Zebra Technologies and IoT Industry Leaders Identify “Intelligent Enterprise” as Decade’s Most Impactful Trend

The company has announced that global leaders from health care, retail, transportation and logistics, and manufacturing validate the "Intelligent Enterprise" as the defining trend of the decade for industries globally.
Published: December 5, 2016


Zebra Technologies Corporation(NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, today announced that global leaders from healthcare, retail, transportation and logistics (T&L) and manufacturing validate the “Intelligent Enterprise” as the defining trend of the decade for industries globally.

Less than six months after introducing its vision for Enterprise Asset Intelligence (EAI), Zebra, in partnership with the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH) assembled 40 leading executives, industry experts and policymakers for the 2016 Innovation Symposium: The Intelligent Enterprise. Executives from organizations such as Google, GE Healthcare and IBM defined the “Intelligent Enterprise” and explored best practices and opportunities for organizations of varying sizes and industries related to the Internet of Things (IoT).

The TECH has unveiled a whitepaper summarizing the outcomes of the discussion along with some considerations that are paramount to the successful adoption and deployment of IoT solutions and how organizations can harness their full potential. Zebra’s EAI Consulting Practice brings proven methodologies, tools and vertical expertise to help define the right future state for operational efficiency and accelerate desired business outcomes.

Organizations across industries are already making strides to make the “Intelligent Enterprise” a reality:

• The MIT Senseable City Lab focuses on the creative applications of sensors in urban environments to generate new data streams, promoting resilient, efficient, and intelligent cities. Sensors placed in the sewers in Cambridge, Mass. are gathering biochemical data related to viruses, bacteria, chemicals, what people are eating, what medications they are taking and more.

• Transit X is a solar-powered personal mass transit system that can replace buses, trains and cars. Ultra-light podcars quietly glide above traffic under a thin rail carrying an individual or up to a family of five. Destinations are entered via a smart phone or kiosk, and a podcar is waiting at a small platform that is as convenient as a bus stop. Once seated, podcars accelerate to merge onto the system, traveling non-stop to the destination, with guaranteed arrival times.

• Google is exploring cloud technology and machine learning, including making Google Apps like Gmail, Docs, and Hangouts more intelligent. Google Search will include speech recognition, Gmail will get a smart reply feature, Google Photos will get a more sophisticated search function, and so much more.

• GE Healthcare’s Dose Management solutions are designed to automatically collect and analyze patient radiation exposure across multi-facility, multi-modality and multi-vendor imaging environments. It enables healthcare professionals to monitor the radiation exposure of patients, evaluate their practices and make improvements so the right dose is used to provide the best patient outcome.