Mobilising global action to create a connected future for all
In the midst of political and social unrest, decreasing trust and global instability, the world requires a Great Reset to identify the systemic challenges we face and create solutions for a more resilient, equitable, sustainable and connected world. The Future of the Connected World initiative is one small step in realising this vision.
The report identifies the top challenges and opportunities for the internet of things, and the global action plan brings together world-leading initiatives to help solve these challenges, realise the potential of IoT and build a connected world that benefits all.
We identified five critical areas for change based on the State of the Connected World report
The action plan brings together more than three dozen initiatives from across the world to drive impact
No matter if you are a business, NGO or individual, everyone can contribute to the action plan
Spurred by continued technological advancement, the world today is more connected than ever. This presents a tremendous opportunity to build a more sustainable and prosperous future for all, but it also introduces new risks and governance challenges in areas such as security, privacy and the fair distribution of benefits.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has made this abundantly clear. COVID-19 has highlighted the essential role the internet of things (IoT) has come to play in our lives. IoT applications such as connected thermal cameras, contact tracing devices and health-monitoring wearables are providing critical data needed to help fight the disease while temperature sensors and parcel tracking will help ensure that sensitive COVID-19 vaccines are distributed safely. Yet the use of IoT in fighting the pandemic has also shed light on concerns about its security, privacy, interoperability and equity.