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 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/. 

Thursday Sep 28, 2023

While Space might seem a world away from our everyday experiences with the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and data, our guest bridges that gap today. I'm excited to introduce Kate Underhill, a rocket scientist from the European Space Agency (ESA).
Kate works with the 'Future Launchers Preparatory Programme' at ESA, blending cutting-edge technology with space exploration, from implementing AI in non-destructive hardware inspections to creating intelligent propulsion systems.
We'll explore if the answer to our global challenges is written in the stars.
#space #esa #rocketscience #data #ai #wetalkiot
Summary of this week's episode:
(02:05) Introductions
(03:21) It's rocket science, literally
(04:44) Intelligent engines
(07:13) About satellite IoT
(08:31) Artificial intelligence and non-destructive inspections
(10:29) Intelligent propulsion
(11:51) What are cyber-physical systems?
(12:34) The role data plays in Space
(14:55) Space can help with climate change
(21:33) Working in Space
(23:51) Career advice
(26:12) Diversity is an asset
(33:08) The soundtrack
 
Show notes:
Kate Underhill: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-underhill-5153922/
ESA TV: https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/ESA_Web_TV
ESA Earth Observation and Climate Change data:
https://datalabs.esa.int/
https://climate.esa.int/en/odp/#/dashboard
https://earth.esa.int/eogateway
Space and AI:
https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Preparing_for_the_Future/Discovery_and_Preparation/Artificial_intelligence_in_space
Space IoT:
https://research.tudelft.nl/en/publications/space-internet-of-things-space-iot
 
Kate's playlist
Jamiroquai – Cosmic Girl (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/6y0Etr2KJr0sdcEp7ajoUK?si=5adb54db3f644766)
Prodigy – Firestarter (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/79CUrU5o2KAVDTNm4x3eGU?si=06ab422ede084bd0)
Prodigy – Out of Space (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/6cYJBIE9FC1QAoPw5EhdLA?si=0a97597b1e284597)
David Bowie – Space Oddity (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/3CDd3KJKMdkN13BCzsj9ch?si=56c23ac9942a4d9b)
Peter Schilling – Major Tom (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/709ffFK4o4MtG1NKoLvOma?si=28ff1383d97742e8)
Public Service Broadcasting – Race for Space (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/album/65KwtzkJXw7oT819NFWmEP?si=yRDptIshTN6A7128HVBpdg)
Hen Ogledd – Space Golf (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/3phtWNZEYBtiNvlJefa0Uq?si=6a06165870344d20)
 
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 Sep 07, 2023

In today's dynamic B2B landscape, connectivity, interoperability, and scalability aren't just buzzwords – they're prerequisites for success. Enter Matter: a groundbreaking smart home standard, set to redefine how businesses approach IoT and smart technology.
Today, we have the privilege of hosting Guylain Pouly from NXP. We'll be diving into how Matter is shaping the business ecosystem, the opportunities it brings to the table for enterprises, and what its adoption could mean for the future of smart tech integration.
#matter #security #wetalkiot
Summary of this week's episode:
(01:35) Introductions
(02:07) The concept behind Matter
(05:34) The first use cases
(07:19) Challenges for manufacturers
(13:00) The future of Matter
(15:06) The issue with certification
(16:24) Security matters
(19:02) The soundtrack
Show notes:
Guylain Pouly: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guylain-pouly/
https://www.nxp.com/applications/enabling-technologies/connectivity/matter:MATTER
Guylain’s Playlist:
Metallica – Nothing else matters (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/0nLiqZ6A27jJri2VCalIUs?si=2033cc5f40f6475f)
Tracy Chapman – Matters of the Heart (https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/5DPH67FwVR6y2LwFHKfFpB?si=d62e7b1641724be1)
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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