The Internet of Things (IoT) Show with Bruce Sinclair

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How much IoT data should you keep? It’s not clear. The more data you keep, the more data transmission and storage costs you’ll incur. However thinning out your data store means throwing away potential future insights, potential answers to future questions and potential new information products to expand your business – all value generators unique to IoT products. In this episode of the IoT Business Show I speak with Steve Stover about balancing the costs and the technology approaches to maximize your Internet of Things data value. 

 

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On the surface, building your own IoT cloud seems pretty straightforward, but brush away some of the fluff and you’ll find the non-trivial issues of data velocity, message processing, scalability, redundancy and robustness. In this episode of the IoT Business Show I discuss the IoT cloud with Dan Collins, its differences with the IT cloud and the issues to consider when building or buying. 

 

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When do you think a company should build their own IoT cloud?

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To go beyond connectivity, the IoT Platform must abstract all components of the Internet of Things product or environment into a form that can be computed and interfaced with the app, model and analytics. I call this the software-defined product, or in the case of home automation, the software-defined home. In this episode of the IoT Business Show I discuss the IoT Platform with Jim Hunter and the importance of abstraction – from the metal to the cloud. 

 

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Is there anything more important in an IoT product or system than the app?

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The “IoT Platform” is such an overloaded term that its meaning has been lost. Chipset manufacturers, sensor manufacturers, software vendors, consortia and system integrators all have their own definitions. But if you come at it from enough angles eventually a form takes shape and you realize it means what you want it to mean and what is important is not its definition but the context in which it’s used. In this episode of the IoT Business Show, Dr. Sean Lorenz and I go through the elusive IoT platform and why the business problem is always the place to start. 

 

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What is your definition of the IoT platform?

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It’s a heck of a lot easier than it used to be but most IoT projects still involve custom system integration – the question now is how much. Although the definition of an IoT platform, or AEP, is not always clear, what is clear is that using a platform saves a lot of time and a lot of system integration work. There may be legitimate reasons to develop your own platform in house but by definition, this means you become a software company – big time. In this episode of the IoT Business show, I speak with Bryan Kester to get his take on what an IoT platform is, the technologies involved and a candid view on the strengths and weaknesses of IoT platforms today. 

 

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Because of the technology and data available, the biggest and most interesting challenge in designing an IoT product is to make it feel more like a service or experience, than a piece of hardware. Only after you understand the customer and what the opportunities really are can product design begin. In this episode of the IoT Business show, I speak with Gordon Hui to get an uber designer’s perspective on how to find that ideal product experience and the business that must be developed to support it. 

 

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Which best practices can you recommend to follow during IoT product design?

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When starting down the path toward your IoT product, it’s tempting to jump into the tech and get started with your PoC… but don’t fall into that trap. Of course there are benefits to getting the minimally viable product out the door but these benefits don’t go away if you back up first and start with a business strategy and defined user experience – in fact they’re accelerated when you have a clear path from the start. In this episode of the IoT Business show, I speak with Erik Ljung about the importance of starting at the top when beginning your product design process.

 

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Getting an IoT project off the ground isn’t easy. It’s not just about launching a new product based on new technology, it’s the changes the organization must make to reach escape velocity. In this episode of the IoT Business show, I speak with Asaf Sadowski about the importance of creating an IoT proof of concept and the steps involved to get there.

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After going through each of the major consortia, we are heading back to tech, but not as deep a dive as usual. Having left the edge behind, we are now moving on to the network fabric that holds everything together. In this episode of the IoT Business Show, we talk about some of the most important issues surrounding IoT Platforms today.

 
In this episode of the IoT Business Show, we talk about some of the most important issues surrounding IoT Platforms today.
 

When buying or developing an IoT Platform you need to prioritize your resources, both in time and in money and everything is a trade-off. Do you want more security or more cool features? Do you want better analytics or more sensors? As was mentioned in this episode, even the military has a budget when it comes to security and works within it. An important takeaway is to make build or buy decisions that don’t prevent you from going back, once deployed, to upgrade the security and analytics choices made along the way.

 

Like episodes 8 and 11, this show was recorded at the gogoNET LIVE 5 conference a few months back during the panel discussion, Top 5 issues in Network Platforms today. We ran out of time after three but that’s ok, we’ve already discussed APIs and standards in depth. In this show I discuss IoT Platform security, sensor compatibility and analytics compatibility with Bryan Kester of SeeControl, Steve Jennis of PrismTech, Justin Buchanan of Cisco and Brandon Harris of Electric Imp.

 

Here’s What We’ll Cover in this Episode

 

  • Some of the security differences between IT and IoT and why IoT can sometimes be easier
  • Everything has a price including security and despite it being at the top of customer concerns, it’s not the top priority
  • Why sensors should not drive system design decisions
  • Why analytics decisions need to be driven by use-cases
  • What’s coming up for the system integration channel

 

 

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The AllSeen Alliance gets a lot of press but it’s still mostly misunderstood. For most its name is synonymous with home IoT but that’s only the first step in a broader vision that encompasses consumer, commercial, industrial and infrastructure IoT. It’s currently focused on home automation because that’s the current focus of its members. But this will change over time. In this episode of the IoT Inc Business Show, I discuss all things, AllSeen and AllJoyn with Philip Des Autels and his view of the Alliance’s future.

 
In this episode Inc Business Show, I discuss all things, AllSeen and AllJoyn with Philip Des Autels and his view of the Alliance’s future.
 

Philip has 25 years of experience in the areas of: Cloud, Mobile and IoT – focusing on managing the interface connecting technology and society… he’s also senior director of IoT for the AllSeen Alliance. AllSeen is a cross-industry collaboration to advance IoT through an open source software project called AllJoyn – which was developed to enable billions of interoperable devices, services and apps.

 

AllSeen provides the AllJoyn open source code to any company, member or not, to get a head start on developing IoT products, solutions or services. It’s architected like a layered cake. At the bottom is the core messaging protocol independent of industry segment, next there are base services for onboarding and then there are unique service frameworks. It’s at this top level where we are interpreting the Alliance’s home focus since the first two service frameworks are for lighting and home appliances & entertainment.

 

Are they a player? Yes. Having an install base of 10 million devices (courtesy of Qualcomm who donated the project), makes it so. Their current focus makes them competitive with the Thread Group. Their future focus will make them competitive with the Open Interconnect Consortium. Do they want to compete? Not necessarily. They realize, as the industry does, that there’s room for and a desire for consolidation and they’re wise enough to be open to it.

 

There are five main IoT alliances/consortia/groups focused on the Internet of Things and I interview them all. The Internet Protocol for Smart Object (IPSO) Alliance has been around for a while but the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC)the Thread group, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Allseen Alliance are relatively new. Depending on your focus, one or more of these organizations and are worth looking into when starting your IoT journey. Listen to this mini podcast series to hear which ones.

 

Here’s What We’ll Cover in this Episode

 

  • AllJoyn – the open source project, originally developed by Qualcomm, that’s made available by the AllSeen Alliance
  • What AllJoyn is and is not
  • The AllJoyn architecture
  • Why the current focus is in Home Automation and why the vision doesn’t stop there
  • Why companies become members of the AllSeen Alliance
  • The three levels of membership – what you get and how much they cost
  • Breakdown of the governance and how decisions are made
  • Details on their certification plans, version 1.0 and now 2.0
  • The AllSeen mission driven IP policy and the pledge that’s made

 

 

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