While I had limited direct contact with Jerry, as an analyst I did have the opportunity to interact with him. He was a very genuine person, didn't seem so worried about saying the precisely scripted, PC, CYA things. He said it the way he felt about it - refreshing in an executive. Clearly he had his heart in his work and it was clear he knew what he was talking about, and he seemed to enjoy his work. He was a very likable guy. It is sad for us that he has moved on.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.