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Peggy takes a closer look at how the IoT (Internet of Things) revolution will dramatically alter manufacturing, energy, and more, and as a result the industrial IoT will fundamentally transform how people will interact with machines.

Peggy discusses how the industrial IoT will create new jobs that did not exist before such as medical robot designers and grid optimization engineers, making jobs safer and more productive.

Peggy takes a closer look at how sensors are shaping both our personal and professional lives. These tiny sensors are proving to be the eyes and ears of the IoT (Internet of Things), collecting realtime information and sending it on for processing.

Dominic John, vice president of global marketing and industry, OSIsoft, says without sensor-based data the lights in America would go out because these sensors are improving processes and operational efficiency. 

Peggy forecasts the upcoming trends in the smart home, including energy saving smart sockets and water systems designed to prevent excessive waste.

Jamie Siminhoff, founder and CEO, Ring, says the motion sensors and HD camera of his video doorbell provides homeowners safety and security at an affordable price.

Since the release of the Apple Watch interest in the wearable market has soared. Peggy discusses the potential of wearables in the healthcare industry.

Kevin Downing, co-founder, Zen Thermostat, says he hopes his product will address certain issues where Nest is lacking, such as integration into the connected home ecosystem.

Jennifer Smith, executive director,, says she doesn’t understand why there are still five states without laws against texting and driving.

To close our month dedicated to distracted driving, Peggy reads a touching op-ed from Joel Feldman, founder, Casey Feldman Organization, illustrating firsthand the tragic impact of distracted driving.

Peggy analyzes at a report detailing the security risks presented by third-party service providers for banks, and looks at an alternative approach to raising awareness around distracted driving. 

As new technology and applications emerge, distracted driving becomes more of an issue. Ted Hellard, founder, AppColony, developed his app, OneTap, with the hope it would minimize distracted driving.

Peggy analyzes a recent report with some outrageous forms of distracted driving, and offers some tips on how not to be distracted while driving. 

There has been a huge amount of hype surrounding the Apple Watch and it is anticipated to be a best seller. Peggy raises the question of how will law enforcement regulate wearables in relation to distracted driving?

Peggy discusses the latest facts and figures around distracted driving and questions why some states have lax distracted driving laws.

Everything is being made smart these days, including cities. Patrick Kennedy, founder and CEO, OSIsoft, discusses how he turned San Leandro into a smart city, and where he sees connected cities and the IoT in the future.

Peggy asks the question, if legitimate Websites such as Forbes can be compromised by a watering hole attack to deliver malware, is there any way to be safe online?

Brenna Berman, CIO, City of Chicago, and co-chair of the IoT Council, and Don DeLoach, president & CEO, Infobright, conclude their discussion with Peggy by explaining what the IoT means to them.

In the wake of the recent Premera hacking, Peggy evaluates the total damages caused to date and calls for CEOs to focus more attention to cybercrime threats.

Peggy digs deep into a recent report that surveyed the effects of Edward Snowden’s revelations on the American public only have each of us ponder which side of the debate we are on. This, and more, on this week’s edition of The Peggy Smedley Show.

Peggy analyzes a recent class action brought against three car manufacturers, for reportedly not letting customers know their vehicles could be hacked.

As the connected-car market is predicted to explode, Peggy discusses the inevitably of hacking and questions with whom the liability lay.

Peggy analyzes a recent survey on the growth of connected homes and questions whether enough steps have been taken to ensure security. 

Are companies doing enough with their IoT (Internet of Things) data to see an acceptable ROI? Peggy asks this, and more, on this week’s show.

For only $225, you can buy an exploit kit with bulletproof hosting and a support hotline on the dark Web; just one of the many highlights Peggy recaps from last week’s Connected World Conference.

With hackers working so hard to find ingenious ways to access our personal information, why make their jobs any easier, remarks Peggy as she discusses a recent survey on password behavior.

Scott Schober, president and CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, says drones could vastly improve the process of online shopping and delivery, but could just as easily be used for acts of remote terrorism and hacking.

Seth Danberry, president and cofounder, Grid32, says businesses need to gauge their security systems with penetrative tests before any weaknesses are exploited by hackers.

In a special edition of The Peggy Smedley Show coming live from CWC15, Scott Schober, president and CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, lists cybersecurity tips that are simple to implement, and may save you a lot of hassle and money.

With the recent announcement that Gemalto SIM cards were hacked by the governments of America and the United Kingdom, Peggy wonders what could possibly justify such a mass invasion of privacy.