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As the voice of IoT and connected devices in our connected world, The Peggy Smedley Show, is a weekly show created to inform, entertain, and educate listeners looking to understand this quickly evolving technology. Host and industry expert Peggy Smedley, uses this show as a sounding board to talk about topics important to the industry.
 
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Is our data safe? Peggy answers, addressing if it will be safe in the year ahead—and what exactly we are doing to ensure it is secure. She shares details of a report that exposes some scary stats about hacked payment card costs and what exactly is happening on the dark web. She also discusses: The number of payment card details that were found for …
 
Peggy and Blake Miller, founder, Homebase, talk about how technology is disrupting real estate. He says the company is making apartment buildings smart, which means different things to different people. They also discuss: Getting people in and out of buildings and connecting things in apartment buildings. How receptive users are to the technology i…
 
Peggy talks all about the future of energy and utilities. She cites a few new reports that explore how digital technologies, market developments, and government investment in next-generation energy technologies can help pave the way. She also discusses: A deep look at utilities. What we need to be thinking as the industry pursues digital transforma…
 
Peggy and Jason Turner, vice president and cofounder, PowerShades, talk about how the company came to be as a result of hotels trying to figure out how to do energy savings. He says a large part of what the company does now is residential because people want to save energy, comfort, and privacy. They also discuss: A special motor that is powered ov…
 
Peggy and Richard Rys, senior consultant, ARC Advisory Group and principal, R2 Controls, talk about climate change and what that means. He says we are all to blame as individuals and as industries for climate change. They also discuss: The best and most efficient way of reducing your carbon footprint. If we are going to be able to reduce the damage…
 
Peggy defines digital twin and explores how it will help rebuild our cities and our infrastructure. She says 2022 will be a year of digital transformation and rebuilding our cities and infrastructure—all while keeping sustainability in mind. She also discusses: How digital twin will help construction build safer and more efficiently. The importance…
 
Peggy and Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems, talk about going digital in infrastructure—and how it became essential during the pandemic and how there is now a new opportunity with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. He says this year of infrastructure is the year of concerns about environmental along with economic considerations. They also…
 
Peggy talks about mobility—addressing digital transformation in both our cities and our vehicles. She talks about what has evolved in the past year, the current state of the market, and then looks to the future of mobility. She also discusses: The current strain on our cities’ infrastructure systems and what needs to be done about it. What it might…
 
Peggy and Sanjay Ravi, general manager of automotive, mobility & transportation industry, Microsoft, discuss a year in review and look forward. He says it has been an interesting year in automotive—and the industry has faced impact from the pandemic and the semiconductor shortage. Despite all the challenges, the industry has remained very resilient…
 
Peggy celebrates 750 episodes of the show by exploring technology: past, present, and future. She says we have made a lot of progress in the past decade-plus since the show first launched and that we can’t simply look to the future. Rather, we need to consider our past, present, and future. We need to look back to look forward. She also discusses: …
 
Peggy and Adam Klatzkin, VP, iTwin platform, Bentley Systems, and Sheena Gaynes, director, business development, partnerships, programs, iTwin platform, Bentley Systems, talk all about the data tsunami that exists today and how digital twins can help. They define digital twins and give examples. They also discuss: Three key differences between iTwi…
 
Peggy and Mike Kelly, senior research analyst, Guidehouse Insights, talk about the shakeup with renewable energy. He says solar is going to be a driving force in North America, both at the utilities scale and behind the meter on rooftops—that is the real paradigm shift. They also discuss: How to facilitate a green energy future. How utilities are e…
 
Key Lessons 1. Legacy. I have always wanted to write as a legacy for the next generation. I didn’t feel ready before, but I am at that stage where my biggest responsibility is to make an impact. 2. Military Motivation. I was directionless during my National Service, drinking and sliding downwards. I went into the military looking for discipline. I …
 
Peggy shares her thoughts on the latest events and happenings from AWS re:Invent, including the cloud, AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning, data analytics, and more. She narrows in on what the tech giant is doing with partners. She also discusses: The five partner paths. Intel and AWS’ City on the Cloud Experience. Specific examples and …
 
Peggy and Elizabeth Parks, president, Parks Associates, talk about how technology is disrupting us in both a good way and a bad way. Parks says the pandemic has forever changed business and consumer lives—and broadband and connectivity are going to play a bigger role going forward. They also discuss: How every vertical that touches the consumer is …
 
Peggy and Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO, Beecham Research, talk about the evolution of technology and the “Gs.” He says it is great to be on a journey from M2M being a small industry to the IoT (Internet of Things) being a very large industry. They also discuss: Moving from 4G to 5G, which is a very big step about control and network services. The shift …
 
Summary of Key Lessons 1. Career Navigation. It is okay to start out in life being unsure of what you want to do career wise. However, as you move on, clarity increases, and you must be willing to put in the effort. 2. Power of Pictures. In 1985, as an undergrad, I took a picture in front of the Vice Chancellor’s Lodge at Legon and declared, “I wil…
 
Peggy discusses the top nine challenges that are keeping manufacturers up at night, citing new research from Ericsson’s Second Edition of its Future of Enterprises Report. Tough global competition means almost eight in 10 manufacturers are cutting costs, and yet they are navigating through COVID-19 well. She also discusses: How many production empl…
 
Peggy and Anthony Pagano, associate professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, talk about the supply-chain crisis. He explains you need to go back to the beginning of the pandemic, when there was a supply-chain shockwave, and the result of all of this is the shortages and problems at the ports. They also discuss: What is causing the shortages of…
 
Peggy and Dale Calder, CEO and founder, InSkill, talk about the expertise gap—from both a macro and micro perspective. He talks about how a large portion of the workforce is retiring—and imagines what might happen if machine operators aren’t there anymore. They also discuss: The difference between knowledge and expertise. How there are plenty of pe…
 
Summary of Key Lessons FALLIBILITY. You are human. Recognize your human fallibility. HEALTHCARE SPEND. As we grow older, we spend more on healthcare; half of our healthcare spend is in our older years. PROACTIVENESS. Women tend to report healthcare issues earlier than men. They may therefore spend more, but they often have a higher life expectancy.…
 
Peggy talks about how 5G is set to change the course of business, as it is estimated 5G-enabled innovations are expected to contribute $1.5 trillion by the end of this decade. She explains that there are big opportunities to be had here, but that businesses need to understand how 5G is going to shape enterprises in the months ahead. She also discus…
 
Ron Gonen, founder and CEO, Closed Loop Partners, shares his sustainability journey with Peggy and how he got involved in the circular economy. He describes his introduction to sustainability as one where in hardship oftentimes you find great opportunities. They also discuss: The greatest scam in America that many believe being sustainable and bein…
 
Peggy and Hernan Saenz, global head, performance improvement practice, Bain, talk about digital supply chain and supply-chain traceability and why it is important to the future of business. He looks back and talks about how we perfected linear supply chains, but at the same time we created very brittle and brown supply chains. They also discuss: If…
 
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