Segment 1

Peggy Smedley, IoT Industry Expert, Specialty Publishing Media

Peggy Smedley takes a moment to pause and remember the deadly attacks of September 11, outlining who a first responder is and the goal of using technology, which is to set first responders up for success by giving them the best resources available to perform their duties. She also says there are some exciting new applications of connected technologies that can help people get help in times of need. She explains with data, users can make better decisions about where to deploy officers or how to train first-response team. She also asks: Are we as a society truly investing the time and resources to make sure our first responders have the technology they need when and where they need it?

Segment 2

Chad Markle, partner, Kalypso

Peggy speaks with Chad Markle, partner, Kalypso, about connected manufacturing, who says manufacturing has relied on advancing technologies to get a competitive edge. Manufacturers are used to exploring technologies and are focused on ROI, he explains. He adds that the focus in the beginning is to find an enlightened executive and then develop a solid strategy. He suggests keeping it small in the beginning, discover results, and then scale quickly. He points to the example of a client who asked: can we leverage generative design and advanced machine learning to generate fixtures that are generated by the machine? He elaborates on this example and what is entailed. He says the future is bright and it is exciting because it allows us to reshore and bring back some of the manufacturing capabilities that we offshored.

Segment 3

Jeremy Hitchcock, founder and CEO, Minim

Peggy and Jeremy Hitchcock, founder and CEO, Minim, talk about the DDoS attack against Dyn in October 2016, which served as the inspiration for Minim. He says the number of connected devices installed in our home is growing, but they are not necessarily put together with the best software. He says the best thing manufacturers can do is make sure their devices auto-update by default. He explains it is trying to create a shared sense of empathy and help make homes more secure.