154 episodes

Proximity and location technologies are key to the Internet of Things (IoT) and are causing our digital and physical worlds to converge. Mr. Beacon is a series of interviews with the leaders of companies that are at the center of this revolution. Steve Statler wrote "Beacon Technologies", a survival guide for people that want to design solutions that use Bluetooth beacons to create experiences that combine location awareness with the power of cloud computing.
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Mister Beacon Stephen Statler

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Proximity and location technologies are key to the Internet of Things (IoT) and are causing our digital and physical worlds to converge. Mr. Beacon is a series of interviews with the leaders of companies that are at the center of this revolution. Steve Statler wrote "Beacon Technologies", a survival guide for people that want to design solutions that use Bluetooth beacons to create experiences that combine location awareness with the power of cloud computing.
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    Understanding serialization platforms with Max Winograd

    Understanding serialization platforms with Max Winograd

    Does your product have a soul? We are heading into a future where more and more things are getting digital “souls” or IDs these days. We are talking about an identity that transcends the life and even the second life of a product. It’s a compelling concept, as it unlocks waste reduction, product safety, regulatory compliance, efficiency and new revenue models.  
    Max Winograd’s team is competing in what is a very strategic market, the provision of cloud systems to manage the soul of every product in the world. Anyone interested in IoT applied to digital identity using RFID, Bluetooth or barcodes needs to know about this.

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    VAULT Episode - GS1 and Auto-ID

    VAULT Episode - GS1 and Auto-ID

    Last week the GS1 Connect conference came to San Diego. Speakers included auto-ID leaders from Mc Donald’s, Wendy’s and Chipotle. It reminded us of one of our favorite conversations with Melanie Nuce, SVP at GS1, a fascinating person who happens to be a leader at the standards body that is responsible for almost all of the bar codes and data encoded on the products we see everyday.
    300,000 companies across 25 industries turn to GS1 for guidance. GS1 is a not-for-profit global standards organization, most known for supply chain identification. 50 years after the barcode was first scanned, GS1 continues to help brands and retailers leverage unique identities, capture information in a machine-readable way, and share data with trading partners to drive business decisions. Tune in to get a behind-the-scenes look into business, and to learn all the things you need to know about GS1 and it’s standards. 
     

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    • 50 min
    Modernizing Supply Chains with Logistics

    Modernizing Supply Chains with Logistics

    Logistics is pivotal in shaping modern business operations. As businesses compete and deal with supply chain disruption this is driving some fascinating new technologies and systems. For technologists that seek to embed their technology into the arteries of modern supply chains, it’s important to understand the problems and trends that are driving the adoption of these latest technologies.  
    In this episode we talk to a journalist who is completely focused on logistics, the trends, and understanding the systems and the players in it. Join us as we get schooled on logistics, Warehouse Management Systems and last mile trends by Jack Daleo, journalist at Freightwaves and Modern Shipper.

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    • 34 min
    Improving the Supply Chain with Serialized Inventory

    Improving the Supply Chain with Serialized Inventory

    This week we talk with the leader of the lab that is at the heart of RFID and Auto-ID, about tags in outer space and on the ocean floor. We learn about Auburn University’s pivotal relationship with the giants of retail, aerospace and the biggest vendors of the technologies that are bringing the digital and physical worlds together.
    Justin Patton is the Director of the Auburn University RFID Lab, a research institute focusing on the business case and technical implementation of emerging technologies in retail, supply chain, aerospace, and manufacturing. The RFID Lab is a unique private/academic partnership between users, technology vendors, standards organizations, and faculty.  Justin has participated in business case research for advanced technology with Walmart, Target, Amazon, FedEx, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Delta Air Lines, and Boeing among others, and is currently supporting projects including multiple technologies supporting serialized supply chains. He is one of the primary developers of the ARC program, the first and most widely utilized international performance validation system for RFID, and is currently working to help standardize serialized inventory in all aspects of the supply chain.


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    • 51 min
    The Internet of Trillions of Things (IoT2)

    The Internet of Trillions of Things (IoT2)

    What’s going to happen to the world when the Internet explodes by a factor of 100 times, from billions to trillions of things? Steve talks with a friend of the show, and Deloitte’s Chief Futurist, Robert Schmid, to explore when this change will happen, where the opportunities lie, and how to take advantage of what will be a disruptive revolution in the IoT.
    We also discuss the prospects for the retail industry and what it must do to survive as we move into an ever more connected world.

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    • 35 min
    Co-creating the IoT with the Wiliot Starter Kit

    Co-creating the IoT with the Wiliot Starter Kit

    This week we switch things up as Steve puts his Wiliot hat on and shines a light on the inside story of Wiliot’s initiative to democratize access to its revolutionary Internet of Everyday things technology. Sitting on the other side of the virtual interview table and asking the questions is Robert Schmid, Deloitte’s Chief Futurist, otherwise known as Mr IoT.
    We’ll talk about Wiliot’s starter kit and what comes inside the box. Clearly $500 for the kit goes a long way for business leaders looking to expand their asset tracking capability.
    Visit https://www.wiliot.com/starter-kit for more info.


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    • 25 min

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Terrible audio

I've really tried with this podcast. It seems like it has good content but I really don't know because the audio is so consistently bad. It's the worst sounding podcast I've ever heard. The producer really needs to get a handle on how to do the audio properly before continuing because the content is getting lost.

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