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Episode 32: Q&A with Rob Tiffany Part 2: Digital Twins, Edge Vs Cloud Computing & Industrial IoT


with Rob Tiffany

VP & IoT Intrapreneur at Ericsson

June 23, 2022

25 minutes

In this episode of Over the Air – IoT, Connected Devices, & the Journey, Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very is joined by Rob Tiffany, Managing Director at Digital Insights, and Bill Flaherty, Director of Hardware Engineering at Very. They discussed the essentiality of digital twin technologies, and how they are evolving to restructure the operations of IIoT to fulfill digital transformation objectives. They investigate how digital twins are gaining traction among industry engineers, researchers, and academics, as well as how they might improve the efficacy, intelligence, and resilience of manufacturing and production systems.

They cover:

  • IT and OT Convergence: a catalyst for digital transformation 
  • How edge computing addresses vital infrastructure challenges
  • How to find an IoT tech partner
  • Robust cloud computing storage as the next IoT frontier
  • Evaluating Edge Computing for data management 
  • Exploring cloud-based vs edge computing services
  • Adopting Cloud Computing for less complexity 
  • The comparison between Edge Computing and Cloud computing
  • Illustrative differences in computing between of 1990s vs 2000s
  • Implementing digital twin for de-risked innovation 
  • Digital twin technology and IoT
  • Edge computing vs cloud computing for future IIoT

Rob Tiffany is Founder and Managing Director at Digital Insights. Rob served as Vice President and Head of IoT Strategy at Ericsson, driving 5G connection management for IoT devices. Spending most of his career at Microsoft, Rob was Global Technology Lead for the Azure IoT cloud platform and co-authored its reference architecture. Rob is an industry analyst working around wireless communications, IoT, digital twins, etc. As Very’s Director of Hardware Engineering, Bill has a natural love of taking a complicated problem, breaking it down to its base level, and then coming up with a solution.

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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.