Episode 110

AI today is getting better at learning. In fact, learning is what differentiates what we call AI from advanced analytics. Machine learning algorithms minimize an error function by autonomously and iteratively adjusting their model variables. But what’s next for AI and machine learning?
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), where I speak with James Canton to hear predictions on where the predictive technology of machine learning will go in the Internet of Things....

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 95

Is blockchain ready to transact IoT business? That’s the question I’ve been trying to answer during this mini series. While the quest has been intellectually interesting and frustrating at the same time, the answer is a resounding “no.” Although the tech is cool, blockchain is nowhere near ready to be used for business within the budgetable future.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), where I speak with Rhian Lewis about the promise and challenges of transacting with blockchain, Ethereum and cryptocurrencies in IoT ...

Episode 94

There’s an evangelical tone surrounding blockchain and if you believe some of its biggest preachers, blockchain will completely change how the internet, and by association, the Internet of Things, will work, and in the process, will change the world. When I find myself slipping into this worldview I shake myself back into reality by looking at it from a business perspective.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), where I speak with David Snyder to better understand the tech in order to better understand the business opportunity blockchain represents ...

Episode 92

Blockchain. One of the few technologies more hyped than IoT. Put them together and it’s a hypefest. But is it warranted? Honestly, I don’t know but I can tell you, for me, the decision is not going to be based on if it’s cool tech, it’s going to be based on, if that cool tech contributes to making more money.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), where I speak with Jessica Groopman about what blockchain is and how it fits into the Internet of Things ...

IoT Inc Book Overview

In this bonus episode, Bruce will provide a short, high-level summary of each chapter of his book, IoT Inc: How Your Company Can Use the Internet of Things to Win in the Outcome Economy.
Listen to this podcast with Bruce Sinclair to hear him provide a high-level overview for each of the 16 chapters in his Internet of Things book ...

Episode 72

When we buy an IoT Product for our home or our business, the advice is the same: read the fine print. There are plenty of technical obstacles that can be thrown in your way to stop you from having complete control over your data but sometimes the devil is in the details and these contractual details can have a major effect on your business.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with with Johannes Ernst about the IoT Overloads and the upcoming data showdown ...

Episode 71

Although kind of a sleeper, you’ve got to admit that Amazon has been coming on to be a force to be reckoned with in IoT. From their lightweight Dash button to the Amazon Echo to their heavyweight AWS services for IoT, this is the year Amazon has blipped on the Internet of Things radar.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) with John Rossman about his book, The Amazon Way on IoT, and what we can learn from this relentless giant ...