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IoT Podcast: Over the Air

Budget overruns. Bricked devices. Data breaches. Building connected products is hard. Join us every other Tuesday for unfiltered conversations with executives about their IoT journeys — the mistakes they made, the lessons they learned, and what they wish they’d known when they started. In each episode of Over the Air, our expert guests will make bold predictions, reveal unpopular opinions, and share stories you won’t hear anywhere else.

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Learning to Dance Alongside Elephants with Nathan Dyck of Nanoleaf
In this episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air, Ryan is joined by Nathan Dyck to discuss the challenges of building a smart lighting system and how good innovations can be generated to compete with big companies or complement their innovations.
33:08 11/24/2022
Leveraging Customer Relationships to Build Authentic IoT Products with Dave Crosby, Co-founder, and CMO at WyzeLabs
In this episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Dave Crosby, Co-founder, and CMO at WyzeLabs. They talk about how small brands can leverage evolving market dynamics to take on big brands, achieving business success for budget-friendly IoT cameras, and approaches to customer relationships toward building successful products.
37:09 11/10/2022
Managing a World Class Commercial Ecosystem with Beverly Rider, CCO at Tonomus & CEO at Portfolio T
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Beverly Rider, CCO at Tonomus & CEO at Portfolio T, a Tonomus Company. They discuss how Tonomus is transforming the world by providing digital transformation at scale through integrating technology, machines, and a massive pool of human talent and experience.
29:26 10/20/2022
Converting to “Robotics-as-a-Service” with Michael Senske, Chairman & CEO of Pearson Packaging Systems
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Michael Senske, Chairman & CEO of Pearson Packaging Systems. They discuss how Pearson Packaging Systems employs a framework to deliver much better service with new ways for customers to pay for its end-of-line packaging equipment. They also investigate machinery-as-a-service and its potential for producing commercial value, enabling manufacturers to gradually employ automation without making a major initial investment in specialized machinery.
30:18 10/13/2022
Why IoT Has Been So Slow to Evolve with Don DeLoach, Co-founder of Rocket Wagon Venture Studios
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Don DeLoach, Co-founder of Rocket Wagon Venture Studios. They talk about the reasons behind the delayed advancement of IoT technology. They examine the development and deployment of IoT technology, how product-market fit is achieved in the market, and the significance of a well-balanced executive team in guaranteeing the long-term viability of a product.
34:50 09/29/2022
Navigating the Transition from Service-based to Product-Based Company with Ollie Smeenk, Co-CEO at SODAQ
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Ollie Smeenk, Co-CEO at SODAQ. They talk about how SODAQ is transitioning from being a service-based company to becoming successful as a product-based company.
27:59 09/15/2022
Leveraging Digital Technology for Health and Fitness with Florian Sauter, CTO and Co-founder at EGYM
In this episode of Over the Air — IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey… Ryan is joined by Florian Sauter to discuss how EGYM is leveraging digital technology for global health and fitness.
20:04 09/01/2022
Proof of Value (PoV) with Paul Glynn, CEO of Davra
In this episode of Over the Air — IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey… Ryan is joined by Paul Glynn to discuss the role of proof of value (PoV) in driving successful IoT products.
27:09 08/18/2022
Building Customer-Focused IoT Applications Easier with Charlie Key, Co-founder and CEO of Losant
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Charlie Key, Co-Founder and CEO of Losant, an IoT software platform that makes it easy to build and go to market with enterprise IoT products and solutions.
19:59 08/04/2022
Making IoT Economically Viable at Scale
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Ivo Rook, COO and President at 1NCE. They discuss making IoT economically viable at scale.
26:40 07/21/2022
Building A Low-cost Satellite IoT Solution
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Alastair Williamson, CEO of Wyld Networks. They discuss several use cases of low-power IoT sensors and IoT connectivity with satellites.
22:26 07/07/2022
Q&A with Rob Tiffany Part 2: Digital Twins, Edge Vs Cloud Computing & Industrial IoT
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Rob Tiffany, Managing Director at Digital Insights and Bill Flaherty, Director of Hardware Engineering at Very.
25:08 06/23/2022
Digital Twins and IoT for Robotics
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Kiva Allgood, President, CEO, and Board Member at Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation. They discuss how Sarcos is bringing industrial robotics and exoskeletons to life. They further talk about the role of IoT in product development and how to quickly bring these innovations to market in a way that has the greatest commercial viability.
32:01 06/09/2022
Q&A with Rob Tiffany Part 1: 5G, CBRS, Edge, IIoT & Agile
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Rob Tiffany, Managing Director at Digital Insights and Bill Flaherty, Director of Hardware Engineering at Very. In this Q&A session, they discuss the vast potential of CBRS and Enterprise 5G for industrial innovation in distributed environments. They investigate how much the impact of 5G will be determined by its use cases and degree of relevance, determined by the requirements of an IoT endpoint and application. Because 5G has potential to access more spectrum, it enhances overall bandwidth and allows a large number of IoT devices to connect.
30:17 05/26/2022
Managing 250 Million Messages Per Day
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Eric Simone, Founder, and CEO of ClearBlade. They discuss how ClearBlade has evolved to become the industry leader in intelligent assets and Industrial IoT. Eric shares his approach to edge computing (and the value this trend delivers to his customers), partnerships as a growth enabler, and ClearBlade's future vision.
33:34 05/12/2022
Building a Hub to Manage Millions of Other People’s Devices
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Lucas Haldeman, Founder and CEO of SmartRent. They discuss how SmartRent leverages the strategy of developing and maintaining quality partnerships to successfully manage IoT devices at scale. They also explore how to find product market fit in the rental ecosystem while balancing owner asset protection and renters' privacy concerns.
31:33 04/28/2022
Building Security Robots: a Hardware-as-a-Service Case Study
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Travis Deyle, Co-founder and CEO of Cobalt Robotics. They discuss how Cobalt employs a framework to deliver a much better service at a much lower cost to their customers. They also look at Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) and its long-term viability in terms of delivering business value and reimagining how hardware is distributed.
36:19 04/14/2022
Super Intelligence. Friend or Enemy?
In this episode of Over the Air: IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Daniel Hulme, CEO of Satalia. They discuss artificial intelligence, its application, implications and variations. They delve into how artificial intelligence connects with both IoT, and business success.
32:16 03/31/2022
The Anatomy of a Hardware Product Recall
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Brandon Van Blerk, Co-founder and CEO of Tether. They delve into the anatomy of product recall, with Brandon describing his journey into market discovery and the origin of Tether. They talk about how to identify product-market fit, how to analyse the market gap, and how to engage with customers to create a successful IoT product.
27:01 03/17/2022
Intrapreneurship in Industry 4.0: What You Need to Succeed
Innovation is hard. According to Christopher Couch, SVP, Chief Technology and Procurement Officer at Cooper Standard, and Founder and CEO at Liveline Technologies, one of the keys to success is finding a low-cost and low-risk way to break things and continuously experiment.  But once you hit on something innovative, something that solves a thorny problem, how do you know whether it’s something you should spin off into its own standalone company? In this episode, we get into the weeds on intrapreneurship in industry 4.0. We discuss: The events that led to spinning off a new company Managing the culture clash between the new and old Navigating the paradigm of being both vendor and competitor What you need to succeed Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscrib ing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
23:53 02/01/2022
The OG of IoT Returns: A Chat w/ Rob Tiffany (Part 2)
Rob Tiffany, VP & IoT Intrapreneur at Ericsson and the Executive Director at the Moab Foundation, returns for part 2 of our wide-ranging conversation on IoT. In this episode, we discuss ethics in technology and how IoT can be further leveraged for the common good. We also chat about the future of IoT and how it fits into “Capitalism 2.0”. We discuss: IoT and technology thresholds: The lines that shouldn’t be crossed How the Moab Foundation helps the world What’s on the horizon for Ericsson  Mentioned during the podcast: RobTiffanyDigital.com   Rob Tiffany on YouTube  @RobTiffany on Twitter  IoT Coffee Talk on YouTube  Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop and can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
22:09 01/18/2022
The OG of IoT: A Chat w/ Rob Tiffany (Part 1)
There are a select few who were there at the dawn of IoT.  Rob Tiffany, VP & IoT Intrapreneur at Ericsson, is one of those.  In fact, Rob is known for showing up in the monumental stages of the IoT evolution and transitioning into the behemoth that it is today. Our conversation is so jam-packed with IoT insights that we had to separate it into two parts. In part one, Rob discusses the early days of IoT—pre-cloud, pre-sophisticated development tools, pre-wireless data networks—and weighs the cost and value sides of IoT. We discuss: The inventive spirit of the early days  The current state of consumer IoT Why the value of industrial IoT lies in moving users from guessing to knowing What the future holds for automation and the workforce Mentioned during the podcast: RobTiffanyDigital.com   Rob Tiffany on YouTube  @RobTiffany on Twitter  IoT Coffee Talk on YouTube  Stay tuned for Part 2 of our conversation with Rob. Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop and can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
29:56 01/04/2022
The Hero’s Journey Toward High-Level Hardware Execution
There’s a Maori proverb that goes like this: What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people. That certainly applies to high-level hardware execution. After all, there is no way it happens unless you have the right people around you. Matt Barber, Chief Executive Officer at Vutility, joins the show to share his tips on how to get the right people into the right mindset for executing hardware well. We discuss: 3 tips for high-level execution How one bad apple can ruin company culture Finding operational excellence in a partnership model Taking leadership inspiration from The Hero’s Journey What the future holds for Vutility Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
29:26 12/21/2021
IoT Lessons: How Software Opened the Door to Smart Locks
Yale has been manufacturing locks since 1840. Put another way, they have hardware on lockdown. Software, on the other hand, has been a relatively new addition to the company’s repertoire. In this episode, Jason Williams, President of August Home, Yale Real Living, and Smart Residential Global Accounts, shares his thoughts on the journey his company has been on since they started manufacturing smart locks and the lessons they have learned along the way.  We discuss: The story and strategy behind acquiring August Home Lessons from learning the language of software Reasoning behind entering the smart lock space Advice for companies starting their IoT journey Follow Yale Real Living and August Home on Twitter: @YaleHome  @AugustHomeInc  Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
28:04 12/07/2021
A Smart Approach for Doing Firmware Right
Nobody gets firmware right the first time. It’s a hard truth in the IoT space. Many developers of smart products trip up at this step in their journey. It’s not just the initial development that’s difficult either. As the product evolves, you need to constantly improve the experience—without breaking things in the process. Alan Vardon, Director - Smart Home Division at Globe Electric, is well-versed in the trials and tribulations of firmware development, and he’s learned a few lessons along the way. In this episode, we discuss: Transitioning an established company to the smart home space The importance of initial and continuous testing with firmware The challenges of working with firmware Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
20:53 11/23/2021
The Recipe For Creating a Culinary Connected Device
It’s hard enough to marry the worlds of hardware and software when creating a connected device. Imagine throwing another specialized discipline with its own language and rigid ways of working into the development process too. That’s exactly what David Rabie, Founder & CEO at Tovala, dealt with in creating a company that pairs a smart oven with a meal delivery service. In this episode, he describes how they established a culture of collaboration that brought all three disciplines together under a unified mission. Topics covered: Bridging the worlds of culinary and tech The strategy behind using Kickstarter How a marketing pivot drove new growth How finding product-market fit led to operational challenges Our exclusive discount code for Tovala to purchase the oven for $89 and includes six orders is: very possible Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
23:07 11/09/2021
Sustainability in the Robotics-as-a-Service Industry
For B2B robotics, all the customer cares about is the outcome. There’s no emotional attachment to having a brand new thing like there is in B2C. That’s one reason why it provides an incredible opportunity to bring sustainability and reusability to the industry. All it takes is one simple acronym: RaaS. Stefan Nusser, Chief Product Officer at Fetch Robotics, joins the show to discuss how his company approaches sustainability using a robotics-as-a-service model. We discuss: What made a partnership with Zebra Technologies so appealing The difference between building a product for B2B vs B2C The philosophy behind modular reusable components How RaaS is bringing sustainability to robotics Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
36:41 10/26/2021
Smart Grilling: How Tech Helps Cook a Better Brisket
People have been cooking meat over a fire for millions of years. But until recently, they haven’t had the benefit of using grills infused with smart capabilities. And that’s a crying shame. Jason Baker, Business Development at Green Mountain Grills, explains how the smart pellet grill works and the process that went into creating it. We discuss: - How the technology works - Three ways it makes grilling easier - Developing tech with a non-technical background - Lessons learned throughout the process Follow @Green Mountain Grills on TikTok.  Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop and can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
31:23 10/12/2021
IoT Strategy: Firing Bullets Instead of Cannonballs
You’ve been tasked with defining an IoT and automation strategy for your company. It’s a major initiative that will likely span the next decade or more. Where do you start? What’s the right path forward? Craig Salvalaggio, Chief Operating Officer at Applied Manufacturing Technologies, was in your shoes 18 years ago. In this episode, he offers advice on how to get started with an IoT strategy and the pitfalls to avoid along the way. We discuss: - What automation looked like 20 years ago - Tips for getting started with an IoT strategy - How building a team can inform internal culture transformation - How partnerships enable growth Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
25:43 09/28/2021
Star Trek Replicators? How Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Industry
We’re a lot closer to having a bona fide Star Trek replicator than you might think. Sure, we’re not to the point where you can just press a button and a part — or maybe a steak and some Romulan ale — will materialize out of nowhere. However, additive manufacturing has finally matured to such a degree that 3D printing is feasible for manufacturing applications. Blake Teipel, Cofounder and CEO at Essentium, shares how additive manufacturing is bringing agility and adaptability to manufacturers and product developers. We discuss: - What additive manufacturing is - Building a team vs finding partners - Electromagnetic energy and electrically conductive plastics Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
31:30 09/14/2021