook I used with my consulting clients.

Earning your ICIP certificate will empower you to take on key roles in your company’s IoT business – implementing profitable smart digital transformation projects or adding new, profitable services and products to grow the top line.  Or if you’re looking for a change, becoming a certified SMART DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROFESSIONAL will qualify you to find a job in this high-growth, in-demand field or even start your own company or consultancy.

And remember, there is no risk.  If the program does not meet your expectations, let us know within 30 days and we’ll refund your purchase.