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What Are LoRa and LoRaWAN? | Wienke Giezeman, CEO & Co-Founder of The Things Industries

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On this IoT For All podcast episode, Wienke Giezeman, CEO and Co-Founder of The Things Network, discusses what LoRa and LoRaWAN are, the role they play in the IoT connectivity space and how they are fueling the growth and adoption of IoT.

Wienke touches on the types of use cases that are best suited for LoRaWAN, what types of use cases LoRaWAN is not well suited for, the current state of the Internet of Things industry and how market fragmentation is affecting IoT adoption across the board.

Wienke and his team are putting on an industry event called the Things Conference where experts from all over the world will come together to discuss all things LoRaWAN. He was generous enough to provide us a discount code to all our readers and listeners if you are interested in attending! Please use the code: iot-for-all

Interested in connecting with Wienke? Check out his LinkedIn!

About The Things Industries: The Things Industries provides a LoRaWAN network management system that allows anybody to build LoRaWAN networks where data is routed in a secure end to end manner. Being interoperable with many IoT data platforms, LoRaWAN gateways and LoRaWAN sensors.

Key Question and Topics from this Episode:

(03:18) What is the Things Network Conference?

(07:30) Winke Giezeman Intro

(10:50) What is LoRa? What is LoRaWAN?

(16:15) How does LoRaWAN fit into the LPWAN connectivity spectrum and how do LPWAN technologies influence IoT Adoption?

(30:50) What use cases is LoRaWAN best suited for? Not well suited for?

(38:42) What is the current state of IoT and what are the biggest challenges affecting IoT adoption?

(41:12) How does the fragmentation of the IoT market affect adoption?

(43:16) How is hardware affecting IoT adoption? What needs to be done to make IoT hardware better?

(46:33) What should we be most excited about for 2020 as it is related to LoRaWAN?

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How is the Largest Public LoRaWAN Network Influencing IoT Adoption? | Noelani McGadden, VP of Strategic Accounts at Senet

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On this IoT For All podcast episode, Noelani McGadden, VP of Strategic Accounts at Senet, discusses the role Senet plays in the IoT industry, how they launched the largest public LoRaWAN network and how their network is influencing adoption across the Internet of Things space.

Noelani touches on why an organization would choose to deploy on a public network over a private network, the value LPWAN provides compared to 5G and what she foresees as the biggest contributors to IoT adoption heading into 2020.

On a personal level, Noelani has been engaged with many STEM for girls programs and is a non-profit board member for providing access to gymnastics programs for underprivileged teens. She spent over 6 years as an expatriate working in countries and environments that have varying degrees of support for women in executive-level roles and women in tech in particular.

If you’re interested in connecting with Noelani check out her LinkedIn!

About Senet: Senet develops cloud-based software and services used by Network Operators, Application Developers and System Integrators for the on-demand deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) networks. Senet offers technology in over eighty countries and owns and operates the largest publicly available LoRaWAN network in North America.

Key Question and Topics from this Episode:

(02:33) Noelani McGadden introduction

(04:44) What does Senet do, and what role do they play in the IoT industry?

(07:15) Senet’s public LPWAN network–how it works, who is using it and what is it enabling companies to do?

(10:40) What type of IoT use cases are utilizing the public LPWAN network?

(13:38) How does a company set up a public LoRaWan network? What are the drawbacks of using a public network over a private network?

(17:35) Why would an organization choose to deploy a private network, if a public network is available?

(20:09) What has public LPWAN adoption been like?

(23:08) What value does LPWAN provide over 5G?

(26:59) What will be some of the biggest contributors to IoT adoption in 2020?

(33:24) What advice do you (Noelani) have for companies looking to get involved in IoT in 2020?

(35:28) What organizations and initiatives are you (Noelani) involved in as it relates to Women in Tech?

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What Does the Store of the Future Look Like? | Trevor Sumner, CEO of Perch

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On this IoT For All podcast episode, Trevor Sumner, CEO of Perch, discusses how Perch is changing the physical retail industry, what the store of the future looks like and how retail jobs will be affected by new technology.

Trevor details the different use cases Perch has build solutions for, how IoT is helping to increase in-store customer engagement, and how IoT technology will positively impact jobs in the retail industry. He also shares the exciting new things Perch is working on and what we can expect to see from them over the next 12-18 months on their journey to make retail less boring.

If you’re interested in connecting with Trevor check out his LinkedIn!

About Perch Interactive: Perch, the leader in interactive Physical + Digital retail displays that can detect when touch or pick up products and then respond with product-specific digital experiences that consistently drive 30-80% sales lift. Perch has won numerous Clio, Digi Edison and retail design awards and was named one of the 15 tech companies to watch in 2018 by Forbes.

Perch has worked with Macy’s, Sunglass Hut, Jo Malone, Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade, Lenovo, Petco, Johnson & Johnson, MAC, Bumble & bumble, Story, Barnes & Noble, Fossil, Wildflower, Invisalign, City Cannabis, Beam Suntory, and dozens of other brands and retailers to design engaging experiences that drive sales lift and analyzes the behavior of customers in-store. 

Key Question and Topics from this Episode:

(03:47) Trevor introduction and background

(08:41) Overview and goal of Perch Interactive

(11:39) How is Perch’s solution connected to the digital marketing side of the business?

(14:20) Who creates the content for the interactive displays?

(15:41) What IoT technologies are being used in the development of Perch’s solution?

(18:30) What types of sensors are being used for the solution (if any)?

(20:45) What does the typical customer engagement look like?

(23:27) What are the most successful use cases for Perch’s technology?

(26:40) How does customer re-engagement work with Perch’s retail solution?

(28:23) What will the store of the future look like?

(31:29) How will technology affect jobs in the retail industry?

(34:53) How IoT positively affects jobs across all industries

(36:37) What do the next 12-18 months look like for Perch?

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