“The Covid-19 Impact on IoT”


Welcome to IoT Coffee Talk🎙️1 to chat about Digital #Tech #Analytics #Automation #IoT #DigitalTwins #Edge #Cloud #DigitalTransformation #5G #AI #Data #Industry40 & #Sustainability over a cup of coffee.

Grab a cup and settle-in with some of the industry’s leading business minds and technology thought leaders for a lively, irreverent, and informative discussion about IoT in a totally unscripted, organic format.

On this week’s episode, Rob Tiffany (Ericsson), David Vasquez (Verizon), Marc Pous (thethings.io) and Leonard Lee (neXt Curve) talk about some of the ways that the Covid-19 pandemic has inspired IoT innovations that are saving lives in Spain and around the world.

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Thanks for listening to us! Watch episodes at http://iotcoffeetalk.com/. Your hosts include Leonard Lee, Stephanie Atkinson, Marc Pous, David Vasquez, Rob Tiffany, Bill Pugh, Rick Bullotta and special guests.

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Live Life on the Edge: Episode One

On the Inaugural episode of “Live Life on the Edge Podcast,” Adam Livesay and I have a fascinating discussion. We go deep on #IoT, Industry 4.0, #5G, and manufacturing.

Adman and I talk about my career from serving our country, to start-ups, to early days with Microsoft Azure, to launching the Hitachi Industrial IoT Platform Lumada, to my current role as VP & Head of IoT Strategy for Ericsson.

IoT Beyond the Hype with Leaders from the Industry

Back in 2015, McKinsey & Company estimated the #IoT market had the potential to create between $4 – $11 trillion in value. Today’s perspective shows us we are dramatically short of those predictions.

Wienke Giezeman, CEO and Co-Founder @ The Things Industries, moderates this panel of IoT leaders to find out what went wrong and where we go from here. Panelists include:

  • Ferry Grijpink, Snr. Partner @ McKinsey & Company
  • Rob Tiffany, VP & Head of IoT Strategy @ Ericsson | Exec Director @ Moab Foundation
  • Sam George, Corporate Vice President of Azure IoT @ Microsoft
  • Alistair Fulton, General Manager, Wireless (LoRa) & Sensing Business @ Semtech
  • Pilgrim Beart, CEO @ DevicePilot
  • Wilfried Dron, CEO @ Wisebatt

Top 100 Industrial Internet of Things IIoT Influencer

IIoT Influencers

I’m honored and super grateful to be named a Top 100 Industrial Internet of Things Influencer along with my company Ericsson by Onalytica.

Excited to see so many friends and colleagues that I’ve collaborated with in order to push the envelope in this important space including Rich Rogers, Peter Linder, Stacey Higginbotham, Peggy Smedley, Stephanie Atkinson, Kai Hackbarth, Carolina Rudinschi, Eric Simone, Rob van Kranenburg, Daniel Elizalde and others.

Check out the complete list of influencers and companies at https://onalytica.com/blog/posts/iiot-top-influencers/

Internet of Things World Leader of the Year

IoT World Leader

I’m honored to represent Ericsson as a finalist for the Internet of Things World “Leader of the Year” Award. #IoT #IIoT

My colleagues and I are working hard to add the wireless network capacity, performance and low latency needed to make IoT broadly successful by driving 5G deployments combined with the global connection management needed to take the friction out of bootstrapping smart, connected devices.

At the same time I’m personally championing the use of Connected Intelligence to drive sustainability, fight climate change and help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through The Moab Foundation.

I’m privileged to be nominated with such an amazing group of IoT visionaries and I’d really appreciate your vote at the link below: https://get.knect365.com/iot-world-awards/leader-2020-award-voting/solution-providers/

Commitment to Combating Climate Change

Australian Fires

In 2020 I’m committing to accelerate my efforts in combating #climatechange while helping to achieve many of the United Nations #Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs. #IoT #IIoT

I’ll be fighting this fight with my time, talents, influence, and the help of friends, Ericsson, and the connected intelligence I’ve developed.

Let’s work through the myriad use cases that apply to each SDG, design the solutions, then roll up our sleeves and implement the appropriate technology to achieve sustainable outcomes. Low-cost, low-power compute, storage and networking combined with open source software.

I know if we all join together, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. Our collective future depends on it.

Mobile Future Forward 2019

Sprint, Ericsson, and AT&T discuss #5G, #IoT and Mobile Edge Computing at #Mobile Future Forward.

At the 10th anniversary of Mobile Future Forward, I participated in a panel discussion covering the 5G Roadmap, Economics, and Opportunities with Chetan Sharma, T-Mobile VP Karri Kuoppamaki, Mavenir SVP John Baker, and former NEST CEO Marwan Fawaz.

Edge computing is going to play a big roll in the world of 5G and that ranges from microcontrollers on machines, gateways, and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) at the edge of the cellular networks to provide low latency and reduce the load on backhaul networks.

Read FierceWireless Editor Monica Alleven’s coverage of the event to learn more.

Digital Transformation’s Impact on Business Models

At #IoT Week 2019 in Aarhus, Denmark, Mette Walsted Vestergaard moderated a panel discussion covering the #DigitalTransformation impact on our Business today and Future Business Models. #IIoT

Listen to the audio of this insightful discussion below:

You can watch the video on the Siemens website at: https://new.siemens.com/dk/da/virksomhedsoplysninger/events/iot-week-2019.html

Panelists included:

  • Fredrik Ostbye from Grundfos
  • Bjarne Lykke-Sørensen from Siemens
  • Rob Tiffany from Ericsson

4IR IRL: The Impending Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution

At Ericsson’s new D-Fifteen innovation and co-creation center in Silicon Valley, panelists for the #4IR IRL discussion provided an inside look at the strategies and use cases driving innovation. #IoT #IIoT

Moderated by WIRED’s Editor-in-Chief, Nick Thompson, this lively debate across multiple technology disciplines was arguably the best panel I’ve ever served on. There was never a dull moment for the audience as we painted a picture of what the 4th Industrial Revolution will look like.

Watch the video below:


Brighter Futures: Sustainability Powered by 5G and IoT

With a mission is to make the world a more flourishing place to live, the panelists for the Brighter Futures discussion included myself and industry leaders driving the intersection of #sustainability and technology. #5G #IoT #IIoT

We shared our perspectives and knowledge about the future of sustainability through 5G technology. Major subjects included the ecological footprint of new technology, thrilling 5G and IoT use cases, and the enablement of 5G industrials.

Watch the video below: