We will see more consumer IoT products in the market at affordable prices as more and more traditional industrial manufacturers venturing into offering "connected" products. Looking at China, there is a real push by the Government to hasten the development of IoT from now until 2020: connected cars, smart homes, healthcare and wearable techs as well as more broadly its application in the agricultural sector.

Smart meters, connected devices and increasing energy prices means consumers will have at their fingertips the ability and the motivation to better manage their power consumption. Power companies will need to start helping their customers manage their consumption and will offer a variety of tools to facilitate this.

With ever more connected devices coming onto the market (for consumer, industrial and civic purposes), we soon expect to see IoT platforms starting to jostle for pole position as who will be the leading connector and interpreter of those devices and everything they can do for us and... say about us.