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.