Episode 102

Over the years now, I’ve been involved in the development of tens of IoT initiatives with my clients and there is only one thing they all have in common… Every one of them pivoted. And I don’t mean little pivots, I mean 180-degree pivots. The lesson here is to pivot fast and pivot early otherwise there’s a good chance you’re not going to make it out of Pilot Purgatory.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript), where I speak with Phil Regenie about his early pivot and the lessons learn in taking his Senior care product to the pilot stage ...

Episode 62

Repeat this mantra: Privacy by Design, Privacy by Design. Although, Security by Design is a best practice followed by IoT companies in the know, its business counterpart, related to risk, isn’t chanted nearly as often as it should be. Privacy by Design should be repeated with every second breath. In this episode of the IoT Business Show
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Paul Plofchan about Privacy by Design and other privacy best practices ...

Episode 60

What’s the IQ of your city? There are a few ways to raise it to become a smart city. The bottom-up approach starts with a few IoT pilots to see what sticks and what the operational implications are. The top-down approach looks at the city as a platform providing interconnectivity.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with Miguel Gamino, San Francisco’s CIO, about his approach to make his city the smartest of them all ...

A solid route to take when developing a consumer Internet of Things product is concept -> ideation -> proof of concept -> prototype -> video -> crowdfunding -> MVP -> beta with early investors -> product. Harvesting your vested customers to become true fans is an incredibly powerful way to take a product to market and doesn’t necessary sidestep traditional funding sources. One of the reasons I like it most however is because it follows my launch philosophy of Design -> Sell -> Build - especially important in IoT.
Watch this video (or read the transcript) to see John Mein discuss the details of how to start with crowdfunding to launch a successful consumer IoT product and company ...

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 ...

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 ...