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Join us every other Tuesday as we have sharp, unfiltered conversations with executives about their IoT journeys

8 Episodes

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The OG of IoT Returns: A Chat w/ Rob Tiffany

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”.

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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. 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.

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The Hero's Journey Toward High-Level Hardware Execution

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.

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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.

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A Smart Approach to Doing Firmware Right

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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?

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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.

Featured Guests

Our guests are top industry leaders molding smart product success in their markets. We dig in on how they do the work, overcome obstacles, and launch their IoT initiatives into the world.


Rob Tiffany

VP & IoT Intrapreneur at Ericsson

Rob Tiffany is one of the OGs of IoT. He is the VP and Head of IoT Strategy at Ericsson and the Executive Director at the Moab Foundation. Also known for being a best-selling author, and a frequent keynote speaker who has been featured in Wired, Forbes, Fierce Wireless, Inc. Magazine, Mobile World Live, and Techonomy.


Matt Barber

CEO at Vutility

Matt Barber is a voracious reader, a passionate philosopher, and the CEO of Vutility, a company on a mission to change the world with data that matters.

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Jason Williams

President of August Home, Yale Real Living, and Smart Residential Global Accounts

Jason Williams is the President of August Home, Yale Real Living, and Smart Residential Global Accounts at ASSA ABLOY


Alan Vardon

Director - Smart Home Division at Globe Electric

As the Director of its Smart Home Division, Alan has helped Globe Electric live up to its nickname—The Creative Energy Company—by shepherding it from its roots in light fixtures and electrical products into the smart home era.

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David Rabie

Founder & CEO at Tovala

David is the Founder and CEO of Tovala, a company on a mission to revolutionize home cooking by introducing a smart, connected, countertop cooking device combined with a chef-prepared meal service.

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Stefan Nusser

Chief Product Officer at Fetch Robotics

Stefan Nusser is Chief Product Officer at Fetch Robotics, overseeing product strategy for all Fetch robots and solutions. 

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Jason Baker

Director of Business Development at Green Mountain Grills

Jason of Green Mountain Grills followed in his father's entrepreneurial footsteps to create an IoT integrated grill, perfecting the science of food and smart grilling. 


Craig Salvalaggio

COO at Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Craig is the COO at Applied Manufacturing Technologies where they bring together and integrate best-in-class technologies and custom automation to provide high-quality, cost-effective automation solutions.

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Blake Teipel

Co-Founder and CEO of Essentium

Blake is the Co-Founder and CEO of Essentium, pioneering multiple 3D printing technologies that remove the current limitations surrounding additive manufacturing, allowing factory floors everywhere to be transformed.


Jeff Morin

CEO at Liteboxer

Jeff Morin, CEO & Founder of Liteboxer, is an MIT-educated engineer and certified personal trainer with an eye for both physical and technological performance.