The Peggy Smedley Show

The Peggy Smedley Show

The Peggy Smedley Show is an authoritative voice, that brings in-depth journalism, opinion-forming, and inspiring technology discussions week after week over the internet. Host Peggy Smedley presents the best from around the globe with a unique journalistic and artistic quality to address all the topics that are essential to her readership and social media followers. The tech elite turn to The Peggy Smedley Show when making the biggest splashes in digital transformation. A time-tested podcast with more than 700 episodes and an average of 115,5000 listeners, the show continually is ranked as the No. 1 IoT and digital transformation podcast.

Episodes

December 1, 2021 15 min

Peggy discusses the top nine challenges that are keeping manufacturers up at night, citing new research from Ericsson’s Second Edition of its Future of Enterprises Report. Tough global competition means almost eight in 10 manufacturers are cutting costs, and yet they are navigating through COVID-19 well.

She also discusses:

  • How many production employees still say work is either dull, dirty, or dangerous.
  • The importance of contingenc...
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    Peggy and Anthony Pagano, associate professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, talk about the supply-chain crisis. He explains you need to go back to the beginning of the pandemic, when there was a supply-chain shockwave, and the result of all of this is the shortages and problems at the ports.

    They also discuss:

  • What is causing the shortages of truckers.
  • The benefits of being a trucker and how we can solve some of the shortages.
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    December 1, 2021 17 min

    Peggy and Dale Calder, CEO and founder, InSkill, talk about the expertise gap—from both a macro and micro perspective. He talks about how a large portion of the workforce is retiring—and imagines what might happen if machine operators aren’t there anymore.

    They also discuss:

  • The difference between knowledge and expertise.
  • How there are plenty of people working on knowledge, but few were working on expertise.
  • Artificial intelligence-b...
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    November 24, 2021 14 min

    Peggy talks about how 5G is set to change the course of business, as it is estimated 5G-enabled innovations are expected to contribute $1.5 trillion by the end of this decade. She explains that there are big opportunities to be had here, but that businesses need to understand how 5G is going to shape enterprises in the months ahead.

    She also discusses:

  • Six opportunities to advance your 5G strategy.
  • What needs to happen next
  • Several b...
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    November 24, 2021 32 min

    Ron Gonen, founder and CEO, Closed Loop Partners, shares his sustainability journey with Peggy and how he got involved in the circular economy. He describes his introduction to sustainability as one where in hardship oftentimes you find great opportunities.

    They also discuss:

  • The greatest scam in America that many believe being sustainable and being green is a nice aspiration, but it costs money, when actually the exact opposite is...
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    November 24, 2021 16 min

    Peggy and Hernan Saenz, global head, performance improvement practice, Bain, talk about digital supply chain and supply-chain traceability and why it is important to the future of business. He looks back and talks about how we perfected linear supply chains, but at the same time we created very brittle and brown supply chains.

    They also discuss:

  • If we cannot see our supply chains, we cannot manage them.
  • Three massive movements in th...
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    Peggy discusses the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, taking a closer look at the deal. She says businesses all across the globe are still grappling with all the disruption left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and asks if we are prepared to rebuild our infrastructure.

    She also discusses:

  • How the infrastructure deal will impact our roads and bridges.
  • How the new legislation combines infrastructure resilience and the impact...
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    November 17, 2021 31 min

    Peggy and Jury Gualandris, associated professor, Ivey Business School, talk about circularity and waste. He explains what waste means for the climate crisis and why it is important—both in terms of negatives and positives—saying methane is a powerful greenhouse gas with 100 years global warming potential, which is 30 times larger than CO2, and that 60% of the total food production is currently wasted in Canada, which mostly happens...

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    November 17, 2021 19 min

    Peggy and Gary Salman, CEO and cofounder, Black Talon Security, talk about how long businesses can be shut down from a cyberattack—and the impact of ransomware. He says it deals with hundreds of attacks and one of the biggest issues is the concept of business continuity.

    They also discuss:

  • How long a business impacted from ransomware is going to be down.
  • What typically happens following a ransomware attack.
  • Two different types of cyb...
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    Peggy says technologies like nanosensor and digital twin are at the forefront of 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. She says this will fundamentally change how we deliver a circular economy and shares how the technologies will come together for sustainability—in both rural and urban areas.

    She also discusses:

  • A project that uses nanosensors to track deforestation and pollution.
  • How digital twin techn...
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    November 10, 2021 30 min

    Peggy and Yossi Sheffi, professor, MIT, talk about the supply chain difficulties today and his most recent book The New (Ab)Normal. He says the experience of writing the book was weird—like writing a history book while history is unfolding.

    They also discuss:

  • The biggest problem with the supply chain today that needs to be solved.
  • Why demand is high and supply can’t catch up.
  • The bullwhip effect on the supply chain and how to address...
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    November 10, 2021 19 min

    Peggy and Varsha Bhave, Projectmates, discuss better ways to manage project risk in construction. She says each phase needs individual and specific skillsets to detect and mitigate it and explains the importance of realtime analytics and dashboards, which makes it easier to predict the risk and analyze the risk.

    They also discuss:

  • How predictive analytics gives us a window in the future and why it is critical in construction.
  • The im...
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    November 3, 2021 14 min

    With the average cost of IT downtime roughly $5,600 per minute, Peggy digs into a Honeywell survey of facility managers and shares her thoughts on how to become more resilient in business.

    She also discusses:

  • How many facility managers have experienced at least one disruptive incident during the last 12 months.
  • Why resiliency and sustainability are no longer nice-to-haves.
  • What to do next to best prepare for IT downtime.
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    November 3, 2021 29 min

    Peggy and Greys Sosic, professor, USC Marshall School of Business, talk about overarching challenges impacting the supply chain. She says in the last several decades we have seen the supply chain trying to become more efficient—and it was great as long as it was working and didn’t have any big disruptions.

    They also discuss:

  • Where we are headed with the supply chain.
  • What is currently happening at the ports.
  • The history of technology...
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    November 3, 2021 17 min

    Peggy and Bill Mann, CEO, Styra, talk about why cybersecurity is in the spotlight—and authentication and authorization. He explains it by looking at the larger cybersecurity landscape and explains preventative and detective security controls.

    They also discuss:

  • The push for preventative security controls and authentication.
  • The reason he focuses on authorization.
  • The shift that is happening in enterprises today and the way they build...
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    October 27, 2021 15 min

    Residential homes are responsible for up to 34% of carbon dioxide emission. Peggy says if we want to meet our global climate neutrality goals, we need to address this. She explains how the Living Lab will help demonstrate and educate both the industry and consumers alike.

    She also discusses:

  • If alternative building methods can have an impact on resilience and energy efficiency.
  • The history of SIPs and ICFs.
  • Why SIPs and ICFs are not ...
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    October 27, 2021 29 min

    Peggy and David Jemmett, CEO & founder, Cerberus Sentinel, talk about the importance of understanding the risk of cyberattacks and that culture is key and starts at a top. He explains more than 87% of breaches happen through ransomware encrypting it because someone clicked on the wrong email.

    They also discuss:

  • How it isn’t single actors anymore; it is groups of people.
  • How long the average hacker is in a network before it is re...
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    October 27, 2021 13 min

    Peggy and Bryan Datema, senior director of engineering, innovation and product performance, McNeilus, talk about exceeding customer expectations and working to add value to machines. He shares how technology can help analyze mixing data.

    They also discuss:

  • The importance of reducing variability.
  • The importance of data algorithms.
  • How to save up to 7% on fuel.
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    October 20, 2021 14 min

    Peggy talks about supply-chain disruptions and how the bottlenecks we are witnessing are unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetime. She looks to the future and presents strategies for what needs to happen next to create a more sustainable supply chain.

    She also discusses:

  • Forces shaping supply chain sustainability.
  • Next steps for our supply chains.
  • Specific examples of how digital transformation can improve our supply chain...
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    October 20, 2021 46 min

    Peggy and Heidi Roop, assistant professor, University of Minnesota, talk about her journey with climate change, saying today she is an ambassador for climate science and is thinking about the implications and risks we are going to face.

    They also discuss:

  • Climate history and new research and technologies.
  • How to incorporate climate models into other models to think about what is possible in the future.
  • The importance of corporate res...
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