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Episode 73 – Unlocking the Potential of Industrial IoT: Insights w/ Jeremy Frank, CEO of KCF Technologies


with Jeremy Frank

January 18, 2024

32 minutes

In the 73rd episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Jeremy Frank, the CEO at KCF Technologies. Together they’re going to delve into industrial IoT, predictive maintenance, and bootstrapping a hardware company. So listen along!

KCF Technologies, where Jeremy is CEO and President, started in 2000 and has been built on a foundation of solving industry problems with innovation and expertise. In their 23 years, they’ve managed to make wireless condition monitoring sensors the norm in the industry. 

Now that’s no mean feat, but Jeremy stresses that the key to building a tech-forward business is to always start with the service offering rather than focusing solely on the tech itself.

Jeremy draws inspiration from lean manufacturing principles, particularly the Toyota approach, which emphasizes a continuous cycle of improvement and the involvement of frontline workers in problem-solving.

The chat in this episode shifts over to the future of electric vehicles. A consensus emerges that electric vehicles are superior in many ways, and their adoption will continue to pick up speed despite the concerns around range anxiety. Jeremy thinks that people should purchase electric vehicles for their day-to-day commuting needs and consider renting for longer trips. He says this would eliminate waste and optimize the use of resources.

If you want to learn more about how the Internet of Things is impacting different touchpoints of industrial control, do consider subscribing to the podcast. 

About the Show

“IoT Podcast: Over the Air” is a podcast that features unfiltered conversations with executives about their IoT journeys — the mistakes they made, the lessons they learned, and what they wished they’d known when they started. In each episode of Over the Air, our expert guests make bold predictions, reveal unpopular opinions, and share stories you won’t hear anywhere else.

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“A lot of these big companies had programs to develop wireless sensors to address machine health in factories. What I would say we invented is the scalability of these programs. We were doing applications on helicopters and submarines for the Navy and things for the Army on prosthetic limbs. We had basically built technology that could be deployed at scale at a relatively low cost.”

DISCOVER MORE INSIGHTS: Find out how Very helped PowerX, a leading smart energy solutions provider, rapidly scale their products from a couple thousand to hundreds of thousands of units using agile methodologies.


Hosted by: Ryan Prosser

CEO at Very

As Very's CEO, Ryan collaborates daily with product, sales, and marketing to deliver the IoT solutions our clients look for. He is also a champion for our culture, fostering transparency and efficiency across our distributed team.