Skip to content


Episode 76 – From Closed to Open Source: Revolutionizing the Satellite Industry with Ian Itz, Director of IoT at Iridium


with Ian Itz

February 29, 2024

27 minutes

In the 76th episode of IoT Podcast: Over the Air, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, is joined by Ian Itz, Director IoT Line of Business at Iridium, a global satellite communications company, providing access to reliable voice and data services anywhere on Earth. 

Join Ian and Ryan as they discuss the pivot from proprietary to open-source standards in the IoT industry, Iridium’s role in global communications and how they partner with other companies. Ian also explains the benefits of open source and standards-based approaches, the challenges of pricing satellite services and Iridium’s focus on reducing costs and expanding satellite connectivity.

If you want to learn more about how IoT impacts different touchpoints of industrial control, 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.

Buyers Guide – How to Choose the Right IoT Company: Very

Subscribe here

👉 YouTube

👉 Apple Podcasts 

👉 Spotify 


Connect with Ian Itz

DISCOVER MORE INSIGHTS: Find out how Very helped an alcohol monitoring company develop a powerful IoT connectivity solution, delivering real-time results for their customers.


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.