Introducing the Concept.
We are living in a time where the Internet of Things is truly ubiquitous in every ecosystem and industry. There are use cases embedded in all industries that utilize technology from home automation to manufacturing, healthcare and smart grid development. To date, IoT’s most compelling use case has been in the industrial workplace, where whole sectors have been transformed by its ability to solve problems that have plagued traditional industries for centuries, from machine repairs and supply chain processing to worker shortages and waste management.
Similarly, today’s farmer is most likely to rely on a smartphone than a pitchfork as they utilize IoT data to get the most accurate information about the weather, growing conditions, and their farm’s soil quality – metrics previously unavailable or difficult to attain in real-time. At the same time, we see a whole new field of intersectional technologies rubbing shoulders with IoT: such as AI, Big Data, and machine learning.
All these trends are converging fast to provide most economical solutions for marginalized Communities specially in developing countries like Pakistan, but WE CAN ONLY BE BENIFITED if we bring in Place in Eco-Systems which provide equal playing ground to all Public and Private Sector Organizations to perform their respective functions within a framework mutually agreed after detailed discussions and considering Global Best Practices. In this Back Ground this was considered necessary by IoT-Center Pakistan to invite (Dated 21st July 2017) all relevant Stake holders to form IoT Alliance of Pakistan ( IAP ).
Some Facts about Internet of Things (IoTs)
Need for a framework for loT Good Practice
Good practice in loT products, ecosystems and services require:
B. User control of data produced by or associated with an application. This is necessary for multiple reasons, ranging from human rights to business and competition reasons. This user control may be reflected in various ways, through an ability to direct where data is sent or stored, whether the data is generated at all, be able to delete historic data, be in control of security settings for the data. For instance:
C. Security: loT devices may have real, physical world connection and therefore, the implications of security may have physical or kinetic consequences. Therefore, the security of individual loT devices, systems and the data related to the systems need to be secured adequately. An additional challenge raising from some loT applications is the fact that the devices and systems may be in use for a long time and the security requirements may change during that time.
D. Privacy: All stakeholders in the Internet value chain, which includes the Internet of Things, including governments and industry, including direct use and reuse of data, should comply with privacy and data protection norms and international law. In particular, any techniques to inspect or analyze Internet traffic shall be in accordance with global privacy and data protection obligations and subject to clear proactive legal protections.
Implementation and enforcement
An important element of loT Good Practice is its supporting mutual trust amongst all the components of loT ecosystems: human, devices, applications, existing institutions and business entities. Trust is boosted by a recognition of personal needs; by transparency in how things are organized-namely in a way that clearly shows that relevant measures have been taken to meet those needs-; and by accountability in ensuring that responsibilities are clear, and if someone responsible (person or organization) fails to live up to what is promise or required, they will be made accountable, thus assuming a principles based front end (“ethical”) and harms based backend (accountable).
In order to ensure long term relevance of the products and services under development, it will be key to establish a clear framework for transparency and accountability, with respect for current legislation and pre-empting the evolution of the regulatory framework reflecting the changes in values and needs of the People of Pakistan
Education & Awareness about IoTs
Related to loT, individuals should have the right to be educated or at least have access to information on which these individuals base their actions with loT - systems, - infrastructures and utilities. This education and proliferation of information needs to be done in a manner that is accessible to the non-expert and may benefit much from Open Educational Resources and prosumer knowledge base. It is important to ensure that all stakeholders are able to participate in the discussions and Form an alliance like IoT Alliance of Pakistan (IoT).
Some Suggested Do and Do Not’s.
Based on my LONG EXPERIENCE in similar Situations where People with Versatile Domains and Roles & Responsibilities (Govt, Academia, Industry and Community) sit together to devise a Joint Strategy to make Policy, Strategy, Guide Lines, implementation laws to enable Departments, Organizations, Business Companies to follow Global Best Practices, I would like to suggest few Do & Do Nots for the considerations of the IoT Alliance Members.
Things To DO:-
Things Not to Do:-
Why we need IoT Partnerships
IoT-Center Pakistan is trying to engage IoT Companies in mutual partnerships because as a Global best Practices Organizations looking to implement IoT solutions are considering vendors that have a strong partnership strategy because no one vendor can "do it all." Strong partnerships are important for several reasons:
What we need today
Suggestions for IoT Alliance of Pakistan
Formation of FOUR Working Groups to submit their Recommendations by 5th December 2017 as Follows: -
IoTs Guide Lines. ( Govt& All others )
IoTs Virtual University. ( Academia & Technology Partners)
IoTs Market Place. ( IoT Vendors Startups and SMS etc )
IoTs for Communities. ( NGOs,ISOC and E-Pakistan Teams)
IoTs Security (Govt & All Stakeholders )
The Internet of Things presents seemingly unlimited options for organizations (Govt, Universities, Vendors etc ) looking to move toward digital transformation. In developing an IoT strategy, organizations need to work together to understand the complexity of IoT projects. It will be equally important for organizations to engage all Stake Holders in developing IoT Guide Lines, Policies, Strategy, Human Resource development so that vendors and organizations may work together to establish, proven, and strategic alliances to provide end-to-end solutions that address the industry-specific needs of the IoT investment in Pakistan.
Lets IoT Alliance of Pakistan (IAP) make it happen as a TEAM.
For Further Coordination Please Register or Contact :-
CEO IOT-Center Pakistan
0300-8551479 / 051-2201520-21