IoT platform evaluation, product development & operational strategy
The client is an operator of Smart Grid Communications Infrastructure (SGCI) nodes using broadband frequency carriers modulated on distribution grid power cables.
The client lacked a centralized network management system (NMS) to manage smart grid devices, resulting in service level agreements violations, penalty payments, and operations budget exceeding limits.
Assessed current state deployment, challenges with existing deployment and growth forecast for the next five years
Performed detailed assessment on existing IoT solutions and NMS solutions considering parameters including scalability, security, network discovery, topology and configuration management
Partnered with customer to identify the tool of choice
Defined a conceptual end state IoT platform and endpoint architecture to meet business & IT needs
Co-developed the IoT solution that can be used to manage up to 10 million devices
Delivered comprehensive analysis on IoT platforms with categorized scoring
Deep insights into strengths and weaknesses of the current and near-future capabilities of Enterprise Network Management Solutions and IoT platform
Developed a product roadmap for IoT solution starting with definitions for MVP release
Defined strategy for scaling the deployment of the solution to meet the target of 10 million