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Janet Peterson, co-founder and general manager, XCSpec, knows service technicians are always looking for ways to add value to their service. She explains they can do this by understanding the cost of doing nothing, and what it means for the commercial building space. 

Suzanna Kovoor, founder, Zohmic, discusses Apple, Amazon, and Google getting involved in home automation, launching innovative IoT solutions, and integrated platforms that make it easier for consumers to embrace and adopt connected-home solutions.

Peggy takes a look at the state of industrial-based robots today, acknowledges the unanswered questions in the data, the challenges of these products, and what this means for the future of robotics.

Peggy touches on the impressive role of women in the IoT space, and the importance of inspiring the next generation to get involved.

Donald Spector, chairman of the board of trustees, New York College of Health Professions, explains his new home environment customization patent, and what it means for IoT, and electronic products in the future.

Sarah Cooper, chief operating officer, M2Mi Corp., talks about the shift from long-lasting, complex IoT (Internet of Things) and connected-device solutions in the M2M space, to what has been achieved to improve flexibility.

Peggy Smedley talks about her tour last week of the DeWalt, Charlotte, N.C. plant, the thrill of making a brushless hammer drill, and how the company is emphasizing manufacturing is vital to providing economic wealth for this country. 

Sarah Cooper, chief operating officer, M2Mi Corp., explains why there are a lot of big technology disrupters, and one is moving beyond connecting devices and to understanding the context of individual devices.

Peggy takes a closer look at how the Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) just might offer distinctive operational, strategic, and competitive advantages to manufacturers as they continue to invest in big data.

Rose Schooler, vice president of the IoT group and general manager of the IoT strategy and technology office, Intel, growth areas of IoT will includes smart building, transportation, and industrial.

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.