Opening up Comms Networks Could Spur IoT Development
With Gartner predicting that the number of IoT devices will hit 14.2 billion this year, getting devices to communicate with each other at scale won’t be easy.
Fragmented networks mean that developers have to deal with that issue before they can even begin building solutions. According to Evan Cummack, head of IoT and Wireless at cloud communications platform, Twilio, establishing multiple large agreements so that developers can get access to the world’s wireless networks to build IoT solutions is very familiar territory to the company.
In an exclusive interview with UC Today, Cummack said that his company started out by “democratising access to the world’s closed telecommunications networks” and when that happened, developers started building products around “unified communications, customer engagement, and multi-channel customer service”.
“So it makes sense at that point that Twilio says: ‘hey if all of our customers are reinventing the same wheel, we should be providing these higher-level software solutions to solve some of the problems.’”
Similar patterns emerging in IoT
He said that Twilio started on IoT in a similar way to how it got started speaking about communication problems. There are very similar patterns emerging in IoT that it saw in the comms world 12 years ago; a lot of regional networks with essentially closed bases.
Trying to get a deal with multiple carriers is not necessarily the most attractive proposition in the world when you are trying to experiment and innovate, said Cummack. This was a problem Twilio was able to solve in IoT as it had done with unified comms.
In IoT, like unified comms, that are so many use cases and so many businesses that need to be built, said Cummack. He added that problems in IoT can be solved by another massive wave of developers building on a big platform, much in the same way that they did when Google and Apple built up their platforms. These developers can come in a solve all of the problems.
Cummack said solutions developed on IoT platforms could integrate with unified comms. “From an operational perspective, there will be cross sections where you have, for example, someone operating some fleet of [IoT] devices and you are going to want to use communications to respond to problems.”
Machine and human interface
“You’re going to want communications to be doing proactive notifications, you’re going to want communications to generally be sort of acting as the interface between the machine’s system and human stakeholders.”
Cummack also said that the primary reason for being interested in the IoT market is that firstly, Twilio has five million developers in its ecosystem already. Secondly, having spent a lot of time in mobile communications, it has a strong history of business development and collaboration with the carriers.
“So it does put us in a position where we’re able to, once again, take something that’s essentially a sort of fragmented black box type ecosystem, and present it to a developer as a single pane of glass. You have a single API for a single console.”
Industry: Unified Communications
- Greenfield opportunity SOC / Threat Hunting Services Lead
- £85,000+ Base
Exclusive Greenfield opportunity to DCL Search & Selection. We are looking for an experienced SOC / Threat Hunting Services Lead to build a NEW Security Operation Centre (SOC) / Threat hunting service within an existing security consultancy. This is a brand new service offering for the client. The successful SOC / Threat Hunting Services Lead must, therefore, have previous experience in building a SOC / Threat hunting (IR) service from the beginning. Everything including, but not limited to; selection of the systems, platforms, kitting out the physical office space. Customisation, setting the policies, playbooks, go to market collateral, recruitment (through DCL obviously) establish processes, management of the team, service delivery, refinement, development etc. Essentially the end to end creation of the capability and then the day to day management and expansion of the service. An in-depth technical background is essential, experience across SOC SIEM/ Threat Hunting (IR) tools, processes, techniques, operational etc The goal is to create, spin up and deliver a SOC/threat hunting (IR) offering to clients ASAP in 2020. Investment and board sign off approved. Apply today for more information or contact me directly on Chris.Holt@dclsearch.com or 07884666351. Candidates must be UK based and commutable to Bracknell. Sponsorship can not be provided to Non-EU Candidates. Ref CH7713 £85,000+ Base
- IT Managed Services Account Director
- Up to £80,000 + Double OTE
IT Managed Services Account Director We are currently working with a growing multi managed service provider who specialises in Cloud & Connectivity services who are currently looking for an IT Managed Services Account Director in London. The IT Managed Services Account Director will be responsible for selling (Increase revenue, develop pipeline etc.) into our client’s current enterprise customers selling public cloud solutions. The IT Managed Services Account Director should have Current experience selling public cloud solutions (preferably Microsoft Azure) into enterprise customers. Currently working for an IT managed services business Commutable to London, Home working is available (Non-EU candidates are not able to be sponsored). Consistent tenure in current and previous positions. Ref BD7703 Salary: Up to £80,000 + Double OTE (Cloud Jobs, Cloud Computing Jobs, Cloud Sales Jobs, Azure Jobs)
- Service Delivery Lead (Data Centre)
- Up to £60,000 Base
A State of the Art Data Centre business are looking for a Service Delivery Lead-in Wiltshire. The Service Delivery Lead will be responsible for maintaining and improving current services to our client's customers. The Service Delivery Lead will also be responsible for a service desk team (reviews, hiring, training etc.) Other responsibilities include: Acting as a senior point of escalation for any customer incidents making sure these are raised quickly and efficiently Root cause analysis Maintain and improve ITIL disciplines Experience required ITIL v3 Certified Current experience within a Data Centre / Data Center Environment Current experience within a Senior Service Desk role. Candidates must be UK based. Sponsorship is not available for Non-EU candidates. Ref BD7701 Up to £60,000 Base (Data Centre Jobs, Data Center Jobs, Service Delivery Jobs)
- Identity & Access Management Consultant
- Up to €90,000 Base
An Identity & Access Management Consultant is needed to lead and drive technical and or business transformation projects in a client-facing position for a prestigious consultancy in Germany. The Identity & Access Management Consultant will be responsible for technical design and implementation of Identity & Access Management/IAM products within a wide variety of clients. The Identity & Access Management Consultant will have a blend of technical hands-on and client-facing consultancy. Broad technical knowledge across Identity and access management is essential. The Identity & Access Management Consultant will need to have technical hands-on experience with one or more of the following core areas; Privileged Access Management (PAM, CyberArk, Beyondtrust, Thycotic) Identity Governance Administration (IGA, Sailpoint, Omada, RSA) Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM, Forgerock PSD2) The Identity & Access Management Consultant must be able to speak fluent English & German (Written and Speaking) The Identity & Access Management Consultant must have the willingness to travel to customer sites across Germany. Ref TC7563 Up to €90,000 Base Germany (IAM Jobs, Identity & Access Management Consultant Jobs, Identity & Access Management Jobs Identity and Access Management Jobs)