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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.

Bryan Leach, founder, iBotta, talks about what his product does, where the idea for it came from, and how it is capable of getting users cash back on purchases they make. 

Joe Morris, president, TransTel Communications, explains how his nurse call solution helps both patients and caregivers, what makes it different from traditional systems, and how it benefits owners of assisted living facilities.

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.

Antonio Cannady, filmmaker, Titan Media Endeavors, LLC, discusses his new film which examines the capabilities of a device like Google Glass and how people might put it to use. 

Jose Torres, CEO, Boogio, explains what Reflex Labs in doing, how Boogio came into being, and why his company opted to go the route of the smart shoe over other wearable tech ideas.

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.

Bill Bronrott, deputy administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, explains what his department does, how its working to eliminate crashes involving commercial vehicles, and regulation enforcement regarding tired truck drivers.

Sonny Takher, Desert Mountain health and safety manager, UPS, talks about UPS’ safety record, how it maintains a high driver safety rate, and the role technology plays in protecting its drivers.

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.

Jennifer Smith, executive director, StopDistractions.org, talks about her organization, regional concerns about distracted driving, and breaking the habit of using the cellphone when driving. 

Jay Anderson, executive director, Stay Alive…Just Drive, tells who the biggest distracted driving offenders are, the importance of stopping a vehicle, and how to practice situational awareness. 

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.

Richard Harkness, CEO ADEPT Driver, explains what ADEPT Driver is, the different facets of distracted driving, and how one’s driving behavior is influenced by distracted-driving practices.

Roy Bavaro, board member, National Organizations for Youth Safety, talks about what organizations are doing to curb teen distracted driving, the main problem with teen drivers, and what parents can do to help their teen drivers. 

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.

Tyler Presnell, president and CEO, Tyler Presnell Foundation, explains how an accident he was involved in changed his life, what needs to be done to stop texting and driving, and how to create respectful drivers.

Rona Aharonson, CEO, SafeDrive Systems, talks about how to avoid an accident when distracted, what the SafeDrive System does, and how it can prevent distracted driving.

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.

Deb Trombley, senior program manager, National Safety Council, talks about why people still use cellphones when driving and what liability employers face if a crash involving an employee on a cellphone occurs.

Joel Feldman, founder, EndDD.org, gives his thoughts on heads-up-displays for vehicles and tells of what teens are saying to him regarding distracted driving by their parents. 

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.

Bryan Sartin, director RISK Team, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, explains what the RISK Team does and unveils a new solution which eliminates the necessity for usernames and passwords. 

Ben Feinstein, CTU director of operations and development, Dell SecureWorks, tells why security officials are concerned about the IoT and what Dell Secureworks is doing to combat problems. 

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.

Marc Maiffret, CTO, BeyondTrust, looks at changes in security threats over the years, how BeyondTrust can reduce security risks, and the relation between privilege and vulnerability management.

Laetitia Jay, vice president of M2M and marketing and services, Gemalto, explains the barriers between M2M and IoT adoption, what end users can do to secure smart devices, and where the future of M2M is headed.

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.

Diego Ventura, CEO, noHold, explains what his company does, as well as how artificial intelligence will impact the IoT (Internet of Things) and how people can be empowered by it.

Diego Ventura talks about what a virtual agent is, how it works within the wearable market, and what the growth potential is for artificial intelligence in the next five to 10 years.

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.

Bob Butler, CSO, IO, explains the changes in threats to government and business over the years and what some of the biggest cyber risks are today.

Ed Scheidt, chief scientist and senior vice president, Tecsec, talks about Tecsec, the role encryption plays in securing information, and what businesses need to know about cybersecurity.

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.”

Peggy Smedley and Lieutenant General McLaughlin discuss protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attacks, public preparedness for cyber incidents, and how to get different entities to work together to combat this issue.

Lieutenant General James McLaughlin addresses the issue of consumer awareness regarding cyber threats and the need for basic cyber hygiene.

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.

Martin Refsal, marketing associate, Canary, talks about Canary’s successful use of crowdfunding to get its product to market and what this fundraising effort has accomplished for the company. 

Kate Drane, head of hardware, Indiegogo, explains the impact Indiegogo is having on the tech industry and what are some of the latest trends.

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.”

Jonathan O’Halloran, CSO, QuantuMDx Group, discusses his company’s DNA analysis device and why his crowdfunding campaign was a success even though it didn’t meet its funding goal.

Kevin Xu, cofounder, Zwear, explains the pros and cons of crowdfunding, and the best way for a startup organization to begin a fundraising campaign.

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.

Peggy Smedley looks at the success rates of entrepreneurs using crowdfunding and what happens to the money once a pledge has been made.

Doros Kyriakoulis, founder, GOkey, explains how his product can serve as a device locator, power supply, and storage unit all while fitting on a key ring.

Jerry Callahan, CEO, ISI Technology, discusses the inner-workings of the Heatworks Model 1 water heater and how crowdfunding helped in its production.

Peggy Smedley breaks down the numbers regarding the current state of crowdfunding operations and what projections are saying about the future of the industry.