How The Internet of Things is transforming everything from Dairy Farming at Danone to Insurance Practices at Aviva

1st November 2018

We recently filmed a conference hosted by technology investor Breed Reply. London based communications agency Newgate co-hosted the event which was hosted by some impressive speakers from Danone and Aviva Ventures.

IoT is fast becoming a reality for investors and industry alike, as dairy farmers to insurance companies incorporate modern technologies to drive their businesses. The growth of pace in IoT based mergers and acquisitions certainly reflects this: There have been over 400 M&A deals since 2012, with $15bn spent in the consumer sector and over £20bn of transactions in Industrial IoT.

There were a couple of fascinating talks on the day from two occupants of the dairy sector (Connectura and Danone). It’s a seemingly unlikely sector to benefit from IoT, but the reality is that the industry is being transformed from the bottom up via new technologies. For instance at Danone, they are working towards a model of full accountability. They take the welfare of their cows extremely seriously, and Cees Jan Hollander explained how they are exploring IoT to help track a herd’s welfare.

Ben Luckett, Managing Director of Aviva Ventures also explored how the company is using IoT to literally transform the industry. Aviva invest heavily in technology, and see it as a benefit to  customer experience.

We filmed the day, and the video below gives a 9 minute highlight for investors.

The speakers were

  • Emanuele Angelidis, Breed Reply
  • Matt Stamp, Acuity Advisors
  • Yasir S Khokhar, Connectura
  • Cees Jan Hollander, Danone
  • Ben Lucket, Aviva Ventures

Breed Reply’s website is available at:  https://www.reply.com/breed-reply/en/

Newgate Communcations website is available at: https://www.newgatecomms.com

Investor Video: How The Internet of Things is transforming everything from Dairy Farming at Danone to Insurance Practices at Aviva