The Internet of Things industry is growing rapidly; it has been predicted to exceed $470 billion by the year 2020. As the industry grows, it is exciting see a whole new field of intersectional technologies rubbing shoulders with IoT, such as AI, Big Data, and machine learning. Rapid growth also poses some frightening security threats. For example, botnet attacks and cyber hacking can cause traffic light shutdowns for entire cities, or even disable vital hospital equipment. The 2017 Guide to IoT further explores the state of the industry, including solutions to fully realize IoT strategy and overcome roadblocks, best practices for data analysis and reducing power consumption, communication patterns, and a look inside software design for explicit consent and security.