Hex elementalization aims to create a platform — an architecture, an environment — encompassing end-to-end integration. The traditional way of thinking about data in 1s and 0s (bits) is unsuitable if we want to create a common “playground” for IoT. No matter how large or diverse the data is, it needs to be broken down into smaller chunks that will enable and ease interaction. These smaller chunks (i.e., hex elements) can be combined and related into meaningful information. Why “hex” elements? This article explains.