FEATURE SERIES: Innovators
Cisco Innovators: JP Vasseur and The Internet of Things
The Cisco Innovators series showcases the vast amount of engineering talent at Cisco by featuring top engineers, in their own environment, sharing their experiences and innovations.
February 09 , 2012
JP Vasseur, Cisco Fellow, author and leader in the area of IP and the Internet of Things shares his thoughts on innovation and how he has harnessed the power of innovation for others to experience.
I'm JP Vasseur I'm a Cisco Fellow, I'm part of the Engineering organization and I'm in charge of different technologies, especially technologies related to the Internet of Things.
Internet of Things Defined
The Internet of Things is not about things connected to the internet, it's about reusing two decades of technologies we defined for the internet in order to connect small objects, such as sensors and actuators and enable new services. So the history of the Internet of Things is quite interesting. We've been talking about it for the past 10 years and up to 5 years ago it was very siloed, very proprietary. What changed the game dramatically was this the momentum, you know, in using, reusing actually internet technologies and standardizing protocols based on IPv6 in order to have the building blocks and that's exactly where we are today.
Passion Inspired Innovation
The reason why I am so passionate about it is because when you think of what it means, connecting new objects, it really allows you to change our day to day life by enabling new services. That's going to change the way you drive your car, the way you save energy, the way you manage healthcare, and so on and so forth, and so the number of services is basically endless. It does impact the end user because of a user experience and the ability actually to deploy large-scale networks without costly, expensive gateways in between, because you have now an IPV-6 end to end network and you can actually enable new services and innovate. The possibilities are absolutely endless, bounded by imagination and
that's the very beginning of a very exciting journey.
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