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Episode 52

It’s a symbiotic relationship – the big corporation, in search for that innovative edge, and the small startup, in search for support to get their ideas off the ground. Both have what the other needs – desperately. Coming together they form one type of ecosystem. To be players, all IoT companies – big and small – must be part of one or more ecosystems.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with the folks at TechrIot about their approach of bringing IoT companies together ...




Episode 50

As the technology of IoT evolves the concept of a distributed computing environment is becoming increasingly relevant. A key component of this architecture is fog computing, blending the cloud to the edge. Being able to access computing, networking and storage resources locally makes sense for many classes of IoT deployments.
Listen to this podcast (or read the transcript) where I speak with the bigwigs of the newly formed, OpenFog Consortium ...


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 49

In this episode Bruce recounts recent meetings with clients and discussions with IoT design houses to discuss the current state of the art in data analytics in IoT deployments.
Listen to this analysis episode (or read the transcript) with Bruce Sinclair for the reasons why data analytics isn’t usually considered by clients and why that’s OK ...




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 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 ...