CW Benelux August 2017

CW Benelux August 2017


If the latest IoT Tech Day in Utrecht, Netherlands, is anything to go by, the IoT is moving from the enthusiast’s bedroom to the commercial setting.

Computer Weekly attended the annual event and discovered how the internet of things could change the world. Google even used an April Fool’s joke to promote IoT just before the event, when it announced how it was going to make the Netherlands a dry and sunny place through connected windmills. A joke maybe, which you can read about in this issue,  but who would have thought driverless cars, flying taxis and robots giving financial advice would be more than science fiction.

In this issue, read about the application of the IoT at railways in the Netherlands, which is reducing congestion on pedestrian routes caused by people making their daily commute. The move away from paper tickets to plastic chipcards has opened up possibilities for tracking people’s movements. The proliferation of smartphones, lower-cost sensor technology and smart application of the IoT have made it more feasible.

If the Netherlands is going to continue to remain a tech leader, it needs to attract the best and brightest in the industry. The country has a shortage of tech talent. Recent research by Intelligence Group shows that for every 26 vacancies, just one junior IT professional is available. And for mid-career IT roles, there is only one professional available for every 16 vacancies. Unsurprisingly, it is programmers and data analysts that are in highest demand in the Netherlands. Trouble is, it is the same in London and Silicon Valley, so there is strong competition for their services.

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