We talk IoT – The Internet of Things Business Podcast

The We talk IoT podcast keeps you up to date with major developments in the world of the internet of things, IIoT, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. Our guests are leading industry experts, business professionals, and experienced journalists as they discuss some of today’s hottest tech topics and how they can help boost your bottom line. You can follow We talk IoT – the Internet of Things Business podcast anywhere you get your podcasts. About the host: Stefanie Ruth Heyduck is a science and tech journalist with over 20 years of experience. She has worked for renowned magazines, research institutions, and tech companies. Also, she is an experienced communications consultant and supports her clients with digital and content strategies and new work transformations.

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Episodes

Thursday Mar 21, 2024

Together with Mohammed Dogar (VP, Global Business Development and Ecosystem), we'll explore the AI Center of Excellence at Renesas, unravel some common misconceptions about AI in the IoT space, and discuss the opportunities in real-time analytics.
We'll also delve into how technology is evolving in areas like voice, vision, and audio analytics, and how engineers can navigate this AI-centric landscape despite not being data scientists.
#iot #ai #analytics #wetalkiot
 
Summary of this week's episode:
00:53 Introduction
02:00 The Evolution of AI and IoT
03:25 AI Center of Excellence and Its Goals
07:17 Misconceptions about AI in Embedded Systems
09:05 Enabling Engineers to Implement AI
12:55 Real World Applications of AI
20:20 AI Segmentation in the Embedded Space
24:20 The Future of AI and IoT
26:30 Advice for Engineers and Developers
 
Show notes:
Mohammed Dogar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohammed-umar-dogar-67b49b1/
About Avnet Silica:
This podcast is brought to you by Avnet Silica—the Engineers of Evolution.
You can connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/silica-an-avnet-company/. Or find us at www.avnet-silica.com.

Friday Mar 08, 2024

Welcome to a special International Women's Day episode of 'We Talk IoT,' where we shine a light on the women shaping the future of technology.
Today, we are honored to host Jackie Mattox, the founder of Women in Electronics, a pivotal force advocating for diversity and empowerment in the tech industry.
Join us as we delve into Jackie's inspiring journey, the work of Women in Electronics, and the crucial role of mentorship and inclusion in driving innovation.
#iwd2024 #InspireInclusion #electronics #wetalkiot
 
Summary of this week's episode:
01:04 Introductions
03:35 The Evolution of Women in Electronics
05:04 The Impact of Mentorship and Inclusion
07:53 The Importance of Action Over Awareness
08:29 The Role of Women in Electronics in Driving Change
09:42 The Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Tech
22:28 The Power of Mentorship and Career Coaching
26:32 Advice for Young Women Contemplating a Future in Electronics
30:23 The Importance of Unity and Inclusion
 
Show notes:
Jackie Mattox: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackie-mattox-a67ab139/
Women in Electronics: https://www.womeninelectronics.com/
WE presentation with facts and figures: https://we.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/Corporate%20Presentation.pdf
About Avnet Silica:
This podcast is brought to you by Avnet Silica—the Engineers of Evolution.
You can connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/silica-an-avnet-company/. Or find us at www.avnet-silica.com.

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

We discuss key breakthroughs in IoT, including 5G integration for fully wireless smart factories, the role of AI in the IoT value chain, and the transformation brought about by eSIMs. Divya Wakankar - Executive VP Enterprise Business & CMO at BICS - also explores current challenges businesses face amidst global digital transformation, such as high customer expectations, regulatory compliance, and the need for innovative business models. The role of AI in reshaping traditional IoT value chains, the potential of eSIM for both businesses and consumers, and the importance of continued learning and curiosity in the face of digital transformation are also covered.
#iot #ai #transformation #5g #wetalkiot
 
Summary of this week's episode:
00:03 Introduction to the Future of IoT
00:55 Exploring the Landscape of IoT with Divya Wakankar
02:14 Challenges in the Global Digital Transformation Era
12:50 The Role of AI in the IoT Value Chain
22:18 The Game Changing Technology of eSIMs
Show notes:
Divya Wakankar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/divya-ghai-wakankar-5a41976/
Divya’s soundtrack:
Jason Mraz – Have it all (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/7BXW1QCg56yzEBV8pW8pah?si=22a8de158b53448a)
About Avnet Silica:
This podcast is brought to you by Avnet Silica—the Engineers of Evolution:https://my.avnet.com/silica/resources/podcast/
You can connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/silica-an-avnet-company/.

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

We have a special treat for you as we bring together two engineers from Avnet, each representing a different generation in the hardware engineering field.
We'll be discussing the enduring allure of hardware engineering, comparing perspectives on career choices, sustainability, future visions, and mindsets. Join us as we bridge the generational gap and explore why hardware engineering remains a cool and relevant industry.
#iot #ai #engineering #hardware #wetalkiot
 
Summary of this week's episode:
00:45 The Role of Hardware Engineering in IoT
00:50 Bridging the Generational Gap in Hardware Engineering
01:08 The Journey of a Graduate Engineer
03:17 The Evolution of Hardware Engineering
10:23 The Impact of AI and Machine Learning on Hardware Engineering
10:05 The Importance of Collaboration in Hardware Engineering
12:12 The Role of Hardware Engineering in Sustainability
21:40 The Future of Hardware Engineering
28:15 Sustainability in Hardware Engineering
 
Show notes:
Edward Brodbelt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwardbrodbelt/
Lucio Fornuto: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucio-fornuto-547b7832/
More info about the graduate training program: https://my.avnet.com/emea/about-us/careers/young-professionals#egp
If you want to check out the “How IoT Protects Forests and Combats Climate Change” listen to Episode 34: https://www.podbean.eu/ep/pb-64tnj-d4d765
About Avnet Silica:
This podcast is brought to you by Avnet Silica—the Engineers of Evolution.
You can connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/silica-an-avnet-company/. Or find us at https://my.avnet.com/silica/resources/podcast/.

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

In today's episode of 'We Talk IoT‘, we dive into the world of R&D, where traditional methods of analyzing heaps of data quickly become obsolete. Our guest is Alexander Wechsler, a cloud solution architect, and CEO of Wechsler Consulting.
We will talk about the shift from manual, file-based data analysis to the seamless cloud solutions of big data analytics. Envision automated reports, AI-driven insights, and rapid feedback loops that dramatically speed up time-to-market.
#iot #analytics #cloud #bigdata #migration #wetalkiot
Summary of this week’s episode:
01:44 Introduction: Alexander Wechsler
02:13 The Shift to Cloud Solutions
03:20 Benefits of Moving to a Cloud Platform
06:55 Challenges of Cloud Migration
15:03 The Role of AI and Machine Learning
16:44 Success Stories and Future Prospects
20:07 Common Misconceptions about Cloud Migration
21:22 Advice for Sceptical Companies
Show notes:
Alexander Wechsler: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-wechsler-68677/
About Avnet Silica:
This podcast is brought to you by Avnet Silica - The Engineers of Evolution:https://my.avnet.com/silica/resources/podcast/
You can connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/silica-an-avnet-company/.

Thursday Dec 14, 2023

With the rapid growth of IoT devices around us, imagine if our gadgets could not only process information but also understand and respond to our emotions.
Today’s special guest is Nina Holzer. She is a researcher from the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and the team lead for 'Multimodal Human Sensing'.
Together, we'll explore the fascinating intersection of human emotions, artificial intelligence, and the future of human-computer interaction. So, tune in as we delve deep into the heartbeats of our machines.
#affectivecomputing #humanmachineinteraction #ai #wetalkiot
 
Summary of this week's episode:
(01:59) Introductions
(02:32) What is affective computing
(04:35) Use cases for affective computing
(11:03) Challenges in decoding emotions
(16:31) Ethical considerations
(19:32) Researching cognitive load
(23:48) The relationship between humans and machines
 
Show notes:
Nina Holzer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nina-holzer-15357b262/
Mental Overload Database: https://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/ff/sse/sse-automotive/multimodal-data-set-for-mental-overload-adabase.html
Research on affective computing: https://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/ff/sse/affective-computing.html
About Avnet Silica:
This podcast is brought to you by Avnet Silica - The Engineers of Evolution: https://my.avnet.com/silica/resources/podcast/
You can connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/silica-an-avnet-company/. 

Thursday Nov 30, 2023

Today, we're diving deep into a technological revolution reshaping the quality control and manufacturing world: AI-based Defect Visual Inspection, or DVI. With us today is Giovanni Gualdi, the CEO of Deep Vision Consulting, a visionary pushing the boundaries of how we perceive and rectify defects. And Michaël Uyttersprot from Avnet Silica is someone at the forefront of integrating smart solutions into industrial spaces. We will explore the mechanics, use cases, and business models of AI-powered quality control and manufacturing inspections.
#ai #qualitycontrol #visualinspection #wetalkiot
 
Summary of this week’s episode:
00:03 Introduction to AI in Quality Inspection
00:55 Meet the Experts: Giovanni Gualdi and Michaël Uyttersprot
01:52 Deep Dive into Deep Vision Consulting
03:29 Exploring the Evolution of Visual Quality Inspection
08:23 Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of AI Integration
12:26 Real-world Applications and Use Cases
16:17 The Future of AI in Quality Inspection
24:01 The Advantages of AI-powered Visual Quality Inspection
26:14 Advice for Implementing AI in Quality Inspection
30:16 Conclusion and Final Thoughts
 
Show notes:
Giovanni Gualdi: https://www.linkedin.com/in/giovanni-gualdi-b451329/
Michaël Uyttersprot: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaël-uyttersprot-aaa971211/
 
Defect Visual Inspection Solution – cost-effective, reliable, and easy to use: https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/silica/solutions/technologies/artificial-intelligence-machine-learning/defect-visual-inspection/
 
AI Defect Visual Inspection - NXP i.MX 8M PLUS Solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHq72JqDmdQ
 
Advancing quality control: The Evolution, Impact and Future of Defect Visual Inspection (DVI) in Manufacturing: https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/silica/resources/article/advancing-quality-control-dvi/
 
About Avnet Silica:
This podcast is brought to you by Avnet Silica - The Engineers of Evolution: https://my.avnet.com/silica/resources/podcast/
You can connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/silica-an-avnet-company/. 

Thursday Nov 16, 2023

As we push the boundaries of what's possible in space, two pivotal challenges stand out: the hardware components that can withstand the extremities of space and the sophisticated processing power required to execute space missions.
With our guests, we will explore the transformation in satellite technology, the vital role of Commercial Off-the-shelf components, and the evolution in processing needs for ambitious space applications.
Joining us from AMD Xilinx is Ken O’Neill, Space Systems Architect. Representing Avnet Silica, we have Paul Leys, Market Segment Manager, Aerospace and Defence. Together, we'll journey to understand the New Space movement’s intricacies, challenges, and future.
#space2.0 #newspace #wetalkiot
 
Summary of this week's episode:
(02:13) Introductions
(03:24) Why space is exciting right now
(04:38) AMD’s role in space
(11:13) Shifting from geostationary to LEO satellites
(18:32) How components handle the new requirements
(25:50) Collaboration is key
(28:50) The future ahead
 
Show notes:
AMD - Kenneth O’Neill
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-o-neill-48188a1/
Avnet Silica - Paul Leys
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-leys-247686b/
https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/silica/solutions/markets/aerospace-defence/new-space/
https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/silica/resources/article/addressing-the-processing-needs-of-space-applications/
https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/silica/resources/article/new-space-satellites-demand-new-approach/
https://www.xilinx.com/applications/aerospace-and-defense/space.html
About Avnet Silica:
This podcast is brought to you by Avnet Silica - The Engineers of Evolution: https://my.avnet.com/silica/resources/podcast/
You can connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/silica-an-avnet-company/. 

Thursday Nov 09, 2023

In a connected world devices don't just function, they communicate, learn, and evolve. Today, we'll be diving into a device that many of us have in our cars but probably never thought of as part of the IoT ecosystem: the dash cam. Our cars, as it turns out, don’t just take us from point A to B; they're becoming hubs of data and potential!
With advancements in cloud computing, SIM-based connectivity, and artificial intelligence, dash cams are rapidly moving beyond just passive recording devices. They're becoming crucial tools for safety, real-time communication, traffic analysis, and even paving the way for innovative business models.
Our guest this week: Bryn Brooker, Head of Marketing for Nextbase.
 
#dashcam #automotive #wetalkiot
 
Summary of this week's episode:
(02:08) Introductions
(03:05) Why dash cams are interesting
(04:30) IoT use cases for dash cams
(09:08) Possible business models
(15:42) The role of data
(19:16) A look into the future
(21:42) Bryn’s soundtrack
(22:27) The common myth
 
Show notes:
Bryn Brooker: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brynbrooker/
Nexbase IQ: https://nextbase.com/iq-experience
Bryn’s Playlist:
Queen – We will rock you (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/3OYsVAtg2j28YkfchSUfwv?si=922b4141e8ab4a3b)
Queen – I am in love with my car (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/253ewjP2R1LjKqA70mGdnk?si=fe8a013e598c441b)
About Avnet Silica:
This podcast is brought to you by Avnet Silica - The Engineers of Evolution: https://my.avnet.com/silica/resources/podcast/
You can connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/silica-an-avnet-company/. 

Thursday Oct 12, 2023

We pull back the curtain on the semiconductor world, uncovering its challenges, evolutions, and the innovations steering its future.
With us is Gilles Beltran, the president of Avnet Silica, a company at the heart of these transformations.
From grappling with global supply chain disruptions to spearheading sustainable practices, Gilles offers a rare insight into the intricate workings of this pivotal industry.
#Semiconductor #WeTalkIoT #EngineersOfEvolution #AvnetSilica
 
Summary of this week's episode:
(01:59) Introductions
(03:15) The current market situation
(11:36) Changing the supply chain
(21:11) Shifting customer needs
(26:11) Technology for a greener tomorrow
(30:19) Upcoming trends
(33:52) The soundtrack
Show notes:
Gilles Beltran: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gilles-beltran-507aa2a/
Gilles Playlist:
Fatboy Slim – Right here, Right nowhttps://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/0qnqsfFYgBo0sPHM2JmfTq?si=339a9a982a6e4b40
About Avnet Silica:
This podcast is brought to you by Avnet Silica - The Engineers of Evolution: https://my.avnet.com/silica/resources/podcast/
You can connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/silica-an-avnet-company/. 

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