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?
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.
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
Peggy explores what some of the big companies are interested in doing in AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality).
Recent research from Vodafone revealed 76% of businesses say IoT (Internet of Things) will be critical to the future success of organizations.
Peggy encourages listeners to register to attend the Peggy Smedley Institute to explore new IoT (Internet of Things) ideas and implementations.
Magolin Franklin, owner and CIO, Synchronized Business Solutions, says the IoT (Internet of Things) is not just connected devices, but is inclusive of the services those devices offer.
Humera Malik, founder and CEO, Dat-Uh, says businesses need to identify the end goal and work backwards to connect the information.
Edgar Salas, CEO, AZLOGICA, talks about why his company thinks horizontally to encompass all verticals needing Internet of Things solutions in this ever-changing marketplace.
Shanti Subramanyam, cofounder and CEO, Orzota, says medium and small enterprises still might not see the benefit of big data and Orzota is there to help them understand.
Allaa Hilal, R&D software developer, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems, says she is working on a variety of IoT projects from road charging using telematics to enabling assisted living.
Peggy shares the number of women in STEM programs and the workforce are growing, but women still hold less than a quarter of STEM jobs.
Dave O’Connor, Solutions Lead, Black & Veatch Corp., explains the company has been in the data-analytics space for a while and it is hard to convince people they are missing opportunities.
Peggy asks, “Do you really know the IoT?” She urges listeners to attend the Peggy Smedley Institute on April 4 in San Francisco for a day of information sharing, education, and networking on critical IoT topics.
Peggy says cars are getting better as they come off the line, and connectivity was very scarce in the cars just a few years ago. She explains Rand McNally revealed OverDryve, which is a connected-car device that brings advanced luxury car features to retrofit automobiles.