IoT Podcast: Over the Air
Budget overruns. Bricked devices. Data breaches. Building connected products is hard. Join us every other Tuesday for unfiltered conversations with executives about their IoT journeys — the mistakes they made, the lessons they learned, and what they wish they’d known when they started. In each episode of Over the Air, our expert guests will make bold predictions, reveal unpopular opinions, and share stories you won’t hear anywhere else.
Learning to Dance Alongside Elephants with Nathan Dyck of Nanoleaf
November 24, 2022 • 33 MIN
In this episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air, Ryan is joined by Nathan Dyck to discuss the challenges of building a smart lighting system and how good innovations can be generated to compete with big companies or complement their innovations.
Leveraging Customer Relationships to Build Authentic IoT Products with Dave Crosby, Co-founder, and CMO at WyzeLabs
November 10, 2022 • 37 MIN
In this episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Dave Crosby, Co-founder, and CMO at WyzeLabs. They talk about how small brands can leverage evolving market dynamics to take on big brands, achieving business success for budget-friendly IoT cameras, and approaches to customer relationships toward building successful products.
Managing a World Class Commercial Ecosystem with Beverly Rider, CCO at Tonomus & CEO at Portfolio T
October 20, 2022 • 29 MIN
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Beverly Rider, CCO at Tonomus & CEO at Portfolio T, a Tonomus Company. They discuss how Tonomus is transforming the world by providing digital transformation at scale through integrating technology, machines, and a massive pool of human talent and experience.
Converting to “Robotics-as-a-Service” with Michael Senske, Chairman & CEO of Pearson Packaging Systems
October 13, 2022 • 30 MIN
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Michael Senske, Chairman & CEO of Pearson Packaging Systems. They discuss how Pearson Packaging Systems employs a framework to deliver much better service with new ways for customers to pay for its end-of-line packaging equipment. They also investigate machinery-as-a-service and its potential for producing commercial value, enabling manufacturers to gradually employ automation without making a major initial investment in specialized machinery.
Why IoT Has Been So Slow to Evolve with Don DeLoach, Co-founder of Rocket Wagon Venture Studios
September 29, 2022 • 34 MIN
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Don DeLoach, Co-founder of Rocket Wagon Venture Studios. They talk about the reasons behind the delayed advancement of IoT technology. They examine the development and deployment of IoT technology, how product-market fit is achieved in the market, and the significance of a well-balanced executive team in guaranteeing the long-term viability of a product.
Navigating the Transition from Service-based to Product-Based Company with Ollie Smeenk, Co-CEO at SODAQ
September 15, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Ollie Smeenk, Co-CEO at SODAQ. They talk about how SODAQ is transitioning from being a service-based company to becoming successful as a product-based company.
Leveraging Digital Technology for Health and Fitness with Florian Sauter, CTO and Co-founder at EGYM
September 1, 2022 • 20 MIN
In this episode of Over the Air — IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey… Ryan is joined by Florian Sauter to discuss how EGYM is leveraging digital technology for global health and fitness.
Proof of Value (PoV) with Paul Glynn, CEO of Davra
August 18, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this episode of Over the Air — IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey… Ryan is joined by Paul Glynn to discuss the role of proof of value (PoV) in driving successful IoT products.
Building Customer-Focused IoT Applications Easier with Charlie Key, Co-founder and CEO of Losant
August 4, 2022 • 19 MIN
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Charlie Key, Co-Founder and CEO of Losant, an IoT software platform that makes it easy to build and go to market with enterprise IoT products and solutions.
Making IoT Economically Viable at Scale
July 21, 2022 • 26 MIN
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Ivo Rook, COO and President at 1NCE. They discuss making IoT economically viable at scale.
Building A Low-cost Satellite IoT Solution
July 7, 2022 • 22 MIN
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Alastair Williamson, CEO of Wyld Networks. They discuss several use cases of low-power IoT sensors and IoT connectivity with satellites.
Q&A with Rob Tiffany Part 2: Digital Twins, Edge Vs Cloud Computing & Industrial IoT
June 23, 2022 • 25 MIN
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.
Digital Twins and IoT for Robotics
June 9, 2022 • 32 MIN
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.
Q&A with Rob Tiffany Part 1: 5G, CBRS, Edge, IIoT & Agile
May 26, 2022 • 30 MIN
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.
Managing 250 Million Messages Per Day
May 12, 2022 • 33 MIN
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.
Building a Hub to Manage Millions of Other People’s Devices
April 28, 2022 • 31 MIN
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.
Building Security Robots: a Hardware-as-a-Service Case Study
April 14, 2022 • 36 MIN
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.
Super Intelligence. Friend or Enemy?
March 31, 2022 • 32 MIN
In this episode of Over the Air: IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Daniel Hulme, CEO of Satalia. They discuss artificial intelligence, its application, implications and variations. They delve into how artificial intelligence connects with both IoT, and business success.
The Anatomy of a Hardware Product Recall
March 17, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this episode of Over the Air - IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by 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 analyse the market gap, and how to engage with customers to create a successful IoT product.
Intrapreneurship in Industry 4.0: What You Need to Succeed
February 1, 2022 • 24 MIN
Innovation is hard. According to Christopher Couch, SVP, Chief Technology and Procurement Officer at Cooper Standard, and Founder and CEO at Liveline Technologies, one of the keys to success is finding a low-cost and low-risk way to break things and continuously experiment.  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? In this episode, we get into the weeds on intrapreneurship in industry 4.0. We discuss: The events that led to spinning off a new company Managing the culture clash between the new and old Navigating the paradigm of being both vendor and competitor What you need to succeed Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscrib ing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
The OG of IoT Returns: A Chat w/ Rob Tiffany (Part 2)
January 18, 2022 • 22 MIN
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”. We discuss: IoT and technology thresholds: The lines that shouldn’t be crossed How the Moab Foundation helps the world What’s on the horizon for Ericsson  Mentioned during the podcast: RobTiffanyDigital.com   Rob Tiffany on YouTube  @RobTiffany on Twitter  IoT Coffee Talk on YouTube  Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop and can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
The OG of IoT: A Chat w/ Rob Tiffany (Part 1)
January 4, 2022 • 30 MIN
There are a select few who were there at the dawn of IoT.  Rob Tiffany, VP & IoT Intrapreneur at Ericsson, is one of those.  In fact, Rob is known for showing up in the monumental stages of the IoT evolution and transitioning into the behemoth that it is today. Our conversation is so jam-packed with IoT insights that we had to separate it into two parts. In part one, Rob discusses the early days of IoT—pre-cloud, pre-sophisticated development tools, pre-wireless data networks—and weighs the cost and value sides of IoT. We discuss: The inventive spirit of the early days  The current state of consumer IoT Why the value of industrial IoT lies in moving users from guessing to knowing What the future holds for automation and the workforce Mentioned during the podcast: RobTiffanyDigital.com   Rob Tiffany on YouTube  @RobTiffany on Twitter  IoT Coffee Talk on YouTube  Stay tuned for Part 2 of our conversation with Rob. Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop and can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
The Hero’s Journey Toward High-Level Hardware Execution
December 21, 2021 • 29 MIN
There’s a Maori proverb that goes like this: What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people. That certainly applies to high-level hardware execution. After all, there is no way it happens unless you have the right people around you. Matt Barber, Chief Executive Officer at Vutility, joins the show to share his tips on how to get the right people into the right mindset for executing hardware well. We discuss: 3 tips for high-level execution How one bad apple can ruin company culture Finding operational excellence in a partnership model Taking leadership inspiration from The Hero’s Journey What the future holds for Vutility Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
IoT Lessons: How Software Opened the Door to Smart Locks
December 7, 2021 • 28 MIN
Yale has been manufacturing locks since 1840. Put another way, they have hardware on lockdown. Software, on the other hand, has been a relatively new addition to the company’s repertoire. In this episode, Jason Williams, President of August Home, Yale Real Living, and Smart Residential Global Accounts, shares his thoughts on the journey his company has been on since they started manufacturing smart locks and the lessons they have learned along the way.  We discuss: The story and strategy behind acquiring August Home Lessons from learning the language of software Reasoning behind entering the smart lock space Advice for companies starting their IoT journey Follow Yale Real Living and August Home on Twitter: @YaleHome  @AugustHomeInc  Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
A Smart Approach for Doing Firmware Right
November 23, 2021 • 21 MIN
Nobody gets firmware right the first time. It’s a hard truth in the IoT space. Many developers of smart products trip up at this step in their journey. It’s not just the initial development that’s difficult either. As the product evolves, you need to constantly improve the experience—without breaking things in the process. Alan Vardon, Director - Smart Home Division at Globe Electric, is well-versed in the trials and tribulations of firmware development, and he’s learned a few lessons along the way. In this episode, we discuss: Transitioning an established company to the smart home space The importance of initial and continuous testing with firmware The challenges of working with firmware Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
The Recipe For Creating a Culinary Connected Device
November 9, 2021 • 23 MIN
It’s hard enough to marry the worlds of hardware and software when creating a connected device. Imagine throwing another specialized discipline with its own language and rigid ways of working into the development process too. That’s exactly what David Rabie, Founder & CEO at Tovala, dealt with in creating a company that pairs a smart oven with a meal delivery service. In this episode, he describes how they established a culture of collaboration that brought all three disciplines together under a unified mission. Topics covered: Bridging the worlds of culinary and tech The strategy behind using Kickstarter How a marketing pivot drove new growth How finding product-market fit led to operational challenges Our exclusive discount code for Tovala to purchase the oven for $89 and includes six orders is: very possible Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Sustainability in the Robotics-as-a-Service Industry
October 26, 2021 • 37 MIN
For B2B robotics, all the customer cares about is the outcome. There’s no emotional attachment to having a brand new thing like there is in B2C. That’s one reason why it provides an incredible opportunity to bring sustainability and reusability to the industry. All it takes is one simple acronym: RaaS. Stefan Nusser, Chief Product Officer at Fetch Robotics, joins the show to discuss how his company approaches sustainability using a robotics-as-a-service model. We discuss: What made a partnership with Zebra Technologies so appealing The difference between building a product for B2B vs B2C The philosophy behind modular reusable components How RaaS is bringing sustainability to robotics Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Smart Grilling: How Tech Helps Cook a Better Brisket
October 12, 2021 • 31 MIN
People have been cooking meat over a fire for millions of years. But until recently, they haven’t had the benefit of using grills infused with smart capabilities. And that’s a crying shame. Jason Baker, Business Development at Green Mountain Grills, explains how the smart pellet grill works and the process that went into creating it. We discuss: - How the technology works - Three ways it makes grilling easier - Developing tech with a non-technical background - Lessons learned throughout the process Follow @Green Mountain Grills on TikTok.  Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop and can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
IoT Strategy: Firing Bullets Instead of Cannonballs
September 28, 2021 • 26 MIN
You’ve been tasked with defining an IoT and automation strategy for your company. It’s a major initiative that will likely span the next decade or more. Where do you start? What’s the right path forward? Craig Salvalaggio, Chief Operating Officer at Applied Manufacturing Technologies, was in your shoes 18 years ago. In this episode, he offers advice on how to get started with an IoT strategy and the pitfalls to avoid along the way. We discuss: - What automation looked like 20 years ago - Tips for getting started with an IoT strategy - How building a team can inform internal culture transformation - How partnerships enable growth Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Star Trek Replicators? How Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Industry
September 14, 2021 • 31 MIN
We’re a lot closer to having a bona fide Star Trek replicator than you might think. Sure, we’re not to the point where you can just press a button and a part — or maybe a steak and some Romulan ale — will materialize out of nowhere. However, additive manufacturing has finally matured to such a degree that 3D printing is feasible for manufacturing applications. Blake Teipel, Cofounder and CEO at Essentium, shares how additive manufacturing is bringing agility and adaptability to manufacturers and product developers. We discuss: - What additive manufacturing is - Building a team vs finding partners - Electromagnetic energy and electrically conductive plastics Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Jumping Into the Ring w/ a Punchable Computer
August 31, 2021 • 36 MIN
Typical hardware devices aren’t designed to withstand getting punched repeatedly every day. One reason is most hardware isn’t meant to be punched. Another reason is it’s pretty hard to develop hardware for that purpose. In this episode, Jeff Morin, CEO and Founder at Liteboxer, discusses how his team tackled the challenges of creating a home boxing hardware platform that gamifies the workout experience. Topics covered: - Developing hardware in the consumer space - Strategies for raising capital - Leaving room for iteration - Determining core competencies and finding the right team Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Redefining the Imaginable in Space Exploration & Communication
August 17, 2021 • 38 MIN
The most enticing opportunities on earth involve finding solutions to problems that have traditionally been considered impossible. What could be better than that? How about redefining the imaginable outside of earth’s orbit — in deep space? Neil Mallik, Office of the Chief Engineer for Space Communications and Navigation at NASA, joins the show to chat about the commercialization opportunities available in space exploration and communication. We discuss: - Openings for commercialization in the aerospace industry - The technical challenges of interconnectivity outside of Earth - Impossible things which might become possible within the next 10 to 15 years Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Modularity in Robotics: A Vision for the Future
August 3, 2021 • 28 MIN
Most of our tech isn’t developed to be modular. Our cell phones, speakers, and TVs are designed to be used for a limited window of time and can’t be reused in any way — at least by the end consumer. However, Afshin Doust, CEO at Advanced Intelligent Systems, has a different vision for the future of robotics. In this episode, he explains how modularity minimizes development costs and time while empowering a bigger, better robotics industry for the future. Topics covered: - Making robotics scalable - Bringing modularity to consumer technology - Why Robotics-as-a-Service? - Determining the core skills needed on your team Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Designing IoT Solutions for Hard-to-Connect Places
July 20, 2021 • 36 MIN
IoT is transforming the way we approach intractable problems like poverty, sustainability, and climate change, especially in remote regions like Africa. But there are many challenges inherent in bringing connected devices to these isolated places. Jit Bhattacharya, Principal at Factor(e) Ventures, joins the podcast to talk about engineering IoT solutions for areas with unreliable connectivity. Topics we covered: - 3 challenges of developing an IoT solution for remote areas - How lithium-ion batteries are changing the landscape - The importance of data in developing products and gaining industry buy-in Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Intrapreneurship, Internal Incubation, Spinoffs, and IoT Product Development
July 6, 2021 • 38 MIN
Many of the world’s greatest innovations emerge from intrapreneurship. Given the space to incubate tangential ideas, employees often create products that become the basis for successful spinoff companies. In today’s episode, we chat with Bob Marshall and Joe McNulty from Whisker Labs — a company born out of intrapreneurship. Bob is the Founder and CEO and Joe is the SVP of Product and Partnerships. We discuss: - The origin story of Ting - Intrapreneurship and innovating within a company - Analyzing whether a personal mission has legs as a business Any questions for our guests? Contact Bob at Bob@whiskerlabs.com and Joe at Joe@whiskerlabs.com. Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
IoT Data: Using Smart Tech to Outsmart Analog Competitors
June 22, 2021 • 48 MIN
IoT data can have a profound impact on the quality of your product. But don’t stop there. It can also potentially improve every single aspect of your business. In this episode, Sean Grundy, Co-Founder & CEO of Bevi, joins the show to explain how IoT data guides his business and sets the Bevi brand apart from the competition. We discuss: - Using IoT data to inform decision making - Hardware mistakes and lessons learned - Tips for entering a contract manufacturer relationship - Thoughts on core competencies and outsourcing Reach out to Sean on LinkedIn or at sean@bevi.co. Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop and can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Embracing a Consumer-Centric Approach to Product Development
June 8, 2021 • 35 MIN
A lot of companies — even the big players — make the mistake of developing a product in search of a problem. But today’s guest, Doug Roberson, Chief Technology Officer at Alterco Robotics US, advocates for taking a consumer-centric approach to product development. In this episode, he shares why listening and interacting with customers is the key to delivering a viable outcome that actually solves their problems. What we talked about: - Honing a consumer-centric approach to product development - Ensuring there’s a large enough audience for a product - Lessons from a development cycle without a viable outcome - The importance of saying no to superfluous stuff Check out Doug’s podcast, Make IoT Simple. Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Moonshot Engineering Projects: Getting Innovative Initiatives Off the Ground
May 25, 2021 • 37 MIN
You’ve been given the reins of a moonshot engineering project. The company’s big, make-or-break initiative is in your hands and all eyes are on you. Feeling lost? Overwhelmed? No idea where to start? In this episode, new co-host, Luke Wilhelm — Chief Product Officer here at Very and a veteran leader of big consequential projects — doles out advice for overseeing critically strategic engineering initiatives. Topics covered: - Advice for newbies leading a really big initiative - Options for changing the scope of a project midstream - Tips for effectively managing up - Why saying “no” often makes saying “yes” more effective Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Silicon Savannah: Expanding Access to Clean Cooking Fuel
May 11, 2021 • 29 MIN
A significant amount of the world’s population — over 2 billion households — cooks with dirty fuels. For most, there simply isn’t access to clean cooking fuel. In Kenya, Nick Quintong (CEO and Co-Founder) and his team at PayGo Energy have designed an IoT solution that expands access to clean cooking. In this episode, Nick shares: - Why startups are abundant in Nairobi - How a piece of smart hardware brings clean cooking fuel to Kenya - The journey of developing new IoT technology - Advice for negotiating the right metrics for success Never miss an episode of Over The Air by subscribing wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over the Air in your favorite podcast player.
Space IoT: The Final Frontier
April 27, 2021 • 19 MIN
The greatest transformation in the history of aerospace is happening now. The confluence of new technology combined with the evolution of space-based markets presents incredible opportunities for companies in the connected space. Joining us on this episode to break it all down is Dennis Muilenburg, Former CEO of Boeing and current CEO of New Vista Acquisition Corp., a SPAC focused on emerging technologies in the aerospace and defense sectors. Topics we covered: - Significant changes in the connected space over the last 20 years - How SPACs help emerging space IoT technologies - Evolving space-based markets - What’s on the horizon for space exploration Over The Air
Guiding Agriculture Into the Digital Age
April 20, 2021 • 35 MIN
The digital transformation continues to upend industries and connect the world in new and innovative ways. But one industry remained untouched until recently: agriculture. In this episode, we’re joined by Praveen Penmetsa, CEO/Founder of Monarch Tractor & Motivo, to discuss how he’s revolutionizing the agriculture industry by bringing automation and connectivity to farms around the world. Topics that we covered: - Transforming a stagnant industry - Challenges of working in an agricultural environment - The merits of a modular vs. a non-modular approach to product development - How connected devices will change our lives in meaningful ways Over The Air
What is Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS)?
April 13, 2021 • 28 MIN
We’ve all heard of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and, of course, the hardware needed for that software to work. But what happens when SaaS and complex hardware are combined? Paul Willard, a founding partner at grep -vc, refers to this as RaaS or Robotics-as-a-Service. In this episode of Over the Air, Paul tells Ryan about… - What RaaS is and why it’s valuable - How his rare background makes him the perfect RaaS investor - What he looks for in founders - The robot he can’t wait for someone to build Over The Air
Tips for Early-Stage Smart Device Prototyping
March 24, 2021 • 23 MIN
The line between prototyping to perfection and analysis paralysis is fine. On one hand, you want to make sure your IoT-connected device is as customer pleasing as possible. On the other, you’ve got to get the thing to market. In this initial episode of Over the Air: IoT Connected Devices & the Journey, we speak with Keith Nothacker, Founder & CEO of BACtrack. Along with tips for early-stage smart device prototyping, Keith shares… BACtrack’s journey from idea to market leader Reasons why some IoT companies don’t fully prototype their products Early (bad) ideas BACtrack tested out Over The AirApple PodcastsSpotify
An Introduction to Over The Air — IoT, Connected Devices & The Journey
March 24, 2021 • 2 MIN
You’re on your own unique journey, but those mistakes, failures, and setbacks you encounter…are really not that unique. The IoT executives who have been on the journey before you have insight into their mistakes and the solutions that made them successful, and we’ve created a platform for them to share their stories to help others looking to advance in the IoT space. Join Ryan Prosser, show host and CEO at Very to talk about: - SaaS and hardware background. - How Very serves those trying to advance in the IoT space. - What listeners can expect to hear in future episodes. Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, our website, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Over The Air — IoT, Connected Devices & The Journey in your favorite podcast player.