Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Kore invests in IoT programme at Texas university

Steve Rogerson
November 8, 2018
 
Kore Wireless has entered a five-year partnership with the University of Texas at Austin’s Master of Science in Information Technology & Management (MSITM) programme.
 
Based on the strength of the programme curriculum and student body, the Georgia, USA, based IoT technology company will be investing in the programme and providing capstone projects where students work on real-life projects to gain experience.
 
Romil Bahl, CEO of Kore, reached out personally to express his enthusiasm for the partnership, and associate dean Prabhudev Konana and programme director Caryn Conley said they looked forward to fostering this relationship.
 
“Kore proudly serves as a corporate sponsor for the MSITM programme at the University of Texas at Austin,” said Bahl. “This partnership combines the incredible research and talent of the university and the focus of the MSITM programme with the global innovation and proven IoT delivery capabilities of Kore, allowing us to collectively prepare the next generation of business leaders who understand emerging new technologies.
 
Kore Wireless focuses on the simplification of IoT complexities, allowing its global customers to adopt IoT-enabled technologies. These technologies transform business models and empower the creation of products and services across a wide array of industries and geographies. The company said that the pace of development for devices, applications and connectivity methods, along with the plethora of data generated in the IoT space, demanded that Kore maintained its position at the apex of these critical areas.
 
Bahl and Kore executive consultant Elizabeth Elkins will be joining the MSITM advisory council. Bahl is a graduate of the Texas McCombs MBA and is keen to invest in programmes such as the MSITM to create much-needed talent and enhance the prestige of the McCombs School of Business in technology education.
 
The MSITM responds to the need for talent with a ten-month, STEM designated degree that creates business people prepared for disruptive innovations due to emerging technologies such as deep learning and the IoT.