Rank #1: Episode 20 - McDonalds and IoT / Smart Shopping (How retailers use IoT to fight off Amazon)
In this episode, we open with an overview of McDonald's new purchase of Dynamic Yield, which caught many people by surprise. In our main segment, we cover "Smart Shopping", which is how IoT is being used by retailers to improve all aspects of their business. This includes how it reduces costs, improves operations and how it provides incentives for customers to get off the couch and to the store.
Rank #2: Episode 18 - We are not learning an important lesson about Automation / Smart Food (How IoT is changing the world of Agriculture) / The rise of "Mad Men era" Technology
In this episode, we examine how as a society, we are still not learning important lessons as we move forward with Automation, as exhibited by the tragedy of the recent latest Boeing plane crash. In our main topic, we look at how IoT is changing how we grow and process our food. To finish, we look at how a common office technology that came to prominence during the era of Mad Men is either making a comeback or has never truly gone away in many areas.
Rank #3: Episode 16 - Using VR to create "content excitement” / Selecting the best IoT network (Part 2)
To open, we talk about how the lower cost to create great VR content (combined with higher cellular network speeds) has allowed more companies to create "content excitement" (we explain what that means) for more products. In the main segment, we cover 7 non-cellular options for connecting your IoT devices. This includes: 3 common ones that need a network to backhaul your data (Bluetooth, Ethernet and Wi-Fi), two newer lower-bandwidth, IoT-focused options (SigFox and LoRa), one that is commonly used in remote applications (Satellite) and we cover the pros and cons of building your own Private network for IoT.
Rank #4: Episode 15 - Bridging the Digital gap with 5G / Guide to selecting an IoT network (Part one)
To open, we examine one infrastructure project that we hope both political parties in the US can agree on, and that is increasing the availability of high speed Internet connectivity for rural areas. We make the case that a combination of 4G/5G is the ideal choice of network to use. In the main segment, we cover 7 different cellular-based IoT networks (yes, there is 7), some of the pros/cons of each and a few key applications that you want to consider.
Rank #5: Episode 14 - Do robots need to pass a driving test? / The ten things you need to know to buy the right IoT Gateway
In this episode, we discuss the 10 things you need to know to ensure that you are buying the right cellular gateway. To open, we ask the question of what standards we should hold a robot/autonomous car to, including if they should have to take a driver's test like everyone else. ** As a note, I accidentally uploaded a version that did not have a number 3. If yours did not have a number three, please delete the existing version and download it again. Apologize for the mistake
Rank #6: Mini Episode 7 - Security experts are warning about 5G security ... are we choosing not to listen?
In this special Mini-episode, we examine what experts are saying about potential security holes in 5G, the potential implications and what we can do to keep our data safe.
Rank #7: Mini Episode 6 - Is IoT the next Apple or Google?
In this special Mini episode, we examine first how companies like Apple and Google have both grown themselves, but more importantly, how they have enabled countless other companies to grow using their platforms. This includes how it has helped to spawn many billion-dollar application companies. After that, we talk about how IoT is well positioned to replace those two companies as the dominant technology enabler for the next decade.
Rank #8: Episode 9 - Killer Robots / How IoT is creating the Smart city
In this episode, we open by talking about something straight out of a Terminator movie ... how militaries around the world are starting to use autonomous weapons (namely “killer robots”) based on IoT and AI. In our main segment, we cover many of the ways that IoT is enabling cities to run smoother, more efficiently and to offer better service to their residents.
Rank #9: Episode 8 - Nine reasons why no business is too small to benefit from IoT solutions
In this episode, we open with how some robots are helping aid designers make prosthetics better to increase their flexibility. In the main topic, we cover 9 ways that IoT help small businesses (including increasing security, productivity and service) and why no business is too small to see the benefits
Rank #10: Mini Episode 3 - Why CAT-M and (eventually) NB-IoT will spike IoT growth, not 5G
In this special Mini episode, we cover how IoT will finally see its "hockey stick" growth curve and why it will be powered by CAT-M / NB-IoT (and not 5G).