The Private Equity Digital Transformation Show

Our guest, Peter Orban, is the founder of XR Solutions, a producer of immersive and wearable computing. Originally a Mad Man he traded his advertising career for another creative profession a decade ago – to be a startup founder and business developer.

In this episode, Peter and Bruce discuss:

  • The definition of extended reality (XR), which includes sensory tech along the continuum of, assisted reality, augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR).
  • The breakdown of the three main tech components of XR and how they work.
  • Use cases of how extended reality creates value.
  • The cost and time needed to implement an XR solution.
  • Case studies to tie everything together and to quantify the value generated.

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Direct download: s2e5_-_peter_o.mp3
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Our guest, Paulo Lopes, is an experienced business development executive in the IoT industry and is currently a senior marketing manager at Haltian.  Haltian is a Gartner Cool Vendor that provides global IoT solutions focused on smart offices specializing in the employee experience.

In this episode Paulo and Bruce discuss:

  • Although most/all workspace optimization efforts to date have been made in production/manufacturing workspaces, there is a large opportunity in improving white-color workspaces – especially in the era of Covid.
  • How to digitally transform the white-collar workspace to improve employee efficiency and efficacy.
  • The technology used to transform an office into a smart office.
  • The digital transformation cost items associated with making an office smart and the value created.
  • A case study quantifying the costs and value of the Smart office.

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Direct download: s2e4_-_paulo_l.mp3
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Our guest, Jurgo Praden, is CEO of Thinnect, and has two decades of experience as an IoT researcher, a CTO and now as a CEO. His previous company, Defendec, produced a wireless border patrol product that’s currently protecting over 30 countries.

In this episode, Jurgo and Bruce discuss:

  • The meaning of, and the growing importance of, mist computing – a term coined by Jurgo.
  • The tech of mist computing - part of the distributed compute surface that includes the fog (gateways and other devices in the OT network) and the cloud.
  • The commercial importance, of ease of installation and scalability, and the tech behind it.
  • Thinnect’s Temp-Sense overlay sensing network service for food safety, the price and value created, and revenue model deployed.
  • Restaurant and supermarket case studies to tie tech and value creation together.

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Direct download: s2e3_-_jurgo_p.mp3
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Our guest, Loren Shade, is Vice President of Marketing at Allegro Software where he directs their IoT product and business strategy, backed by his 30+ years of experience working with embedded systems in the defense, medical, industrial and consumer sectors.

In this episode Loren and Bruce discuss:

  • The tech of embedded systems and some best practices associated with implementing cybersecurity in digital transformation.
  • The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act 2020 and why compliance is important to any company going through a digital transformation, not only those selling to the US government.
  • How the risk and liability associated with non-compliance and not incorporating, “security by design” can lower enterprise value.

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Direct download: s2e2_-_loren_s.mp3
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