In this podcast, Drew Conway (@DrewConway) from Aluvium talks about his journey to start an IoT startup. He sheds light on the opportunities in the industrial IoT space and shares some insights into the mechanism of running a data science startup in the IoT space. She shared some tactical suggestions for any future leader. This podcast is great for data science startup entrepreneurs and/or Sr. executives in IoT.
0:28 Drew’s journey from counter-terrorism to IoT startup.
9:29 Data science in the industrial space.
12:01 Entrepreneurship in the IoT start-up.
18:36 Selling data analysis to executives in the industrial space.
24:14 Automation in the industrial setting.
29:27 What is an IoT ready company?
32:40 Challenges in integrating data tools in the industrial sector.
37:27 Data science talent pool in industrial and manufacturing companies.
41:52 Challenges in IoT adoption for industrial companies.
46:31 Alluvium’s interaction with industries.
50:57 Picking the right use case as an IoT start-up.
52:49 Right customers for an IoT start-up.
59:26 Words of wisdom for anyone building a IoT start-up.
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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter https://amzn.to/2x0uo7d
Drew Conway, CEO and founder of Alluvium, is a leading expert in the application of computational methods to social and behavioral problems at large-scale. Drew has been writing and speaking about the role of data — and the discipline of data science — in industry, government, and academia for several years.
Drew has advised and consulted companies across many industries, ranging from fledgling start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, as well as academic institutions and government agencies at all levels. Drew started his career in counter-terrorism as a computational social scientist in the U.S. intelligence community.
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