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OT-IT Convergence and IoT

ThingsHappen

Release Date: 09/30/2021

Episode 9: Connected Autonomous Vehicles and IoT - oh that winter show art Episode 9: Connected Autonomous Vehicles and IoT - oh that winter

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Oh that winter – a challenge to regular vehicles, and more so to automated vehicles. Connected Automated Vehicles (CAV) rapid emergence is poised to deliver significant benefits while confronted with real-world challenges. Our expert guest delves into the cold hard truth of one of the main CAV challenges and provides concrete insights into the CAV ecosystem, which is crucial to the sector’s growth, covering the major players and the role of IoT in it.  We also discuss Canadian CAV innovations and the ecosystem roles of start-ups and small and medium enterprises. Guest Our guest is...

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Episode 8: Machine Vision – what’s in it for IoT show art Episode 8: Machine Vision – what’s in it for IoT

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Who needs machine vision anyway - when we have such diversity of other sensors? Our expert guest considers the flexibility of machine vision and how it creates virtual Things that firmly belong in the IoT space. And how machine vision with AI-based analytics provides more significant human behavioural insights than purposed physical sensors could. We also discuss how behaviour is turned into actionable data for planning and operating commercial and manufacturing enterprises while retaining individual anonymity. Guest Our guest is Riccardo Badalone, CEO at C2RO. Ricardo has vast experience in...

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Episode 7: Financial Services and IoT – trust is key show art Episode 7: Financial Services and IoT – trust is key

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What challenges do financial services and IoT have in common?  Data – lots of it.  And trust – to hold in trust what we value – our money, our privacy, and the value of data. And increasingly, that data is not just human-generated, but also by our physical surroundings through IoT. Our guest considers how trust frameworks developed for financial services could be leveraged for IoT, and we also touch on transacting the value of IoT data. Guest Our guest is Kashmera Self, AVP, Strategy & Emerging Solutions Delivery at Interac. Kashmera’s extensive experience in the...

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Episode 6: LoRa for IoT show art Episode 6: LoRa for IoT

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Go far and wide. Go lean and smart.  That’s the beauty of LoRa – the Long-Range connectivity for IoT that connects smart devices far afield with a lean power grab, that’s just as at-home in your local office or shop floor. Our guest outlines the LoRa technology and charts its many applications, and we ponder the effect of the expanding LoRa ecosystem on the growing LoRa adoption. Guest Our guest is Barney Barnowski, VP Business Development at TEKTELIC. Barney’s extensive experience in wireless communication includes technical and product management roles at Telus and Nortel....

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OT-IT Convergence and IoT show art OT-IT Convergence and IoT

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OT-IT?  No - it's not a typo for IoT.  Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) convergence is a vital paradigm invading industries embarking on Industry 4.0 and undergoing digital transformation. And this OT-IT Convergence envelops IoT. Our guest lays out OT-IT Convergence and its framework, outlines the transformational endeavour, and provides approaches for realizing it. Oh - and we discuss the critical role that IoT plays in it. Guest Our guest is Sonia Bot, chief executive of The BOT Consulting Group Inc., playing key roles in the inception and delivery of...

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Episode 4: Innovating IoT through Design Thinking show art Episode 4: Innovating IoT through Design Thinking

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You heard of the Internet of Things and are starting to get its profound impacts on business and public policy and the need to be involved in it. But how do you go about innovating IoT solutions and governance to grow and remain relevant as an organization and professionally – especially since IoT is such a broad space often demanding systemic solutions. That’s where Design Thinking steps in. We talk to a Design Thinking expert and a seasoned innovation facilitator about what’s happening at the intersection of the Internet of Things and Design Thinking. Why and how you can apply Design...

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Episode 3: Investing in IoT show art Episode 3: Investing in IoT

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So – you have an IoT product or thinking of starting an IoT venture – eh? You must, then, also know that you need cash or investment to grow and succeed. But where do you turn, and how do you put your best foot forward to get the investment support you need. Oh, and by the way, what verticals should you be looking at more than others to make a go of it, and why does Industrial IoT seem to be at the fore. We discuss these questions and more with a seasoned investor, including some tips on seeking investment for your venture. Guest Our guest is Udit Bhatnagar, Vice President at McRock...

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Episode 2: Satellite Internet of Things show art Episode 2: Satellite Internet of Things

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Connectivity is one of the three pillars of IoT, and there’s plenty of choices – RFID, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile networks, LoRaWAN, and the list goes on.  But what do you do when connectivity is non-existent in remote and rugged terrains or your devices are geographically dispersed. This pain has seen a rise in satellite connectivity for IoT in response, particularly Low Earth Orbit constellations. We discuss the application, technologies, growth, and business trade-offs of satellite applications to IoT. Guest Our guest is Frank Rayal, Founding Partner of XONA Partners, where his...

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Welcome to ThingsHappen Podcast Trailer show art Welcome to ThingsHappen Podcast Trailer

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Welcome to the ThingsHappen podcast by IoT North -  Canada’s Internet of Things Conversation. ThingsHappen hosts and engages Canada’s IoT providers, users, innovators, policymakers, and thinkers - to help you stay in touch with Things Happening in Canada’s Internet of Things community. The Internet of Things is here and now with great benefits to us as individuals, businesses, economy, and society, and you’ll get to know how you too can benefit from it.  BUT  – we won’t shy away from exposing IoT’s pitfalls and we’ll explore how to fill in the pit and soften the...

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OT-IT?  No - it's not a typo for IoT.  Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) convergence is a vital paradigm invading industries embarking on Industry 4.0 and undergoing digital transformation. And this OT-IT Convergence envelops IoT. Our guest lays out OT-IT Convergence and its framework, outlines the transformational endeavour, and provides approaches for realizing it. Oh - and we discuss the critical role that IoT plays in it.

Guest

Our guest is Sonia Bot, chief executive of The BOT Consulting Group Inc., playing key roles in the inception and delivery of strategic businesses and transformations worldwide. She navigated through downsizing, right-sizing, de-regulations, SEC investigations, and economic downturns/scale-ups – and worked through one of the largest and high-profile global corporate bankruptcies in the world. 

Sonia delivers breakthrough results and foundations to excel using entrepreneurship, business precision, Lean Six Sigma, systems and process engineering, and organizational behavior methodologies.

Sonia’s experience ranges from Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups across many sectors, including high-tech, media, ICT, railroading, transportation, energy, medical and healthcare, aerospace and defense, and education. She holds engineering degrees from the University of Waterloo (BMath) and the University of Toronto (MASc) and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.  

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Links

Sonia online:  

   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/soniabot/

Sonia's email:

   [email protected]

The BOT Consulting Group Inc. online:

   https://botgroupinc.com/

Publications and Featured Content:

   www.botgroupinc.com/publications/ and

   https://botgroupinc.com/featured-content/