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The Let’s Connect! Podcast is where IoT ecosystem players, technology thought leaders and the innovators of the Digital Transformation Revolution get to tell their stories. Subscribe now to get an inside look at how technology strategy and development happens in the real world and under real field conditions. We will examine case studies at scale, the implications of new technological developments, and the growth of new and existing markets. Make sure you don’t miss an episode of the Let’s Connect! podcast, posted every week on the IFA Media Network.

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Agriculture IoT, AI & 5G | Let's Connect E017 | Intelinair's David Wilson
May 27 2021
Agriculture IoT, AI & 5G | Let's Connect E017 | Intelinair's David Wilson
In episode 17 of the Let’s Connect! Podcast, and the Season 1 finale, David Wilson, Customer Success Manager at Intelinair, joins host Ken Briodagh to get our hands dirty and dig into Agriculture IoT, AI and 5G and where the three intersect.  David and Ken spend time talking about how Aircraft can serve as effective ioT sensors, and data collection engines, how predictive analytics and crop data help framers act as commodities traders for new revenue that can make the difference between a good year and a bad year, and how farmers turn raw data from field sensors into actionable data for improved operations. Intelinair provides automated crop intelligence that leverages AI and Machine Learning to model crop performance and identify problems so our commercial growers can make proactive, improved decisions. We provide a full-scope, full-season crop performance and intelligence to ensure the health of the crop, ensure timely, proactive alerts to farmers/growers–and to all the different professionals that help growers raise a healthy, abundant crop. And we do all this with our company’s flagship product, AGMRI®   AI-platform which aggregates and analyzes data–including high resolution aerial, satellite, and drone imagery, equipment, weather, scouting, and more–to deliver actionable Smart Alerts on specific problems in areas of fields as push notifications to farmers’ smartphones.Time Stamps:(0:00) Welcome to the Let's Connect! Podcast(1:05) Introductions to David Wilson and Intelinair(2:09) Agriculture IoT: an Introduction(4:00) Where is Agriculture IoT Now?(5:11) Aircraft as IoT Sensor (6:40) Predictive Analytics for Market Trading(9:10) Converting Data into Actionable Intelligence(11:50) How Does Agriculture IoT Analysis Work?(13:50) How Do You Deliver the Data?(14:30) Data Sharing and Metadata for Global Food Supply Chain(18:43) Final Thoughts
Agriculture IoT, AI & 5G | Let's Connect E017 | Intelinair's David Wilson
May 27 2021
Agriculture IoT, AI & 5G | Let's Connect E017 | Intelinair's David Wilson
In episode 17 of the Let’s Connect! Podcast, and the Season 1 finale, David Wilson, Customer Success Manager at Intelinair, joins host Ken Briodagh to get our hands dirty and dig into Agriculture IoT, AI and 5G and where the three intersect.  David and Ken spend time talking about how Aircraft can serve as effective ioT sensors, and data collection engines, how predictive analytics and crop data help framers act as commodities traders for new revenue that can make the difference between a good year and a bad year, and how farmers turn raw data from field sensors into actionable data for improved operations. Intelinair provides automated crop intelligence that leverages AI and Machine Learning to model crop performance and identify problems so our commercial growers can make proactive, improved decisions. We provide a full-scope, full-season crop performance and intelligence to ensure the health of the crop, ensure timely, proactive alerts to farmers/growers–and to all the different professionals that help growers raise a healthy, abundant crop. And we do all this with our company’s flagship product, AGMRI®   AI-platform which aggregates and analyzes data–including high resolution aerial, satellite, and drone imagery, equipment, weather, scouting, and more–to deliver actionable Smart Alerts on specific problems in areas of fields as push notifications to farmers’ smartphones.Time Stamps:(0:00) Welcome to the Let's Connect! Podcast(1:05) Introductions to David Wilson and Intelinair(2:09) Agriculture IoT: an Introduction(4:00) Where is Agriculture IoT Now?(5:11) Aircraft as IoT Sensor (6:40) Predictive Analytics for Market Trading(9:10) Converting Data into Actionable Intelligence(11:50) How Does Agriculture IoT Analysis Work?(13:50) How Do You Deliver the Data?(14:30) Data Sharing and Metadata for Global Food Supply Chain(18:43) Final Thoughts
Advanced Analytics for IoT | Let's Connect E016 | Aginity's Rick Hall
May 20 2021
Advanced Analytics for IoT | Let's Connect E016 | Aginity's Rick Hall
In episode 16 of the Let’s Connect! Podcast, Rick Hall, CEO at Aginity Corporation, joins us to define advanced analytics for IoT, talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI), edge computing, digital twin, and metadata analysis.Rick and Ken explore the inside track on how companies can and should be using advanced analytics to make the most of their data collection efforts and drive real business outcomes. We also dig into consumer IoT, digital twin as a tool for analytics, and how and when you should be thinking about metadata.   Rick Hall is CEO of Aginity Corporation, and a software entrepreneur focused on the analytics market. He has led the development of over a dozen software products and taken several companies from the early stage to an eventual sale.Rick led a group in the purchase of Aginity in March of 2020 and has taken over the CEO role as a result. Connect with Rick on LinkedIn.Aginity was an early innovator in Analytics Management and launched Aginity Pro early this year. The product is off to a fast start, attracting 13,000 subscribers in the first nine months and is set to grow by more than 250 percent through 2021.Time Stamps:(0:00) Welcome to the Let's Connect! Podcast(1:17) Introductions to Aginity and CEO Rick Hall(2:57) How Data Analysis Works in Consumer and Retail(6:39) How Do You Measure Activity?(11:13) Digital Twin as Analytical Tool(13:51) MetaData Analytics and How They Work(16:09) Let’s Get into AI for Analytics(20:30) Final Thoughts on Advance Analytics
Smarter, Safer Buildings | Let's Connect E015 | Delta Controls Inc.'s Robert Hemmerdinger
May 14 2021
Smarter, Safer Buildings | Let's Connect E015 | Delta Controls Inc.'s Robert Hemmerdinger
In episode 15 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, Robert Hemmerdinger, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Delta Controls, joins host Ken Briodagh to talk about why buildings that have been left empty for more than a year, all over the globe, need to be rethought, and how that process is more opportunity than problem for building owners and managers.Robert and Ken explore how smarter, safer buildings can be enabled by IoT and how those same tools can be leveraged to make square footage more flexible and usable by many stakeholders, instead of relying on long-term leases of the past that might not rematerialize in the present.  Robert Hemmerdinger  is the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Delta Controls, Inc. and a member of the executive management team. Robert’s role includes global responsibility for sales growth and driving brand awareness. Robert first started his career in 1997 as a technical support engineer with Andover Controls, which was acquired by Schneider Electric in 2004. With a background in engineering, he served in a variety of positions including in product management, strategic sales and business development for the U.S., EMEA and Asia Pacific markets.Connect with Robert on LinkedIn. Follow him on Twitter. Delta Controls is the benchmark for Smart Building manufacturers, being one of the most respected organizations in our industry. We pride ourselves on our integrity, reliability, innovation and track record of our products and partners. At the root of our success is our people who use technology to create products that are simple, yet powerful enough to last, and we never compromise on quality. We care for the world around us, and we are proud to be a part of the integration upon which infrastructures and businesses are built. With a top-down view from the center of the room, the O3 Sensor Hub detects motion, sound, light, and temperature with new levels of accuracy. The O3 Room Controller is DIN rail mountable and combines modular I/O with room-level integration. The O3 is a complete solution that combines HVAC, access and lighting control in a modular system. It combines multiple protocols and I/O points in one unit. Follow Delta Controls on Twitter. Time Stamps:(0:00) Welcome to the Let's Connect! Podcast(1:33) Introduction to Robert Hemmerdinger and Delta Controls. (4:00) What Does IoT Give a Building Owner or Manager?(5:54) The Market Differences Between New Construction and Retrofit(8:00) Delta Controls O3 Device for Occupancy Sensing (10:30) The Smart Building of Theseus(11:42) Smarter, Safer Building Efficiency... and Profits(14:07) Commercial Real Estate is at an Inflection Point(20:00) Multi-Use Offices and Hot Desking as a Growing Market Trend(23:00) Final Thoughts
AI & ML: Security at the Edge | Let's Connect E014 | Sequitur Labs' Philip Attfield
May 6 2021
AI & ML: Security at the Edge | Let's Connect E014 | Sequitur Labs' Philip Attfield
In episode 14 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, Philip Attfield, CEO at Sequitur Labs, joins host Ken Briodagh to talk Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how their interactions impact the way we should be thinking about Security at the Edge of the network in IoT.Philip and Ken define the terms you need to know, the risks that you’ll face and how AI & ML at the Edge can impact your IoT Network security. Then, they talk solutions and strategies at the leading edge of IoT security best practice.Philip Attfield is the CEO of Sequitur Labs Inc. He brings a strong background in computing, networking, security and systems modeling. He has more than 20 years of industry experience in large enterprises and small entrepreneurial firms. Starting his career at Nortel, Phil was a member of its scientific staff and developed software tools and in-house products for modeling, synthesis and verification of telecom and network equipment hardware.Sequitur Labs is developing seminal technologies to improve trust in a connected world, reducing the cost and complexity to build secure embedded and IoT devices. Sequitur’s products span a range of disciplines required for trusted computing, from boot through the full device lifecycle. Sequitur’s security solutions provide real business value to device makers, such as reducing BoM costs, protecting revenue by thwarting IP theft, improving product reliability and reducing liability, and improving device lifecycle management processes. Follow Sequitur Labs on Twitter!Time Stamps:(0:00) Welcome to the Let's Connect! Podcast(1:35) Introduction to Phillip Attfield and Sequitur Labs(2:39) Securing AI & ML at the Edge(4:29) What are the Risks of Lax AI & ML Security?(8:00) Does AI at the Edge Introduce Greater Vulnerability to the Network?(10:57) What are the Best-Practice Security Strategies, Right Now?(14:00) What Should You Worry About?(17:13) What is Unique about IoT Systems Security?(18:32) Sunsetting Technology and Out-of-Date Security(20:18) Final Thoughts
Battery Technology and IoT |Let's Connect! E013| Atmosic Technologies' David Su
Apr 29 2021
Battery Technology and IoT |Let's Connect! E013| Atmosic Technologies' David Su
In episode 13 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, David Su, CEO And Cofounder at Atmosic Technologies, joins host Ken Briodagh to talk about how to lower power consumption, improve battery life, and what the future of battery technology might look like.  David and Ken get into how IoT developers can make battery-powered devices more efficient, how important it is to make batteries last longer and store more power, reliably, and what the intermediate steps will be, including constant recharging via green energy sources. David Su brings to Atmosic over 30 years of engineering expertise with an extensive wireless background, as his past teams’ radio designs have brought billions of successful devices to market. He was on the early engineering team at Atheros, VP Analog/RF Engineering, and VP Engineering with Qualcomm following the 2011 acquisition of Atheros. David earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and has been a Consulting Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford. David is an IEEE Fellow. Connect with David on LinkedIn and Follow him on TwitterAtmosic Technologies is an innovative fabless semiconductor company designing ultra-low power and energy harvesting wireless solutions. Atmosic’s technology is helping to dramatically reduce and disrupt device dependency on batteries, delivering forever battery life and battery free solutions for the Internet of Things. The company’s products enable the IoT device ecosystem — designers and manufacturers, as well as end users and those responsible for deployments — to dramatically lower costs and efforts associated with maintaining the growing Internet of Things in the Personal, Home, Auto, Healthcare, Industrial, Enterprise and Smart Cities segments. In addition to these tangible business advantages, Atmosic aims to reduce ecological impacts with its vision of dramatically reduced battery consumption in the Internet of Things. Follow Atmosic on Twitter.Time Stamps:0:00 Show Introduction1:05 David Su and Atmosic Technologies Introductions3:37 How are we making batteries function better for IoT?4:56 Sustainable Energy, and Infinite Battery Life5:52 Software Solutions for Battery Efficiency7:28 AI Decision Making in the Cloud8:30 The Impact on Processing and Latency9:33 Environmental Impacts and Energy Management11:56 Battery as a Precious Resource14:38 Final Thoughts
Privacy, IoT Standards & Open Data | Let's Connect E012 | OpenCage's Ed Freyfogle
Apr 22 2021
Privacy, IoT Standards & Open Data | Let's Connect E012 | OpenCage's Ed Freyfogle
In episode 12 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, Ed Freyfogle, Head of Product at OpenCage, joins host Ken Briodagh to talk about Location Tracking and Geocoding in open data networks for IoT.Ed Freyfogle is Head of product for OpenCage. Prior to OpenCage, Ed was co-founder of Lokku, the company that spun out OpenCage. He started his career in the early days of the internet as the first developer at yahoo.de. He has an MBA from MIT, a degree in engineering from Duke University, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Weimar, Germany. Connect with Ed on Twitter and LinkedIn and listen to his GeoMob podcast!OpenCage provides a geocoding API used by many IoT service providers at high volume (millions of queries per day) to convert device location (longitude, latitude) into useful location information. And they do it using open data from OpenStreetmap. OpenCage started in 2013 as a project within Lokku, a company with a long history of using and supporting OpenStreetMap. They implemented the first ever commercial use of OpenStreetMap (all the way back in the internet dark ages of 2006!), and were one of the first companies to use OpenStreetMap maps instead of Google maps. In May 2015 Lokku was acquired by Mitula Group. The OpenCage project was spun out into an independent brand, and has run independently ever since. Follow OpenCage on Twitter!Time Stamps0:00 Show Introduction 1:04 Ed Freyfogle Introduction1:30 What is Geocoding?2:28 OpenStreetMap, or Google Maps: What’s the Difference?5:18 How Much Will it Cost?6:50 Security and Privacy in Open Location Data: Is it Good Enough?  9:00 Remote Locations, Away from Roads  10:35 Location tracking at Sea, and on Rails13:00 Data Protection and the Unintended Consequences Law13:30 Location Services Standards Organizations14:55 Final Thoughts
Smart Buildings & Facilities Management | Let's Connect E011 | Disruptive Technologies' Erik Fossum Faervaag
Apr 15 2021
Smart Buildings & Facilities Management | Let's Connect E011 | Disruptive Technologies' Erik Fossum Faervaag
In episode 11 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, Erik Fossum Færevaag, Founder and President of Disruptive Technologies, joins host Ken Briodagh to talk about Smart Buildings and Facilities Management. In particular, they look at how the commercial real estate industry needs to evolve with the help of IoT solutions. Erik Fossum Færevaag is the Founder and President of Disruptive Technologies, a Norwegian Tech company providing The World’s Smallest Wireless Sensor. The company has received numerous recognized awards such as Gartner Cool Vendor, Nordic Startup Awards, Norwegian Tech Awards and more. The sensor is the size of a postage stamp with 15 years battery lifetime, unmatched ease-of-use and scalability. Sensor data is delivered on a cloud API, where the complete service, including sensors, are managed. Erik’s background is from the microchip/semiconductor industry, architecting the world’s lowest power microcontroller EFR32 and the world’s lowest energy ISM band digital radios.Interested in connecting with Erik? Reach out on Linkedin!Disruptive Technologies is a developer of commercial-grade wireless sensors and a rapidly growing innovator in the IoT market. The Internet of Things promised a self-sufficient world of interconnectedness, but the technology was expensive, cumbersome and limited. It also came with a range of new privacy and security concerns, hindering adoption. The company's sensing solution simplifies data collection and delivers the data securely to their dashboard (DT Studio) or a partners’​ analytics programs in the cloud. The technology enables sensor solutions for smart buildings, facilities management, workplace, manufacturing & warehousing, cold storage and substations. Finally, safe, cost efficient and sustainable operations allow people to truly unload the ordinary for more rewarding pursuits.  Follow them on Twitter. Time Stamps0:00 Show Introduction 1:20 Erik Fossum Faervaag Introduction3:10 Facilities Management Post-20205:40 What is Building Cleaning Validation?6:43 The Future of Work and Workspaces 7:53 Commercial Spaces in Smart Cities9:30 Sustainable Buildings 10:05 Case Study on WeWork Pilot 13:12 Smarter New Construction15:05 How to Start an IoT Company
Standards, Scale and Security in IoT | Huawei Technologies' Tim Danks
Apr 8 2021
Standards, Scale and Security in IoT | Huawei Technologies' Tim Danks
In episode 10 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, Tim Danks, VP, Risk Management & Partner Relations at Huawei Technologies USA, joins us to talk about the methodology and strategy of IoT security at scale and how standards organizations can offer guidance.  As VP, Risk Management & Partner Relations, Tim Danks is responsible for understanding and managing business risks in the context of cybersecurity and privacy across Huawei USA businesses and toward external stakeholders. Further, he is responsible for developing and enhancing partner relationships towards key external stakeholders across academia, channels partners, industry, and suppliers utilizing his broad understanding of Huawei’s local and global business operations. His background includes a diversified mix of operational experience, from both the vendor and customer perspectives, with a primary focus on risk mitigation and management in delivery environments. In addition, he has achieved repeated success in building organizations through improved methodologies, processes development, and effective tools that enable efficient and cost controlled service delivery toward internal and external stakeholders.Interested in connecting with Tim? Reach out on Linkedin!Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains - telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services - Huawei is committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. During the discussion Tim touched upon Huawei’s TECH4ALL initiative, which is about powering digital inclusion by driving equity with technology. He also mentioned NIST, which you can check out at the link. Time Stamps1:25 Introductions3:20 Risk Management, Security & Privacy6:00 Standards for Security & Privacy10:00 Security Operations and Infrastructure14:00 Edge and Scale15:30 Security Strategy & Worst case scenarios20:00 Final Thoughts
CBRS Open Spectrum, 5G, and IoT | Federated Wireless's Kurt Schaubach
Mar 25 2021
CBRS Open Spectrum, 5G, and IoT | Federated Wireless's Kurt Schaubach
In episode 08 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, Kurt Schaubach, CTO of Federated Wireless, joins us to talk about CBRS Open Spectrum, 5G and connectivity for the growth of IoT.Kurt Schaubach brings 25 years of wireless industry experience to Federated Wireless where he plays a key role in developing technologies and new business strategies to create the next-generation architecture of broadband wireless. Previously, Kurt served in various engineering roles at the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), NextWave Wireless, LCC International, and Southwestern Bell. He has also served as a technology consultant to wireless network operators, equipment manufacturers, and semiconductor suppliers. Kurt has been active in spectrum development, management, and policy matters throughout his career. He currently serves on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) and has spoken at the International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART) events, among many others.Interested in connecting with Kurt? Reach out on Linkedin!Founded in 2012, Federated Wireless has long led the industry in development of shared spectrum CBRS capabilities, taking a lead role in the formation of the CBRS Alliance, being the first to complete a wide range of trials with its Spectrum Controller, and deploying the industry’s first nationwide ESC network. The company’s partner ecosystem includes more than 40 device manufacturers and edge partners, all of which are dedicated to collaboration to advance development and proliferation of CBRS services. Federated Wireless’ customer base includes companies spanning the telecommunications, energy, hospitality, education, retail, office space, municipal and residential verticals, with use cases ranging from network densification and mobile offload to Private LTE and Industrial IoT. Follow Federated Wireless on Twitter!Time Stamps1:00 Introduction2:25 What is CBRS?5:15 Connectivity for IIoT8:00 Connectivity architecture strategy11:00 U.S. DoD CBRS/5G Smart Warehouse case study14:00 Costs of private 5G networks16:30 Advantages of shared spectrum19:00 CBRS vs. WiFi21:00 What does it take to deploy CBRS?
How 2020 Changed IoT for the Better
Mar 19 2021
How 2020 Changed IoT for the Better
In episode 07 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, Jeremy Prince, recently named CEO of Sigfox Group, joins us to talk about the last year in IoT, what effect the pandemic has had on the industry, and why it looks like we might be on the edge of a nascent boom time in IoT.Jeremy Prince joined the Sigfox corporate office, headquartered in France, as Chief Strategy Officer in 2018. In this role, he worked closely with Ludovic Le Moan, CEO and co-founder of Sigfox on key initiatives and the company strategy.  As part of the Sigfox Executive Committee, he was in charge of Sigfox Spain, Sigfox Germany and Sigfox USA. In order to strengthen and accelerate the business in the U.S., Jeremy was appointed to President of Sigfox USA in 2019, while remaining on the Sigfox Corporate Executive Committee.  Recently, he was promoted again and named CEO of the Sigfox Group. Interested in connecting with Jeremy? Reach out on Linkedin!Sigfox is the 0G network pioneer and the world’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) service provider. Sigfox offers a unique combination of ultra-low cost and ultra-low power technologies supported by a global network, enabling businesses to gain visibility and track their assets worldwide. With more than 17 million connected devices and 60 million messages sent a day, Sigfox helps its customers to extract crucial data at the lowest total cost and to accelerate their digital transformation in key areas such as Asset Tracking and Supply Chain. ISO 9001 certified and surrounded by a large ecosystem of partners and IoT key players, Sigfox was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Toulouse, France, with offices in Boston, Dallas, Dubai, Madrid, Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Tokyo. Follow Sigfox on Twitter!Time Stamps1:15 Jeremy Prince introduction1:44 Sigfox Introduction5:22 Logistics and Supply Chain6:00 COVID impact and vaccination supply7:30 Michelin Container tracking case study8:45 Building Management, Commercial Facilities11:07 State of the IoT Industry Analysis12:06 French Insurance Company case study13:40 Air quality15:40 The Phoenix Fund Project in Puerto Rico19:10 Cannabis and Agriculture IoT20:30 Final Thoughts with Jeremy Prince
An Intelligence-First Approach to IoT | Falkonry's Nikunj Mehta
Mar 5 2021
An Intelligence-First Approach to IoT | Falkonry's Nikunj Mehta
In episode 05 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, Nikunj Mehta, CEO and Founder of Falkonry, joins us to talk about his Intelligence-first approach to IoT.Nikunj Mehta founded Falkonry after realizing that very valuable operational data produced in industrial infrastructure goes mostly unutilized in the energy, manufacturing & transportation sectors. Nikunj believes hard business problems can be solved by combining machine learning, user-oriented design & partnerships. Prior to Falkonry, Nikunj led software architecture & customer success for C3 IoT. Earlier, he led innovation teams at Oracle focused on database technology & led the creation of the IndexedDB standard for databases embedded inside all modern browsers. He has contributed to standards at both W3C & IETF, & is a member of the ACM.Interested in connecting with Nikunj? Reach out on Linkedin!Falkonry is the innovation leader in Operational AI. Falkonry enables predictive operational excellence for manufacturing and defense organizations by detecting and predicting events before they impact operations. By applying AI on real-time operational data from plants and field systems, Falkonry solutions deliver significant improvement in production uptime, quality and yield without requiring data scientists or data engineers. Falkonry products easily scale across the enterprise either on-premises, in the cloud or at the edge, and are optimized to run on major cloud platforms including Microsoft Azure and AWS. Falkonry’s Operational AI based products are built for operations teams to reduce planned and unplanned downtime, discover anomalous conditions, capture expert knowledge, provide root cause analysis, estimate time to critical events like time to failure, remaining useful life and show all this information through an executive dashboard making it easier for all stakeholders to understand and apply this analysis.  Follow Falkonry on Twitter!
Predictive Maintenance and IIoT | Silicon Labs' Mikko Niemi
Mar 5 2021
Predictive Maintenance and IIoT | Silicon Labs' Mikko Niemi
In episode 04 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, Mikko Niemi of Silicon Labs joins us to talk about Predictive Maintenance, Human-Machine Interfaces, Asset Management, and all things IIoT.Mikko Niemi is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Silicon Labs, responsible for Industrial IoT solutions. Prior to joining Silicon Labs in 2019, Mikko worked at Landis+Gyr, a global market leader for smart energy and IoT solutions, for nine years. He held various leadership positions at Landis+Gyr in product management, technical sales and customer project management. Mikko is an inventor in two edge intelligence smart energy patent applications, and he has more than a decade of experience in delivering integrated end-to-end enterprise and IoT solutions. Mikko holds an M.Sc. degree in engineering from the Tampere University of Technology in Tampere, Finland, and an MBA degree from Texas A&M University Commerce in the United States of America.Interested in connecting with Mikko? Reach out on Linkedin!Silicon Labs is a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Its award-winning technologies are shaping the future of the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. The company's world-class engineering team creates products focused on performance, energy savings, connectivity and simplicity.  Key products include wireless SoCs, modules and MCUs used in various applications across different market verticals in both industrial and consumer applications.
Unsupervised AI and IoT Decision Automation | Aisera's Muddu Sudhakar
Mar 5 2021
Unsupervised AI and IoT Decision Automation | Aisera's Muddu Sudhakar
In episode 03 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, Muddu Sudhakar of Aisera join us to talk about Unsupervised AI and how to leverage algorithmic intelligence to create IoT decision trees.Muddu Sudhakar is a successful Entrepreneur, Executive and Investor. He is the CEO and Investor of AiSERA the industry’s first proactive, personalized, and predictive AI Service Management (AISM) solution that is purpose-built to automate tasks and actions for IT, HR, Facilities, and Customer Service. Muddu has deep Product, technology and GTM experience and knowledge on enterprise markets such as Cloud, SaaS, AI/Machine learning, IoT, Cyber Security, Big Data, Storage and chip/Semiconductors. Muddu has strong operating experience with startups as CEOs (Caspida, Cetas, Kazeon, Sanera, Rio Design) and in public companies as SVP & GM role at likes of ServiceNow, Splunk, VMware, EMC. He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and has more than 40 patents. Interested in connecting with Muddu? Reach out to him on Linkedin or Twitter!Aisera offers the world’s first AI-driven service experience solution that automates operations and support for IT, HR, Sales and Customer Service, making businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like self-service resolutions to users. Aisera fast tracks the digital transformation journey with user and service behavioral intelligence that drives end-to-end automation of tasks, actions and business processes. Aisera is a top-tier, VC-funded startup headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., and a strategic partner with AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Atlassian, Zendesk, Datadog, Automation Anywhere, UiPath and Salesforce. Follow Aisera on Twitter!
Real-Time Continuous Monitoring in IoT | OpSense's Stuart Gavurin & Carson McDonald
Mar 5 2021
Real-Time Continuous Monitoring in IoT | OpSense's Stuart Gavurin & Carson McDonald
In episode 02 of the Let's Connect! Podcast, Stuart Gavurin & Carson McDonald of OpSense join us to talk about what Real-Time really means in IoT, how real-time continuous monitoring works in the field, and what kind of outcomes users and implementers should expect. Stu Gavurin is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OpSense. His career includes serving in roles as an engineer, consultant and executive at technology-oriented consulting and outsourcing businesses with particular emphasis in business strategy, infrastructure technology outsourcing and systems integration. Currently, he is the CEO of both OpSense, and its parent company Mission Data. Prior to joining Mission Data in 2007, was a partner at Ernst & Young and a vice president with Unisys Corporation. At Ernst & Young for sixteen years, he served as a leader in the firm’s distributed computing and infrastructure consulting practice before serving as the Chief Operating Officer of the North American IT consulting organization. Interested in connecting with Stu? Reach out to him on Linkedin or Twitter!Carson McDonald is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of OpSense. Previously he served as a Principal Engineer and Vice President of Service Innovation where he led the company's R&D efforts building competencies in IoT and mobile solutions. He is the chief architect of the company's mobile video platform product which was used to create award-winning products such as Bravo's Top Chef University offering that has had nearly 300,000 subscribers. Prior to OpSense, he worked as an engineer at Mission Data, IBM Global Systems, and Perot Systems.Interested in connecting with Carson? Reach out to him on Linkedin!About OpSense: OpSense is an IoT platform built for food safety and quality monitoring for retail and foodservice industries. OpSense allows businesses to be compliant with governmental regulations and helps prevent inventory loss, improve refrigeration efficiency, and improve employee productivity. The company takes a consultative approach, getting to know its customers and their business process. They work to make things simple, minimize the time spent touching the solution and providing support when needed. Follow OpSense on Twitter!