Podcast: Win-win for connected healthcare, as industrial IoT tests the use of ChatGPT

The Trending Tech Podcast returns to the topical issues of Connected Healthcare and IoT’s role in Industry. We hear from two experts, Jash Bansidhar and Michael Wernaert from Advantech, how automation is improving patient outcomes, including through robotic surgery’s greater accuracy, faster patient release dates and lower care costs. We ask how ‘co-created’ solutions on open source platforms can benefit hospitals and healthcare OEMs? And can OpenAI’s ChatGPT enable industry’s digital transformations? There’s even time to see how ESG is creating an intelligent, sustainable planet. Not bad in half an hour. 

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Podcast: iSIMs bring smaller, better, faster IoT and consumer devices

Catch the latest Trending Tech Podcast to hear how integrated SIM technologies will change Internet of Things and consumer communications, enabling smaller device footprints, greater system integration, higher performance, and increased memory capacity. To get the latest news, we talk to two Thales’ Digital Identity & Security experts, Stephane Quetglas and Laurent Leloup. And make sure you stay for the hilarious story of scammers scamming scammers, from Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO of Beecham Research. As podcast host, Jeremy Cowan says, ‘Scammers in trouble? Stop it, I’m welling up!’

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Podcast: Sustainability is spelled I-o-T, argues Vodafone

There are many claimed benefits for the Internet of Things (IoT), and underpinning plenty of them is Environmental Sustainability. But are smart metering, remote monitoring, connected transport and waste management really building a sustainable future? Is it ‘greenwashing’ or are mobile networks genuinely enabling greener lives for everyone? In the latest Trending Tech podcast Erik Brenneis, CEO of Vodafone IoT, argues that promoting IoT-enabled services isn’t just good for his networks’ image, it’s good for the planet. Plus Amy Cameron, research director at analysts, STL Partners tells Jeremy Cowan, that green agendas are even helping companies retain staff. 

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Podcast: What the FUD? How disruptor telcos are beating Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

The challenge for network operators is “massive” as we transition to 5G, says Rabih Dabboussi, chief revenue officer of Japan-based disruptor Rakuten Symphony. He hopes operators won’t miss the chance to disrupt their thinking, their operating model, and the way they look at revenues. Because for the first time in three decades, he says there’s an alternative to “the old legacy, standardised technology stack and equipment from typical vendors”. Francis Haysom of Appledore Research and VanillaPlus’s Jeremy Cowan take turns to quiz the vendor who’s also a mobile operator.

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Podcast: Some rivals ‘rain project money on fools’ so recruit and plan for tech success

If a boom goes on too long, Elon Musk says you get a misallocation of capital, “it starts raining money on fools.” True success depends on having the necessary skills to create innovative products, as Max Nirenberg, CEO of Commit USA tells Jeremy CowanIT consultant Peter Bowen shares a couple of horror stories with critical lessons for all of us planning digital transformations. And just as much of the world is heading into recession, Max tells Trending Tech Podcast how startups are still raising billions of dollars in new funding. While Peter reports on a US company developing utility-scale batteries using sustainable iron salts instead of scarce lithium. 

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Podcast: DX and AI failures: How NOT to be a casualty

Between now and 2024 about 50% of all finance artificial intelligence (AI) projects are forecast to be delayed or cancelled.There’s no digital transformation (DX) playbook, so listen to the latest Trending Tech Podcast as experts Ash Finnegan of Conga and Perry Krug from Couchbase explain how the number of DX projects worldwide is rising fast yet far too many transformations have failed, been delayed or scaled back. It could be the most valuable 20 minutes you spend this year! JoinJeremy Cowan to learn how the best projects avoid going pear-shaped. And, in What The Tech, hear how one Microsoft retirement has got developers rejoicing! 

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Smart Metering: 3 companies join forces to speed transition to an open energy market

Smart Metering is back in the news in the latest Trending Tech PodcastJeremy Cowan talks to three senior execs from Kigen, Kore Wireless and Energy Web to hear what Smart Energy players are demanding in security, connectivity, and data control. The experts explain how smart energy is changing with the Internet of Things. And finally, the podcast learns how close collaboration with OEMs is expected to accelerate transformations in the energy and medical markets. 

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Podcast: Telco fraud spikes in Ukraine, while service providers fined in US and UK

Crime and Punishment:It’s all kicking off in telecoms and IoT! As supporters try to keep Ukraine connected, experts see a huge rise in communications fraud. In the UK, administrators for failed CSP Phones4U allege some network operators colluded in its downfall – allegations they deny. Twitter can’t deny data breaches and coughs $150 million to US FCC. And Clearview AI is fined UK£7.5 million for illegally collecting facial images. Fraud expert, Kelvin Chaffer helps Trending Tech Podcast’s Jeremy Cowan make sense of it all. 

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Podcast: You’ll never need to know a password again!

Worryingly, drivers of connected vehicles may not control their car, says Julia O’Toole, founder of security company MyCena. All the vehicles’ internet-facing communications are entry points to hijack your car or tamper with signals; it’s a serious matter for the auto industry. Julia insists no one needs to know a password – ever. Plus the first factor in multi-factor authentication can be a weak, reused, phished, shared or stolen password – it has zero security. Fortunately, Jeremy Cowan hears that Ancient Greece holds a solution. And waste chip oil may be the answer for EVs in the Australian Outback. We are NOT making this up!

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Why aren’t auto makers unleashing the full power of connected cars?

Car makers are developing next gen vehicle-to-route connections and even brain-to-vehicle links, and not just for navigation or entertainment. Soon emergency responders will know an accident layout and see occupants’ health data before they even arrive. As IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan hears from Benoit Joly, CCO of connected vehicle data firm Wejo,his company is already helping US authorities evacuate roads in the path of hurricanes. So why are automotive OEMs still not unleashing the full power of their data? 

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Podcast: Insider threats and how to beat them!

If you want advice on how to protect your organisation from Insider Threats go to the top as we did. In the latest Trending Tech Podcast, Eric Chilton, retired Special Agent in Charge of the USA’s Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency outlines the key threatsAnd Ed Finegold, Chicago-based Tech Author & Analyst, discusses new research showing the scale of the cyber security problem facing every business today. You may be shocked, as host Jeremy Cowan was, at the range of threats, how long they go undetected, and the cost to unprotected businesses. Listen now to start protecting your organisation. 

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Podcast: Deepfakes and fraud: Coming to a phone near you!

Deepfakes? Aren’t they a bit Mission Impossible? Well, apparently not, as we hear from Dr. Nikolay Gaubitch at US-based network security specialists, Pindrop. In the latest Trending Tech Podcast, he says fraudsters have already used the AI-based technology with partial success in a $35 million bank fraud attempt in Dubai. This could become a common story if service providers don’t take preventive measures. And even fraudsters have been affected by Covid-led delays at contact centres. Now that’s a shame, says Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of IoT Now and The Evolving Enterprise! So hackers are bypassing the centres altogether. Plus, the Trending Tech Podcast tells how Google Maps helped catch a mafia boss on the run for 20 years. 

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