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Episode 69


This speech, entitled, Smart Product or Connected Product or Internet Product, contrasts the different product categories.
Listen (or read the transcript) to Bruce Sinclair’s opening keynote address at IoT Tech Expo North America 2016 about the differences between, smart and connected and Internet products ...




Episode 68

An Internet, or Internet of Things product is complex. In fact, it’s not a product at all but a nested system of systems. The sheer number of technology and business issues to consider at the start can overwhelm even the best trained and most experienced manager.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Daniel Elizalde about his IoT Decision Framework and how to use it to tame even the most complex of Internet products ...




Episode 67

They say data is the new oil. Well if that’s the case, then like oil, crude data must be refined and packaged to make it useful and consumable. If you believe, like I believe, that all incremental value from an Internet product comes from transforming its data into useful information, then external sources of data, when combined with internal data, can become very valuable, indeed.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with David Knight about third-party data markets and syndicates ...




Episode 65

If you’ve been listening to my show for a while you know I’m a lover of IoT platforms. It just doesn’t make sense to create your own plumbing from scratch – especially since there are so many beauties to choose from that sport business models that are so agreeable early on. But what about open source platforms – are they ready yet for primetime?
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Hans Scharler about where open source platforms are today, and when it makes most sense to use them ...




Episode 63

We all know, whether from experience or just intuitively, that bolting security on an IoT product after much of the development has been completed is a total rookie mistake, and a recipe for disaster. Yet this still happens. By crowdfunded startups who don’t mention security in their videos, to internal teams in larger enterprises who also emphasise the bling in order to get their project greenlit from within.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Chris Romeo about the Security Development Lifecycle, the polar opposite to the bolt-on, that’s been successfully used in IT security for years ...




Episode 62

Repeat this mantra: Privacy by Design, Privacy by Design. Although, Security by Design is a best practice followed by IoT companies in the know, its business counterpart, related to risk, isn’t chanted nearly as often as it should be. Privacy by Design should be repeated with every second breath. In this episode of the IoT Business Show
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Paul Plofchan about Privacy by Design and other privacy best practices ...




Episode 61

You’ve heard of the KISS principle, right? Keep it Simple Stupid… Well, I don’t think many consumer smart product makers have. Maybe it’s just where we are in the IoT evolutionary cycle but often they take a perfectly fine, and simple, product and heap on to it a lot of complexity when making it smart. Even worst, this complexity often adds very little incremental value.
Listen to this analysis episode (or read the transcript) with Bruce Sinclair where he discusses how making products smart often reduces their value instead of increasing it ...