Episode 113

I don’t want to be accused of being a hammer but if you think about it, IoT is the tech behind digital transformation. If your definition of IoT doesn’t include data science like mine does, then the technologies at hand are IoT and analytics and AI. Industrie four-zero addresses this tech as well as the political, environmental, corporate and academic issues that pave the way.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), where I speak with Henning Banthien about the unique and effective approach Plattform Industrie 4.0 takes in digitally transforming the discrete manufacturing industry...

Episode 112

By definition an ecosystem brings together multiple products in order to deliver an outcome. However, today’s IoT standards don’t go far enough enable different products to work together. Another layer is needed to ensure ecosystem products speak the same language.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), where I speak with David McCall about the Open Connectivity Foundation and the codebase they provide to enable smart home products from different vendors to talk to each other – exactly what you need for any ecosystem...

Episode 111

No one company is big enough to provide an end-to-end industrial Internet of Things solution. Realizing this the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) was founded to bring together different solutions from different vendors to address different use cases. The end game however is not technology, but business – to understand what is needed to put together solutions that not only work well, but sell well.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), where I discuss the IIC with Stephen Mellor to see if this consortium is right for you...

Episode 99

In my view, delivering outcomes is IoT’s killer app. It requires the IoT platform, its technical underpinning, and the IoT ecosystem, its business underpinning, to come together in just the right way.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), where I share with you three lessons from the ICIP Strategy & Digital Transformation course. The first is an overview of outcomes, also one of the major drivers of every IoT strategy. Then a digital transformation lesson on marketing and finally, an important methodology that should always be employed when starting an IoT offering – Design-Sell-Build ...

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 ...