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I recently spoke at the Enterprise IoT Summit in Austin, Texas. It was a great event that brought together IoT thought leaders from around the country, as well as product and business leaders from companies working on industrial and enterprise IoT applications.
Below is a link to view the recording of my talk, which focused on how to create a strong end-to-end strategy for IoT products.
I explain the top three strategic pitfalls I see companies of all sizes falling into today:
- Not addressing a real customer pain
- Lack of focus on the company’s core strengths
- Making inconsistent decisions across the end-to-end product
Check out the video to see my recommendations on how to avoid those pitfalls and ensure you have a strong strategy for your product.
Watch the talk (26 mins): “Creating a Strong Strategy for End-to-End IoT Products”.
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