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.

Will Tech Help Manufacturing, Really?

For this column I want to talk about manufacturing, one of my favorite subjects. I have been writing about manufacturing for more than 20 years. If you have been following the space at all then you know the latest ISM (Institute for Supply Management) Manufacturing Index might be showing another month of contracting economic activity in the manufacturing sector.

By |2019-12-10T15:15:36+00:0012/11/2019|

Emily Lyons Soelberg: AT&T Takes on NB-IoT

Peggy and Emily Lyons Soelberg, vice president, product management, IoT (Internet of Things), AT&T, talk about how everything is getting connected and how the IoT will really change the trajectory of AT&T’s business.

By |2019-12-02T14:16:21+00:0012/2/2019|

SC Hurdles and the IoT

We are just about at the end of the year and readying ourselves to make predictions for the new decade, but before I start to do that, I thought we should look at what’s been happening in procurement, supply chain, and how the IoT (Internet of Things) is making an impact on business processes.

By |2019-12-02T13:50:35+00:0012/2/2019|

What’s Ahead for AVs and Robotaxis

‘Tis the season for looking ahead, and one of the most exciting technologies on the horizon is AVs (autonomous vehicles), including both personal AVs and transportation services, like autonomous taxis or “robotaxis.”

By |2019-11-26T16:53:06+00:0011/27/2019|

Sam George: The State of IoT, Cloud, Edge, and AI

Peggy and Sam George, corporate vice president Azure IoT, Microsoft talk about the state of the IoT (Internet of Things) space, where it’s headed, and how the cloud, the edge, and AI (artificial intelligence) are impacting several vertical markets. They also discuss how partnerships spark digital transformation for companies and advance the industry as a whole.

By |2019-11-21T19:54:14+00:0011/21/2019|

Microsoft: Zero Sum

For this blog I want to talk about the race to the cloud. In fact, I am going to focus on Microsoft Azure IoT (Internet of Things) specifically because I spent a lot of time interviewing Sam George, vice president of Azure IoT at Microsoft.

By |2019-11-20T21:36:13+00:0011/20/2019|

AI in CPG and Beyond

In an era of AI (artificial intelligence) and the IoT (Internet of Things), enterprise applications are continuing to evolve, and CPG (consumer packaged goods) companies are taking note and moving to new applications.

By |2019-11-20T17:27:38+00:0011/20/2019|

The Cost of Cyber (Ouch)!

With an increase in the amount of advanced technology being used by the trades—everything from wearables to drones to automated equipment—the construction industry is beginning to recognize the risks involved in a connected world.

By |2019-11-05T14:06:57+00:0011/5/2019|

Maik Zeigler: Advancing Commercial EV Trucks

The government, businesses, gas companies … everyone needs to be involved when it comes to the future of emission-free driving.

By |2019-11-07T18:54:43+00:0011/1/2019|