John Bates has worn many hats, from entrepreneur to professor to author. As a businessman, he built and sold software company PLAT.ONE to SAP SE that specialized in communication between machines and Internet of Things devices. And as an author, he’s written about the enormous opportunity for people and enterprises in the IoT world in his 2015 book, “Thingalytics: Smart Big Data Analytics for the Internet of Things.”
“If there’s one message from [the book], it’s IoT is not so hard to get into, so get started,” said Bates, who is the chief executive officer of TestPlant.
Bates appeared on the set of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s mobile livestreaming studio, and answered questions from hosts Dave Vellante (@dvellante) and Stu Miniman (@stu) during Nutanix.NEXT US in Washington, D.C. They discussed the challenges facing big companies as they execute an IoT strategy and the potential loss of jobs through increased automation. (* Disclosure below.)
After writing his book and then selling his software company in 2016, Bates recently became the chief executive for TestPlant, a firm that uses software automation tools to evaluate apps. “We test applications using artificial intelligence through the eye of the user,” Bates said.
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