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IoT Field Notes: Unsolvable Problems and the Search for Answers

One of the more interesting conversations I’ve had in the Industrial Internet of Things space was on the topic of sensors – in particularly hostile environments, collecting particularly difficult information. A theoretical* example might be the need to measure operating performance for a particular type of pipe joint, used to join dissimilar materials in a […]

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Real change happens along a continuum that stretches from The Big Idea to Real Results, and people / organizations that want to make real change happen need to understand the different elements along the way.

Inspiration

The ability to imagine what is possible (aka Vision)

Art

As goods, services, & even data becomes commoditized, effective and engaging design becomes a competitive differentiator

Science

Sooner or later, you have to be able to translate your hand-waving to something that actually works!

Execution

Results derive from making something happen – quickly, effectively, sustainably

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Recent Posts

IoT Field Notes: Muddled Marketing Messages
Execution, with some elements of Science
February 2, 2015

Another form of “field work” I have to do involves wading through the “excitement” around this topic that fills my browser, inbox, voicemail, and calendar. My baseline observation is predictable – it feels like more hype than substance. As happened with Big Data and Cloud in the recent past, many existing technologies and areas of […]

Can Enterprise IT borrow from Lean Startup Thinking?
Execution, with some elements of Art
January 22, 2015

The enterprise shift to “consumerization” is more than just the desire to use my iPhone and upset my work-life balance. It’s something akin to instant gratification – people have ideas about how information can augment, automate, and transform how they transact business, connect with customers, and comprehend the activity that surrounds them. But we want […]

IoT Field Notes: Solving Interesting Tech Challenges 2
Science, with some elements of Execution
January 19, 2015

As previously noted, the focus of our IoT conversations is not all strategy, markets, and business cases. Each new Business Unit (BU) connection brings more anecdotes about things that start off as puzzles and end up as interesting insights, decisions to reduce complexity, and/or necessary evils. Talking with product engineers about their work in a […]

Recommended reading for the week …
Inspiration
January 9, 2015

A semi-recurring feature – items that I think are worth your time. Sourced from a variety of places around the ‘net – I’ll try to give credit for the recommendations where it is due. Some of these are older, some quite recent – I’ve got a backlog of interesting stuff to share. As always – […]

IoT Field Notes: Building a Business Case
Execution, with some elements of Science
January 5, 2015

An important component of any IoT initiative is going to be the Business Case. Getting past the “strategic imperative” and the “cool technology”, how are we going to build a reasoned case based on ROI? At my our company, we are still building a template for our business cases; as I have noted in my […]