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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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    The Future of Food Innovation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 13:34


    Peggy Smedley talks about where we are headed with food innovation—both in the products offered and, in the distribution, and logistics of food production. She talks about new announcements from CES earlier this month and what is coming next in the months ahead. She also discusses: New almond milk American slices—and how they are different from other options. How supply chain disruptions are impacting nearly every walk of life, especially the food supply chain. Other innovations like a modular system for vertical cultivation. peggysmedleyshow.com  (1/24/23 - 806) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    The Proteus Effect

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 28:50


    Peggy Smedley and Rabindra Ratan, associate professor of media and information and director of the SPARTIE Lab, Michigan State University, talk about VR (virtual reality), immersive technologies, and the metaverse. He says the proteus effect is a phenomenon that was discovered in 2007 in early VR research where participants who come into the lab are given an avatar and they interact in the virtual environment. When people use an avatar that has certain characteristics, they will act in ways that are consistent with their stereotypes of those characteristics later, but they don't realize they are doing it. They also discuss: How this can help create new solutions and inventions. The definition of the metaverse and avatars. If virtual reality is the future for all classes and how students respond to it. spartie.org  (1/24/23 - 806) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Rabindra Ratan, Michigan State University This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    The New World of Manufacturing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 18:06


    Peggy Smedley and Sebastiaan Laurijsse, global head of industry high tech, ServiceNow, and Jamie Wilkie, senior director for industrial security offerings, Fujitsu, talk about how and why manufacturing is changing today and into the future. Laurijsse asks, what is not changing, saying everything is getting connected and generating a set of data. Wilkie says the way manufacturing is moving, it has a huge contribution to make at a society level in terms of sustainability. They also discuss: The importance of cybersecurity and how to make products secure. The IT and OT convergence in manufacturing and how the two have very different cultures and mindsets. How ecosystems are changing and how manufacturers need to adapt. fujitsu.com/global servicenow.com (1/24/23 - 806) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Sebastiaan Laurijsse, ServiceNow, Jamie Wilkie, Fujitsu This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Transportation: The Road Ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 15:37


    Peggy Smedley digs into the workforce trends in the transportation industry, looking at recent numbers and giving thoughts on where we are headed next on the road to transformation. She says we need to address the worker shortage and we need young minds to enter the space. She also discusses: The unemployment numbers in the U.S. transportation sector. How many people are over the age of 55 in transportation. What needs to happen next as we move into a new era. peggysmedleyshow.com  (1/17/23 - 805) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 24:47


    Peggy Smedley and Sabur Baidya, assistant professor, computer science and engineering, University of Louisville, talk about what brought him to the University of Louisville. He says he got a great opportunity to join as a faculty and participate in a research project on advanced manufacturing and robotics called KAMPERS (Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Enhanced Robotics and Structures). They also discuss: Innovations in human-machine interface, computing, autonomous, and cyber-physical systems. Work on digital twin-based industrial IoT and mixed-reality-based immersive applications in IIoT. The role of the human in an AI-driven future. saburbaidya.com  (1/17/23 - 805) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Sabur Baidya, University of Louisville This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Starting a Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 16:16


    Peggy Smedley and Danielle Baughman, president, ProShare Services, talk about making a change from working for a large corporation to starting your own business. She says one of the biggest pieces of advice she can give to somebody is to just dive in. They also discuss: The biggest challenges women face in energy and oil and gas industry. The best piece of advice she has received from one of her mentors. What is included in a successful project and the importance of keeping field personnel safe. proshareservices.com  (1/17/23 - 805) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Danielle Baughman, ProShare Services This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Transportation Ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 15:21


    Peggy Smedley talks all about transportation, sharing the transportation statistics from the 2022 annual report from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation. She says the pandemic has produced fast changes in transportation supply, demand, and performance. She also discusses: The supply chain and its role in keeping industries moving. If total passenger enplanements were up or down during the pandemic. If transportation energy use rebounded in 2021. peggysmedleyshow.com  (1/10/23 - 804) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Top Metaverse Uses

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 27:16


    Peggy Smedley and Jonathan Shroyer, chief customer experience innovation officer, Arise Virtual Solutions, talk about the trends in immersive technologies and the metaverse. He says he thinks of the metaverse as anything that is not in your own reality and any experience around that. In 2022, $48 billion was the value of the metaverse. By 2030, it is valued to be $680 billion. They also discuss: The top five applications and use cases in the metaverse. How much bullying is currently happening in the metaverse and how to protect all users of the metaverse. Some ways businesses can enter the metaverse space—including the opportunities and the roadblocks. arise.com  (1/10/23 - 804) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Jonathan Shroyer, Arise Virtual Solutions This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    2022 Thoughts and 2023 Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 15:24


    Peggy Smedley and Joshua Peschel, assistant professor and Black & Veach Faculty Fellow, Iowa State University, talk about how 2022 turned out—and what is in store for 2023 with science and technology. He sums up 2022 by saying it is the year nothing went right in terms of science and technology, explaining there were a lot of predictions and trends that didn't come to fruition. They also discuss: How the metaverse has potential but is going to be different than what is being talked about now. Big trends to watch in the future including self-sufficient or decentralized infrastructure. Interactive AI (artificial intelligence)—the benefits and the holdbacks like the chat not being able to reason. peschelgroup.org  (1/10/23 - 804) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Joshua Peschel, Iowa State University This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    A Primer on Clean Energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 14:42


    Peggy Smedley gives a primer on clean energy and how it will impact businesses in the year ahead. She talks about how clean energy works, why we need clean energy storage, and how we are going to get there. She also discusses: The differences between green, clean energy, and renewable energy sources. An example of advanced clean energy storage. If clean energy will power our future—and the driving forces. peggysmedleyshow.com  (1/3/23 - 803) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    An Immersive World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 26:10


    Peggy Smedley and Will Zhang, assistant professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, talk about immersive technology. He says immersive technologies include several technologies such as AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), XR (extended reality), and the metaverse—and discusses the connections between each and how they are different. They also discuss: How the development of manufacturing became more intelligent. Potential long-term impacts of immersive technologies. An example of a robot on Mars and other near-term applications and opportunities. willyunbozhang.com  (1/3/23 - 803) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Will Zhang, Rochester Institute of Technology This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    The Industrial Metaverse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 16:16


    Peggy Smedley and Mike Geyer, omniverse product management for manufacturing and digital twins, NVIDIA, talks about the industrial metaverse. He says the idea of the metaverse is a concept from a ‘90s science fiction novel, which was a populous take on a multiple universe theory of quantum mechanics that was put forward by Hugh Everett in the ‘50s. We think of it as connected virtual worlds that are used to simulate complex systems. They also discuss: Some of the challenges and hurdles that still exist in manufacturing today. Creating complex systems and digital twins of factories. Derisking the supply chain and predictions for 2023. nvidia.com/omniverse  (1/3/23 - 803) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Mike Geyer, NVIDIA This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    How the Generations Communicate

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 15:16


    Peggy Smedley talks about our workforce and how all the generations need to come together to build and manufacture our future. She digs into how we need to communicate in a way that works for everyone. She also: Sets the stage with some big trends and how that will impact companies in the year ahead. A breakdown of the five generations that have an active role in the marketplace and in the workforce today. How the different generations communicate through technology—and why it matters. peggysmedleyshow.com  (12/20/22 - 802) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    A New Dawn for Automotive

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 32:11


    Peggy Smedley and Smith Codio, director of customer experience, automotive, mobility, and transportation industry, Microsoft, talk about the metaverse in automotive and his time leading multiple engineering teams. He says the process of buying a car is not the most user friendly or customer centric—and Microsoft wants to help change that process. They also discuss: An example of an automotive company that has launched a virtual showroom. How this technology can reduce the carbon footprint. Other applications in transportation, travel, rail, and manufacturing. aka.ms/peggysmedley (12/20/22 - 802) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Smith Codio, Microsoft This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    A Look Ahead to 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 15:22


    Peggy Smedley and Tim Lindner, senior business consultant, Voxware Inc., talk about technology predictions for 2023. With regards to ecommerce and omnichannel fulfillment, he says he is seeing more robotics being brought into distribution centers as a response to the severe labor issues—and he sees these things continuing well into 2023. They also discuss: An example of synergy between a human and a robot. What is causing the shortages—and how productivity can be improved. How augmented reality, the metaverse, and artificial intelligence will impact distribution centers. voxware.com (12/20/22 - 802) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Tim Lindner, Voxware Inc. This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Metaverse in Retail

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 15:03


    For many, it is the middle of gift buying and giving season. Peggy asks the question: When we venture into stores, will we soon be met with avatars? She points to examples of how the metaverse is impacting retail today. She also discusses: How the metaverse and avatars have evolved in retail and fashion in the past few years. Examples of how avatars can be used to shop and sell. A case study of a convenience store in Japan staffed by avatars. peggysmedleyshow.com  (12/13/22 - 801) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    The State of the Semiconductor Sector

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 30:47


    Peggy Smedley and Tim Ryder, general manager, U.S. Manufacturing Sector, Microsoft, talk about the state of the semiconductor sector. He says the industry is always evolving and it is always working to power the continuous connectivity that we demand to make our lives more productive and to achieve our goals. They also discuss: Trends in the supply chain such as production moving closer to the customer. A history of computing over the years and where we are at today. The need to leverage a common data model that allows for a secure sharing of data across the ecosystem. microsoft.com/manufacturing  Azure for the Semiconductor Industry | Microsoft Azure (12/13/22 - 801) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Tim Ryder, Microsoft This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Cities, Carbon, and Climate Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 15:47


    Peggy Smedley and Lori Ziolkowski, associate professor, University of South Carolina, talk about how American cities are doing right now as it relates to climate change. She says we have made lots of pledges throughout the decades and the amount of carbon keeps on going up, regardless of all of our pledges. They also discuss: How cities have tried to step up to the task and try being part of the solution. That transportation and buildings are 80% of climate emissions. How cohorts can bring organizations together to negotiate with the electricity company to get renewable power generation. sc.edu (12/13/22 - 801) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Lori Ziolkowski, University of South Carolina This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Celebrating 800 Episodes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 14:40


    Peggy Smedley celebrates 800 episodes of the show being on the air, giving an in-depth look at how technology has evolved since the show's inception and insights on what's to come. She says digital transformation has the potential to reinvent our processes, culture, and our business models—but we need the right workers to lead. She also: Journeys back to the year 2008 and talks about the economic and technological climate back then. Discusses where we are today and how we are seeing a new economy emerge where workers will need to drive change. Talks about what needs to happen next in order for big change to happen across all industries. peggysmedleyshow.com  (12/6/22 - 800) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    All about Scope

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 34:13


    Peggy Smedley and Mark Kroese, general manager, sustainability solutions, Microsoft, and Eugenio Longo, sustainability director, TCS Europe, talk about Scope 1, 2, 3, and 4. They also converse about how Scope 3 becomes very complicated very quickly. They also discuss: The definitions for each one of the Scopes. How to do estimates and probabilistic studies for Scope 3. The need to develop a standard to count CO2. Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability | Microsoft microsoft.com/sustainability on.tcs.com/sustainability-MBU (12/6/22 - 800) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Mark Kroese, Microsoft, Eugenio Longo, TCS This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    The Realities of Ransomware

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 17:36


    Peggy Smedley and Scott Schober, president & CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, talk about ransomware and some of the statements made on a previous episode of The Peggy Smedley Show. He explains that he disagrees with some of the statements made, saying that he hears about ransomware attacks all the time and that it is real and happening all the time—and at the same time there is a lot of fear mongering too. They also discuss: A comparison of the cost of a ransomware attack paid out across the years. What needs to be done to address ransomware. What Berkeley Varitronics Systems is doing to stop weapons from coming into schools. scottschober.com  (12/6/22 - 800) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Scott Schober, Berkeley Varitronics Systems This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    The Life of a Millennial

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 15:25


    Peggy says we know Baby Boomers are exiting the workforce and we need to fill these roles. She talks about the life of a Millennial and how they are one of the most educated generations, yet they are one of the least employed. She also discusses: The type of world a Millennial was born into and the education they received. How many jobs there were when they graduated from college. How they can help fill a need in manufacturing and construction. peggysmedleyshow.com  (11/29/22 - 799) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast

    Strategic Partnership

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 29:57


    Peggy and Devraj Bardhan, CTO, SAP managed services, IBM Consulting, and Nathan Weaver, senior director, SAP business unit, Microsoft, talk about a new strategic partnership. They discuss what listeners should know about how IBM and Microsoft are working together and why it matters. They also discuss: The power in historical knowledge about companies. The top three industries where there is a lot of traction with cloud transformation. The importance of focusing on client journeys and how to establish that. SAP on Azure with IBM Consulting eBook SAP on Azure YouTube Channel ibm.com/consulting/microsoft azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/sap (11/29/22 - 799) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Devraj Bardhan, IBM Consulting, Nathan Weaver, Microsoft This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    The Complicated State of Cybersecurity

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 16:45


    Peggy Smedley and Bruce Schneier, chief of security architecture, Inrupt, talk all about cybersecurity. He says the state of cybersecurity is complicated—and it might not be as bad as most people thinks it is. They also discuss: How data is being bought and sold all the time. If the research on cybercrime rates are true. How a company can protect itself from cybercrime. schneier.com  (11/29/22 - 799) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Bruce Schneier, Inrupt This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Net Zero: People and Partnerships

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 15:12


    Peggy talks about the importance of partnerships, people, and technology on our journey to net zero. She defines net zero, the ambitious deadlines to reach it, and the progress that is being made, saying for countries and cities to go net zero this will require significant changes to lifestyles and businesses. She also discusses: A new partnership for net zero that is dedicated to helping countries meet decarbonization and climate change goals. Why innovation and technology are key and how this coalition plans to tackle it. Why we need the right people for these jobs to get to net zero. peggysmedleyshow.com  (11/22/22 - 798) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Circular: 10 Rs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 30:52


    Peggy and Birdie Carpenter, senior researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, talk about the circular economy. She defines the circular economy, saying there are something like 10 Rs now, explaining it is important: to refuse, to rethink, and to reduce. Another category is to think about how to keep products in the economy if possible. The last category is recycle or recover. They also discuss: How plastics have been a product of convenience and bring great value, but also there is a big downside. How do we do things better and how do we make things better. How can we get the next generation excited about circularity and how they can save the planet. nrel.gov  (11/22/22 - 798) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Birdie Carpenter, National Renewable Energy Laboratory This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Water: Usage and Shortages

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 17:54


    Peggy and Joshua Peschel, assistant professor, Iowa State University, talk about water usage and shortages. He says certainly we can all do things that impact our water footprint, but that we all must do it together to make a larger impact. They also discuss: How legislation might help—and hinder—the water shortages. How technology can help with water shortages, both with the end consumer and businesses. How water shortages are impacting the food supply and other supply-chain shortages. peschelgroup.org (11/22/22 - 798) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Joshua Peschel, Iowa State University This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Worker Shortage Solutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 15:04


    Peggy offers two big solutions to the worker shortage and the way forward. She prefaces the conversation by saying businesses do need competitive benefits in order to attract a younger generation to the workplace. She also discusses: The importance of mentorship and how to help young workers understand that manufacturing is a great career. Examples of apprenticeship programs. How digital transformation will have a big impact on personnel in the future. peggysmedleyshow.com  (11/15/22 - 797) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Tech and Tissues

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 28:58


    Peggy Smedley and Adam Feinberg, cofounder and CTO, Fluidform and professor, Carnegie Mellon University, talk about the research that is done at his lab. He says what they are trying to do is understand how to engineer or build human tissue to treat disease. They also discuss: How engineers can develop technologies that can develop tissue. A 3D bioprinted heart tube like a conduit with valves that would take over the function of pumping blood to the lungs, restoring normal heart functions. How 3D printing is applied to this research—and how it is applicable. fluidform3d.com  (11/15/22 - 797) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Adam Feinberg, Fluidform, Carnegie Mellon University This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Power and Prediction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 17:06


    Peggy and Joshua Gans, professor of strategic management, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, joins the show to talk about his book Power and Prediction. He shares how long it took for electricity to have rapid adoption—and compares it to AI (artificial intelligence). They also discuss: Three stages of really innovative technology. Why the human is going to be a critical part of artificial intelligence. Old systems being displaced by new ones in industries like manufacturing. predictionmachines.ai (11/15/22 - 797) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Joshua Gans, University of Toronto This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    The State of Manufacturing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 15:00


    Peggy talks about the worker shortage and the state of manufacturing. She poses the question: Have we as parents and a society failed millennials and generations even young than them when it comes to exposing them to all the opportunities that manufacturing has to offer? She also discusses: Research that points to the current state of manufacturing. The crisis we are currently facing with the worker shortage. Where we are today and the current challenges we are facing. peggysmedleyshow.com  (11/8/22 - 796) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    America's Cutting Edge: Machine Tools

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 30:23


    Peggy and Tony Schmitz, professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and joint faculty, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, talk about the ACE (America's Cutting Edge) program and what brought him to the University of Tennessee. He explains that East Tennessee is an exploding ecosystem right now. They also discuss: Why it has the ACE program and the importance of machine tools for defense and our economic security. How machine tool technology has improved and the challenge of the lack of workforce to make the best use of that equipment. The result of outsourcing manufacturing to other countries and what needs to happen next. mtrc.utk.edu  americascuttingedge.org (11/8/22 - 796) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Tony Schmitz, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Oak Ridge National Laboratory This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    The Future You

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 16:11


    Peggy and Harry Glorikian, general partner, Scientia Ventures, talk about his book The Future You, how AI (artificial intelligence) can help you get healthier, stress less, and live longer. He says he wrote the book because he felt technology had reached a level that really made healthcare more accessible to the average person—and he wanted them to be able to experience this and bring this into their daily lives so they could influence their own health and wellness without depending on the system all the time. They also discuss: How AI helped him diagnose an issue for himself and how he uses the technology to optimize health. How sensors and digital twins are advancing and the impact on health and wellness. The value of looking at real analytics in healthcare. glorikian.com (11/8/22 - 796) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Harry Glorikian, Scientia Ventures This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    3 Solutions to Worker Shortage

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 12:36


    Peggy Smedley talks about what businesses need to do to keep vacant jobs filled. She narrows in on one vertical segment—construction—but the strategies and trends that she suggests apply to nearly every vertical market today. She also discusses: How many workers will need to be attracted to construction this year and next. How many contractors believe training the next generation is the industry's most critical need. Three big potential solutions to the challenges that exist with the workforce today. peggysmedleyshow.com  (11/1/22 - 795) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    The ABCs of the Circular Economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 32:47


    Peggy Smedley and Teresa Domenech Aparisi, associate professor in industrial ecology and the circular economy, University College London, talk about the basics of the circular economy. She says to define the circular economy we need to step backwards and define our current economy and how it looks from a material point of view. They also discuss: If our current system is sustainable. Why we aren't seeing more circularity. If companies will fall back to old habits. ucl.ac.uk  (11/1/22 - 795) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Teresa Domenech Aparisi, University College London This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    All about Plug-in Hybrids

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 17:34


    Peggy welcomes Loren McDonald, CEO, EVAdoption, back to the show to talk about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and if it will have an impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He talks about BEVs (battery electric vehicles) vs. PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) and says the beauty of plug-in hybrids is several fold including the battery is much smaller. They also discuss: The people who are buying EVs today. The biggest message for consumers today regarding EVs. The greatest need for EVs and the three things that need to happen next. evadoption.com  (11/1/22 - 795) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Loren McDonald, EVAdoption This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    A Look at Sustainable Business Plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 16:06


    Peggy talks all about how businesses can create a roadmap for sustainability. She dives into the topic of sustainability in business and talks about how the results of three new reports reveal a disconnect between intent and action. She also discusses: The biggest challenges we face with regards to sustainability in our businesses today. Two steps we can take to create a more sustainable business. An example of how technology can help renewable farm owners. peggysmedleyshow.com  (10/25/22 - 794) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Smart Manufacturing Executive Council Gains Visibility

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 41:35


    Peggy and John Dyck, CEO, CESMII, and Jeannine Kunz, chief workforce development officer, SME, join the show to talk about the Smart Manufacturing Executive Council. He says we have been working for a while now to pull together a think tank of manufacturing leaders that we believe will help us advance the cause of smart manufacturing. She says both organizations are built on members and mutual interest can leverage all this industry experience to lift the entire ecosystem. They also discuss: The need for Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing—and the challenges we still face. Where we are now 11 years into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. What is the right roadmap to smart manufacturing. The things that are must-dos for smart manufacturing: people, process, and technology. The importance of the small manufacturer. What comes next on the journey to smart manufacturing. cesmii.org/about/sm-executive-council (10/25/22 - 794) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, John Dyck, CESMII, Jeannine Kunz, SME This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Hiring in Manufacturing and Distribution

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 15:04


    Peggy Smedley talks all about manufacturing and distribution and one of the greatest concerns in the industry—hiring. She cites statistics from a recent report and determines how to appeal to a younger generation of workers. She also discusses: Reasons why Generation Z is not interested in manufacturing—and what they are interested in. The two-fold solution to the labor shortage in manufacturing. If automation can help with hiring. peggysmedleyshow.com  (10/18/22 - 793) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    All about LiFi

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 28:44


    Peggy Smedley and Harald Haas, professor, University of Strathclyde, talk all about what LiFi is and why it is important. He says it is wireless communications like we have with Wi-Fi and with cellular, but we don't use the radio spectrum, we use the ordinary light bulb in your home for high-speed data connection. They also discuss: The spectrum crunch and why we need enormous amounts of data. Vulnerabilities with radio communication. The importance of standards and interoperability. lifi-centre.com (10/18/22 - 793) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Harald Haas, University of Strathclyde This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    A Recipe for a Resilient World

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 17:09


    Peggy and Guillaume Le Gouic, senior vice president of power systems, Schneider Electric, talk about the recipe for a more sustainable and resilient world. He says we are trying to solve two challenges: availability of energy and sustainability of this energy that is being purchased and consumed. The solution is two-fold: electric and digital. They also discuss: How digital makes what is not visible, visible to an organization. Steps that can help meet environmental, social, and governance goals. Three actions that make sense for any corporation who are embarking on this journey. se.com  (10/18/22 - 793) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Guillaume Le Gouic, Schneider Electric This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Hand Tracking and Gesture Recognition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 14:40


    Technology continues to advance—and new innovations continue to become available to help both businesses and consumers do better at both work and life. Peggy looks at one specific example of innovation—hand tracking and gesture recognition. She also discusses: How the technology works alongside AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality). Potential use cases at the enterprise. How to avoid shiny technology syndrome and determine if something is good for your business. peggysmedleyshow.com  (10/11/22 - 792) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 30:48


    Peggy Smedley and Glenn Daehn, Mars G. Fontana professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Ohio State University, discuss HAMMER (hybrid autonomous manufacturing moving from evolution to revolution). He says hybrid uses multiple processes and explains how this will help create a new future. They also discuss: The supply chain, sustainability, and the bottomline. The importance of local production and how to leapfrog what has been done in the past. The role of the next generation of workers in the future of manufacturing. hammer.osu.edu  (10/11/22 - 792) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Glenn Daehn, Ohio State University This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    All about Home Construction

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 15:44


    Peggy Smedley and Marysue Couturier, research director, GCP Applied Technologies, talk about VYCOR enV-S and how it can help in homes. She says it is an air barrier that is designed for residential construction and provides energy savings and improves durability and air quality in a residential house. They also discuss: What VYCOR enV-S actually does in a residential house. How to stop outside air from getting in and stop inside air from getting out. The importance of energy efficiency in home construction. gcpat.com  (10/11/22 - 792) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Marysue Couturier, GCP Applied Technologies This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Cybersecurity Awareness

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 13:43


    To kick off the beginning of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Peggy talks all about how to secure data in a business. She shares the history of the month and how we can raise awareness about digital security. She also discusses: The importance of empowering everyone to protect their personal data from cybercrime. A research report of historic security control failures and how to improve security program performance. The importance of focusing on the people part of cybersecurity. peggysmedleyshow.com  (10/4/22 - 791) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    All about 3D Printing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 31:39


    Peggy and Denis Cormier, Earl W. Brinkman professor of industrial and systems engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, discuss 3D printing, what it is, how it works, how it is used, and how it should be used. He says everyone is familiar with printing—3D printing builds up thickness, which is the third dimension. They also discuss: How 3D printing is used to make prototypes and the different types of 3D printers. Educating workers and consumer on 3D printing. Fun applications that are made possible with 3D printing. rit.edu  (10/4/22 - 791) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Denis Cormier, Rochester Institute of Technology This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Infrastructure Challenges and Solutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 17:40


    Peggy and Rich Humphrey, vice president of construction product management, Bentley Systems, talk about some of the biggest project challenges in the infrastructure space today, including increased demand, complexity of projects, safety, supply chain problems, and resource scarcity, among others. They also discuss: How technology can help manage all the data and keep project costs in control. Examples of contractors that use model-based preconstruction planning. Advice for contractors working on infrastructure projects today. go.virtuosity.com/synchro-cost-enr   (10/4/22 - 791) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Rich Humphrey, Bentley Systems This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Digital Transformation in Transportation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 12:06


    Peggy discusses some big trends to consider with digital transformation in the transportation sector. She says technology can make a job easier, improve a worker's quality of life, and make a job safer. She also discusses: Two big ways technology can help in transportation. How technology can help entice workers to jobs. Why it is important to keep the worker top of mind. peggysmedleyshow.com  (9/27/22 - 790) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Buildings: The Data Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 34:31


    Peggy and Evangeline Marzec, sustainability CTO, Microsoft, and Katie McGinty, vice president and chief sustainability and external relations officer, Johnson Controls, discuss the reasons they are working on smart campuses. They explain how data can help create a revolution for both buildings and the climate. They also discuss: A Beijing campus retrofit and how much savings was achieved. What happens when you merge different data sets. How to manage risk in specific buildings such as hospitals. microsoft.com/sustainability  Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability | Microsoft johnsoncontrols.com  (9/27/22 - 790) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Evangeline Marzec, Microsoft, and Katie McGinty, Johnson Controls This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Lofty EV Goals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 16:34


    Peggy and Loren McDonald, CEO, EVAdoption, discuss the future of EVs (electric vehicles) and if we are going to reach some pretty lofty goals. He says we might achieve 50% of new vehicle sales being electric and plug-in hybrids by 2030. They also discuss: The driving factors behind EV sales today. How to educate the average consumer on electric vehicles and the refueling process. The billions of dollars being infused into the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program—and what is to come in the next few years. evadoption.com  (9/27/22 - 790) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Loren McDonald, EVAdoption This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

    All about Acquisitions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 15:50


    Peggy Smedley talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly of acquisitions, saying they can cause disruption in the marketplace—and monopolies cause a whole lot more. She talks about the recent Amazon news of its intent to acquire iRobot. She also discusses: This history of antitrust and antimonopoly laws in the United States. Key advocates who are challenging the Amazon acquisition. Two big concerns when a monopoly happens. peggysmedleyshow.com  (9/20/22 - 789) IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Henry Bzeih, Microsoft, automotive, metaverse This episode is available on all major streaming platforms. If you enjoyed this segment, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.

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