Rachel King: CES 2016: AT&T business chief sees Internet of Things as next Industrial Revolution

As garish (if not simply uninspired) as that terminology is, there's no denying the innovative and business potential for ubiquitous Internet-connected devices, sensors and apps.

Certainly, there are a number of other trends dominating conversations at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. But most of them, from self-driving cars to smart cities, aren't possible without the Internet of Things as a foundation.

And the Internet of Things isn't possible without robust, global networking infrastructures, either.

Thus, IoT was at the top of the agenda at AT&T's Developer Summit, held simultaneously over at The Palms resort on Tuesday.

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