Is e-commerce killing traditional brick-and-mortar stores? What can these traditional retailers do to stay relevant in the face of intense connected competition? Can these stores become … autonomous? Host Peggy Smedley talks about how the IoT (Internet of Things) is changing the retail landscape.
2 Passion and Engineering
DeAnna Robear, partner enablement engineer, PTC, discusses what it’s like to be named a Pioneer by Connected World going into 2018 and sheds some light on encouraging other women to enter engineering. She outlines teachers who impacted her life, the importance of a good mentor, and her personal passions for the work she performs in within the IoT community.
3 The Internet of Water
Branko Kerkez, assistant professor in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, joins Peggy to talk about the future of our water infrastructures. He talks about the hurdles associated with our current designs, dealing with the “risk aversion” tendencies of the water industry, and how IoT will affect our water systems in the future.
4 Entrepreneurial Thinkers
Joshua Peschel, assistant professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, talks about what it takes to be a pioneer and how the younger entrepreneurial thinkers can stay motivated. He details his five keys to success for young entrepreneurs, how to ignore the “noise” of today, and how to overcome and learn from failure.