The Intelligent Enterprise concept refers to intelligent and connected businesses, taking advantage of the possibilities of the Internet of Things, Big Data, artificial intelligence, etc.


We are immersed in a time of rapid technological evolution, which affects all areas of life: the relationship with our friends and family, the way of shopping, the way to inform us of what is happening in the world … These changes also have a decisive impact on the business environment.

“Until recently, information technology had a fundamental limitation: it depended on people. The 21st century has to do with the automatic transmission and processing of real-time data, where Decisions can happen automatically from machine learning systems. Companies are already using automated data capture and processing to gain an advantage. This leaves organizations with an option: to become an industry leader and accept the future, harnessing the full potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) or falling behind, ”explains Kevin Ashton, co-founder of the Auto ID Center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zebra Technologies and the Harvard Technology and Entrepreneurship Center (TECH) recently organized the ‘2016 Innovation Symposium: The Intelligent Enterprise’, where 40 leaders and experts in the sector discussed the concept of smart business and presented the opportunities that may arise from the IoT.

An example is the GE Healthcare solutions, designed to automatically collect and analyze the patient’s exposure to radiation in multi-installation, multi-modality and multi-vendor environments. “Today’s hospitals face changes in regulation, cost pressures, competition and higher standards for patient safety. Therefore, GE uses data and machine learning to become a partner that provides not only medical equipment, but also solutions that improve results. We believe that IoT has infinite opportunities in healthcare, from patient predictive care to the way pharmaceutical products are manufactured, ” says Tim Kottak, CTO of GE Healthcare.

Another proposal is Transit X, a public transport system that works with solar energy and can replace buses, trains and cars. They are ultralight and quiet vehicles, which slide down a rail over traffic and can carry up to five people, determining destinations through a smartphone or kiosk. The vehicle waits on a small platform similar to a bus stop.

MIT Senseable City Lab presents another interesting proposal. It focuses on the application of sensors in urban environments to generate new data flows. Thanks to this, it is possible to make cities more intelligent and efficient. For example, Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA) has sewer sensors that are collecting biochemical data related to viruses, bacteria, chemicals, what people eat and what medications they take, among others. < / p>

And Google are also working in this area. The Mountain View company is exploring cloud technology and machine learning, as well as redoubling its efforts to make smarter applications like Gmail, Docs or Hangouts. Also, Google Search will include voice recognition, Gmail will have a function of smart answer and Google Photos It will have a more sophisticated search option.