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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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Bootstrapping an IoT Company from North Carolina: Bob Witter, CEO of Device Solutions (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Feb 26th 2016

North Carolina, at one point, had a large concentration of cellular technology companies. Today, some of that talent has come together around IoT.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of your journey. Where are you from? Where were you born, raised, and in what kind of circumstances?

Bob Witter: I was born in Springville, New York. It’s in the western part of New York. I grew up in central New York. I went to school at State University of New York and graduated in 1981 with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. I started my career in Rochester with Eastman Kodak company in the medical products division that was brand new at that time. I learned a great deal about how to do medical products that has certainly served me well even today at Device Solutions. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: Colin Sutherland, Co-Founder of Geotab (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jan 4th 2016

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!

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

Colin Sutherland: I’m the Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and one of the Founders of Geotab. This is our 15th year of being involved in what’s called the telematics industry, which is a technology that essentially moves the data from a vehicle’s location over a wireless method, and into the cloud, to enable fleets to better understand how their assets are being used in order to improve.

Sramana Mitra: What are the trends of the telematics space as it pertains to vehicles at this point?

Colin Sutherland: The industry reached a major milestone six years ago when, as a total collective, the industry became a billion dollar industry. That was a big milestone. Industry researchers have projected tremendous growth for the business. Overall, the industry has been growing 15% per year, but that doesn’t really tell the whole story. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: John McDonald, CEO of CloudOne (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Nov 23rd 2015

CloudOne focuses on IoT applications as they pertain to the industrial engineering sector, primarily. Based in Indianapolis, in the heart of the manufacturing industry hub of the United States, the company caters to over 50 customers, and in this interview, John shares some examples and trends from the sector.

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

John McDonald: I’m the CEO of the company called CloudOne, which is based in Indiana. CloudOne was started in early 2010 and I was privileged to be one of the early leaders of the company. I did that after a long career at IBM – almost 20 years – where I led different entrepreneurial projects within the organization, mostly in the software space. I had the opportunity to get to know some of the early founders of CloudOne while I was still at IBM and was privileged to join them in 2010.

Sramana Mitra: What do you do in the company? >>>

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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: David Parker, Global Vice President, SAP (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 14th 2015

David discussed IoT in the context of SAP customers, and also points out open problems that entrepreneurs can work on. Very interesting discussion on the nuances of the industry.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s introduce you to our audience. What is your role at SAP? Where do you come from? What kind of background and perspective do we have here?

David Parker: I’m a Global Senior Executive at SAP responsible for Big Data and Internet of Things go-to-market, which revolves around supporting customer interactions, deciding our partner ecosystem and strategy, and more importantly, helping customers transform and re-imagine their business to come up with new business models. In terms of my background, I’ve been in the industry for the better part of 35 plus years. I started out in financial services. In more recent times, I’ve been in other industries such as oil and gas, mining, utilities, pharma, retail, etc. As you know, we focus on over 24 different industries. My role is to work with executives, understand their current state, and advise them on what the future state looks like, both from an industry perspective and more importantly, how they can leverage their SAP footprint or non-SAP footprint to build out new business outcomes and decisions. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: Michael Martin, CTO of nfrastructure (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Sep 25th 2015

If you think large enterprises are readily rolling out IoT solutions, think again. They are not, they should not. Find out why.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with introducing our audience to yourself as well as to the company.

Michael Martin: I’m the CTO and CIO at nfrastructure. nfrastructure is a technolgy services and solutions company. We help customers design, build, and operate infrastructure and application solutions from the core of their enterprise all the way out to the edge. We do a lot of technology services to support that mission— everything from networking, collaboration services, cloud, edge device services, IT service management, and a variety of services that are aligned with helping an organization connect their technology to their users in support of their business.

Sramana Mitra: So this discussion is about Internet of Things. What do you do within that space?

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Thought Leaders in Internet of Things: Daniel Raskin, VP of Strategy at ForgeRock (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 24th 2015

Daniel enlightens us on the identity side of IoT and discusses use cases in automobiles and transportation in this interview.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with some introduction about yourself as well as ForgeRock.

Daniel Raskin: I’m the VP of Strategy at ForgeRock. I have a long history in the identity and access management space, stemming from Sun Microsystems, which was one of the largest commercial open source identity and access management businesses. I was their Chief Identity Strategist and ran their identity portfolio. I’m continuing to do all kinds of great things in identity here at ForgeRock.

ForgeRock has very strong ties to Sun Microsystems. Many know that Sun was this phenomenal company in research and development around software and hardware. What a lot of people don’t realize is that Sun had one of the largest commercial identity and access management businesses in the world. >>>

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