Join me on August 13 at the Lean Product & Lean UX Silicon Valley virtual meetup, where I’ll discuss how Product Leaders can drive product innovation with emerging technologies. [Read more…]
Sustainable IoT products continue to gain traction in the minds of top technology executives. And yet, very few companies have a clear understanding of how to incorporate sustainability into their product strategy—creating a big challenge and a great opportunity for Product Leaders. In this post I outline a comprehensive approach for incorporating sustainability into your IoT product.
What are the top IoT challenges Product Leaders face in 2020? To find out, I conducted a survey to hear directly from Product Leaders. In this post, I share the answers to the survey, as well as the insights I gathered throughout the process.
In this post, I describe the 5 layers of the IoT technology stack and how Product Managers can incorporate them into their product strategy and roadmap.
An IoT platform is an integral part of any IoT product. It can help you accelerate your time-to-market, minimize risk, reduce development cost, and help you arrive at product-market fit faster.
I had the opportunity to be a guest in the Product Experience podcast by Mind the Product, and I’d like to share that interview with you.
This was a particularly exciting episode for me since I’ve had a long history of collaboration with Mind the Product.
In case you don’t know about MTP (and you should), they are the top organization pushing forward the Product Management profession around the world.
I’ve known MTP for a long time. I used to run the San Francisco ProductTank for some time, I’ve taught IoT workshops at their San Francisco and London conferences, and I’ve been featured in their blog many times. I consider them my PM family.
The team at MTP recently launched their new podcast: The Product Experience, and as you can imagine, I was very excited to participate.
In this interview, I talk about the complexities of managing IoT products, including the skills you need and the different perspectives PMs need to consider when they work for a startup vs. a big enterprise.
Here’s what you will learn in this interview
- What is IoT Product Management, and how is it different from managing other types of products?
- What areas does an IoT PM need to consider?
- What about ethics and security in IoT?
- How is the role of a PM vs. head of Products different in IoT?
- How is decision making different in startups vs. big companies?
- Is IoT just hype (or what does the current adoption look like)?
- What does IoT mean for the future of Product Management
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
I believe IoT can help fight Climate Change. Unfortunately, many people only associate IoT with “convenience products” that don’t add a lot of value, such as smart toasters. (Just in case you were wondering why I’m on stage with images of big toasters) =)
As our population grows to 9.8 billion people by 2050, we will continue to strain the planet’s resources to produce enough electricity, food, and water. At the same time, consuming all these additional resources will continue to amplify our Climate Change crisis in a dangerous cycle.
As IoT Product Leaders, we need to help change the narrative and spread the word on how, exactly, IoT can be part of the solution. Not only how IoT can help fight Climate Change, but also how it can generate new sources of revenue for our companies in the process.
I want to share with you my keynote at InfoShare, the biggest technology conference in Central and Eastern Europe. The theme of my keynote is: how companies are using the IoT to fight Climate Change.
In this talk, I describe the role of IoT on curbing carbon emissions, and I include specific examples of how companies can leverage IoT throughout the energy generation and consumption lifecycle. In the talk, I focus on energy, but you can extrapolate the same ideas to agriculture, healthcare, transportation, etc.
Many Product leaders are concerned about this challenge, but they are not sure how they can contribute. They think that to help fight Climate Change; they need to build products that directly tackle the problem, such as solar panels or wind turbines.
But the reality is that there are many different ways for us to help. Listen to the talk to learn more.
I know we can’t solve Climate Change with technology alone, but technology does play an important role. And hence, working on IoT is my way to be part of the solution.
Climate Change is the biggest challenge of our generation. We need everybody’s talent working together to stand a chance. I invite you to get involved.
How will you use your talents to fight Climate Change AND increase opportunities for your company? Leave me a message below. I’d love to hear from you.
Throughout history, technological advances have served as catalysts for meaningful societal changes, particularly in the industrial world. Steam engines sparked the first industrial revolution. Electricity was the major pillar of the second industrial revolution. Then, computers empowered a whole range of automation, sparking the third industrial revolution.
Every year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the top technology companies showcase their latest products and outline the future of technology. This year’s theme was “Intelligent Connectivity,” and 5G was portrayed as THE connectivity solution for years to come.