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Jim Barry, media spokesperson, Consumer Technology Assn., says today CES is all about connectivity and the IoT (Internet of Things).
Peggy says we need to reinvest in America’s infrastructure, explaining she is beginning to see big trends emerge at CES such as virtual reality and augmented reality.
Peggy says trends will shape the construction industry including the Internet of Things and infrastructure growth.
John Schlitt, former global director/general manager, Nalco, and IoT expert, says there was a study done a couple of years ago regarding farming.
John Schlitt, former global director/general manager, Nalco, and IoT expert, says a lot of management doesn’t understand what build it really means, and individuals need to explain the advantage of data and translate what that means in company value and extended sales, so a product can become a commodity.
Peggy says potential theft may be an area to focus for cyber criminals, explaining that a focus on behavior analytics and cyber espionage will grow in 2017.
Sanjay Sarma, vice president for Open Learning, MIT, says that while the IoT will ultimately become integrated into everything we use to adapt to our needs and improve our daily lives, the most important thing we can do with the majority of incoming data is throw it away.
Healthcare, IoT, M2M
Greg Thomas, professor at the Center for Design Research, University of Kansas, discusses how we are living in a time of renaissance for industrial design, as the vast availability of IoT products open new opportunities for research to solve problems and help people.
Carlo Ratti, professor and Senseable City Lab director, MIT, says that by using the term, “senseable” cities, researchers and developers are able to put the emphasis back on the human side of urban life.
Peggy begins the show by reflecting on the major mergers and acquisitions that shaped IoT services and generated growth this past year, and predicts that even more are on the way for 2017
Healthcare, IoT, M2M
Ted Herman, professor of Computer Science, University of Iowa, says large pharmaceutical companies are too costly and concerned with the bottomline.
Behrokh Koshnevis, CEO, Contour Crafting, and professor at University of Southern California, talks about his passion for disruptive technologies and how they help reimagine the way things are done.
Chandra Krintz, professor of computer science, University of California, Santa Barbara, explains how computer science and large scale systems are helping farmers in California monitor and obtain a better yield from a diverse selection of crops.
Peggy says Amazon Go is merging the physical world with the digital world to transform the consumer experience with product sensors that enable shoppers to walk-in and get the products they need without having to wait in line.
Peggy says her vision for the future is that all the equipment and systems inside a facility will be connected.
Cara English, CEO, Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, says in healthcare VR (virtual reality) is primarily used for exposure therapy, anxiety disorders, or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
Peggy talks about motor vehicle deaths during the holidays, and explains motor vehicle deaths are expected to be higher this year.
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.