14 Apr 2019

Kevin Ashton: The Internet of Things and what we should worry about

From Sunday Morning, 10:04 am on 14 April 2019
Kevin Ashton with Jim Mora

Kevin Ashton with Jim Mora Photo: RNZ/Dave Campbell

Kevin Ashton's regarded as one of the first people to realise the scope of what the internet could deliver two decades ago when he was working for Proctor and Gamble as an assistant brand manager. He's known for coining the term "the internet of things" and realising ahead of many what the technology could mean in daily lives. That's led to a career finding was to use technology for useful purposes as well as investing in start up companies which are overlooked by others. He explains to Jim why he saw things others didn't twenty years ago and what we have to be mindful of in the future.