Why Altizon’s IIoT Platform Earns High Marks from Gartner
Brian Buntz | August 16, 2019
While perusing Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms — from this year or last, you’ll see several familiar companies rounding out the list. For instance, there’s Software AG, PTC, Hitachi and Accenture. But you’ll also notice Altizon, a company founded six years ago. Altizon was also one of 11 industrial IoT platforms highlighted in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Industrial IoT Platforms in Manufacturing 2019 Vendor Assessment. It is also one of eight featured in the corresponding IDC MarketScape focused on the energy sector. The fact Altizon was founded a handful of years ago doesn’t mean the company’s executives are new to industrial IoT and related concepts. The company’s chief executive officer, Vinay Nathan, has researched ad hoc sensor networks, was the product manager for an RFID middleware offering and developed a product roadmap for a server company eventually acquired by Nvidia. In all, Nathan estimates he has been following industrial IoT and earlier related concepts for close to two decades. And many of his colleagues have similarly-extensive backgrounds.