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Imagining the Internet of Things in the Enterprise – Connected World Column June/July 2014

When a friend recently asked for my perspective on the Internet of Things in the enterprise, I started to drone on with my usual answer about M2M, the Industrial Internet and the smart grid… but that’s when I realized some fresh thinking was needed. How does the new crop of consumer-oriented connected devices such as connected cars, smart watches, heads-up displays and fitness bands intersect with corporate information strategy? How can organizations use these new tools to improve customer service and employee productivity?


Wireless Tech in the Greenhouse – Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo, April 5-6, Tacoma WA

Two of my favorite interests — gardening and wireless technology — came together at the Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo in Tacoma, WA April 5 & 6. Some of you may already know that I am an avid home gardener, former partner in a retail hydroponics shop, and editor of the LED Grow Book published last year. While my primary reason for visiting Tacoma was to promote the book, I was also delighted to find a range of wireless indoor gardening equipment designed to give small-scale indoor growers some of the same high-tech tools used in commercial greenhouses.


Connected World Conference, Santa Clara – June, 2013

This year the Connected World Conference captures the heart of the Silicon Valley, June 10-13 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This year’s program includes a Gadget Giveaway and M2M App Challenge, and speakers from United Parcel Service, Progressive Insurance, Hewlett Packard, at&t, T-Mobile, Sprint, and more.


Lamberth Moderates “Verticals & Applications” Panel at Telecom Council of Silicon Valley M2M Forum

Laurie Lamberth moderated a panel session at the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley’s Mobile Forum: M2M event on May 2, 2013. Laurie’s panel focused on enterprise vertical markets and enterprise applications for M2M — the territory where mobile M2M got its start in the early 2000’s. Now, a over a decade later, it was a pleasure to share the stage with this group of seasoned M2M professionals to provide their insights on how M2M has evolved over the past decade, what’s hot in M2M now, and what even hotter trends lie just over the horizon.

Mobile Focus: M2M is a daylong conference that explored the rapidly emerging “M2M” or “machine-to-machine” segment of the wireless industry, and reflect’s the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley’s continuing commitment to provide meaningful technology and networking events for the global Silicon Valley.