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.

IoT: From Green to Rentals in Construction

In my last column I began a discussion about ways the IoT (Internet of Things) is shaping the construction industry. In this column I want to dive deeper into a couple of IoT-enabled construction trends. The first is green building. Green building is a bit of an umbrella term that has many meanings for several different things when it comes to the processes of designing and building and then operating and maintaining structures.

By | 2017-05-23T21:16:24+00:00 5/24/2017|

Construction Sees IoT in A New Way

For as long as I have been involved in the technology industry, I’ve also been involved in the construction industry via Connected World’s sister publication, Constructech magazine, The construction industry is truly a powerful industry. It is made up of some of the most tenacious and courageous professionals I have ever met. It has been an immense pleasure and challenge to not only report on, but also help direct how the construction industry thinks about, adopts, and implements technology.

By | 2017-05-17T13:39:12+00:00 5/17/2017|

Self-Driving Roadmap Issued

There is so much happening in transportation and the news transects infrastructure, so we have a lot to talk about how all these events impact your business.

By | 2017-05-09T17:34:51+00:00 5/10/2017|

Encouraging Indoor Localization Innovation

In the future, using a smartphone to pinpoint a user’s location indoors will be just as commonplace as using a smartphone to pinpoint a user’s location outdoors. What’s more, indoor localization will pave the way for just as many value-added applications as GPS (global positioning system)-enabled apps designed for outdoor navigation have.

By | 2017-05-03T13:34:16+00:00 5/3/2017|

Our Failing Infrastructure

You’ve heard it over and over again, our infrastructure is failing. In fact, there are a number of very important topics related to infrastructure and/or construction. President Donald Trump has made it very clear that he intends to focus much of his presidency on improving U.S. infrastructure. Infrastructure is without a doubt one of the most important discussions we could be having right now. And perhaps the bigger question is how do we address America’s crumbling infrastructure? As I see it, the IoT (Internet of Things) is going to be part of the answer.

By | 2017-05-01T16:16:30+00:00 5/3/2017|

Autonomous Cars = Eat, Sleep, and Drive?

Every word I have written or spoken about distracted driving this month has stirred a lot of emotion in those that care about this very issue. There is no question the distracted-driving debate is a powerful one. Thus, before we put this year’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month behind us, I thought it might be prudent to take a closer look autonomous vehicles.

By | 2017-04-24T18:41:24+00:00 4/26/2017|

Distracted & Addicted, Help!

Distracted Driving Awareness Month continues all month long and so too does our discussion of getting us all to be more aware of what we are doing when we are behind the wheel. The last column I discussed how this epidemic is killing more than 40,000 people annually. I delved into the latest research and statistics in order to define the problem.

By | 2017-04-18T21:48:36+00:00 4/19/2017|

Customer Expectation Fuels Demand for IoT in Retail

The pressing problem facing retail enterprises today is finding ways to bridge the physical with the digital. How can retailers create a synchronized omnichannel platform, reduce fraud and tighten security, and facilitate bidirectional, realtime interaction with customers? The IoT (Internet of Things) can help retail enterprises accomplish all of this and more, but many retailers still view the IoT as hype.

By | 2017-04-13T20:33:00+00:00 4/12/2017|

Failing to the IoT Distraction

Distracted driving: what does this topic have to do with the IoT (Internet of Things)? This topic comes up a lot. So for this column, it’s important to explain why distracted-driving discussions need to be explored.

By | 2017-04-11T13:54:32+00:00 4/12/2017|

Provider Partnerships Support IIoT Growth

Estimates suggest the number of connected “things” in use worldwide will increase 31% from 2016 to 2017, reaching 8.4 billion this year. Further, total spending on endpoints and IoT (Internet of Things) services could approach $2 trillion. These estimates come from research firm Gartner,, which further predicts the number of connected things will exceed 20 billion by 2020.

By | 2017-04-13T20:33:12+00:00 4/5/2017|