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Five Essential Steps for Getting into IoT Product Management

BY Daniel Elizalde on February 21, 2017

You want to get into IoT product management, but where do you start? What skills do you need? Which companies are working on IoT today? Start with these five essential steps. According to analyst firm Gartner, there will be over 20 billion connected devices by 2020. This trend is fuelled by companies around the world […]

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Product Management for the Internet of Things

BY Daniel Elizalde on April 3, 2016

In this talk from ProductTank San Francisco, I walk you through the IoT Decision Framework I developed to tackle the complexity of IoT products. The framework provides a structured way to organize your product strategy, identify gaps, and build your IoT roadmap. The IoT Decision Framework The greatest challenge of managing an IoT solution is […]

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Video: UX for the Connected World of Things

BY Janna Bastow on June 30, 2014

A lot of effort goes into the mundane, boring things that no one really finds sexy, but when they don’t work, you find really annoying. This is particularly true in the growing world of IoT, affecting your everyday devices. We’ve covered the topic of Internet of Things a couple times, and we’ve got a video […]

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Video: UX for the Internet of Things

BY Janna Bastow on May 23, 2014

We recently had our second ProductTank that was all about Internet of Things, though today we’re sharing a video that’s a throwback to our first IoT/Connected Devices event, back in November. At that ProductTank, we had Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch) of Designswarm showed us how Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way product design is being done.  She talked about how […]

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Video: Thingdom Come

BY Janna Bastow on May 19, 2014

Cheap sensors are readily available, data is easy to gather, analyse and visualise, and there are people and companies interested, and cash available for experimentation. However, in this age of Internet of Things, the combinations of sensors, hardware, software and data being created are still relatively simplistic. At ProductTank April, Patrick Bergel, Founder and CEO […]

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Video: Democratising Internet of Things for Cities

BY Janna Bastow on May 14, 2014

We are at the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT), and in time, we will be living in a world where we’ll have to manage trillions of connected devices. At ProductTank April, Yodit Stanton, a software developer and founder of opensensors.IO, explored the implications of building services for cities, bringing together the physical and […]

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Video: Smart People, Dumb Objects, Networked Environments

BY Janna Bastow on May 9, 2014

The world, we are told, will become a vast ‘eco-system’ of conversant devices, buildings and virtual environments. But somewhere behind all these ‘machines’ are people, and it’s the people that, ultimately, make interactions ‘smart’. At ProductTank April, Usman Haque, founding partner of Umbrellium, founder of Haque Design + Research  and founder of Pachube, a real-time data […]

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Product Management and the Internet of Things

BY Jock Busuttil on May 2, 2014

April’s ProductTank London considered the question of how to manage devices in an increasingly interconnected world. Marc Abraham (@MAA1) brought us three great speakers to share their experience of the Internet of Things (IoT), product management and connected devices: Usman Haque (@uah) from Umbrellium; Yodit Stanton (@yoditstanton) from Opensensors.IO; and Patrick Bergel (@goodmachine) from Animal […]

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Video: The Future is not an Internet-Connected Egg Box

BY Janna Bastow on January 13, 2014

The recent trends, of everything becoming connected, show no signs of letting up. By 2020, predictions state that over 50 billion items will be Internet-connected, from lightbulbs to plugs to fridges. Even yoga mats, argued Alex Jones, a business design consultant at Fjord, at the ProductTank November event – as a rule of thumb, all […]

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Product Management and the Internet of Things

BY Jock Busuttil on November 29, 2013

November’s ProductTank London hooked us up to the growing Internet of Things.  With the number of connected devices already outstripping the number of humans, Alison Austin (@alicenwondrlnd) brought us three great speakers, who have respectively immersed themselves in this brave new world of ‘mundane computing’, to help guide us through the challenges of design and […]

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