IoT Podcast: Over the Air
Why IoT Has Been So Slow to Evolve with Don DeLoach, Co-founder of Rocket Wagon Venture Studios
September 29, 2022
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.
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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.

Don DeLoach has more than 30 years of software industry experience, with demonstrated success building software companies with extensive sales, marketing, and international experience. Former CEO of Infobright, CEO of Aleri, CEO of Youcentric, COO of Centri Technology. Founder and Co-chair, Midwest IoT Council, Outside Director, Apropos, Broadbeam, and co-author, β€œThe Future of IoT,” released in June 2017, and passionate about the Internet of Things and the Chicago Blackhawks.

They cover:

πŸ‘‰ [00:58] - What is Rocket Wagon all about?
πŸ‘‰ [02:45] - Where are we with the evolution of IoT
πŸ‘‰ [04:35] - Reasons why IoT has been so slow to evolve
πŸ‘‰ [05:55] - IoT devices and architecture: Data creation, consumption, and contextualization
πŸ‘‰ [08:55] - Metaverse and digital twins: The practical business implications
πŸ‘‰ [12:10] - Realizing the true benefit of IoT
πŸ‘‰ [12:46] - What is cyber-physical transformation
πŸ‘‰ [13:50] - The role of cyber-physical transformation in IoT evolution
πŸ‘‰ [15:05] - Rocket wagon’s role in enhancing business success
πŸ‘‰ [16:46] - Why don’t businesses get to product market fit
πŸ‘‰ [19:46] - How to attain a product-market fit
πŸ‘‰ [20:05] - The culture that enhances the product-market fit
πŸ‘‰ [24:35] - The role of a balanced executive team in achieving enabling environment for productivity
πŸ‘‰ [27:55] - Leveraging transformative data architecture for sustainable IoT
πŸ‘‰ [29:00] - Selling outcomes, not technology

If you’re interested in understanding the trajectory of IoT evolution, tune into this episode of Over the Air β€” IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey podcast.

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