Peggy begins the show with a discussion on how several major college campuses are proving to be an exciting testing ground for smart-city solutions.
Peggy discusses how enterprise use of autonomous drones is growing and advancements used by the government will bleed in the commercial and consumer sectors, empowering them to make more effective decisions.
Mobeen Khan, assistant vice president for IoT solutions, AT&T, explains how emerging LTE M and low-power solutions are leading to more use cases with longer life for things like elevators, vending machines, water meters, and more.
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).
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.
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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.
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 explores what some of the big companies are interested in doing in AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality).
Tom Ivory, head of strategic innovation, Capgemini, explains companies are looking to transform business processes to become faster and more efficient.
Peggy gives listeners a firsthand look at how contractors are using connected tools today.
Don Kakfa, CEO, ToolWatch Corp., says if tools aren’t functioning correctly, extra spending is happening on purchasing additional tools.
Graham Cooper, senior account manager, ToolHound, says tool tracking systems provide information immediately at your finger tips.
Peggy introduces connected tools in construction and says not only do they save time on projects, but they also save on costs.
Frank Gillett, vice president and principal analyst, Forrester Research, says there are a dozen different categories surrounding smart home and the connected car and they are all coming together.
Liz Derr, co-founder and CEO, Simularity, explains AI (artificial intelligence) can be useful to companies that harness massive amounts of data because it can identify significant information that should be analyzed.
Gary Baum, vice president, marketing, Myscript, says the vision of the company is to bring all the benefits of using pen and paper to the digital world to enhance what we all do naturally.
Peggy explains how crowdfunding platforms have really started to pick up steam during the past couple of years with Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe all of which building cultural awareness about the IoT (Internet of Things).
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.
Farhad Farahbakhshian, CEO, Naked Labs, explains the 3D fitness tracker is designed to help those in a workout plan stick to their regimen by showing them results they may not see on the scale or in the mirror.
Peggy explains healthcare providers realize patients require more personalized care and that connected devices can be harnessed to provide a more patient-centric approach.
Christine Stoffel, founder & CEO, SEAT, LLC, says there is constant debate whether technology is enhancing fan experiences or taking their eyes off the field.
Peggy says there is new research that suggests we have taken a major step towards hands-free surgery.
Jeremy Chalmers, COO, VRM Telematics, talks about the company’s tech solution for distracted driving.
Irina Slavina, spokesperson, Hudway, LLC, explains the Hudway Glass, the first of its kind head-up display for smartphones.
Bruno Aracaty, co-founder, Colab.re, says his home state in Brazil is the epicenter of the Zika issue, which motivated him to create a platform that brings the citizens and government together to help fight the epidemic.
Steve Banfield, CMO and head of product, INRIX, a company that gathers data from cars and fleets, says all of the data and historical knowledge the company has it pours into analytic tools for smart cities, to provide data to the public sector.
Ara Eckel, assistant marketing and advertising manager, Chevrolet, says the company is bringing in an interface customers want with hands-free texting.
Brian Greaves, director product development IoT solutions, AT&T, says there is a huge push to automate a lot of the services in the connected car, and AT&T is looking to work closely with automotive manufacturers.
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.
Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor, Cars.com, talks about news coming out of the Chicago Auto Show, saying the new Kia Niro is a Prius fighter.
Peggy says aftermarket safety solutions are acting as an extra set of eyes while on the road, pointing to new solutions on the market.
Peggy says it is increasingly about leveraging devices to create new value before and after a drive, explaining Movimento, which specializes in vehicle lifecycle-management technology, is bridging the gap for vehicles without embedded connectivity to receive OTA (over-the-air) updates.
Graham Martin, chairman and CEO, EnOcean Alliance, says it is really exciting to see some of the new developments in the connected home and see the market developing and turning into new solutions.