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In this podcast, we sit down and have a chat with key IoT industry leaders to get insights into their IoT journey.

What makes them excited about IoT, what challenges have there been and what does the future look like? 

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Our latest episodes

Episode #18 – Phil McDermott, Arkessa

October 22, 2020

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Managing and future proofing connections

Today, we welcome Phil McDermott, CCO at Arkessa, to the podcast. Arkessa is a leading M2M managed services provider that aims to make machine-to-machine and IoT easy to adopt for new enterprises. We discuss the evolution of IoT, including the future markets and new use cases that are emerging from SMEs.

Episode #17 – Tanner Folk, IntraGrain Technologies

October 1, 2020

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Sowing the seeds for smart agriculture

Research shows that farmers lose as much as 60 percent of their cereal grain harvest during the storage process – but one company has set out to change that. Here, Tanner Folk, CEO of IntraGrain Technologies, explains how by leveraging the power of IoT they’re helping farmers reduce grain spoilage and waste, and shares his advice for service providers looking to tap into the enterprise market.  

Episode #16 – Matthias Fiegl, Deutsche Telekom IoT

September 15, 2020

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Using IoT for positive change

How can we influence our environment using IoT? This is the key theme of our latest episode with Matthias Fiegl, who heads up IoT at Deutsche Telekom, Europe's largest telecommunications company. Alongside deep dives into specific industries, Matthias and Behdad discuss digitalization and rethinking business models during the global pandemic.

Episode #15 – Sachin Mathur, Hexagon

August 17, 2020

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Humanizing Digital Transformation

How can we develop human-centric digital transformation, and how can industries best analyze and use unseen data? These are some of the few touchpoints in our wide discussion about making manufacturing smarter with Sachin Mathur, Head of Partnership Programs at Hexagon, a leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions.

Episode #14 – Pippa Malmgren, H Robotics

July 30, 2020

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Tools not toys

Author, former presidential advisor and co-founder of H Robotics, Pippa Malmgren joins us and discusses the development of H Robotics, which makes AI-led, commercial-use drones for industries to conduct data gathering in remote locations. She also shares her thoughts on why we often need to develop our mindset in line with the development of new technology.

Episode #13 – Martin Whitlock, Telenor Connexion

July 15, 2020

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Managing digital transformation

Managing over 10 million connected things in more than 180 countries, Telenor Connexion knows a thing or two about managing complexity. In this episode, we talk with Martin Whitlock, CTO, about the challenges and opportunities that come with verticals such as automotive, utilities and smart meters, and industrial manufacturing – and how companies are digitizing their otherwise traditional businesses through IoT.

Episode #12 – Gerhard Loots, Telstra

June 30, 2020

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Going beyond the SIM card

As Australia’s largest and oldest telecom operator, Telstra has a role that goes beyond just the SIM card. Global IoT Solutions Executive Gerhard Loots and Behdad Banian discuss why helping customers on their own digitalization process is the next natural progression for the company. They take a deep dive into the vulnerabilities Covid-19 has exposed, as well as the opportunities it has presented, and more.

Episode #11 – Don Miller, Globe Tracker and Olaf Habert, Hapag-Lloyd

June 15, 2020

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Old industries, new technologies

Behdad delves into the shipping industry with two guests. Don Miller is Vice President of Global Sales at Globe Tracker, an IoT leader in devices, platforms and analytics in the maritime shipping industry. Olaf Habert is Senior Manager at Hapag-Lloyd, formed in 1857 and is today the world's fifth largest container carrier. Together, they discuss the business, efficiency and sustainability impacts of IoT within their industry, what they’re most excited about, and the challenges ahead.

Episode #10 – Kristofer Ågren, Telia

February 19, 2020

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Channeling data for good

In our latest episode of the Talking IoT podcast, we meet Kristofer Ågren who heads up data monetization at Telia, the biggest telecom operator in the Nordics. With vast amounts of data being generated every day, Kristofer explains how Telia is channeling this information to help build better business. How can you build data-driven cities and sustainable public transport, for example? And how can we use data in a way that truly aligns with security, integrity and privacy?  

Episode #9 – Victoria Van Camp, SKF

February 5, 2020

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The future of production

Today, we meet Victoria Van Camp, CTO of SKF, the world’s largest bearing manufacturing company, founded in 1907. Victoria is responsible for bringing this historic company into an industrial IoT arena. She discusses how the company is transforming its traditional business model to a service-orientated ‘reliable rotation’ approach using data, AI and connectivity for capabilities like predictive maintenance.

Episode #8 – Kent Eriksson, PTC

January 16, 2020

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Transforming industries

In episode 8, we welcome Kent Eriksson to the table, Senior Advisor at PTC, a Boston-based software company that’s driving innovation adoption across industries. He discusses digital transformation in industries such as manufacturing, and how AR, AI and automation could transform operational efficiency and output through balanced human-machine cooperation.

Episode #7 – Dr. Henning Löser, Audi

October 31, 2019

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The ultimate playground

In our latest episode, we visit the German manufacturing giant, Audi, to talk to Dr. Henning Löser, Head of the Audi production lab. Here, he discusses his role in exploring new technology for smart manufacturing and what the factory of the future might look like. He touches on the market’s search for real-time communication for automation and the opportunities for operators as 5G establishes itself.

Episode #6 – Marie Sandå, Telia

September 24, 2019

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Tackling connectivity and complexity

In this episode of the Talking IoT podcast, we meet Marie Sandå, Head of Commercial Product Management for IoT Connectivity at Telia, the dominant communications service provider in the Nordics. Marie discusses the role of the operator in the flourishing IoT business area, particularly the importance of reducing complexity and making it simple for enterprises to grow and scale. She touches on developing new IoT ecosystems and how operators can learn from each other as new use cases and business models develop.

Episode #5 – Nishant Batra, Veoneer

August 30, 2019

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Under the hood

Featuring Nishant Batra from Veoneer, the Swedish automotive technology company that's on a mission to create trust in mobility. With his role as EVP and CTO, Nishant provides us with a unique look into the autonomous vehicle industry and the underlying technologies that are increasing vehicular safety. He also gives us insights into where we are today in autonomous vehicle evolution, as well as what the future will look like.

Episode #4 – Staffan Dahlström, HMS

July 10, 2019

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Mobile machines & marathons

Introducing Staffan Dahlström, CEO and co-founder of HMS (Hardware Meets Software), the leading independent supplier of solutions for industrial communication and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Staffan gives us a deeper look at combining OT with IT, shares the key to finding where the true value lies in IIoT, and tells us what he thinks the future looks like for the industry in five years.

Episode #3 - Henrik Norström, Brighter

July 1, 2019

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Building Brighter healthcare

We welcome to the studio Henrik Norström, CEO at Brighter, a Swedish health-tech company tackling the global diabetes epidemic through data-driven technology, innovation and IoT. Their vision is an everyday life where managing chronic diseases is no longer a struggle. Henrik discusses the challenges and opportunities that IoT brings to healthcare, and the important role that operators have in building better digital ecosystems with impact-driven companies like Brighter.

Episode #2 – Fredrik Östbye, Grundfos

June 14, 2019

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Born digital

In Episode Two, we speak with Fredrik Östbye, Vice President and Head of Digital Transformation at Grundfos. In his role, Fredrik is tasked with taking digitalization to the next level in the business offerings of the world’s largest pump manufacturer. Fredrik shares how global water infrastructure - and its players - are benefiting from digitalization, and what Grundfos’ role is in this digital ecosystem.

Episode #1- Ivo Rook, Sprint

May 6, 2019

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The Machine Whisperer

To kick off the IoT podcast series, we speak to Ivo Rook, Senior Vice President of IoT at Sprint. To his kids, he’s known as ’The Machine Whisperer.’ To Sprint, he’s known as the man responsible for delivering technologies that ‘change the way people live, the way businesses operate, and the way society evolves.’ Behdad Banian talks to him about monetizing and scaling IoT business, and how Sprint managed to launch a new IoT network from idea to nationwide launch in just eight months.

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