In this episode of the IoT For All Podcast, Avnet Abacus’ Martin Keenan and Avnet’s Mike Powell join us to talk about the maturity of the IoT space, current obstacles to development and adoption of IoT solutions, and where they think the industry is going.
Mike Powell is the Business Development Manager of Global IoT EMEA at Avnet. In his role, he works closely with clients to understand business objectives and find technology integrations to help them realize their goals.
Martin Keenan serves as Technical Director at Avnet Abacus, where he is responsible for technical marketing strategy across IP&E, power, and battery products into key market segments. He has more than 15 years of experience in electronics and has occupied roles at RS Components, Avnet, and Altera.
About Avnet: Avnet is a global electronics distributor which is highly actively in high technology electronics and systems, providing components and solutions to our customers enabling them to compete with the very best. IoT is core to Avnet’s growth, and we uniquely offer a range of products and services which solve customer business issues.
About Avnet Abacus: Avnet Abacus is a European distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical, power supply, energy storage, wireless and sensor products. We offer cutting-edge technology from the world’s leading manufacturers, in-depth technical expertise, and unrivalled supply chain and logistics support.
Key Questions and Topics from this Episode:
(01:13) Intro to Martin and Mike.
(03:50) Intro to Avnet and Avnet Abacus
(08:56) How do you view the current state of IoT?
(12:42) Where are you seeing the biggest challenges in terms of developing and adopting IoT? What advice do you have for companies starting their IoT journey?
(17:25) How do you approach the challenges in communicating with less technical stakeholders?
(21:26) What do you think has had the most impact on the increasing adoption of IoT?
(27:34) What are the largest drivers to the success of IoT? What future barriers do you see emerging?