Peggy Smedley

About Peggy Smedley

Peggy Smedley is an internationally known speaker and highly respected personality in the media world educating businesses and consumers on the latest technological advances shaping everyday lives. An outspoken advocate and supporter of connected devices and M2M technology, Peggy is the quick-witted host of The Peggy Smedley Show, the editorial director of Connected World magazine and its sister publication Constructech, as well as the president of Specialty Publishing Co.

AT&T Plays Shell Game with Your Money

When I asked for an interview with Glenn Lurie, the president and CEO of AT&T Mobility I was given the brush off for the very first time by his minions.

By |10/9/2014|

Connecting a Security Breach and Distracted Driving

There is a correlation between cyber-security and driver distraction and most people probably never really made the connection.

By |10/3/2014|

Driverless Cars and Distracted Driving Don’t Mix

I just spent the last few days in Atlanta at Mobility Live and after all the talk about technology I wasn’t surprised to hear people saying Georgia just might be one of the first states to receive the self-driving cars from Google.

By |9/30/2014|

The Chicago Cubs and the CW 100

Recently Connected World magazine unveiled its ranking of the elite technology leaders based on their contributions to the connected devices marketplace.

By |9/23/2014|

Who’s Next?

IT-data breaches are not new. But the recent high-profile data intrusions that have occurred as of late have certainly elevated the discussion.

By |9/11/2014|

RacoWireless Taking Names

As the mobile world descends in Las Vegas for the annual CTIA show I wonder how many people really stand out in this industry as real drivers of what so many affectionately refer to it as the IoT (Internet of Things) or M2M?

By |9/9/2014|

Apple Security

Everyone is talking about what Apple is going to roll out this week with its new smartphone and smartwatch. I have to admit even I am curious about what these new versions of the smartphone are going to do.

By |9/8/2014|

AT&T’s Lurie Is CEO

If you’ve been in the wireless connected devices industry for any length of time now then you know the name Glenn Lurie.

By |8/28/2014|

Cleaning Up Cyber

It seems every day we hear of yet another data breach. Data breaches are not new, but it seems there has been a surge in the number of companies and organizations that have experienced an attack.

By |8/26/2014|

Thread Sparks a Feud

Have you heard about Thread? If you haven’t you should. It seems to be causing just enough of a stir to warrant your attention.

By |8/18/2014|

Reality Check When Driving Distracted

The Kardashians might make millions, but do they have a clue that distracted driving kills?

By |8/5/2014|

It Takes a Cyber Village

It’s seems like all we talk about these days is defending our digital network, otherwise known as our cyber systems, (i.e., the Internet, information systems, computer systems).

By |7/31/2014|

PTC Saves Axeda

If you have been following the M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) space at all, then the recent acquisition of Axeda, www.axeda.com by PTC, www.ptc.com certainly is no big revelation. Candidly, I am surprised that Axeda was able to survive this long without being gobbled up sooner

By |7/28/2014|

M2M and Business Value

If you’ve heard it once you’ve heard it twice that the personal computer, the cellphone, and the Internet have revolutionized the way we live and how we conduct our business. When I was introduced to M2M more than a decade ago, I knew the greatest value of M2M would be achieved when combined with business analytics.

By |7/28/2014|

Crowdfunding Hits Big Dollars

There has been a lot of discussion around crowdfunding. Even the mainstream media is talking about it a lot these days after some guy decided to ask for $10 just for kicks and ended up getting more than $50,000 to make potato salad.

By |7/15/2014|