100 episodes

The IIoT Spotlight Podcast shines a light on Industrial IoT solutions that are impacting businesses today. Every week, we interview an expert about IoT markets, technologies, or use cases. Our goal is to provide insight into the planning and implementation of IIoT systems, from new business models to technology architecture selection to data ownership and security.

Our host, Erik Walenza, CEO of IoT ONE, has worked in China for 11 years and he is an active member of the Chinese innovation ecosystem.
He is passionate about exploring the impact of digitalization in businesses, and through his position as Chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee in China he plays an active role in the exchange of best practices for innovation strategy and tech trends evolution in Asia, but also worldwide. Erik has interviewed over 100 CEOs and venture capitalists while building one of Shanghai’s largest entrepreneur networks.

The IIoT Spotlight is produced by IoT ONE. IoT ONE is a specialized consultancy that researches digital landscapes and supports the development and implementation of digital transformation strategies in Asia and beyond.

Don't forget to follow us on LinkedIn @iot-one or visit our website at www.iotone.com. You can contact Erik directly at erik.walenza@iotone.com.

Industrial IoT Spotlight Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE | Chair, IIC Smart Factory Task Group | Director, Startup Grind

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    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

The IIoT Spotlight Podcast shines a light on Industrial IoT solutions that are impacting businesses today. Every week, we interview an expert about IoT markets, technologies, or use cases. Our goal is to provide insight into the planning and implementation of IIoT systems, from new business models to technology architecture selection to data ownership and security.

Our host, Erik Walenza, CEO of IoT ONE, has worked in China for 11 years and he is an active member of the Chinese innovation ecosystem.
He is passionate about exploring the impact of digitalization in businesses, and through his position as Chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee in China he plays an active role in the exchange of best practices for innovation strategy and tech trends evolution in Asia, but also worldwide. Erik has interviewed over 100 CEOs and venture capitalists while building one of Shanghai’s largest entrepreneur networks.

The IIoT Spotlight is produced by IoT ONE. IoT ONE is a specialized consultancy that researches digital landscapes and supports the development and implementation of digital transformation strategies in Asia and beyond.

Don't forget to follow us on LinkedIn @iot-one or visit our website at www.iotone.com. You can contact Erik directly at erik.walenza@iotone.com.

    How to cross the embedded computing valley of death

    How to cross the embedded computing valley of death

    In this week's episode, we interviewed Taylor Cooper, co-founder and CEO of MistyWest. MistyWest is an engineering design consultancy that creates technically complex, intelligent connective devices that accelerate the world's transition to a more sustainable future.
    In this talk, we discussed embedded computing, an essential system that helps electronics and industrial devices function well. We also dive deep into the current state of embedded computing and share the best practices for crossing the valley of death from concept to production for a connective device.
    Key Questions:
    What has changed between now and then in embedded computing? What is the state of embedded computing that hasn't changed over time? How do you balance diverse niches of solutions that you can cover in the industrial IOT space? What do you do to explore areas where you can build new solutions today? What is the potential for development in the IoT space that excites you?

    • 49 min
    How can Web3 help to unlock next gen mobility services - Andy Chatham, CEO & Co-founder, DIMO

    How can Web3 help to unlock next gen mobility services - Andy Chatham, CEO & Co-founder, DIMO

    In this episode, we interviewed Andy Chatham, CEO and Co-founder of DIMO. DIMO is an open platform that connects data producers like cars, consumers and business applications to unlock next-generation mobility services. 
    Today, we explored the potential of Web3 as an enabling technology for the automotive industry. In particular, we discussed how Web3 provides a convenient infrastructure to conduct business transactions on which innovation business models can be designed. 
    Key Questions: 
    What technology and market changes have made DIMO’s business model feasible today?  What are the challenges of hardware-software integration for applications used in cars?  When does the Web3 approach make sense as part of a business model? How does government regulation impact the development of Web3 business models? 

    • 50 min
    How can IoT make buildings more healthy, efficient and sustainable - Ross Sheil, Senior VP of Global Revenue, Infogrid

    How can IoT make buildings more healthy, efficient and sustainable - Ross Sheil, Senior VP of Global Revenue, Infogrid

    This week we interviewed Ross Sheil, Senior Vice President of Global Revenue at Infogrid. Infogrid is a mission-based, AI-intelligence-powered platform that gathers and analyzes data from its Internet of Things (IoT) sensor network to drive its mission of making every building healthy, efficient, and sustainable. 
    In this episode, we discussed how the demand for building intelligence to reduce energy consumption and improve human well-being has increased. Infogrid works with Fortune 500 companies helping them to reimagine their smart-building strategies for corporate real estate.  
    Key questions: 
    What significant changes in the building tech industry have you observed in the past years?  How do regulations impact the use of technology in buildings?  How do you measure the impact of AI solutions on building owners and managers?  Which stakeholders do you typically work with in a smart building project?  How do you deal with issues of privacy in collecting data related to employees or customers in commercial buildings? 

    • 46 min
    How can OEMs transition to a service-based business model - Gijs Meuleman, CEO, Sensorfy

    How can OEMs transition to a service-based business model - Gijs Meuleman, CEO, Sensorfy

    In this episode, we interviewed Gijs Meuleman, CEO of Sensorfy, specialist in predictive solutions for industrial companies. Sensorfy designs and develops predictive maintenance solutions to processes sensor data near the source, with machine learning on the edge. 
     We discuss how to transform a transactional business model into service-based, data-enabled business that is more closely aligned with benefits realized by the end customer. We also discuss how predictive maintenance impacts operations cost structures to allow leaner maintenance organizations while sustaining service levels.  
    Key Questions: 
    Why is predictive maintenance one of the most widely adopted IoT use cases?  How do you evaluate the different parameters to decide if predictive maintenance makes sense in a specific situation?   How do predictive analytics enable business model innovation?  What is the current level of maturing in industrial equipment markets in terms of adopting service based business models? 

    • 36 min
    What motivates companies to adopt IIoT today - Greggory Garrett, CEO, CGS Advisors

    What motivates companies to adopt IIoT today - Greggory Garrett, CEO, CGS Advisors

    In this week’s episode we were joined by Gregory Garrett, CEO of CGS Advisors, a strategic transformation advisory firm that helps companies plan and execute initiatives to compete in a connected world. He is also the host of the highly rated podcast You, Me and Your Top Three.  
    In a change to our typical format, Gregory kicked off by interviewing Erik about his experience as an entrepreneur in China. They then switched roles and Gregory shared his perspective on the importance of establishing an ecosystem in order to create digital solutions that scale. 
     Key Questions: 
    How do you keep your knowhow fresh when you work in a dynamic industry?  What is it like to be an American entrepreneur in China?   Who should you surround yourself with in order to become a better leader?  How do you build a vision for your company’s future? And when should you be open to changing that vision? 

    • 47 min
    EP 141 - How to seamlessly integrate real time IoT data streams - Brian Gilmore, Director of IoT & Emerging Technology, InfluxData

    EP 141 - How to seamlessly integrate real time IoT data streams - Brian Gilmore, Director of IoT & Emerging Technology, InfluxData

    In this episode, we interview Brian Gilmore, director of IoT and Emerging Technology at InfluxData. InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB, a pioneering time series platform that allows developers to build real-time IoT, analytics, and cloud applications with time-stamped data. They handle massive volumes of data produced by sensors, applications, and systems that change over time. 
    Today, we discuss how next-generation databases create new opportunities by enabling organizations to seamlessly integrate real-time IoT data streams with cloud databases. We also dive deep into the relationships between database technology and adjacent innovations in AI, AR, and blockchain.  
    Key Questions: 
    What is the right way to think about “real time” from the perspective of a user?  What are the unique uses of time series data, and what challenges does it present?  How are AI, AR and blockchain being integrated into IoT systems?  What recent database developments are improving management of complex IoT systems?  

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Thoughtful, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in IoT, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Erik does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever changing digital landscape - with leaders who’ve actually experienced the cutting edge technology pushing IoT forward. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Steph_SD ,

Great host, great guests

Make sure to listen and subscribe

GP1Nick ,

Industrial IOT Spotlight Review

Solid show for industrial IOT. Podcasts are bulky and compression should be implemented

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