Life Lessons: Rock star to resistors to robotics

A love of guitars led Tom Canning indirectly to the Internet of Things and his role as head of IoT and Devices at Canonical. Here, he tells IoT Now how his imagination was fired up lately by an enhanced computer vision use case, he shares about his worst boss, and the importance of listening to

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Life Lessons: Look at business as a game of chess

A sense of perspective is vital in business, says Terry Greer-King, vice president of EMEA, at Sonic Wall Inc. Take time to look at how individual challenges link together. And he’s seen it’s OK to be driven, but leaders need to work with their team.

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Life Lessons: Focus narrowly when you’re building a business

Alan Grau, VP of IoT at Sectigo, has been fascinated by business since the age of 10. Along the way, other people’s mistakes have taught him only to hire friends if they’re qualified, and to be ready for competition and opportunity wherever it comes from.

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Life lessons: From counting stars, to making marketing strategies

Shashi Kiran, chief marketing and product officer at Aryaka, which delivers fully managed, end-to-end global SD-WAN service for the cloud-first era tells IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan how travelling influences planning and directing marketing strategies.

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Life Lessons: Don’t sweat it!

Jason Soroko, CTO-IoT for Sectigo tells Jeremy Cowan he expects predictive maintenance to have a lasting impact on all our lives.

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Life Lessons: From saving bees to learning from Chernobyl

Charles Towers-Clark, founder and CEO of IoT solution provider Pod Group, tells IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan how he has learned from navigating complicated, centralised bureaucracies.

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Life Lessons: Will we pay for a car or healthcare with our data?

Nikita Ivanov, co-founder and CTO, GridGain Systems tells IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan how important it is to delegate, and how data may subsidise our future cars.

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Life Lessons: Altar boy, would-be pilot, and CEO

Richard Baker, CEO of GeoSpock tells IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan about a diet of snakes and insects, plus the value of tenacity, fixing stuff and building a rapport in business.

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Life Lessons Q&A: Early work on a precursor to the internet

IoT Now talks to Bobby Srinivasan, CEO of Mobileum As a child what job did you want? Believe it or not, I wanted to join the Army. 

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Life Lessons: Path set by my ten-year-old self

IoT Now talks to Markus Larsson is vice president, Global Business Development at PARC. As a child what job did you want to have when you grew up? I recently found something I wrote when I was ten years old, predicting what I would be doing when I was 25. I clearly had my mind made

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Life Lessons: Ritam Gandhi, founder of Studio Graphene

Ritam Gandhi, the founder of Studio Graphene, works at the intersection of digital product design and IoT solutions. He thinks that one of the most interesting facets of any culture is how they do business.

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Life Lessons: Achilles Rupf, CEO of Naka Mobile

Achilles Rupf, CEO of Naka Mobile, says that if you have self believe and willing to learn from your mistakes, nothing will stop you.

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Life Lessons: Nitin Karmarkar, SVP at Globetouch

Nitin Karmarkar, SVP at Globetouch, says that empowering your team, even to the point of making yourself redundant, results in your own personal growth.

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Life Lessons: Adam Mayer, ‎Senior Technical Product Marketing manager at Qlik

Adam Mayer, ‎Senior Technical Product Marketing manager at Qlik, loves seeing old companies with new IoT strategies.

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Life Lessons: Peter Pugh-Jones, head of technology, SAS UK & Ireland

Peter Pugh-Jones, head of technology, SAS UK & Ireland says, Just because you can solve a problem with tech doesn’t always mean you should.

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Life Lessons: Matthew Owen, managing director, M2M Intelligence

Matthew Owen, managing director, M2M Intelligence, says leave room in negotiation to avoid a prospect’s loss of face.

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