Market knowledge and technical expertise are at the core of CloudStreams talent solutions. Our teams around the world pride themselves on understanding the very nature of the ever-changing digital landscape and take every opportunity to attend exhibitions & seminars that focus on Innovation, Security and Transformation that affect our daily lives.
The IoT Tech Expo was the UK’s 1st major technology exhibition of 2017; a 2 day event set at London’s Olympia with over 200 speakers, 140 exhibiting companies and over 6,000 attendees.
I had sent my entire team along for the full 2 days; not only because this a critical networking event and chance to engage with clients away from the typical office scenario, but it’s the perfect opportunity for all our consultants to really immerse themselves in the latest technology developments, listen to key note speakers and address the very issues of today’s ever changing world.
Having recently returned to the UK after 2 years based in Chicago and operating exclusively on the North American market. It was very interesting to see the contrasts made between US & European market predictions. Especially the predictions for the heavily debated Blockchain market and its supporting security technologies.
With so much crammed into the 2 day event the real challenge was our time management and making sure we maximized every aspect. Kudos to the planning and scheduling as the event was full but never felt cramped and allowed plenty of networking opportunities with IT decision makers, developers, investors and venture capitalists. There was plenty of space with two coffee areas inside, one being strategically placed in the center of the Expo, which provided a hub for technology debates and where I found myself spending large amounts of the day.
My biggest take away from the event is that connectivity is growing at an exponential rate and will undoubtedly affect every aspect of our lives. This will be a continued area of development for CloudStream and a core part of our growth strategy. Our development & architecture teams that focus on embedded engineering and electronics will not be the only core areas we develop. I firmly believe the real challenge will be to service the talent needed within the security spectrum in order to address the very real threats that limitless connectivity creates.
In 2017, I will expand my team within the security space and ideally hire an additional 5 talent security experts to help address these very real issues. If you would like to discuss how to address your talent shortages in this market please drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org