- Connected Home
- Distracted Driving
- New Technology
- Peggy's Pings
- Smart Home
Rafi Zauer, head of marketing, Essence, says since people are living longer and staying healthy longer, the elderly are being looked after by older children, and they aren’t in a position to have kids help them on a day-to-day basis.
Eli Berman, director of IoT, Starhome Mach, says enterprises want their devices to be always on, and they don’t care what is going on underneath.
Peggy says smart shelves can detect when a product is running low, which means a customer can identify what they are looking seeking.
Peggy says both republicans and democrats need to work together to save manufacturing jobs and increase innovation.
Mark Skilton, professor of practice information systems management, Warwick Business School, says technology is changing the way we communicate, productivity and automation, and the use of energy.
Mohan Sawhney, professor of technology, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, says when we talk about digital disruption, we get carried away with the technology.
Peggy asks the question: Is biometrics really ready for primetime?
Henry Purdy, CMO, ConstructConnect, talks about the importance of product integration and how the company prioritizes integration efforts.
Don Henrich, COO, Assemble Systems, addresses the changes in BIM (building information modeling) and VDC (virtual design and construction). He talks about how contractors are leveraging the technology in new and different ways.
Bassem Hamdy, executive vice president of marketing and enterprise strategy, Procore, talks about how the market is changing, the role of apps and integration, and how contractors need to take advantage of all of this innovation that is emerging.
Peggy identifies trends related to project management, integration, and mobility.
Peggy says the trend toward more technology in the home began more than 10 years ago when AHT (automated home technology) was first being installed in homes.
Terence Mauri, author, The Leader’s Mindset: How to Win in the Age of Disruption, says it has never been easier to waste time on the wrong relationships and social media.
Peggy starts the show by talking about biometrics, and says the need for accurate and secure identification of a user’s identity extends far beyond just mobile devices.
Peggy takes listeners to the future, predicting a time when voters won’t have to go to a polling place at all, and instead this will all be able to be done securely from devices.
Merle King, executive director, Center for Election Systems, Kennesaw State University, continues the discussion, and talks about voting online.
Merle King, executive director, Center for Election Systems, Kennesaw State University, says the mechanics of collecting votes has been different in the terms of the sheer volume and velocity of discussion than it has in the past.
Peggy starts the show by talking about the widespread wearing out of voting machines as a major concern among American voters.
Behavioral Shift in Construction
Alex Schwarzkopf, CEO, Pillar Technologies, says the problem the company is attacking is a very small piece of the connected jobsite by deploying a network of smart sensors that are monitoring the changing conditions of the building.
Peggy says, as an industry, we need to jump ahead of the curve and be proactive around cybersecurity.
Peggy talks about the future of agriculture, and says a wearable device can detect fatigue and stress of farmers to recognize when they are overworked.
Padraig Stapleton, vice president of engineering, Argyle Data, says the telecom and mobile industry creates vast amounts of data on a daily basis.
Ole Mengshoel, principal systems scientist, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CMU, Silicon Valley, says the development of artificial intelligence has been going on at universities for a while, but it is only recently that there is more commercial interest.
Jake Fields, CEO and founder, Treeline Interactive, says the company is working with clients and partners that want to leverage the IoT to make their business more efficient.
Jay Kim, chief strategy officer, APX Labs, says wearables are the next big thing in industrial workforce technology, replacing things like paper and even smartphones, and explains wearables can become an integral part of a daily job, especially for hands-on workers.
Steve Latham, founder and CEO, Banyan Hills Technologies, says when his company develops a relationship with a customer, it truly is a relationship that helps the client understand the business challenge, and making sure that they aren’t looking at IoT just because of the hype, but because it is really applicable.
Bryan Kester, director of Internet of Things, Autodesk, Inc., says the technology company has a lab that is working on nanotechnology materials.
Construction, Fleets, IoT, M2M
Mike Sicilia, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Construction and Engineering, says it is an interesting and exciting time in the construction vertical, specifically around Internet of Things, as the industry is seeing an uptick in firms using the IoT for monitoring.
Peggy says the industrial IoT (Internet of Things) started out as a way to improve operational efficiency, but today it is so much more.
Waqaas Al-Siddiq, cofounder and CEO, Biotricity, says we are at a precipice where the healthcare industry has to shift to survive, and the connected aspect of it is what is going to drive innovation and response.
Peggy talks about a recently published “Industrial Internet Security Framework” from the Industrial Internet Consortium, and encourage listeners to take a look at the framework.
Peggy concludes the month of September by taking a cue from George Orwell, and looks to the future of transportation to determine where the industry is headed. Instead of talking about self-driving vehicles, she takes listeners to the future, and looks at flying cars and levitating trains.
Glenn Laxdal, head of strategy and technology, Ericsson North America, says currently the vision is on enabling autonomous vehicles through the most straight forward way, which is vehicle-to-vehicle communication.
Peggy starts the show by talking about the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s newly released Federal Automated Vehicles policy which sets the stage for best practices and guidance related to autonomy in the transportation industry.
Maryline Daviaud Lewett, business development manager, Smart Integrated Infrastructure, Black & Veatch, says we are seeing new types of transportation today, with new electric and hybrid vehicles are coming on the market today.
Marcus Welz, CEO, Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems, says there is no industry embracing innovation more than the transportation industry, and the vehicle themselves will become traffic information generators.
Construction, Cybersecurity/Security, Distracted Driving, Energy, Fleets, Gadgets, IoT, M&A, M2M, Manufacturing, New Technology, Peggy's Pings, Regulations, Transportation
Peggy says Uber is in the middle of setting itself up for something big in both the enterprise and consumer space, and explains Uber has become more of a technology company with one move.
Shawn Pruchnicki, faculty member, Ohio State Aviation, says aviation has seen a lot of growth and innovation in the last 10 years, and soon there will be a complete overhaul of the current system.
Jay Ellis, program director, MTRAC Transportation, says there aren’t many funding sources that help commercialize research.