Segment 1

Peggy Smedley, IoT Industry Expert, Specialty Publishing Media

Peggy Smedley celebrates episode 600 of the show by looking back at how the IoT (Internet of Things community has evolved since the podcast first began. She explains that we are changing the world of autonomous vehicles, smart cities, sustainability, infrastructure, construction, manufacturing, agriculture, and more. She also looks forward, suggesting that maybe in 10 more years we’ll be calling the IoT something else entirely. Going forward, don’t expect anything less than steady, continued innovation and evolution.
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Segment 2

Sara Brown, vice president of marketing, MultiTech Systems

Peggy and Sara Brown, vice president of marketing, MultiTech Systems, discuss the big things that have changed in the past 10 years. She also says adding a communication pipe and transmitting data has value, but at the same time, there is potentially even more value to build processing power into edge devices. Taking it even further, there is an opportunity to automate decisionmaking, which improves worker safety. They also dive into the topics of data security, cellular connectivity, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs.
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Segment 3

Joshua Peschel, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, Iowa State University

Peggy and Joshua Peschel, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, Iowa State University, kick off the month by talking about open source—and a big initiative for 2019 with open livestock. He shares that stakeholders include academic institutions, government agencies, and private industry. Also, this evolving technology will change careers and majors going forward.
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