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

6 days ago

This week, we have the co-founders of GasVisor, a cutting-edge IoT solution for managing CO₂ gas cylinders, on the show. They want to revolutionise the gas industry with their real-time monitoring and automated reordering system and promote sustainability and safety. Join us as we explore their entrepreneurial journey, their diverse international team, and their commitment to a greener future.
#iot #startup #innovation #wetalkiot
 
Summary of this week's episode:
01:10 Meet the Founders of GasVisor
02:37 The Origin Story
04:00 Challenges and Innovations in Gas Cylinder Management
05:11 Understanding the CO2 Cylinder Market
08:28 Technical and Business Challenges
13:10 Unique Features of GasVisor
16:36 Sustainability and Safety in Gas Management
20:20 Market Response and Scaling Plans
27:18 The Importance of a Diverse Team
29:43 Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
 
Show notes:
David Firmin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-firmin/
Maximilian Betz: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maximilian-betz/
https://gasvisor.eu/de/
 
Their soundtrack:
Oyobi – Make me believe in you: https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/3kBcefajZTzm5PDnLeX0Cp?si=f8042ecf66c74a19
 
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/.

Tuesday May 07, 2024

In today's episode, we're diving into the world of Near Field Communication (NFC) with Mike McCamon, the Executive Director of the NFC Forum. The NFC Forum has been at the forefront of NFC innovation, pushing the boundaries of how this technology integrates with and enhances IoT solutions.
From secure payments to seamless connectivity, join us as we explore the transformative power of NFC in our connected world, straight from the expert leading the charge.
#iot #nfc #wetalkiot
 
Summary of this week's episode:
00:48 Introducing Mike McCamon and the NFC Forum
02:38 Understanding NFC and Its Applications
14:07 The Role of NFC in Automotive Industry
15:55 NFC and Wireless Power
18:15 The Future of NFC in IoT
19:16 Challenges and Opportunities in NFC Adoption
28:16 The NFC Forum's Technology Roadmap
32:11 Advice for Developers and Innovators on NFC Integration
 
Show notes:
Mike McCamon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mccamon/
 
About the NFC Forum
The NFC Forum, established in 2004, is a non-profit industry association comprised of leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Its mission is to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability, and educating the market about NFC technology. The NFC Forum's global member companies share skills, technical expertise and industry knowledge to develop specifications and protocols for interoperable data exchange, device-independent service delivery, and device capability. Forum’s supporting certification program and user marks enhance and promote a consistent, reliable, seamless and secure NFC user experience. To learn more about joining the Forum, visit https://nfc-forum.org/engage/join.
 
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 Apr 18, 2024

We now live in a world where every device communicates, and every data point tells a story. And 2023 definitely will be remembered as the year of Artificial intelligence. Joining us today is David Ly, CEO of Iveda. They provide global solutions for cloud-based video AI search and surveillance technologies. We'll explore how integrating IoT and AI can revolutionize everything from smart cities to telehealth and advanced security systems.
 #iot #ai #smartcity #healthcare #climatechange #wetalkiot
 
Summary of this week’s episode:
01:39 Introducing David Ly
02:23 Understanding the Evolution of Video Surveillance
03:31 The Role of IoT and AI in Smart Cities
05:47 The Concept of Smart Poles in Smart Cities
09:55 Predictive Modeling in Disaster Management
13:04 Challenges in Integrating IoT Solutions
16:41 Role of IoT and AI in Healthcare
26:56 The Future of Smart Cities
 
Show notes:
David Ly: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david1ly/
David’s soundtrack:
Eminem, The Real Slim Shady: https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/3yfqSUWxFvZELEM4PmlwIR?si=da5d61b3627343ef
 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 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/. 

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