Author : Mark Wright

  • Getting a BBQ-Flavored Taste of the IoT

    Posted by Mark Wright on Mar 25, 2016

    On March 17-19 several of my Ayla Networks colleagues and I weathered rain, sunshine, terrific oysters and some of the best BBQ ever at the Hearth, Patio and BBQ Expo in New Orleans—all in an effort to promote cloud IoT. Wait, what does IoT and cloud have to do with BBQ???!

  • IoT = Change. But Why Change? Part 2

    Posted by Mark Wright , Dave Friedman on Oct 1, 2015

    [This is part 2 of a two-part post.]

    At last summer’s Global IoT Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center, speakers gave concrete examples of change in manufacturing, urban, social and business contexts being driven by Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. They made the connection between the IoT and benefits such as efficiency, improved user experience, product enhancements and tangible value creation.

  • IoT = Change. But Why Change?

    Posted by Mark Wright , Dave Friedman on Sep 24, 2015

    [This is part 1 of a two-part post.]

    Complaining about neighborhood issues—potholes in the street, graffiti appearing on a utility box or street sign, an overgrown hedge making it hard to see approaching traffic—is an age-old pastime. So is moaning that the local municipality is deaf to the complaints.

  • Maintaining Brand Promises while Entering the IoT Market

    Posted by Mark Wright on Sep 10, 2015

    Amidst the current hype around the Internet of Things (IoT), it seems like everyone is marketing themselves as an IoT company, and even more, as an IoT platform company. Luckily, though, there are signs of sanity among some of the more serious IoT players.

  • Disarming the Wireless ‘Protocol Wars’

    Posted by Mark Wright on Jun 23, 2015

    You’ve probably read various articles about the ‘protocol wars’ in the wireless world especially as it relates to the Internet of Things (IoT). Some of the more creative ones read like a synopsis of the latest “Mad Max” movie. But dig a little deeper, and these so-called wars really amount to shuffling for attention among peers all jockeying for starring roles in the movie.

  • Silicon Valley IoT Meetup: IoT, Big Data & Edge Analytics

    Posted by Mark Wright on May 29, 2015

    A while back I had the opportunity to participate in the Silicon Valley IoT Meetup (“IoT, Big Data, and Edge Analytics Opportunities and Challenges”) discussion hosted by Cisco VP/CTO Jim Greene and Ken Forster, COO of PLAT.ONE. Any discussion with Jim is an insightful journey rich with data-driven references. This time, the discussion had good IoT insights into business views, industrial dynamics, some interesting case studies and a serious non-apocalyptic view on security.