22 episodes

IoT Playbook is a video podcast that shows you how to create and launch a profitable IoT Managed Service business. Mark Smith is a serial entrepreneur and has created several 7-figure and one 9-figure technology business. The IT industry is experiencing the greatest digital transformation it has ever seen. Before the dust settles, the IoT (Internet of Things) and Managed Services market will be hovering around the $500B mark. If you are an IT services provider, you should be fighting for a piece of that.

IoT Playbook Mark Smith

    • Entrepreneurship

IoT Playbook is a video podcast that shows you how to create and launch a profitable IoT Managed Service business. Mark Smith is a serial entrepreneur and has created several 7-figure and one 9-figure technology business. The IT industry is experiencing the greatest digital transformation it has ever seen. Before the dust settles, the IoT (Internet of Things) and Managed Services market will be hovering around the $500B mark. If you are an IT services provider, you should be fighting for a piece of that.

    How to Outfit Your Studio for Top-Notch Productions - Mark Smith, IoT Playbook Host

    How to Outfit Your Studio for Top-Notch Productions - Mark Smith, IoT Playbook Host

    In this episode of IoT Playbook, I take you for a behind the scenes tour of my podcasting studio to look at the gear and software I use to produce the show. Many of you will be asked to host or participate in webinars, and eventually, you will want to be put on camera. Instead of using the default setup with a built-in microphone and laptop camera, you can upgrade your entire experience for a reasonable price.

    • 10 min
    IoT Service | How to Launch your IoT Practice Quickly With a Master Agent - Guest: Jonathan Smith

    IoT Service | How to Launch your IoT Practice Quickly With a Master Agent - Guest: Jonathan Smith

    If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, wondering how to jump into an IoT service opportunity, then this episode of IoT Playbook is designed just for you. Jonathan Smith is the channel manager for Hyperion Networks, a Master Agent with multiple carriers, and plug & play IoT solutions that you can start selling right away.

    Working with a Master Agent has the least barriers to entry to launch an IoT service that IoT Playbook has ever seen.

    • 37 min
    IoT Devices | How to Network Thousands of IoT Devices - Guest: Albert Behr

    IoT Devices | How to Network Thousands of IoT Devices - Guest: Albert Behr

    In this episode, IoT Playbook interviews Albert Behr from BehrTech. BehrTech is the creator of MYTHINGS, which uses LPWAN or Low-Powered WAN to connect hundreds of IoT devices through an LPWAN gateway. Click the link below to get the IoT Playbook for connecting low-powered IoT devices over long distances with lots of interference.

    • 31 min
    IoT Managed Service | How to Build a Compelling IoT Offer - Mark Smith, IoT Playbook Host

    IoT Managed Service | How to Build a Compelling IoT Offer - Mark Smith, IoT Playbook Host

    IoT Playbook practices what it preaches, and host Mark Smith has officially become an IoTMSP. In this session of IoT Playbook, you will learn how to identify the top success factors in building an IoT managed service offer.

    Mark Smith provides an elaborate example of how he is using the top success factors in his own IoT managed service offer. And he explains his new IoT opportunity using the IoT Playbook framework from episode six.

    • 10 min
    IoT Devices | Collect, Organize, and Monetize Data with BitBox - Guest: Michael Skurla

    IoT Devices | Collect, Organize, and Monetize Data with BitBox - Guest: Michael Skurla

    In this episode of IoT Playbook, I interviewed Michael C Skurla, the Director of Product Strategy for BitBox USA, an IoT data analytics company. Bitbox collects data from all IoT devices on a network, loads it up to a secure cloud, aggregates and analyzes the data, then transforms it into immediately usable formats.

    • 28 min
    IoT Devices | How to Stand Out and ‘Own’ Your IoT Solutions - Guests: Andy Do and Brent Germain

    IoT Devices | How to Stand Out and ‘Own’ Your IoT Solutions - Guests: Andy Do and Brent Germain

    “I Own This”—That’s my new definition for IoT and one I “borrowed” from my guest, Andy Do, on this episode of IoT Playbook. I know IoT stands for Internet of Things, but once you start working on a big enough problem for your clients using IoT devices you’ll understand exactly what I mean.

    This is the attitude of any successful IoT managed service provider who serves as the chief architect of integrated solutions for their clients’ problems.

    • 41 min

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