Month: December 2014

Last Breakfast meeting of 2014


As I wrap up the last breakfast meeting of 2014 I am reminded by the rearview mirror of the peaks and valleys of the past and am excited for the adventures to come in the future . Happy new year to all my friends, family and colleagues. I hope you all kick some ass in 2015 !

Internet of Things by 2020 for reals?!

While keeping tabs on the Internet of Things (IoT) this infographic appeared in one of Vizworld’s curation lists. If it seems simple or even simplistic consider that it is probably created for a general business audience. What’s most interesting is the visualization of the discrepancy between four highly regarded sources on the number of units that will be around in 2020, less than 6 years from now. The massive range from 26 billion units (Gartner) to 212 billion units (IDC) can be interpreted as probably a lack of consensus on what an IoT device is, or will be. Will it include your handheld device as well as your temperature-sensitive clothing? But certainly the market (or multiple markets) implementing sensors and connectivity will be both massive and profitable.

The Internet of Things by 2020: what’s it worth? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Could the Sony crisis fallout save BlackBerry?

On top of laser weapons, passenger jets and space stuff Boeing is also, weirdly, building an ultra-secure Android smartphone called “Black” (not to be confused with the Blackphone). According to the Telegraph, it’s now enlisted BlackBerry’s help to make it even more secure, though it’s not clear how, exactly. Blackberry CEO John Chen said “we’re pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES 12 platform” and quickly added, “that, by the way, is all they allow me to say.” The Boeing Black smartphone recently cleared the FAA FCC and comes with all the stuff a spook or G-man could want.