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The Internet of Things (IoT): Who will take the lead?

The tech sector continues to create significant interest. Whether it be Google DeepMind beating renowned Go player Lee Sedol or the craze of the AR-hit Pokémon Go, tech developments continue to unlock doors to investment opportunities. Over recent years, we have seen particular progress made in machine learning and improved connectivity.

GPU dominator NVIDIA has capitalized on the surging demand for high performance GPU and data centers driven by trends such as deep learning. Its share price has doubled on the basis of a stunning 8x QoQ jump in net income per share.

Some predict the market of the Internet of Things (IoT) will double to $1.46 billion by 2020, which is increasingly supported by the deals being announced. For example, Softbank’s acquisition of the leading mobile chip maker ARM featured a huge 43% premium and is the third largest deal year-to-date.

Large corporates are heading into the IoT arena and big players across industries are looking to catch up with smaller first mover organizations by making substantial investments.

Assume that you will be joining the “IoT Investment Conference” next month, a prestigious event for leading hedge fund managers that focuses on investment trends related to the Internet of Things. You will be making a keynote speech about future investment opportunities in IoT from your chosen sector (e.g. Chip Production). What would be your forecast for your sector and which company would you recommend to invest?

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 23.59 in the last time zone (UTC-12)


You can submit an essay (max 1'500 words) or a video (max. 5 minutes). Take a look at the ARB Guidance for further insights on the topic. Check out the Submission Prep for more information regarding your work.


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Take a seat at the top table! This is your opportunity to engage and challenge world-renowned guests in our live sessions on a topic connected to this competition. Top performers of the HOLT Community Competition and leading active HOLT Community members will be selected
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The session introduced a role-play for the student panelists to address the topic of share buy backs in the case of Apple Inc. The session featured:

HOLT Debate: Apple Share Buybacks - August 2015


It's David vs. Goliath - Tesla Motors vs. Volkswagen! The HOLT Debate connected expert panelist
Prof. Pascal Gantenbein of the University of Basel with three leading HOLT Community Members:

HOLT Debate: Tesla vs. VW - April 2015


The first HOLT Debate on "The valuation of Tencent Holdings" connected Prof. Raghavendra Rau, University of Cambridge, with four leading HOLT Community Members:

HOLT Debate: The valuation of Tencent Holdings - December 2014


Stay tuned! There are more HOLT Debates scheduled for this year. All debates will be made available for the Community to learn from its insights.

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_1601's picture
Tue, 01/11/2016 - 18:26
Here is My Ans to the Topic (The Internet of Things (IoT): Who will take the lead?): With the same reasoning as Pokemon, Harry Potter will be next.
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