Mobile World Congress 2015: Highlighting IoT (The Internet of Things) Companies – Dan Hodges

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This is the third of a four-part preview of the 2015 Mobile World Congress.

Samsung President Boo-Keun Yoon said at CES that by 2017 around 90 percent of Samsung’s products will be Internet of Things devices. He hopes that figure rises to 100 percent over the next five years to harness the “infinite possibilities” technology can add to peoples’ lives. Samsung is tapping Yves Behar of fuseproject and other noted designers to help make IoT products resemble works of "stylish art & architecture."

Over 1900 companies will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress. How do you sort and select the right companies to visit during your time in Barcelona?

Today, we are focusing on IoT companies. Here are a few of note.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems and semiconductors. Samsung is leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, its Digital Health and Smart Home initiatives.

SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries run better. The company empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition.

Freescale is a leader in embedded processing solutions for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microcontrollers and microprocessors to sensors, analog ICs and connectivity, its technologies are fueling the next wave of innovation.

Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Intel also offers a portfolio of wireless communications solutions to connect a broad range of devices. Hardware and software products by Intel and its subsidiaries power the majority of the world’s data centers, connect hundreds of millions of cellular handsets and help secure and protect computers, mobile devices and corporate and government IT systems.

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT. The company shaped the future of the Internet by transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco delivers the elastic and programmable mobile architecture that enables service providers to understand their own networks better and increase revenue.

IBM helps discover new ways to help accelerate digital services innovation and infrastructure transformation, increase customer engagement and loyalty and expand mobile enterprise agendas.

Thursday, we will review payment companies.

Dan Hodges is CEO and Founder, Consumers in Motion LLC. He can be reached

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