I am grateful to more than 50 experts from the industries discussed in this report for speaking with me, hosting me on illuminating visits, and introducing me to their helpful contacts. Many of them gave me permission to share their insights here but asked that their names and affiliations not be published.
General Electric has generously underwritten this report, and it put its industry experts at my disposal while I wrote it. Nevertheless, the thematic development of the industrial internet in this report is strictly my own, formed from discussions with my colleagues at O’Reilly and outside experts.
We’ve been developing our framing of the industrial internet since the fall of 2012, and we will continue to cover this space with blog posts, interviews, and videos at http://oreil.ly/industrial-internet.
— Jon Bruner