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Episode 57

Driverless cars, or autonomous vehicles, are the ultimate consumer IoT product. They represent the state of the art in sensors, apps and analytics but they share the same DNA as say, a smart lock. Whatever’s under the hood, driverless cars will save lives, save time and save fuel.
Listen to this analysis episode with Bruce Sinclair where he discusses why driverless cars are coming so fast and the IoT technology under the hood ...




Episode 56

Black hat, white hat… gray hat? What does it all mean? In this context, the different colored hats refer to the different approaches to testing the cyber security of your IT, or in our case, IoT infrastructure.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Paul Jauregui about pen testing and other things you need to know about when working with an external security assessment firm ...




Episode 55

Smart products are roughly 10x the cost of dumb or regular products and that’s a problem. It’s for good reason though, to make these products smart requires a lot of tech and infrastructure that needs to be paid for somehow. This will only be solved by new business models and not the types of business models we’re used to in enterprise IoT.
Listen to this analysis episode with Bruce Sinclair where he discusses the issues of pricing smart products and new business models that can help ...




Episode 54

IoT consumer products are more expensive than their traditional counterparts, often by order of magnitude. Not good but makes sense - the tech needs to be financed. But however innovative the products are, higher pricing will cause a headwind. Part of the problem is consumer IoT products are still being sold with traditional product business models.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Nate Williams about the opportunity to innovate consumer IoT business models ...




Episode 53


With pundit projections in the billions of devices and trillions of dollars, these are heady times for IoT. But there are challenges – big challenges in our way. This keynote presents how we get from where we are today to an outcome-based economy, realizing the business promise of IoT.
Listen (or read the transcript) to Bruce Sinclair’s opening keynote address at Internet of Things World 2016 on IoT business and technology and the outcome-based economy ...




Episode 52

It’s a symbiotic relationship – the big corporation, in search for that innovative edge, and the small startup, in search for support to get their ideas off the ground. Both have what the other needs – desperately. Coming together they form one type of ecosystem. To be players, all IoT companies – big and small – must be part of one or more ecosystems.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with the folks at TechrIot about their approach of bringing IoT companies together ...




Episode 50

As the technology of IoT evolves the concept of a distributed computing environment is becoming increasingly relevant. A key component of this architecture is fog computing, blending the cloud to the edge. Being able to access computing, networking and storage resources locally makes sense for many classes of IoT deployments.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with the bigwigs of the newly formed, OpenFog Consortium ...




Episode 49

In this episode Bruce recounts recent meetings with clients and discussions with IoT design houses to discuss the current state of the art in data analytics in IoT deployments.
Listen to this analysis episode (or read the transcript) with Bruce Sinclair for the reasons why data analytics isn’t usually considered by clients and why that’s OK ...




Episode 48

Building an IoT product line isn’t just for the big guys. Small and medium size manufacturers can transform their business into Internet of Things powerhouses by following the same IoT playbook – albeit on a smaller scale.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Christian Shaffer about the steps his 20-person company took to unlock $2 million in recurring revenue ...