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Ingram Micro Launches IoT Center of Excellence and Appoints First Global IoT Vice President: Page 2 of 2

Sabine Howest (pictured) now heads up Ingram’s ongoing efforts to help partners build Internet of Things practices. The new center of excellence will support that project by providing access to subject matter experts, labs, demo facilities, and more. By Rich Freeman

“Getting deeper and getting more technical, actually, to enable our partners [to be] more hands-on, I would say, is the first piece, and then accelerating the adoption of IoT practices inside distribution,” Howest explains.

In estimates made before the COVID-19 outbreak, IDC predicted that worldwide IoT outlays would reach $1.1 trillion in 2023. Ingram’s campaign to grab a piece of that spending, which began in earnest late in 2018, has since then included the launch of an IoT online marketplace as well as the introduction of “practice builder” sessions designed to help partners with serious IoT aspirations get a solutions business off the ground rapidly. 

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