Top 3 Questions to Address When Planning for IoT

Sponsored by: IFS

Focused on:

  • Internet Of Things
  • Planning
  • Best Practices

Date: 7 June


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Microsoft, IFS and IDC share their view on how to effectively realize business value from IoT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) reaches a tipping point from being a well discussed ‘hot-topic’ to a clearer driver of business value, organizations need to map out the practical steps of evaluating how IoT can help them digitally transform their businesses. Of course these steps will be different for each sector, business, function and even commercial opportunity, but there are common considerations to evaluate in deciding how (and if) IoT will realize a desired business value.

In this webinar you will learn from three industries experts who will share their experience and views on how to embark on this journey. Microsoft from a technology perspective, IFS from a business software perspective, and finally IDC relating to today and tomorrow’s best practices.

Register to this webinar to learn how you go from insight to action.

Presented by

Anders Elbak,

Research Manager, IDC Nordic

Anders Elbak joined IDC in 1997 and has been involved in projects covering most areas in the ICT industry, including hardware, software, IT Services and telecoms, giving him an invaluable insight in the overall trends and dynamics in the industry. He has been responsible for printer, phone, PC and server trackers in the Nordic countries as well as lead the consumer market research program.

Jason Young,

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

Jason Young is a Principal Program Manager with Microsoft. He works with commercial ISVs building large-scale technical projects built on Microsoft technologies such as Azure and Windows. His history includes working for a manufacturing startup, building MES software at GE, and consulting on a variety of technologies. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was CTO of an energy company where he directed development of a large-scale Windows Azure-based building automation and IoT data collection solution.

Dan Matthews,


As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at IFS, Dan's responsibilities encompass researching, formulating, and communicating the strategic direction of IFS Applications. Dan leads the Research & Strategy unit, which includes IFS Labs. He also manages IFS's technical partnerships with Microsoft, Oracle and other players. Dan is a frequent speaker at IFS and industry events.

Since joining IFS in 1996, Dan has held a number of positions within the company, including software engineer and project manager. In his IFS career, Dan has been the driving force behind major projects such as the development of the innovative IFS Enterprise Explorer user interface, the IFS Touch Apps, a series of cloud-based smartphone apps for the enterprise, and IFS's move to the cloud.

Dan Matthews is a graduate from the Linköping Institute of Technology, where he studied computer software and software engineering. While still at university, Dan founded his own software development company, which he left to pursue a career at IFS.

Outside of the workplace, Dan pursues his hobbies of carpentry and cross-country skiing.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Insight from Microsoft: Top three things you need to consider when choosing IoT platform
  • Insight from IFS: Top three things to ponder to get the benefits into your business software
  • Insight from IDC: Immediate and strategic implications; top three things you need to think about


  • Senior Management
  • IT Expert
  • Product Management
  • Risk Management
  • Information Technology