Transforming Industries By Combining AI & IOT: Interview With Kevin Scott, CTO Of Microsoft

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Transforming Industries By Combining AI & IoT (Interview With Kevin Scott, CTO of Microsoft)

</div> </div> <p>As part of our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.topbots.com/ai-for-growth" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.topbots.com/ai-for-growth">AI For Growth executive education series</a>, we interview top executives at leading global companies who have successfully applied AI to grow their enterprises. Today, we sit down with<span>&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jkevinscott/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jkevinscott/">Kevin Scott</a>, Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft.</p> <p>As the CTO of Microsoft, Kevin drives the technology giant’s AI strategy and services. In this interview, he focuses on the intersection of AI and IoT and reveals how enterprises have successfully leverage the combination of these two emerging technologies to drive real business value. He also shares insights from his visits to industries ripe for disruption by AI and automation and key learnings for how managers can best prepare their workforces for the future.</p>

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</div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Mariya Yao:</strong> Hi everyone, this is Mariya with TOPBOTS. Welcome to our AI for Growth executive education series, where we interview the top leaders and companies that are successfully applying AI to enterprise problems. Today, I’m very excited to be joined by Kevin Scott, who is the CTO of Microsoft.</p> <p>Kevin, a couple weeks ago we were having a discussion over lunch, and you mentioned the extraordinary impact of the combination of AI and IoT that’s transforming enterprise workflows. Can you give our audience a sense of where you’re seeing the most opportunity and the most ROI in this space?</p>

<p><strong>Kevin Scott:</strong> Just stepping all the way back and looking at the trends, [this is] one of the more exciting times in computing since the early 90s. There are a few things that are happening at once that are combining in a very interesting way.</p> <p>One of those trends is that IoT itself is exploding. There are different studies from a variety of different sources. The <a href="https://www.gartner.com/imagesrv/books/iot/iotEbook_digital.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.gartner.com/imagesrv/books/iot/iotEbook_digital.pdf">Gartner study on IoT devices</a> indicates that we’re probably going to go to somewhere north of 20 billion devices by 2020.</p> <p>These are computing devices connected to the Internet, and [as] a frame of reference, we’re probably at 11 or 12 billion IoT devices right now. There are about a billion PCs and two and a half billion smartphones, so the IoT sector is an order of magnitude larger than the largest computing platform that has emerged today.</p>” readability=”49.2227613586″>

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Transforming Industries By Combining AI & IoT (Interview With Kevin Scott, CTO of Microsoft)

As part of our AI For Growth executive education series, we interview top executives at leading global companies who have successfully applied AI to grow their enterprises. Today, we sit down with Kevin Scott, Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft.

As the CTO of Microsoft, Kevin drives the technology giant’s AI strategy and services. In this interview, he focuses on the intersection of AI and IoT and reveals how enterprises have successfully leverage the combination of these two emerging technologies to drive real business value. He also shares insights from his visits to industries ripe for disruption by AI and automation and key learnings for how managers can best prepare their workforces for the future.

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Kevin Scott for AI Growth

Mariya Yao: Hi everyone, this is Mariya with TOPBOTS. Welcome to our AI for Growth executive education series, where we interview the top leaders and companies that are successfully applying AI to enterprise problems. Today, I’m very excited to be joined by Kevin Scott, who is the CTO of Microsoft.

Kevin, a couple weeks ago we were having a discussion over lunch, and you mentioned the extraordinary impact of the combination of AI and IoT that’s transforming enterprise workflows. Can you give our audience a sense of where you’re seeing the most opportunity and the most ROI in this space?

Kevin Scott: Just stepping all the way back and looking at the trends, [this is] one of the more exciting times in computing since the early 90s. There are a few things that are happening at once that are combining in a very interesting way.

One of those trends is that IoT itself is exploding. There are different studies from a variety of different sources. The Gartner study on IoT devices indicates that we’re probably going to go to somewhere north of 20 billion devices by 2020.

These are computing devices connected to the Internet, and [as] a frame of reference, we’re probably at 11 or 12 billion IoT devices right now. There are about a billion PCs and two and a half billion smartphones, so the IoT sector is an order of magnitude larger than the largest computing platform that has emerged today.

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