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Peggy Smedley discusses the transition Qualcomm is going through from layoffs to an executive’s departure; Cisco has a new solutions portfolio; and Black Friday was good to the tech industry. 

Peggy Smedley answers listener questions involving smart-grid implementation, use of technology in the banking industry, and if businesses can be held negligent for cyber breaches.

Peggy Smedley discusses a setback for Target in its ongoing issues with last year’s cyber breach, and a connected mall in California which is designed to ease the pains of the shopping experience. 

Peggy Smedley answers listener questions involving the future of LTE and 2G, the onslaught of mergers and acquisitions that have taken place, including how Kore was strategic in acquiring Raco Wireless.

Peggy Smedley talks about an analyst’s recommendations to businesses in order to combat cyber crime, and, what’s in store for the connected car market during the next few years.

Peggy Smedley answers listener questions involving what is happening in the wearable market, artificial intelligence, and LTE, and the demise of 2G. 

Peggy Smedley tells of how 3D printing has given a youngster a new arm, potential cyber issues during “Black Friday,” and what theater owners are worried about regarding wearables.

John Elliot, managing director global product and offering development, Accenture Mobility, talks about what his company is doing in the connected product space, how change is will affect enterprise customers, and how B2B relationships are changing the end product.

Peggy Smedley looks into how the KORE Wireless acquisition of Raco Wireless could up the ante of what will happen in the M2M/IoT space and bring about some interesting changes. 

Kevin Hunter, COO, Gimbal, discusses the company’s history, importance of beacons, and importance of security.

Peggy Smedley talks about a recent survey which reveals how airports are looking into major IT investments to help the “connected traveler,” and mobile priorities for shoppers this holiday season.

Lindsay Irvine, global director of strategic partnerships and business development, salesforce.com, explains why the IoT/M2M is exciting right now, how the company plans on capitalizing on it, and what is in store for the wearables market.

Peggy Smedley discusses issues between several governmental agencies regarding encryption methods and the conflict it is causing between providing security for users and keeping law enforcement from gathering evidence.

Ken Durand, vice president of innovation and development connected car and M2M, Ericsson, tells how operators adapt to new requirements in the M2M market, what verticals will benefit, and what it means to connected cars.

Peggy Smedley begins the show with news from Washington regarding several politicians efforts to look into IoT (Internet of Things) security and privacy issues, growth projections for the M2M home-appliance market, and the increase in use of personal assistants.

Michael Koenig, project leader, Honda Smart Home, talks about the Honda Smart Home, key energy technologies used in it, and what people should know in building a smart home.

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.