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The concept of the “Internet of Things” (IOT) is now well established in a consumer context. Prior to COVID-19, many industrial companies were already on considering various Industrial IOT (IIOT) use cases. COVID-19’s widespread disruption to companies operating in the sector confirmed the strategic need to embrace digital tech and automation. There are key legal issues to consider on data, service performance and cybersecurity when commencing an IIOT project. Key Takeaways The application of IIOT…

On 16 July 2020, the European Commission announced the launch of a sector inquiry into the market for consumer products and services linked to the Internet of Things (IoT). The Commission defines IoT broadly. The sector inquiry is likely to cover any consumer facing system connecting physical or virtual objects to other objects or the internet. This includes smart home appliances and wearables (e.g., fitness trackers or smart watches). Commissioner Vestager says voice assistants are…

Technology continues to forever change the way companies and organizations around the world operate. In this episode of TMT Talk, Adrian Lawrence, Stephanie Magnus, Isabella Liu, and Paolo Sbuttoni discuss the salient points of society’s digital transformation. Using Baker McKenzie’s SMART framework, our panel of experts share their insights on hot topics such as FinTech, HealthTech, and e-Commerce. https://open.spotify.com/episode/21aYdcBUKlqJCDhlXDw3ME

In this episode, Brian welcomes back Lothar Determann, partner in our Palo Alto office, to cover the ins and outs of electronic signatures. Download and listen to learn: The benefits of using e-signature over traditional pen and paperExamples of areas of law where e-Signatures may not sufficePractical considerations to be made when choosing to execute a contract via e-signature https://open.spotify.com/episode/3W8oQACNHAorDCh1KdQfLL Related Resources Learning the E-Signature Essentials The Law of E-Signatures in US and Canada How…

In this episode of Connect On Tech, your host Brian Hengesbaugh talks with Nikolaus Reinhuber, Global Chair of Industrials, Manufacturing and Transportation at Baker McKenzie about Back to the Future, our latest report exploring the future of Industrials. In this episode, you will learn about: The key findings of the report, which were pieced together following 700+ conversations with industry leaders around the worldChallenges and opportunities arising for Industrial companies as technology and the world…