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Do organisations really need a 'Chief IoT Officer'?

A couple of months’ back we looked at the rise of the CISO in the wake of all those big news security breaches. Now another role that may take a very high-profile position within the enterprise over the next 12 months is Chief IoT Officer.

In fact, a recent study of 500 UK CEOs and senior decision makers entitled “IoT: Risk or Reward?” [PDF] conducted by security company Webroot and data centre organisation IO suggested more than half of businesses surveyed (54%) plan to employ a Chief IoT Officer in the next year.  

But is a Chief IoT officer really needed? And if so, what would they do, who would they report to and how would they fit into the existing organisational structure? Well, to find out, we consulted a range of experts from across the spectrum. Not surprisingly, the feedback was very mixed.


Is a Chief IoT Officer really needed?

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