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#32 • IoT The Amazon Way with John Rossman (Jan 30th, 2018)

In this episode we explore how the powerhouse of Amazon takes on the Internet of Things.

About our guest

John Rossman is most known for launching and scaling the Amazon Marketplace business which now accounts for over 50% of all Amazon units sold and shipped.  While at Amazon he also served as Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon.com, where he managed worldwide services to enterprise clients such as Target.com, Toys R Us, Sears, Marks and Spencer, and the National Basketball Association (N...


#31 • IoT Security and Privacy w/ Terry Dunlap, Founder & CEO, Tactical Network Solutions (Apr 12th, 2017)

After an early arrest for hacking, Terry Dunlap grew up to work for the good guys—first with the NSA, and now as the Founder & CEO of Tactical Network Solutions. TNS helps ensure that manufacturers consider security for the whole IoT product lifecycle.

In this episode we get deep into Internet of Things security and privacy starting with the current (awful!) state of “things”, whether companies are starting to get “get” IoT security, and what the future will be like.

Terry Dunlap is Founder...


#30 • Building the IoT w/ Maciej Kranz, VP Strategic Innovations Group, Cisco (Jan 24th, 2017)

In this episode we discuss the business feasibility of the Internet of Things and what needs to happen to make this a viable business asset or possibly complete business model. Maciej Kranz, VP of the Strategic Innovations Group at Cisco, wrote the book on “Building the Internet of Things” and we discuss what he discovered working with a multitude of clients.

Maciej Kranz, vice president, Strategic Innovations Group, at Cisco brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position. H...


#29 • When a Smart Jet is Your Co-Pilot — Dr. Bart Russell & Dr. Bill Casebeer, Lockheed Martin (Sep 26th, 2016)

Lockheed Martin is an impressive innovator in the symbiotic machine-human tech development space. With an impressive array of sensors, haptic feedback points and a sophisticated AI system, a fighter jet and its pilot are more linked than ever before.

This is just a fraction of the innovation happening there, learn more by checking out the latest news at Lockheed Martin Innovation.

Lockheed Martin is one of the largest companies in the aerospace, defense, security, and technologies industry. Wit...


#28 • Helping Companies Build Their Own IoT — John McDonald, CloudOne CEO (Sep 1st, 2016)

CloudOne helps companies create their own IoT, from services to things. In this episode we have the pleasure of talking with John McDonald, the CEO of CloudOne, about how they do that, and the challenges of building enterprise- and consumer-grade IoT products.

CloudOne, Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing IT company in Indiana two years in a row and winner of the 2015 & 2016 IBM Beacon Award, the highest honor given to a business partner, builds the software that goes into big companies IoT pr...


#27 • Smart Lighting and the “Digital Ceiling” w/ Cree VP Greg Merritt + Cisco CTO John Baekelmans (Jul 27th, 2016)

Today’s LED lights are really IoT devices — with sensors, processing, and memory — which are deployed every 8 feet in a typical building. That makes lighting the nodes that enable “digital ceilings”, which in turn enables building- and site-wide intelligence.

We’re delighted to share our in-person interview with both Greg Merritt, Cree’s VP of Marketing, and John Baekelmans, CTO of Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) Solutions group.

This episode will be over your head, in a good way!

Our guest...


#26 • Empty Nest: The Island of Misfit Things (Jun 24th, 2016)

On May 15, Nest permanently disabled the Revolv home hub, rendering thousands of consumers’ home IoT systems worthless. What does this mean for IoT devices going forward? Do IoT developers have an obligation to keep their supporting networks active forever? Should there be legal requirements for how End of Life IoT devices or is it just understood that one day your purchase may be deemed unnecessary by its parent company?

We discuss all these and more in this episode while we explore what obli...


#25 • How Amazon Could Dominate the IoT (Mar 25th, 2016)

Amazon is a company that has quickly become a prime staple for your shopping needs. But this behemoth is more than just an e-commerce giant, establishing itself as a go-to resource for sophisticated cloud hosting, on-demand information, and an open-source IoT hub.

How does Amazon compare to the other major players in the IoT space? And more interestingly what is Amazon’s long-term goal compared to the other players. Amazon wants to be everything to everyone, can they pull it off?

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#24 • O’Reilly Solid (Part 2) (Dec 30th, 2015)

Farstuff headed to O’Reilly’s SolidCon this year to check out the latest developments in Hardware, Software and the Internet of Things. Andreea met some amazing innovators and got to play with some cool new IoT tech. This episode includes images!

The much anticipated Part 2!!


* Mouse McCoy – CEO & Creator of Bandito Brothers and well-known in the dirt bike arena is now driving (no pun intended) a cooperative with Autodesk to make a fully-customizable, 3D Printed Race car.

* Band...


#23 • O’Reilly Solid (Part 1) (Oct 20th, 2015)

Farstuff headed to O’Reilly’s SolidCon this year to check out the latest developments in Hardware, Software and the Internet of Things. Andreea met some amazing innovators and got to play with some cool new IoT tech. This episode includes images!


* Miro won the Hardware Hackathon and was rapidly snagged to be a great last minute addition to SolidCon

* Him and his partner are developing a Mesh Network for shared internet to help improve internet access in remote communities around t...


#22 • All About AllJoyn w/ Philip DesAutels, PhD: Senior Director of IoT, The Linux Foundation (Aug 11th, 2015)

If you follow the Internet of Things, you’ve surely heard of AllJoyn — the open-source IoT framework — and the AllSeen Alliance of 170+ member companies who’ve put their weight behind this important effort.

Today we have a treat for you — a fun and interesting conversation about all things AllJoyn with Philip DesAutels, The Linux Foundation’s Senior Director of IoT. The Linux Foundation provides a forum for collaboration and education by hosting collaborative projects, and Philip is responsibl...


#21: Shane Dyer – President & CEO, Arrayent (Jun 18th, 2015)

Arrayent is a Redwood City, CA startup that helps companies create smart, connected products, and strengthen their company-to-consumer relationship via those products. Their customers include Whirlpool Corporation, Pentair, and Chamberlain.

Prior to founding Arrayent, Mr. Dyer co-founded Propellerhead Studios, Inc. and was its Chief Technical Officer. Before that, he co-founded and served as CEO of ActivePhoto Inc. a venture backed digital imaging company partnered with Polaroid and Sprint to ...


#20: First Impressions: Apple Watch (May 10th, 2015)

Apple just shipped their first wearable, which has huge implications for the consumer-facing Internet of Things.

In this episode we talk about Apple Watch after spending some time with it, and ultimately recommend whether or not you should buy one.


* The “stand up” problem, and how to fix it

* Apple Watch is Apple’s MVP (minimum viable product) wearable

* 20 million units of a 1.0 product

* Launching with 3,500 not-very-good apps

* Incredible scale: 885 million iTunes accounts as of fall 2014...


#19: Lynn DeRose – Principal Investigator, GE Global Research (Apr 15th, 2015)

This is the final of our exclusive 4-part series talking with GE folks about their Industrial Internet (we like to call it “Big IoT”) initiatives. This is a unique view into the side of the Internet of Things you don’t normally get to hear about.

In this episode we talk to Lynn DeRose about “cooking with big data” (literally), robot wrangling, and bringing old factories into the modern age. Lynn specializes in introducing innovative technology into old processes, and hanging out with intellige...


#18: Arnie Lund – Manager, UX Industrial Innovation Lab, GE Global Research (Mar 10th, 2015)

This is the third in a 4-episode exclusive series where we delve into GE’s Industrial Internet initiatives. This is the side of the Internet of Things you don’t usually get to see!

We talk to Arnie about the challenges and opportunities of user experience design at an industrial scale, and how great UX design puts people and problems first, and technology at their service.

About Arnie Lund

Arnie Lund is a Connected Experience Technology Leader and Pioneer. Lund has spent over two decades in the ...


#17: Julian Keith Loren – Senior Product Manager, GE Software (Mar 3rd, 2015)

This is the second in a 4-episode exclusive series where we delve into GE’s Industrial Internet initiatives. This is the side of the Internet of Things you don’t usually get to see!

About Julian Keith Loren

Julian Keith Loren has been building design and innovation teams and taking on large-scale, multi-faceted design challenges for over 20 years. Currently, he leads a worldwide collaboration to design and develop Operations Optimization products for GE’s Industrial Internet. Julian is the Co-F...


#16: Stephan Biller – Chief Scientist, GE Global Research (Feb 24th, 2015)

This is our first in a 4-episode exclusive series where we delve into GE’s Industrial Internet initiatives. This is the side of the Internet of Things you don’t usually get to see!

About Stephan Biller

Our first conversation features Stephan Biller, GE’s Chief Manufacturing Scientist. Stephan is responsible for the company’s global advanced manufacturing strategy and the development of GE’s Brilliant Factory initiative across GE businesses to increase speed and productivity.

Prior to being named...


#15: Michael Wolf – Founder, NextMarket Insights (Nov 29th, 2014)

This week’s podcast is our first “cross-cast” — the episode appears both in Farstuff, and in The SmartHome Show by SmartFriend™ and excellent guest Michael Wolf.

Mike is one of the industry’s most well known connected home analysts, and the founder of NextMarket Insights — a research firm focused on emerging technologies. Before that he served as VP of Research for GigaOM, and created and managed research and advisory groups for ABI Research and In-Stat, where he created the world’s first dedi...


#14: Todd Greene – CEO, PubNub (Oct 30th, 2014)

This week we get to know Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub, a company that’s created a Realtime IoT Network that will help the Internet of Things communicate more effectively. Join us as we discuss where IoT is headed and what are the major challenges we see as “smart” things become more ubiquitous and require more of our web traffic.

About Todd Greene

Todd Greene is founder and CEO of PubNub. Prior to founding PubNub, he was the founder and CEO of Loyalize, a company that provided real-time Audience ...


#13: Pro Sports & The IoT (Oct 2nd, 2014)

In this episode, Farstuff explores how the IoT will completely “change the game” of pro sports — not just for athletes, but enhance and elevate all sports from a “TV-native” experience to an “Internet-native” experience for fans.

From swimsuits that have been banned at the Olympics, to the use of goal-identifying watches by referees in the World Cup, technology is quickly changing how we play, watch and enjoy sports. Come on along as Charles and Andreea explore some of the most advanced sports...