What Is the 'First Mile' of IoT and Why Is It Important?| Bill Dykas, Product Manager at Telit

What Is the ‘First Mile’ of IoT and Why Is It Important?| Bill Dykas, Product Manager at Telit

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On this IoT For All podcast episode, Bill Dykas, Product Manager at Telit, discusses what a Product Manager does at an IoT company, the role Telit plays in the IoT space, and what the ‘First Mile’ of IoT is and why so many companies overlook it.

Bill discusses what industries are adopting IoT solutions the most, how the evolution of LPWAN technologies are impacting growth and adoption within the IoT industry, and what the next 12-18 months will look like across the Internet of Things space.

If you’re interested in connecting with Bill check out his LinkedIn!

About Telit: Telit is the global leader in IoT enablement. Their enterprise-grade hardware, connectivity, and platforms transform business through the power of IoT. With over one thousand of the world’s leading IoT experts, they share a relentless commitment to delivering the future of digital business for their customers.

Earlier this year, Telit launched OneEdge, an innovative module-embedded software suite enabling solutions for a new generation of Telit’s cellular LPWA IoT modules. With integrated, secure, easy-to-use tools, OneEdge dramatically simplifies design, deployment and management of IoT products and solutions, enabling a leap ahead into the new 5G super-connected world.

Key Question and Topics from this Episode:

(03:35) Bill Dykas Introduction

(05:19) What is the role of a Product Manager in an IoT company?

(08:23) How do you handle discussions with engineers around what needs to be built vs. what is possible to be built? 

(09:18) What is the focus of Telit and how does it differ from other players in the IoT space?

(12:53) How are the evolution of LPWAN technologies impacting the growth and adoption of IoT? How does that compare to the 5G revolution? 

(17:53) The “first mile” of IoT

(21:57) Why are companies overlooking the first mile of IoT?

(23:22) What are the challenges you face during the first mile of an IoT solution?

(25:05) What is the typical customer engagement like for Telit?

(29:49) Are there any specific verticals that have seen more adoption than others?

(32:33) What do the next 12-18 months look like for the IoT industry?

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