In episode 101 of the IoT For All Podcast, Evan Cummack, General Manager of IoT & Wireless at Twilio, joins us to talk about device security and innovation in the IoT space. Evan shares Twilio’s approach to security through a device’s lifetime, his advice for companies getting started in the space, and what it’ll take to get IoT innovating at the rate of other leading technologies in 2021.

Evan Cummack is the General Manager of IoT at Twilio leading product, engineering, and go-to-market functions for the business unit. Evan joined Twilio in 2011 as one of the company’s early employees and is credited with building several of Twilio’s first products, consulting with Twilio’s largest customers on their global communications solutions, and launching Twilio’s IoT business.

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About Twilio: Twilio is the unseen infrastructure powering communication behind the scenes. Chances are you’ve interacted with Twilio, you just don’t know it. If you’ve ever texted your Lyft driver, logged into your Netflix account using a texted security code, or texted your Airbnb host, you’ve used Twilio.

Key Questions and Topics from this Episode:

(00:35) Intro to Evan Cummack

(01:21) Introduction to Twilio and what prompted Twilio’s move to IoT

(12:06) Can you describe Twilio’s approach to IoT?

(15:30) What can be done to improve the rate of innovation in IoT?

(19:48) What do you think about when planning for the security of a device throughout its lifetime?

(22:59) How do you advise companies in choosing between full-stack IoT development platforms and building it themselves?

(26:10) What approach have you taken to security firmware updates? What have been the challenges there?

Special Guest
Evan Cummack
Evan Cummack
Evan Cummack is the product owner for Twilio's Programmable Wireless product line. He has been with Twilio since 2011, has developed multiple new products and consulted with many of Twilio's largest customers on global communications solutions.
Evan Cummack is the product owner for Twilio's Programmable Wireless product line. He has been with Twilio since 2011, has developed multiple new products and consulted with many of Twilio's largest customers on global communications solutions.
Twilio
Twilio
Use powerful APIs to run cross-channel campaigns that keep your customers close, while building your business globally. Twilio’s infrastructure is built for high-volume and low-latency so you can scale fast while maintaining fidelity.
Use powerful APIs to run cross-channel campaigns that keep your customers close, while building your business globally. Twilio’s infrastructure is built for high-volume and low-latency so you can scale fast while maintaining fidelity.

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IoT For All
IoT For All is creating resources to enable companies of all sizes to leverage IoT. From technical deep-dives, to IoT ecosystem overviews, to evergreen resources, IoT For All is the best place to keep up with what's going on in IoT.
IoT For All is creating resources to enable companies of all sizes to leverage IoT. From technical deep-dives, to IoT ecosystem overviews, to evergreen resources, IoT For All is the best place to keep up with what's going on in IoT.