In this post, I present an IoT framework to help Product Managers tackle the complexity of IoT products. This framework provides an easy-to-follow structure to uncover requirements at each layer of the IoT stack, including business decisions, technical decisions, and more.
In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we go behind the scenes of Microsoft Azure IoT.
My guest today is Sam George, Director of Azure IoT. Sam shares his strategy for market research and his approach for understanding the needs of dissimilar users across a big horizontal space and across many verticals. [Read more…]
In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we discuss why Product Managers are key to IoT security. We also talk about the importance of creating a culture of security within your company. Since security continues to be one of the top challenges plaguing IoT adoption, this is an episode no Product Leader should miss.
In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we explore how Industrial IoT is reshaping the energy sector in a conversation with Susan Peterson-Sturm, Digital Lead of Power Generation and Water in the Industrial Automation Division of ABB.
We also discuss the role Industrial IoT vendors play in supporting the security journey of their customers, as well as how IIoT product companies can assist their customers with the transition of their aging workforce.
This special episode is brought to you in collaboration with IIoT World.
Companies are looking at the Internet of Things as inspiration to discover product opportunities. They see it as an opportunity to leap-frog the competition and significantly grow their revenues. And yet, many companies are failing and growing disillusioned. So how can Product Leaders leverage IoT to discover product opportunities that can take their company to the next level? This is where Design Thinking can help.
In this post, I look at proven Product Management techniques to identify problems and then explore how IoT can help you build products that solve those problems.
In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we go behind the scenes of the Samsung ARTIK IoT platform.
My guest today is Vish (Vishwesh) Pai, Director of Product Management for Samsung IoT Cloud Platform. Vish shares excellent insights on aligning the multiple groups involved in developing an end-to-end IoT platform, his views on the various personas present in most IoT products, and gives great advice for both experienced and aspiring IoT Product Managers.
Every new technology trend brings speculation and talk about a “killer app” that will be the solution to all of our problems.
Tech publications and blogs produce countless articles searching for the “killer app” for the iPhone, the Cloud, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and of course, IoT. We’ve also even seen the same hype for development processes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that Agile is that silver bullet. Or maybe it was Lean, or Kanban? Hard to keep track.
With their ability to gather data after a product has been deployed, IoT products provide a platform to generate new and innovative business models that haven’t been seen before. In this post, I describe some of the most interesting ways to monetize your IoT product today.
The goal of IoT products should be to product insights, not data. Some people even argue that the reason to deploy IoT products is to produce and collect all this data, that the data in itself is what provides the value. I don’t think so. In this post, I describe the importance of having a data strategy to provide insights, not data, and share with you how I discovered this the hard way.
Too many product teams and entrepreneurs think, “If I connect it, they will come.” The problem is that people don’t buy IoT, they buy a solution to a problem. In this post, I talk about an excellent example of IoT solving a customer problem, and share tips for evaluating if IoT is right for your product.
In this IoT primer, I describe how the Internet of Things will require a new breed of Product Manager—one who can incorporate the 5 layers of the IoT technology stack into their product strategy and roadmap. You’ll gain a high-level understanding of these 5 layers and what it takes to manage a product for the Internet of Things.