Spain, as you know, is in a terrible economic mess. Entrepreneurs like Alicia are vital to the country’s economic future. She has built a steady, cutting edge technology company with 60+ people from Zaragoza. Impressive!
Sramana Mitra: Tell us about your beginning. Where were you born? Where did you grow up and in what kind of background?
Alicia Asin: I was born in Zaragoza, Spain. I went to the University of Zaragoza. This is where I met David Gascon my co-founder. We founded Libelium. We’ve been always tied to the same location. In fact, starting a new business gave us the motivation of staying in our city. It was like a rebel act of saying, “It has to be possible to be high tech in a city like ours.”
The Internet of Things (IoT) trend is significant, and will blossom over the rest of the decade. Imagine, however, with so many connected devices, how the security issue becomes critical! Let’s explore with Coby Sella.
Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Sansa Security.
Coby Sella: I have been the Managing CEO for Sansa Security for the last four years. Sansa Security is a security-oriented company focused on IoT. We see ourselves as solving deep security problems in a smarter way.
Sramana Mitra: When you say focused on security in the IoT world, tell us more about specifically what the security issues and what kind of challenges the IoT world is facing vis-a-vis security? What part of that are you solving?
Enterprise Internet of Things is getting a lot of hype these days. I sat down with Danny Yu, CEO of DainTree, a company that is actually selling an energy management solution for controlling the energy usage at commercial facilities. Very interesting window into a segment of the industry that is likely to create a couple of very large companies.
Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with a bit of context for our audience. Tell us about you and the company.
Danny Yu: DainTree is a provider of smart building control and energy management solutions. What we bring to our industry is the simplification of building energy management, which allows for tremendous energy and operational cost reduction and simplification of how enterprises run their business.