On this IoT For All podcast episode, Gerardo Giaretta, Senior Director of Product Management at Qualcomm, defines industry 4.0 and addresses how 5G will influence trajectory of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Gerardo explains the biggest impacts 5G will have on IIoT and details his current focus on factories and how they benefit from deploying cellular connectivity networks. He notes that cellular connectivity may not always be the best choice for an IoT deployment and provides advice for overcoming the fear of transitioning from a wired to wireless factory environment.
The episode concludes with advice for companies and individuals involved in developing digital transformation strategies. Finally, Gerardo looks to the future and shares what he thinks 6G will look like.
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Key Question and Topics from this Episode:
(3:57) What does Industry 4.0 mean?
(7:22) What are the biggest impacts of 5G on IIoT?
(11:03) What role do governments play in cellular connectivity regulations?
(13:16) What are the benefits of a factory deploying a private cellular connectivity network?
(17:50) Reasons why cellular connectivity is not the best choice for an IoT deployment.
(20:26) How will the 5G roll-out be handled in rural areas?
(23:44) What impact will 5G have on the IoT space?
(27:49) How do you overcome the fear of transitioning from wired to wireless in a factory setting?
(30:10) What do companies and individuals involved in their company’s digital transformation strategy need to know to stay on top of changes that are happening?
(31:10) Where can people go to be educated on 5G and what advice do you have for those who may be hesitant to deploy 5G solutions?
(37:11) What will 6G look like?