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Episode 22

How much IoT data should you keep? It’s not clear. The more data you keep, the more data transmission and storage costs you’ll incur. However thinning out your data store means throwing away potential future insights, potential answers to future questions and potential new information products to expand your business – all value generators unique to IoT products.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Steve Stover about balancing the costs and the technology approaches to maximize your Internet of Things data value ...




Episode 21

On the surface, building your own IoT cloud seems pretty straightforward, but brush away some of the fluff and you’ll find the non-trivial issues of data velocity, message processing, scalability, redundancy and robustness.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Dan Collins, its differences with the IT cloud and the issues to consider when building or buying ...




Episode 20

To go beyond connectivity, the IoT Platform must abstract all components of the Internet of Things product or environment into a form that can be computed and interfaced with the app, model and analytics. I call this the software-defined product, or in the case of home automation, the software-defined home.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Jim Hunter and the importance of abstraction – from the metal to the cloud ...




Episode 19

The “IoT Platform” is such an overloaded term that its meaning has been lost. Chipset manufacturers, sensor manufacturers, software vendors, consortia and system integrators all have their own definitions. But if you come at it from enough angles eventually a form takes shape and you realize it means what you want it to mean and what is important is not its definition but the context in which it’s used.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Dr. Sean Lorenz and I as we go through the elusive IoT platform and why the business problem is always the place to start ...




Episode 18

It’s a heck of a lot easier than it used to be but most IoT projects still involve custom system integration – the question now is how much. Although the definition of an IoT platform, or AEP, is not always clear, what is clear is that using a platform saves a lot of time and a lot of system integration work. There may be legitimate reasons to develop your own platform in house but by definition, this means you become a software company – big time.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Bryan Kester to get his take on what an IoT platform is, the technologies involved and a candid view on the strengths and weaknesses of IoT platforms today ...




Episode 17

Because of the technology and data available, the biggest and most interesting challenge in designing an IoT product is to make it feel more like a service or experience, than a piece of hardware. Only after you understand the customer and what the opportunities really are can product design begin.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Gordon Hui to get an uber designer’s perspective on how to find that ideal product experience and the business that must be developed to support it ...




Episode 16

When starting down the path toward your IoT product, it’s tempting to jump into the tech and get started with your PoC… but don’t fall into that trap. Of course there are benefits to getting the minimally viable product out the door but these benefits don’t go away if you back up first and start with a business strategy and defined user experience – in fact they’re accelerated when you have a clear path from the start.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Erik Ljung about the importance of starting at the top when beginning your product design process ...




Episode 15

Getting an IoT project off the ground isn’t easy. It’s not just about launching a new product based on new technology, it’s the changes the organization must make to reach escape velocity.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Asaf Sadowski about the importance of creating an IoT proof of concept and the steps involved to get there ...




Episode 14

After going through each of the major consortia, we are heading back to tech, but not as deep a dive as usual. Having left the edge behind, we are now moving on to the network fabric that holds everything together.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Bryan Kester of SeeControl, Steve Jennis of PrismTech, Justin Buchanan of Cisco and Brandon Harris of Electric Imp as we talk about some of the most important issues surrounding IoT Platforms today ...




Episode 13

The AllSeen Alliance gets a lot of press but it’s still mostly misunderstood. For most its name is synonymous with home IoT but that’s only the first step in a broader vision that encompasses consumer, commercial, industrial and infrastructure IoT. It’s currently focused on home automation because that’s the current focus of its members. But this will change over time.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with Philip Des Autels and his view of the Alliance’s future ...