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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.
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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.
Will Bauman, junior, Grayslake North High School and YSA (Youth Service America) Road Safety Ambassador, shares he was inspired to get involved with distracted driving education after he and his mother were involved in an accident in 2013.
Peggy says technology can go a long way to help the lives of those living with disabilities and the elderly.
Vin D’Agostino, vice president general purpose unit, Renesas Electronics America Inc., explains the IoT ecosystem is seeing a lot of unexpected players enter the space and some will decide it isn’t for them.
David Alan Grier, IEEE Fellow and associate professor, George Washington University, says it is very important for small businesses to be responsive to the market and needs, and they should really be looking for what trends are out there.
David Alan Grier, IEEE Fellow and associate professor, George Washington University, says we live in a world where we can’t sit still and the driving force behind automation is capital.
Peggy says there are new ways of looking at technology and all that the IoT (Internet of Things) can do.
Jeff Haley, acting executive director, Distracted Driving Foundation, says trying to remove all communications from moving automobiles would be overkill.
Joel Feldman, founder of the Casey Feldman Organization and EndDD.org, says although he lost his daughter to a distracted driver, he is very fortunate for the opportunities he has to educate kids on the dangers of distracted driving.
Peggy addresses the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposed amendments to distracted driving laws across the country, which have seen been regarded to as a mistake.
Peggy shares preliminary estimates for motor deaths from the National Safety Council.
Farah Saeed, principal consultant, Frost & Sullivan, says there is some impatience in the energy sector when it comes to transforming old systems.
Michael Carlson, president, digital grid North America, Siemens, says the best IoT (Internet of Things) solution for the grid involves bringing together all of the technology that is currently there.
Peggy explores what some of the big companies are interested in doing in AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality).
Mark Chung, CEO and co-founder, Verdigris, explains the AI (artificial intelligence) company is focused on making IoT accessible to large, commercial buildings to transform normal buildings into smart ones.
Ellen Qualls, VP for communications & public affairs, Renovate America, says it is important to put tools in the hands of contractors that can help educate homeowners on the importance of selecting energy efficient options for their homes.