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Using the Internet of Things in retail virtualizes the shopping environment so it can be analysed to increase the store’s efficiency in converting foot traffic into sales.
Watch this video (or read this transcript) to see Benoit Cousin discuss how IoT is improving the physical shopping experience and the store’s relationship with its customer ...




Episode 66

It takes a lot, and I mean a lot, to get me to download yet another app on my phone, especially one that’s going to try to sell me something… but, I’m open to Retail-IoT tech. I’m not much of a physical shopper, probably because I find the whole shopping experience so dreary, but this so called offline-online convergence within retail has piqued my interest.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Oleg Puzanov about proximity marketing and where it’s headed with IoT ...




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 64

It’s no secret that the IIoT is enabling manufacturing to go through its next revolution. Some call it Industrie 4.0, but it goes further than the shop floor. The Industrial Internet (of Things) is virtualizing the entire manufacturing industry from supply chain to factory to distribution and along the way is having a profound effect on the workforce and the equipment used.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Tanja Rueckert about the hot topics of connected manufacturing and asset intelligence ...




Episode 47


Listen to this analysis episode (or read the transcript) with Bruce Sinclair where he analyses the latest IoT news from a business perspective. In this episode Bruce tees off from the Apple CareKit announcement to discuss why ecosystems are so important and how they differ from IoT platforms ...




Episode 46

Schneider has seen the IoT light and they are following it at scale. Step 1, make all products connected. Step 2, develop a platform, in this case, for the energy management and automation vertical. Step 3, create more customer value by moving from products to products and services to ultimately driving customer results.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Prith Banerjee about the IoT playbook to be followed by all leading edge enterprises, big and small ...


The digital twin, as GE refers to it, or the software-defined product (SDP) as I teach it, is the critical component of incremental value generation in the Internet of Things. It’s always overlooked at the expense of the shiny things… and that’s a mistake. The digital twin or SDP is central to the IoT product/system/environment – interrogated by the product app and worked on and improved by analytics – it is the place to start when defining your IoT product requirements.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to see Hima Mukkamala explain the importance of the digital twin and to put it into the perspective of the IoT platform ...


Getting your arms around the IoT platform is still a challenge, mostly because the definition is still evolving. However if you squint your eyes a platform is either used for managing devices, managing backhaul communications or developing applications. And it lives in the cloud or on-prem or in both places at the same time. Using scope and topology is the first step in narrowing down the field while shopping for your platform.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to see Ken Forster expertly classify IoT platforms in terms of scope and topology and describe what he considers most important when making a buying decision ...