The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Review: Issue 31

Internet of Things News, Podcasts, Events and Insights from Rob Tiffany



How The Internet Of Things Could Help Feed The World  Link

Beyond modern-day conveniences, how might the IoT help us address more fundamental challenges, like feeding our growing global population? Janice Zdankus, HPE’s vice president of quality, highlights the potential of the IoT for agriculture, the need to incentivize partnerships between agriculture and technology and opportunities for the next generation of STEM graduates to lead and innovate.

How to Unlock the Power of IoT Data with Visualization Tools  Link

Sensor data visualization tools provide an excellent opportunity to see patterns which may otherwise remain hidden in those datasets. Continuous data acquisition is what makes connected devices so valuable. By analyzing sensor data, companies can identify bottlenecks in supply chains, predict equipment failure, successfully address overstaffing issues and optimize operational costs.

When Device and Data Management Meet, Good Things Happen in the IoT  Link

IoT device management is becoming as hot a topic these days for enterprises as mobile device management became over a decade ago. Why? According to Dave McCarthy at Bsquare, enterprise IoT “proof of concepts” are maturing in to larger and more distributed deployments given the success of early tests.

Analytics, digital twins separate pack in industrial IoT, says Forrester  Link

A quick view of Forrester’s Wave for industrial IoT platforms including C3 IoT, Microsoft, Amazon, GE, Hitachi, PTC, SAP, Siemens and others. I personally take pride in Forrester’s view the Hitachi’s Lumada is one of the world’s leaders in Digital Twin technology.

IoT adoption perceived as risky, as failures plague 64% of users worldwide  Link

A new study from Dynatrace suggests that IoT adoption could be severely impacted by concerns over the consequences of IoT device failures. New research suggests that the IoT market risks being undermined by device failures.

Internet of Things (IoT): Cheat sheet  Link

Learn about IoT’s benefits for businesses, IoT security risks, IoT-related jobs, how industries and smart cities are using IoT, and more.

5 Ways IoT Is Reinventing Businesses Today  Link

Leveraging IoT has evolved from a connectivity strategy to a business transformation strategy, and has proven results, including increased profitability. More than seven in 10 executives credit IoT with delivering increased revenue.

How IoT Is Impacting 7 Key Industries Today  Link

Financial services, healthcare and manufacturing are leaders in IoT thinking, and in many cases, are connecting IoT capabilities with powerful advanced analytics or artificial intelligence.



Momenta Edge Podcast: Explore Uncaptured IoT Value in the Basics – A Conversation with Rob Tiffany  Link

The conversation with Rob covered his origins in the 1990s building connected systems for vending machines using technologies considered primitive by today’s standards. We follow the progression of the industry through the evolution of powerful enabling technologies while fundamental principles forged during Rob’s early experience inform the success of his work at larger companies including Microsoft and Hitachi. A key message to the industry is the need to focus on the basics like connecting machines for visibility and operational efficiencies – the more advanced technologies like AI and Blockchain are interesting, but there’s important value that’s being overlooked today – and real business needs to be met.

#IoT Podcast 8: What to Look for in an IoT Platform  Link

With literally hundreds of IoT platforms on the market, how do you know which ones to add to your short list? As a rule of thumb, an IoT platform should connect to Things, manage their identity + security, collect data, store, manage, analyze and visualize that data, integrate with enterprise systems and take action on insights. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany walks you through these minimum requirements to help you make an informed choice.

#IoT Podcast 7: Can the Web Save the Internet of Things?  Link

Despite the great promise of IoT to improve business and society, many think it’s being held back due to complexity and the associated lack of required skills to make it a success. Is it possible that the antidote to this complexity and skill shortage problem lies in the existing open standards and technologies that comprise the World Wide Web? In this podcast, Rob Tiffany makes the case for using existing W3C standards to power the Internet of Things.

#IoT Podcast 6: I’m Here to Eliminate your Workforce  Link

For more than a century, advances in technology, machinery and automation have oftentimes replaced humans as a means to accomplish tasks. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany tackles the unsavory topic of workforce reduction as certain tasks have evolved from manual to mobile to IoT.

#IoT Podcast 5: Breaking Down Blockers to IoT Adoption  Link

Despite the promise of process optimizations, innovative new business models and cost savings, the multi-trillion dollar Internet of Things megatrend faces a variety of headwinds that are slowing adoption and commercial rollouts. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany discusses ways to approach and overcome adoption blockers like security, complexity, the skillset shortage and the quest for value.

#IoT Podcast 4: Building the Internet of Humans and Machines  Link

More and more, humans and machines are working together side by side. Therefore, it’s important for Internet of Things platforms and associated technologies to treat them the same. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany illustrates use cases where humans perform work on behalf of machines and vice versa.

#IoT Podcast 3: Lumada’s Visionary IIoT Journey to the Gartner Magic Quadrant  Link

Hitachi Lumada landed in the Visionary quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report for Industrial Internet of Things Platforms. It took less than two years for this revolutionary IIoT technology to go from concept to Visionary. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany gives you a “behind the scenes” look at the Lumada journey from concept to shipping product.

#IoT Podcast 2: Why IoT?  Link

It’s always important to ask “Why” in everything you do whether it’s for business or your personal life. The Internet of Things is no different. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany explains why embarking on the IoT journey is tremendously valuable for business and society.

#IoT Podcast 1: What is IoT?  Link

Welcome to the Internet of Things Podcast. We’re taking decades of experience in the areas of M2M, embedded control systems, wireless, microcontrollers, SCADA, sensors, the cloud, the edge, advanced analytics, digital twins, plus the industrial Internet and teaching it to you every week. In this introductory podcast, Rob Tiffany walks you through basic IoT concepts in order to give you a baseline level of knowledge to build upon.



#IoT Trends and Predictions for 2018  Link 

With software and adjacent technologies continuing to eat the world, I see the pace of digital transformation accelerating in 2018 as organizations strive to enhance their customer and operational intelligence.



TechCrunch Disrupt SF  Link

San Francisco, September 5-7 2018

Mobile World Congress Americas  Link

Los Angeles, September 12-14 2018

IoT in Oil and Gas Conference  Link

Houston, September 18-19 2018

Node+JS Interactive Link

Vancouver, October 10-12 2018

IoT Solutions World Congress  Link

Barcelona, October 16-18 2018

IoT Summit Chicago  Link

Chicago, November 27-28 2018

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