Learn about the first part of the software defined product: the cybermodel. He describes its purpose and how it is created and used in the Internet of Things product.
- [Instructor] A trio of value in IOT is the cyber model, application, and analytics. The cyber model is central to the IOT product as both the application and the analytics use it to generate value. The cyber model is one of two parts of the software designed product along with the application. Models are not new. We use them in computer rated design to represent the physical representation, of say, cars. We use them in computer animation to both represent how the dinosaur looks and how it moves and we use them in video games to represent both the character and how it operates within its environment.
The video game model is probably the closest analogy to the software defined product, with both its application and model. Think about a video game character. Their model is their personality and their skill set. A game is the application. It operates on a character and the character acts out its personality and its characteristics within that environment. What is new in IOT is that the IOT model, the cyber model, is a live model, and it's also part of a closed loop, incorporating real world data from its sensors and its external systems.
The software defined products, Cybermodel, is represented with statistics. The real world is too complex to represent parametrically. Consider a simple spring. In high school physics we would learn that it's represented by a linear equation. However, even the simplest spring when put in the real world doesn't behave like this. To understand how this particular spring behaves we would apply a force to it, see how it compresses or enlongs. Apply another force to it and see the same thing.
Over time, we will see how it can behave. We then represent the scattergraph statistically, and use that mathematical equation instead of the linear equation typically attributed to the spring. Once the physical product is represented mathematically by the cyber model it's more malleable. It can be reorganized and solved in different ways. Think about your clothes dryer at home. Once we represent it mathematically with a cybermodel we can reorganize it to solve for drying clothes for the least amount of time, or drying clothes for the least amount of electricity.
It's important to note that an IOT product is not represented by a single model. Unlike a CAD representation, we will have many models. For the IOT dryer, for example, there isn't just one model, like say, a CAD representation of it. We would have a model for how long it takes to dry clothes or for how much money it's going to take to dry those same clothes. Well, arguably the most important component of the IOT product, creating a cyber model is often overlooked.
The cyber model is key to creating valuable IOT products, differentiating them from products that are just connected or just smart.
- IoT value modeling
- The software-defined product
- The hardware-defined product
- Embedded systems
- Connected sensors
- The network fabric
- OT IT and fog networks
- Analytics and big data
- Data services