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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: Joe Lea, VP of Product at Armis (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Feb 21st 2019

Connected devices are everywhere and will soon also be implanted in our bodies.

This poses an enormous security challenge. Joe and I discuss the open problems and some partial solutions, including where there are opportunities for new entrepreneurs.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself and to Armis. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: Flavio Gomes, CEO of LogiSense (Part 1)

Posted on Saturday, Dec 1st 2018

Differential pricing based on differential usage of devices. Fascinating conversation!

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to LogiSense.

Flavio Gomes: I’m the Founder and CEO of LogiSense Corporation. My business has been around for just a bit over 20 years. It was officially incorporated in 1998, but its history goes back to the early 90’s when I started one of the first regional ISPs in our community. It was in the very early days. It was about 1992 to 1993 when the internet was a new medium.

At that time, things were very expensive to operate. We built a lot of the technologies and tools to manage that business. One of those tools were the

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Thought Leaders in Mobile and Social: Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Nov 15th 2018

Connected devices are creating very interesting opportunities for new types of businesses. Read on for more insights.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself as well as PubNub to our audience.

Todd Greene: I am a multi-time entrepreneur. PubNub is a company that I helped start as one of the two co-founders. It was a side project for me until 2012 but full-time for my co-founder, Stephen Blum, who ran the company. In 2012, we raised our first angel round. PubNub is an interesting company. The best way to think about it is the infrastructure needed by developers for software that powers real-time experiences. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Greg Borchardt of Caerus Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jul 23rd 2018

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Greg Borchardt of Caerus Ventures was recorded in February 2018. 

Greg Borchardt is Co-founder and Managing Partner at Caerus Ventures, a firm that has a focus on connected hardware. It’s an interesting and differentiated investment thesis that is worth listening to, especially for IoT entrepreneurs.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about Caerus Ventures. What is your sweet spot? What is the size of the fund? What kind of investments do you like to make? What’s the focus? >>>

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Internet of Things is the Future for SAP

Posted on Friday, Oct 28th 2016


SAP (NYSE: SAP) is one ERP player that has successfully adapted itself to the changing market landscape. After proving its mettle within the Cloud/Big Data market with HANA, the company is now gearing up to target the Internet of Things (IoT) segment.


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5 Thought Leaders in Internet of Things

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 28th 2016


The Internet of Things (IoT) trend is significant, and will blossom over the rest of the decade. Actually, IoT has been around for a while, and I have been interviewing leaders in the field to share why things are accelerating now and where the gaps are. Here are five conversations to help give you a broad perspective on IoT today.

  • Colin Sutherland, Co-Founder of Geotab – There’s a ton of data being generated through vehicle telematics that need apps to make sense of. Entrepreneurs looking for problems to solve – please read on!
  • Bob Witter, CEO of Device Solutions – North Carolina, at one point, had a large concentration of cellular technology companies. Today, some of that talent has come together around IoT.
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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: Frank Greer, CEO of Zipit Wireless (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Sep 19th 2016

Let’s review some more IoT use-cases through Frank’s eyes.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of the Zipit story. Tell us a bit about the company. What do you do? How do you do what you do? Also, give us a bit of your background.

Frank Greer: I’m the CEO of Zipit Wireless. We’re a 10-year old company. We’re based in Greenville, South Carolina. We were a startup funded by VCs. We were spun out of a company almost 10 years ago. Our objective was to take our expertise and knowledge in cloud-based computing and remotely managing devices, and then apply that to what we felt was a thrilling business opportunity. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: Tom Bianculli, Vice President of Technology Office at Zebra Technologies (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jun 27th 2016

Further view into the use cases and trends in various verticals pertaining to IoT. This interviews looks at retail, transportation, and healthcare.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself as well as Zebra.

Tom Bianculli: I oversee the technology office here at Zebra Technologies. My team incubates new opportunities that are adjacent to the existing portfolio in the company. I’m acting as an internal startup. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: John Horn, CEO of Ingenu (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Apr 1st 2016

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to you as well as to your company.

John Horn: I’m the CEO of Ingenu. We are a major player globally in the Internet of Things. When you look at the Internet of Things, all of the things need to be connected in order for there to be an Internet of Things. If there is no connectivity, there is no data path. There is no solution. A group of pioneers in this industry on the human side realized that the technology that exists for human communication was not good enough for machines.

What makes these devices that we hold on our hands wonderful is the fact that we want the newest, latest, and greatest. In the machine world, what companies need and solutions want is stability – long-term stability of network, long-term stability of technology, and long-term stability of the product itself. Founders of Ingenu created a technology called RPMA which stands for Random Phase Multiple Access. It takes the physical principles of cellular and turns them 180 degrees. It takes the weakness of cellular and makes them the strength of RPMA. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: Greenwave Systems CEO Martin Manniche (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 8th 2016

IoT is moving right along, here is a comprehensive discussion on some use cases and solutions from Greenwave Systems that are real and active.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Greenwave.

Martin Manniche: I’m the Chairman and CEO of Greenwave Systems. We’re a managed services platform company. We are located and headquartered in Irvine, California. We see ourselves as a global company. We have an Asian headquarters in Singapore. We have the European headquarters in Denmark and Scandinavia. We have branch offices in Korea, San Jose, and India.

More and more people in the telco space or people who build managed services platforms or have a managed network are looking to have a  horizontal-built platform. This is a platform where everyone can participate and build services one top of the platform without understanding anything else and how they are interfacing with an API and be able to build a user experience on top of that. >>>

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