EP 202 - Navigating IoT Solutions: A Dive into Digi's Evolution and Future
Industrial IoT Spotlight
by Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE | Chair, IIC Smart Factory Task Group | Director, Startup Grind
3w ago
In this podcast, Erik hosts Ron Konezny from Digi, a company with a long-standing history in providing reliable hardware but has evolved to become a solutions provider focusing on IoT. Ron details his journey from his initial steps in the wireless communications industry to his role in integrating technology and business models at Digi, aiming to transform it into a solutions provider with a significant portion of its revenue being recurring. They discuss how IoT has evolved, the importance of considering a holistic system rather than fragmented pieces, and the challenges of managing IoT solut ..read more
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EP 201 - Tap, Pay, and Play: The NFC Forum's Guide to Contactless Technology
Industrial IoT Spotlight
by Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE | Chair, IIC Smart Factory Task Group | Director, Startup Grind
1M ago
In this episode of the Industrial IoT Spotlight podcast, Erik Walenza of IoT ONE hosts Mike McCamon from the NFC Forum to explore the future of NFC technology. We explore how IoT device manufacturers are collaborating to drive the rapid development of NFC standards and technical capabilities. These efforts led to the NFC Forum’s recent release of its next gen technology development roadmap, which includes power harvesting, range extension, device-to- device connectivity, multi-tap use cases, and digital product passports for sustainability. Mike shares his vision for the potential of NFC beyon ..read more
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EP 200 - How Can Generative AI Revolutionize IoT Applications?
Industrial IoT Spotlight
by Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE | Chair, IIC Smart Factory Task Group | Director, Startup Grind
1M ago
In this episode of the Industrial IoT Spotlight podcast, Kenta Yasukawa, CTO of Soracom, and Erik Walenza, CEO of IoT ONE, discuss the integration of generative AI with IoT. Kenta highlights how gen AI lowers the barrier to entry for AI and IoT solutions, enabling a broader audience to leverage machine learning without extensive data collection or model building. He outlines Soracom's platform capabilities, including secure connectivity and application integration, and its role in facilitating innovation for diverse organizations. They explore the value of IoT data in various applications and ..read more
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EP 199 - Bring Real-Time Tracking Costs Down, and Scalability Up
Industrial IoT Spotlight
by Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE | Chair, IIC Smart Factory Task Group | Director, Startup Grind
3M ago
Today, we have Samuel Van de Velde, the Chief Technology Officer at Pozyx, as our guest. Pozyx stands out as a top-notch supplier of real-time location systems and cutting-edge tracking solutions designed to ensure the durability of asset tracking, both indoors and outdoors.  In this episode we discussed the utilization of ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, examining its role in enhancing scalability and adaptability within asset tracking scenarios. Additionally, we investigate the pivotal role of location tracking in supplying data to artificial intelligence algorithms, enabling detailed a ..read more
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EP 198 - Rethink Database Design for the AI Era
Industrial IoT Spotlight
by Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE | Chair, IIC Smart Factory Task Group | Director, Startup Grind
3M ago
Today, we have Eric Daimler, the CEO and co-founder of Conexus AI. Conexus AI serves as a hybrid generative AI platform, facilitating reliable and rapid digital modernization, empowering enterprises to seamlessly migrate, integrate, and transform their IT systems. In this episode, we delve into the utilization of category algebra to implement a domain-driven approach to interoperability. This approach focuses on computing the optimal data model rather than relying on manual design. Additionally, we explore the common issue of architects misunderstanding the practical structure of databases, le ..read more
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EP 197 - Rework Kills Your Margins - Eliminate it with Cumulus
Industrial IoT Spotlight
by Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE | Chair, IIC Smart Factory Task Group | Director, Startup Grind
3M ago
In this episode, we have Matt Kleiman, the CEO of Cumulus. Cumulus enhances the efficiency and safety of crucial tasks like bolt tightening, welding, and pressure testing by seamlessly incorporating sensors, digital tools, and other IoT devices.   During our conversation, we delved into the integration of a mobile application that provides workers with detailed, step-by-step instructions. This involves leveraging data collected by interconnected Bluetooth tools and sensors. Additionally, we examined the utilization of advanced digital tools, including AI for system analytics, aiming to br ..read more
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EP 195 - Affordably Manage the Deluge of Unstructured Data
Industrial IoT Spotlight
by Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE | Chair, IIC Smart Factory Task Group | Director, Startup Grind
4M ago
In this week’s episode, we have Brian Pawlowski, the Chief Development Officer at Quantum. Quantum helps organizations in harnessing the potential of their expanding unstructured data, offering an affordable solution for storing data for decades to come. During our conversation, we delved into the shifting data environment, driven by the exponential growth of unstructured data and the transformative capabilities of AI, empowering organizations to derive meaningful insights from this data abundance. Furthermore, we investigated the optimal combination of cloud and on-premises storage solutions ..read more
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EP 194 - Convert WiFi Signals into a Sensor Network
Industrial IoT Spotlight
by Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE | Chair, IIC Smart Factory Task Group | Director, Startup Grind
4M ago
In this episode, we had Tony Nicolaidis, who served as the Chief Commercial Officer of Origin AI. Origin AI utilized Wi-Fi sensing along with AI analytics to empower businesses in monitoring presence, motion, and specific events like falls using existing Wi-Fi signals.  During our discussion, we explored how Wi-Fi signal sensing eliminates the necessity for specialized sensors, particularly in use cases like security systems and fall detection. We also delved into the potential business models for telecommunication providers when Wi-Fi signals had evolved into a valuable data source. Key ..read more
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EP 193 - Managing the Transition from Selling Units to Selling SaaS
Industrial IoT Spotlight
by Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE | Chair, IIC Smart Factory Task Group | Director, Startup Grind
5M ago
Our guest today is Tsiki Naftaly, Co-Founder of Copilot.CX, a unique solution in the consumer electronics industry. Copilot.CX transforms occasional buyers into loyal, prime users. Through customer collaboration, they boost sales, enhance reviews, and ultimately elevate the overall customer experience. In this episode, we delved into the challenges encountered during the shift from being a hardware device manufacturer selling units to becoming an IoT device manufacturer offering SAS subscriptions. We also talked about the benefits of incorporating automated customer touchpoints throughout the ..read more
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EP 191 - Creating and Retaining a High-performing Software Team
Industrial IoT Spotlight
by Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE | Chair, IIC Smart Factory Task Group | Director, Startup Grind
5M ago
In this episode, we were joined by Frederic Joye, the Co-founder of Arcanys, a Swiss software outsourcing company based in the Philippines. Arcanys is renowned for its expertise in assembling top-tier developer teams tailored to the needs of tech-enabled businesses. For more than 20 years, Frederic has helped more than 250 companies through outsourcing in the Philippines. During this conversation, we explored the strategies for constructing a high-performing engineering team and, notably, maintaining its longevity. Additionally, we delved into finding the optimal balance between an internal co ..read more
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