The IoT For All Podcast is focused on bringing together the smartest and most creative minds in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry to share their knowledge and experiences with the world. The ultimate goal is to help others succeed and educate the world on the benefits and inner workings of the Internet of Things industry. IoT For All is a leading technology media platform dedicated to providing the highest-quality content, resources, and news centered on the Internet of Things and related technologies. IoT For All's mission is to make IoT more accessible to everyone by providing a platform where individuals, experts, and companies alike can come together and freely share their expertise, experience, and knowledge on the Internet of Things with the world.
How the Smart City Landscape is Evolving | Trinity Mobility's Mithila Holla
25:45Mithila and Ryan open up the podcast with an introduction to Trinity Mobility, its role in the industry, and its applications. Mithila then discusses how she has seen the smart city industry evolve. She and Ryan wrap up the podcast with a high-level conversation around challenges in smart cities and what to expect from Trinity Mobility in the near future.Mithila Holla is the General Manager for Product Management and Marketing at Trinity Mobility, an applied IoT and AI company based in India. With over ten years of experience in multiple domains, she heads the Product Management, Ux Design, Business Analysis, and Marketing functions at Trinity. She works closely with smart city industry experts to streamline and improve smart city project deliveries globally. Mithila is responsible for the products and solutions that the company offers across six segments – Smart Cities, Safe Cities, Emergency Response Management, Smart Communities, Utilities, Early Warning, and Disaster Management. She holds a Master’s degree in VLSI from Manipal University and a Master’s degree in Business Management from the European School of Technology, Berlin. She was recently recognized as one of the 10 Most Impactful Women in Technology 2021 by Analytics Insight, in their global annual listing.
Indoor vs. Outdoor Asset Tracking | Link Labs' Bob Proctor
21:25The podcast opens up with a discussion about Bob and his company’s background and the current state of asset tracking. Bob then talks about how indoor and outdoor tracking differ and the importance of each. Bob also discusses his experience with clients and what industries contain the most knowledgeable customers. Ryan and Bob wrap up the podcast with a high-level conversation on IoT’s involvement with the supply chain and how COVID has affected the industry.Bob Proctor is the Co-Founder and CEO of Link Labs, a leading provider of an end-to-end IoT platform for tagging, locating, and monitoring equipment, supplies, and assets anywhere at any time. With a Ph.D. in applied physics and 25 years of entrepreneurial and business leadership, Proctor is also a founding principal of Blu Venture Investors, a venture capital investment company that supports early-stage entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Blu Venture has invested more than $75 million in 70 technology companies with eight successful exits. Before Link Labs, Proctor served as CEO, board director, and lead investor of FlexEl, a University of Maryland spin-off that manufactured ultra-high capacity batteries and power management systems. He also served as CEO of GlobalLogic, a digital product engineering services company based in Silicon Valley with more than 16,000 employees.
How IoT Impacts Commercial Real Estate | Disruptive Technologies' Erik Fossum Færevaag
34:15The podcast opens up with Erik introducing himself and the company, including the founding story of Disruptive Technologies. He then discusses the applications of their sensors along with roadblocks and challenges he's encountered before diving deeper into the importance IoT plays in commercial real estate. Ryan and Erik wrap up the podcast with a conversation about the evolution of collecting data, where IoT is heading, and the industry's challenges.Erik Fossum Færevaag is the Founder and President of Disruptive Technologies, a Norwegian tech company providing The World’s Smallest Wireless Sensor. The company has received numerous recognized awards, such as Gartner Cool Vendor, Nordic Startup Awards, and Norwegian Tech Awards. The sensor is the size of a postage stamp with 15 years battery lifetime, unmatched ease of use, and scalability. Sensor data is delivered on a cloud API, where the complete service, including sensors, is managed. Erik’s background is from the microchip/semiconductor industry, architecting the world’s lowest power microcontroller, EFR32, and the lowest energy ISM band digital radios.
The Four Key Drivers of Smart Cities | eleven-x Inc.'s Dan Mathers
27:42The podcast opens up with Dan talking about his background and what eleven-x does before getting into deeper conversations around specific verticals of eleven-x. Dan and Ryan also discuss how accepting cities are to IoT, advice for cities looking to adopt it, and important aspects of smart city solutions. They wrap up the podcast with a high-level conversation regarding challenges in the IoT industry.As President and CEO of eleven-x, Dan is responsible for the vision and growth of the company, which is the leader in providing complete, high-performance, wireless IoT and Smart City solutions for intelligent cities, campuses, buildings, and industry. He has a proven executive management track record and more than 35 years of experience driving the development of various technology ventures, ranging from start-ups to multinationals, creating more than $1 billion in shareholder value. Dan is also an active member of the innovation ecosystem as General Partner in Stand-up Ventures, a Toronto-based, seed-stage venture capital fund focused on investing in high-growth technology ventures. Dan started his career at IBM, where he held various positions during a ten-year career, including being part of the founding leadership team at Celestica Inc, a Canadian multinational electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company previously part of IBM. He earned an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business, a B.S in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, and holds a professional engineering license from the Professional Engineers Ontario.
Tips for Accelerating Your IoT Solution | Blues Wireless' Brandon Satrom
23:20Brandon begins by introducing himself, Blues Wireless, and specific use cases and verticals of Blues. He then discusses where companies should put their focus to accelerate the progress of their solution. Ryan and Brandon then talk about roadblocks in connectivity and LoRa based applications. They wrap up the podcast with a high-level conversation around the biggest challenges in the industry for 2022.Brandon Satrom is the VP of Experience Engineering at Blues Wireless. He is an unabashed lover of IoT, the web, mobile, and an avid tinkerer. Brandon loves to talk about sensors and circuits, microcontrollers, open source, robots, and whatever new shiny tool or technology has distracted him from that other thing he was working on. Before Blues Wireless, Brandon worked as Head of Developer Relations for Particle. He also has a BBA and MIS from Baylor University.
The Future of Tracking Assets & People | Deeyook's Gideon Rottem
30:27They begin by discussing Deeyook and their role in the industry and the use cases they focus on. They also talk about the challenges companies in IoT are encountering before getting into a conversation about how Wi-Fi fits into indoor asset tracking. Gideon and Ryan wrap up the podcast with a high-level conversation around the future of asset tracking and exciting things to be on the lookout for from Deeyook.Gideon Rottem co-founded location-technology startup Deeyook in 2019 and has served as its CEO ever since. He has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and CEO of Lucid Voice, Extricom, and Allied Telesis. Before that, he worked in a law firm in Washington, D.C., and served for four years as Deputy Antitrust Commissioner. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a master's degree in international economics from The Fletcher School in Boston, and a J.D. from Georgetown University in Washington.
Hardware’s Role in Successful IoT Deployments | aconno's Thomas Hollwedel
20:59The podcast begins with a background on aconno and areas the company puts its focus on. Thomas then discusses the role of hardware and whether he suggests custom or off-the-shelf solutions. He also discusses how hardware fits with in-house software and challenges he’s seen in the space. Ryan and Thomas wrap up the podcast with a discussion on how to approach IoT education and whether companies need internal technical employees to integrate IoT.Thomas Hollwedel is a founder, investor, consultant, trainer, and senior manager in the industry sector. He has experience in various industries (telecommunications, automotive, real estate, media) and companies of different sizes (startups, mid-sized companies, corporates). As a digital expert, his particular strength is his ability to mediate between the technology and marketing worlds to find the best, most pragmatic solution.
Picking the Right Tech for Your IoT Solution | TensorIoT's Shahan Krakirian & Joseph Melendez
24:39The podcast opens up with Shahan and Joseph talking about TensorIoT and the use cases of their work before getting into how and when TensorIoT joins a company’s IoT journey. They then discuss picking the right tech for your solution and how it can fit into a business without overhauling company processes. Ryan, Shahan, and Joseph wrap up the podcast with a conversation about the importance of the cloud in IoT applications and when edge computing or hybrid solutions may be more applicable.Shahan Krakirian helps the Product Team to develop and refine TensorIoT products. His favorite part of the job: "Many jobs are repetitive – mine is not. We're constantly challenged (and growing) in an ever-changing environment, but always given the support to excel." Outside of work, Shahan enjoys rock climbing.Joseph Melendez is a software engineer leading the IoT team. He's dedicated to addressing customer needs, working in multiple programming languages, having expertise in Amazon Web Services, and hands-on experience with the hardware needed to bring their vision to life. Driven to learn from new experiences continuously and eager to address questions and concerns in the ever-changing tech landscape. He graduated from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a major in Computer Engineering and a minor in Mathematics.
The Evolution of RFID and Its Impact on IoT | Impinj's Matt Branda
22:16Matt Branda discusses the next evolution in RFID, RAIN RFID, and talks about why right now is the right time for it. He also discusses how COVID has impacted adoption and other challenges he’s seen in the industry. Ryan and Matt wrap up the podcast with a discussion regarding the education side of IoT and the challenges it imposes.Matt Branda is Vice President of Product Management for Impinj. He leads a team focused on delivering world-class RAIN RFID connectivity products that provide industry-leading performance and reliability. Before Impinj, Matt worked for Qualcomm as Director of Marketing, 5G, and Cypress Semiconductor. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The Impact of IoT on Society | Vodafone Business' Erik Brenneis
21:14They begin the podcast by discussing Vodafone and its role in the industry. Erik then dives deeper into one of the use cases, preventing forest fires and how IoT makes it possible. Erik and Ryan then talk about trends in IoT and how they impact society before getting into a high-level conversation around IoT for businesses. Erik leads the Internet of Things for Vodafone Business, where he is responsible for its growth, business strategy, and products and performance at a global level, including Vodafone Automotive. Since joining Vodafone in October 2009, Erik has helped to drive success in the IoT market, leading its development from the early stages through to almost 100 million connected devices and counting. Before Vodafone, Erik held senior positions at several organizations, including Siemens and Cinterion Wireless Modules. Erik has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and a bachelor’s degree in business studies.