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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. They discussed the essentiality of digital twin technologies, and how they are evolving to restructure the operations of IIoT to fulfill digital transformation objectives. They investigate how digital twins are gaining traction among industry engineers, researchers, and academics, as well as how they might improve the efficacy, intelligence, and resilience of manufacturing and production systems.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Super Intelligence. Friend or Enemy?

David Hulme, CEO of Satalia discusses artificial intelligence, its application, implications, and variations. They dive into how artificial intelligence connects with both IoT, and business success.

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The Anatomy of a Hardware Product Recall

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 analyze the market gap, and how to engage with customers to create a successful IoT product.

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Intrapreneurship in Industry 4.0: What You Need to Succeed 

Innovation is hard.

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?

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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”.

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.

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Rob Tiffany

Rob Tiffany

Founder and Managing Director at Digital Insights

Rob Tiffany is Founder and Managing Director at Digital Insights. Rob served as Vice President and Head of IoT Strategy at Ericsson, driving 5G connection management for IoT devices. Spending most of his career at Microsoft, Rob was Global Technology Lead for the Azure IoT cloud platform and co-authored its reference architecture. Rob is an industry analyst working around wireless communications, IoT, digital twins, etc.

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Kiva Allgood

Kiva Allgood is the President, CEO, and Board Member at Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation

Kiva Allgood is the President, CEO, and Board Member at Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation. Kiva’s recent industry awards include San Diego Business Woman of the Year, RCR Wireless’s Top 50 Industrial Innovators, and Connected World’s Women of M2M.

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Rob Tiffany

Founder and Managing Director at Digital Insights

Rob Tiffany is Founder and Managing Director at Digital Insights. Rob served as Vice President and Head of IoT Strategy at Ericsson, driving 5G connection management for IoT devices. Spending most of his career at Microsoft, Rob was Global Technology Lead for the Azure IoT cloud platform and co-authored its reference architecture. Rob is an industry analyst working around wireless communications, IoT, digital twins, etc. 

Eric Simone

Eric Simone

Founder, and CEO of ClearBlade

Eric was the founder and CTO of Compete Incorporated before selling it to Perficient Inc. (PRFT) in May 2000. Eric formerly held senior engineering, product, and sales positions at IBM and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Eric holds a computer science degree from Purdue University and is a Distinguished alumnus.

Lucas Haldeman

Lucas Haldeman

Co-Founder and CEO of SmartRent

Lucas is an entrepreneur at heart; he founded SmartRent because he recognized the real challenges that all property owners faced. He realized that there were no comprehensive solutions that could address or solve these challenges so used technology to provide an efficient and scalable fix.

Travis Deyle

Travis Deyle

Founder and CEO of Cobalt Robotics

Travis Deyle is an acclaimed scientist and technologist with a background in robotics, RFID, and sensing technologies, as well as academic publications. His start-up Cobalt Robotics uses a 5-foot tall mobile robot to offer safety, security, and operational effectiveness for major corporations. 



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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.

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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

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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.