John Kennedy: Ireland holds the aces – and chips – to win big in industrial internet of things

Ireland missed the last industrial revolution but has an incredible edge in building the next one in the form of the industrial internet of things. And the country’s regions are best placed to reap the rewards, writes John Kennedy

As a nation of grumblers and occasional gamblers, we tend not to see the obvious in ourselves. One of our own unrecognised virtues is transition. We handle transition very well, even if we can’t see it through the storm clouds of the time. Those blessings in disguise aren’t obvious while trauma is being meted out.