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Peggy opens the show with a recap of news from the IoT World Forum in Chicago, especially looking at the need for a standardized platform and what are some of the obstacles keeping this from happening.

Andrew Carle, founding director of the program in senior housing administration, George Mason University, gives an overview of GTX’s Smartsole as he steps in for GTX’s CEO Patrick Bertagna.

Peggy begins the show discussing a new report from the GSMA examining growth rates and predictions for M2M connections, a Berg Insight report on projections for fleet-management systems, and good days are ahead for embedded technologies.

Chris White, senior vice president of IoT/IoE group, Cisco, tells of what’s happening at the Internet of Things World Forum, why the event is important, and what small companies can do to make an impact.

Peggy Smedley talks about a report from the GSMA examining the U.S.’s role in the future of M2M, a Vodafone study of global M2M usage, and Berg Insight’s forecast on 3G and 4G technology.

Arturo Gomez, president, Field Intell, offers his insight as to how Field Intell’s smart-monitoring solutions are helping agricultural, environmental, and industrial assets.

Peggy Smedley discusses a survey regarding people’s thoughts about distracted-driving laws, how one attorney wants to broaden the definition of “electronic devices,” and the results of a Harris Poll involving driving behaviors.

Doug Horn, founder, Drive By Example, examines how much people should be concerned about cellphone use behind the wheel, why distracted driving is worse than drunk driving, and how to go about raising driving standards.

Peggy Smedley discusses issues involving federal grant money designated for road safety which is going unused, and completes her discussion with Richard Harkness, CEO, ADEPT Driver.

Jack Hanley, executive director, Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, explains what NETS is, why employers need to pay attention to road safety, and critical areas associated with driver road safety programs.

Peggy Smedley gives the news on Toyota’s decision to focus on safety features instead of the autonomous car, and a Canadian police chief wants penalties for distracted driving to be stiffer than currently constituted.

Ray Bingham, research professor, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, explains who is distracted, what is distracted driving, and what does the future hold.

Peggy Smedley tells of a deal involving General Motors adding safety features to new cars, a survey showing people think technology will be “copilots” in cars, and how a woman is lucky to be alive after a texting-and-driving accident.

Mike Kellenyi, president, People Against Distracted Driving, joins the program to offer information about PADD, the difficulties in educating people on distracted driving, and the importance of understanding the liabilities involved with distracted driving. 

Peggy Smedley discusses a law firm’s investigation into hackers attacking technology in older cars, positive effects distracted driving laws are having, and new laws and initiatives focused on younger drivers.

Tim Hollister, author, “Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving,” explains why he believes “there is no such thing as a safe teen driver” and what parents should be concerned with.

Peggy Smedley discusses data breaches at UPS and Community Health Systems, as well as how many U.S. organizations have encountered hacking troubles since the start of 2014.

Mark Brooks, senior research engineer, Southwest Research Institute, explains the importance of embedded security and what security issues does the automobile industry face.

Peggy Smedley discusses how a company can move up on Google’s search rankings, the problems with waiting to inform others of a security breach, and the importance of creating a secure password.

Greg Smith, CEO, Koolspan, tells of the rapid growth of Koolspan, trends in the area of mobile security, and how recent hacking scandals have altered the mobile security business. 

Peggy Smedley discusses three new pieces of legislation designed to bolster cybersecurity efforts and looks at a major data breach which affected more than 1 billion records and a half a billion email addresses.

Glenn Schleicher, senior deirector of services, Cisco, breaks down his company’s IoE (Internet of Everything) strategy, where the IoE will be in 10 years, and what challenges lie ahead in getting there.

Peggy Smedley discusses the chaos cyber attacks can create on the nation’s infrastructure and businesses, as well as the importance of education in battling this threat.

John Carbone, senior advisor and engineering fellow, Raytheon, talks about digital perimeters, the financial risks associated with security breaches, and who is doing the best in addressing cyber security. 

Lieutenant General James McLaughlin talks about the mission of the 24th Air Force, team work to accomplish the mission, and San Antonio’s becoming “Cyber City, USA.”

Lieutenant General James McLaughlin talks to Peggy Smedley about what businesses can do to educate customers on cyber threats and what he wants to accomplish as Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command.

Peggy Smedley discusses Singapore’s new crowdfunding effort, what Jibo is, and how Jon Stewart plans to purchase CNN through Kickstarter.

Peggy Smedley looks ahead to next month’s topic which will center around cybersecurity, featuring a special interview with the new Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Lieutenant General James McLaughlin. 

Peggy Smedley addresses IBM’s partnership with Apple, TeenSafe’s program to help parents monitor their child’s mobile device, and a crowdfunding effort to set a record for “World’s Fastest Hot Tub.”

John Dimatos, lead for technology and design, Kickstarter, tells of how Kickstarter is having an effect on the technology landscape and the advantages of using crowdfunding over venture capital funding.