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.

Partnerships Drive Smart City Innovation

This week has been all about Barcelona and MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2019. Mobile phones make most of the headlines—foldable phones, anyone?—but beyond the flashy new smartphone screens and improved smartphone cameras, several trends, product announcements, and innovations are relevant beyond the mobile phone sphere in the greater IoT (Internet of Things) space.

By |2019-03-06T14:23:09+00:003/6/2019|

Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2019

This week has been all about Barcelona and MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2019. Mobile phones make most of the headlines—foldable phones, anyone?—but beyond the flashy new smartphone screens and improved smartphone cameras, several trends, product announcements, and innovations are relevant beyond the mobile phone sphere in the greater IoT (Internet of Things) space.

By |2019-02-28T23:38:08+00:002/28/2019|

Road to 5G Ignites AVs, Buildings, Cities, and More

Rapid connectivity via AV (autonomous vehicles) and the immense data transfer of speeds that will be experienced by 5G—unlike anything we’ve seen before—will change our lifestyles and our businesses. We will see people eating, sleeping, playing Fortnite, and even having sex (although it’s still illegal) in their EVs (electric vehicles). The proliferation of 5G—otherwise known as the fifth generation—will enable us to visualize, entertain, and augment new experiences in the not-so distance future through entirely new form factors changing the way we see, hear, and communicate. In fact, a new GSMA report estimates there will be 1.4 billion global 5G connections by 2025 accounting for more than 15% of the mobile market.And it goes without saying that at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 5G was all the buzz.

By |2019-04-10T14:41:57+00:002/28/2019|

Tom Wheeler: Technology Is Evolutionary

Peggy and Tom Wheeler, visiting fellow, Brookings Institute, and book author, From Gutenberg to Google, The History of Our Future, explains that each new technology has had a serious economic and societal challenge—and why should we expect anything to be different today. He points to examples on the railroad and in coal mines. His recommendation? We have to have new expectations about what employment means to all of us.

By |2019-03-01T00:06:41+00:002/28/2019|

The Price of Privacy

Privacy in a data-driven IoT (Internet of Things)-enabled world can be an emotionally charged issue—one fraught with personal, business, legal, and political challenges and implications. In a couple of different ways, privacy has had its share of the limelight already in 2019. Most likely, it’ll be a talking point for as long as data is considered valuable.

By |2019-02-27T14:20:33+00:002/27/2019|

Why Inner Source Brings Value to Open

Open source. Inner source. How do the two compare? Do we recognize both the risks and the rewards? Open-source software, if not vetted properly, may pose certain security threats. Some smaller open-source projects, for instance, potentially do not do thorough security vetting, leaving code open to vulnerabilities.

By |2019-02-26T17:12:22+00:002/27/2019|

‘Painfully Insecure’ IoT Devices Prompt Change

In the race to gain marketshare by offering consumers the lowest prices for the connected devices they want and need, some important boxes are being hastily checked—or not checked at all. Security isn’t something that makes a device look sexier; it doesn’t necessary improve the user experience, and it doesn’t drive costs down. However, security is something that more connected-device manufacturers and platform providers must start prioritizing. If they don’t, it will create problems down the road.

By |2019-02-20T14:31:15+00:002/20/2019|

American AI Initiative Opens Up Data

There is no question the United States is on a mission to preserve its role as a global leader in AI (artificial intelligence) adoption and innovation. Perhaps even more noteworthy is what this latest initiative has in common with past data-related initiatives? If you watched the 2019 State of the Union address a couple of weeks ago, you heard President Trump say he’s eager to work with Congress to invest in “cutting edge industries of the future.”

By |2019-02-18T19:45:48+00:002/20/2019|

Greg Bentley Talks Open Source and Digital Twins

Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems, sits down for a candid conversation about open source and how it helps the construction industry go digital. He explains that it is possible to have an open information environment with a digital twin, which can be used for analytics and machine learning. He adds that what has been the inhabitation in infrastructure going digital is the work of engineers is cloaked in obscure file formats.

By |2019-02-18T17:25:23+00:002/18/2019|

Amazon Adds Its Weight to Zigbee Alliance

ABI Research says the smart home market was worth $56 billion in 2018, and it’s expected to reach $123 billion by 2022. However, smart home has its work cut out for it, and, in many ways, it always has. While far more consumers recognize the benefits of smart-home technologies than they did 10 years ago and far more of them have smart technologies in their homes, the ecosystem remains a complicated one. Interoperability is one of the main challenges facing the space, but smart-home industry players are working toward a more standardized, interoperable smart home future.

By |2019-02-13T14:08:54+00:002/13/2019|

Will Open Source Provide IoT Solutions?

What happens to all that great technology development in the IoT (Internet of Things) when an open-source project is abandoned? There is no question that today open source is one of the top tech trends driving the world markets.

By |2019-02-13T14:36:38+00:002/13/2019|

Growth Ahead for IIoT Applications

Growth is the name of the game in the IoT (Internet of Things) and in the IIoT (industrial IoT), as the number of connected devices serving a range of vertical markets is set to explode in the coming years. Factories are becoming automated environments, logistics operations and supply chains are getting an overhaul thanks to IoT technologies, and sectors like healthcare are benefiting from always-on connectivity. With the rise in the number connected devices comes an increase in data and, in some cases, a trend toward edge computing to better handle this influx of enterprise data.

By |2019-01-23T14:56:48+00:002/6/2019|

600 IoT Shows and Going Strong

With the 600th episode, The Peggy Smedley Show has been an economic, cultural trends, and educational tech leader, partnering with a host of individuals, governments, and businesses to create positive results for more than a million listeners globally.

By |2019-02-04T23:35:06+00:002/4/2019|

Digital Reality, IoT, and More

We’re living in a world in which our very realities are being enhanced all with the help of a little technology called the IoT (Internet of Things). AR (augmented reality) and of course, its VR (virtual reality) sidekick are quickly becoming relevant once again in more use cases than ever before.

By |2019-02-04T19:38:32+00:002/1/2019|

Smart Building Trends: Cybersecurity and BIM

As more businesses undergo digital transformations, companies will need to invest in cybersecurity solutions; it’s just the nature of the beast. For those deploying intelligent building solutions, cybersecurity must be a priority, because smart buildings, with all of their connectivity, interactivity, and interfaces, offer many access points, which could act as gateways to business data that owners and operators would rather be kept private. To avoid being vulnerable to such breaches, owners and operators are looking to invest in cybersecurity, and their investments could help define the future and trajectory of intelligent building security solutions.

By |2019-01-23T14:59:18+00:002/1/2019|