The 11 top influencial books for IOT, AI, Big Data and Gamification

11 Top books for IOT, AI, Big Data and Gamification

Discover a selection of important business trends

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Wearables and VR Tech moves fast

The speed of change in technology is impacting our lives and business at ever faster pace. Here, we have listed some of the most relevant, interesting and insightful reads to help specialists, managers and business owners remain current in the most impactful areas.

These are real trends that will create the largest impacts to our future working lives. The best way to secure your future is to be armed with the best foresight and these are the books hot off the press that will help form and shape your knowledge.

We have selected the key areas of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Gamification for the topic theme of these book selections. To understand how these technologies are directly impacting 2 key industries take a look at our prior article for manufacturing here and for the fintech industry here.

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The Internet of Things Business Primer by Sudha Jamthe 

This book includes various case studies from entrepreneurs, startups, small business and global companies. Explore the expected changes and disruptions on future work through IOT (Internet of Things). A key focus on human machine interface and its impact on health, education and retail. Ideal for any business owner or existing Product Manager to learn the opportunities of enhanced customer experiences with IOT products.  



The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies – by Erik Brynjolfsson  and Andrew McFee 

This provides a positive spin of our future. The focus is on positive outcomes so the book can be countered with other philosophical views on the technology it introduces. Here you will learn how changes could be implemented for a new strategy embracing the best of technology. Prepare for a new direct and fresh thoughts on our economy, society and use of tech.

Enterprise IoT: Strategies and Best Practices for Connected Products and Services by Dirk Slama , Frank Puhlmann , Jim Morrish,  Rishi M Bhatnagar 

Another book with some leading case study examples dealing with the front line of implementation . You will have an improved perspective of smart cities, the full supply chain and manufacturing links plus our ever connect vehicles. Learn how to prepare your business strategy for IOT adoption and key points to look out for on IOT implementation projects.

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AI who programs the programmers

Artificial Intelligence for Humans, Volume 3: Deep Learning and Neural Networks by Jeff Heaton

Image recognition and data science meets neural networks. This is the central theme of this well thought through book. New ideas and applications for deep learning and the converging areas of visualization and regularization. This book offers a bridge of what is possible and what will become possible over the coming short years.

The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross 

Recognized and respected across the Twittersphere plus academic and industrial worlds, Alec has a voice and message well worth to understand. This book sets the priority focus in the largest impact areas for future work and society. Covering the fields of robotics and the issues of cyber security, plus the commercialization of genomics Alex states the next step for big data, and the coming impact of digital technology on money and markets. A must read for industrialists and #Fintech folk.

I like the open questions this book raises and forces us to face. He covers work, weapons, wonder and what will become of the next generation

Digital lives

Digital lives

Artificial Intelligence Simplified: Understanding Basic Concepts by Dr Binto George and Gail Carmichael 

An academic start point for AI. Learn what is meant and needed within genetic algorithms, expert systems, game trees and natural language processing) packed with leading case to case examples.  


Why Games Are Good For Business: How to Leverage the Power of Serious Games, Gamification and Simulations by Helen Routledge                         

The perfect bridge builder between and toolkit for creating new learning experiences and using the psychology used in popular modern games. The concept of Serious Games shows how to create a significant impact at work.

Gamification is serious with outcomes

Gamification is serious with outcomes

Gamification (Special Edition): The Industry's Biggest Secrets Revealed by Tom Raycove 

Here is a leading and much referenced, popular book. This is targeted for the manager and business seeking to engage and motivate an audience. A rapid, fast and easy book with clear steps to follow. Implement now before your competitor does.

RFID and Sensor Network Automation in the Food Industry: Ensuring Quality and Safety through Supply Chain Visibility by Selwyn Piramuthu, Weibiao Zhou 

A hands-on serious book for those wishing to deploy RFID technology for their business. The application here is the food industry however the lessons and cross industry potential will be of significant interest to many readers. I like the emphasis on quality and safety across the supply chain. An important read for procurement professionals also.

Big Data over Networks by Shuguang Cui , Alfred O. Hero III, Zhi-Quan Luoand José M. F. Moura 

How does Big Data merge with our daily world? This book offers the ideas of how the data is shared across communication,  social and biological networks. The respectful breadth of insight from machine learning and supported statistics, networking ,sociology and biology makes this a true gift of a read. The book seeks to first analyse how the underlying network constrains the upper-layer of collaborative big data processing. Then it explores how big data processing can boost your performance in various networks.

Big world in big data

Big world in big data

What Every Manager Should Know About Big Data and Data Science by Lars Nielsen, Noreen Burlingame , Robert Masters 

Targeted for aspiring managers who wish to survive and understand the trends for their business. The book delivers on its clear title.
Enjoy the reads and your exploration of further reference. If you think we should add a certain book then please let us know.

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Further Reference

The Top Internet of Things Popular Information Sources Used.

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