01 Nov 2018

CRA was interviewed at IoT World Asia and was asked to discuss:

1. The emerging trends in the Asia IoT market

2. The drivers behind the massive IoT growth in China

3. How people, not technology, are keeping IoT from reaching it’s potential

4. What sets Taipei’s Smart City strategy apart from the rest

31 Oct 2018

Charles presented “IoT 2018: What’s Hot, What’s Not & What’s Next” as the opening keynote at Asia’s leading IoT event, Internet of Things World Asia, on 19 September 2018.

Presentation Overview

01:10 A Performance Appraisal for IoT

02:30 Where our IoT expectations and forecasts too high?

05:30 What’s Hot #1: IoT in China

08:45 What’s Hot #2: Taipei’s Smart City Strategy

12:50 What’s Not: IoT Stakeholder Engagement

14:35 What’s Next #1: The SIM Revolution: eSIMs & Virtual SIMs

20:00 What’s Not #2: Disruptive Technologies

23:00 IoT’s Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)





30 Oct 2018

In this podcast, Charles & Bernard discusses the emerging IoT trends in Asia Pacific, why China has emerged the surprise leader in the IoT deployment race and whether it will lead the rest of the world in IoT, the current status of 5G across Asia Pacific, and how the new SIM technologies (e.g. eSIM, Virtual SIMs) are going to disrupt the telcos in the near future.

29 May 2017

My 3 minute fast and furious interview at IoT Asia where I discuss:

1. How can organisations monetise IoT?
2. What is the role of SMEs in driving IoT?
3. What advice would you give to IoT start-ups?
4. Is it possible to secure IoT?
5. What IoT trends can we expect to see in Asia over the coming 1-2 years?

08 May 2017

It was an honour to deliver the opening keynote for the third straight year with Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation, as well as being the Conference Chair for IoT Asia 2017.

A summary of my content can be found below. If you would like to skip to that portion of the presentation, simply click on the on the time to the left of the content.

00:10 The State of IoT in Asia

01:00 Smart City Evolution – Taipei

03:05 Three Types of Collaboration are needed to drive IoT success

03:42 Internal Collaboration – engaging beyond the IT department

04:44 Collaboration Best Practice: Singapore’s Smart Nation

06:50 Vendor Collaboration – collaborating across the IoT Ecosystem

08:52 Data Collaboration – how Under Armour leveraged data to transform the customer experience

10:58 What’s Next for IoT: Top 2 emerging trends to watch in 2017

11:09 The Rise of the IoT OTT (over the top) providers – includes best practice from Demand Logic (Smart Buildings) and Falkonry (AI for Manufacturing)

13:05 The Year of the Low Power WAN (LPWAN)

14:15 Which LPWAN Path should you follow? NB-IoT, LoRa & Sigfox

14:33 What you need to know about NB-IoT, LoRa & Sigfox

16:25 The TOUGH questions we need to ask about NB-IoT, LoRa & Sigfox

17:45 LPWANs are IoT’s Tipping Point

18:08 LPWANs – where supply meets demand

18:40 LPWAN is not guaranteed to succeed – here’s the challenges (including the Race to Zero)

19:15 Now What? The three questions IoT vendors need to ask

19:25 Q1: What Problem am I trying to solve?

19:40 Q2: Who can help me reach my goals?

19:50 Q3: What is our strategic plan to drive your IoT Initiatives?