Who are you and how did you become interested in IoT?
American Electrical Engineer, MBA, MsC Industrial Engineering and Management, serial entrepreneur - mostly working with software, mobile and emerging technologies. About 6 or 7 years ago I was bored with mobile. At the same time, I saw the need for alternative applications of technology to help people, in particular the disabled. I could see new possibilities such as IoT hardware and 3D printing combined to assist with new, spatial and physical experiences and more customized, individually tailored delivery of service intelligence.
What do you do at work?
Exploring emerging technologies to find how they can help companies create better experiences for their customers, creating consulting and training packages and demonstrations around that sometimes in associated with university researchers, and creating tools and approaches for rapidly testing IoT embedded knowledge services with 3D printed snap-together functional parts.
What are the key concepts in IoT?
- Single board computer (raspberry pi, Arduino, etc) - WIFI, Bluetooth, etc. - networking - Industrial IoT (often involves “M2M”/machine-to-machine, using the above two in factories and other machine/business cases) to add capabilities the company values - Consumer IoT. Using these technologies to enhance user experience.
Why is it exciting?
It is chaos. The market is not yet set, so there are many unmet needs and possibilities to do things better.
What do you think are the most interesting controversies?
“Who owns the data” or “who owns the customer” seems to be a misunderstanding from notions of property.
You other favourite examples of IoT internationally and nationally?
- Raspberry Pi 4 - Seeed Studio - AWS Lambda - Google Firebase - HY5
How do you usually explain IoT?
It is now cheap (a few tens of a Krone per unit of hardware) to add intelligence and networking to any physical object. The challenge is: should we? In which cases, and how, is the result significantly better for the end user.
What do we do uniquely well in Norway from this?
Norway is a leader in software and open systems. There are cultural values, heart and a wider understanding of the disciplines of other team members from good education which each Norwegian also brings to the team.
A favorite IoT quote?
“There is no cloud - only your data on someone else’s computer”.
Most important points about IoT from our conversation?
Don’t just buy something short term - networked services are both opportunities and traps which need to function well and help them for people to accept them once the novelty wears off.
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