11/1/2023 - Technology and Innovation

Internet of Things and Digital Transformation in Postmodern Companies

By Cecilia Frontera

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The dizzying changes that brought the pair of technology in recent years have provided that many companies can transform their culture and structure thanks to IoT (Internet of Things), or better known as the Internet of Things.But what does this disruptive technology consist of? IoT is the network of physical devices, vehicles, household appliances and other articles that incorporate electronic components, software, sensors and connectivity tools that allow these objects to collect and exchange data.The Internet of things grants the possibility of sharing information and communicating between devices that were not previously connected, which opens up a world of possibilities in terms of greater efficiency and effectiveness in various industries.For example, a factory could use IoT to track the production of articles and ensure all machines work properly. That is, this technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we live and we work, making everyday tasks easier and more efficient.I T lets you analyze and collect data in real time, which allows companies to better understand the needs of their customers and efficiently use their resources, creating a close and personalized bond with users and new quality products and services.In the logistics sector, companies can use location devices for track your products and keep them from getting lost. In the health sector, hospitals can use IoT-enabled devices and control the vital signs of patients by reminding them in time that they should take their medicine. This technology is also helping companies save energy costs by using intelligent thermostats and lighting systems, which automatically adjust depending on the number of individuals present in a room.The information that comes through IoT can be combined into bi-directional systems that integrate data, people, processes and systems to make better decisions. In this context, the main contributions IoT makes in the business sector are as follows:

  • Cost reduction: Thanks to data collection through IoT, companies can control energy saving in an area of the organization and establish measures to reduce this expense. In large strokes, it consists of monitoring equipment or areas to reduce time and/or inputs, including human capital.
  • Improved efficiency and productivity: IoT can help reorganize systems within companies to optimize operations over time, reducing processes and enabling them to be easier. Today, many companies have organizational systems that are sometimes inefficient or obsolete, which puts them at a disadvantage in such a globalized and competitive market.
  • Greater security: One of the biggest concerns of a company is to predict possible failures and anticipate errors that may arise. The use of IoT to detect these errors, not only provides information, but also can help them provide solutions and offer reliability and safety in processes. It is an important piece if you take your hand with human practice and cooperation. For example, monitoring assets or merchandise in route, in real time. If it is detected that it has been affected by trafficking, theft or any situation that avoids it in time, the company can react to the moment and avoid penalties.
Many companies are still trying to understand how they can better take advantage of this technology and its benefits. On this theme I will be talking at the Chevron “Digital Tech” event next Thursday, October 26. It will be a disruptive, motivating and interactive instance to share with industry professionals the latest technological and industrial advances. What will be the next step to continue digitally transforming companies? Let's find that in my lecture!

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Cecilia Frontera

Hello! My name is Cecilia Frontera, and I am passionate about education and technology. As an e-ducator and change agent, I firmly believe that we can leave the legacy we want to see in the world through our words and exemplary actions, always thinking about the common good and positively transforming people’s lives.

Regarding my academic background, I hold a Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence with Summa Cum Laude honors (Andragogy Autonomous University, USA), a Bachelor's degree in Educational Technology (National Technological University FRBA), a diploma in Public Relations and Human Resources (Gestar Educativa), and a teaching degree in Language and Literature (I.S.F.D N° 21 "Ricardo Rojas").

As an international reference in education and technology, over the last ten years, I have trained more than 10,000 professionals from various institutions and companies in Latin America and Europe.

Currently, I work as an undergraduate and graduate professor at prestigious private Latin American universities such as Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (Guatemala), Universidad de las Américas (Ecuador), Universidad Siglo 21 (Argentina), and as a pedagogical advisor at Anáhuac Online University (Mexico).

Additionally, as a writer, I have collaborated on internationally recognized works such as "Dimensões Transmídia" (Ría Publishing - Portugal) and "Edutainment y gamificación: aprender puede y debe ser divertido" (Frovel Publishing - Mexico). Moreover, I have written forewords for books like "Emoción y desempeño en profesores universitarios" (Inmersión Digital Publishing - Mexico) and "Neurodidáctica y Neuroenjoyflip: Aprender puede ser divertido" (Amazon).

My authored books are: "La narrativa transmedia: propuestas interactivas para trabajar en el aula" (Sb), declared of cultural interest by the Senate of Salta (2021), "E-ducadores Transmediáticos. Docentes que (r)evolucionan el aula" (Bonum), declared of interest for Social Communication and Education by the Port Authority Legislature (2022), "NeuroTecnoEducación. Claves para gestionar los pensamientos, las emociones y la tecnología dentro del aula" (Bonum), and "Alfabetización y competencias transmedia. Propuestas didácticas para en Nivel Secundario y Superior" (Sb), in which I participated as editor along with Marina Falasca.

I have been a columnist in the "Education" section of Infobae newspaper and have been interviewed by media such as Clarín, La Voz del Interior, La Capital, and Radio Mitre.

For my innovative and disruptive educational work, I have been awarded several mentions and prizes such as the "Special Mention Premio Vivalectura 2018" (Digital Environments category), "Docentes Pioneros TICMAS 2019" Award, "ProMaker Medal 2021" (Professional ProMaker category), "Educa Latinoamérica 2022" Award (Excellence in Education category - Argentina), "Distinguished Graduate Level Professor 2023" recognition from Universidad Marista de San Luis Potosí (Mexico), and "Artificial Intelligence in Continuous Innovation of Anáhuac Online 2023" Award from Anáhuac Online University (Mexico).

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