We chat with Alex Hawkinson, the CEO of SmartThigns on the problems and possibilities of the internet of things. Some of his use cases will surprise you.

The SmartThings hub
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Alex Hawkinson lives in the smartest house around. As the CEO of SmartThings, a company building a hub and cloud service for the internet of things, he’s playing with connected toys all the time and trying to get them to work together. In this podcast, we talk about SmartThings, how we may one day program our fridge door to lock if we don’t meet our fitness goals and how your smart house could foil your future surprise parties.

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Show notes:
Host: Stacey Higginbotham

  • Why we need a “physical graph” for our stuff online
  • Hawkinson’s crazy smart house that stalks him throughout the day
  • What kind of privacy and security can we expect in a connected home?
  • The cool things we can do when we connect everything and that data is open

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  1. Justin Botelho Thursday, March 7, 2013

    Great podcast Stacey! Alex provides great insight on where he sees this field (or whatever we want to call it) going. Life won’t be complete until my morning wake up routine is the same as in Wallace and Gromit.

    1. Does that mean waking up with a ton of cheese, Justin?

  2. lawrence Griffiths Friday, March 8, 2013

    I think smartThings is only IoT player with a complete soup-to-nuts offering.
    Would be keen to know what Alex’s take is on Lutron’s IoT patent land grab

  3. I find it is really interesting! now on indiegogo we can also find other smart gadgets for smart homes. Hope you’ll enjoy it! indiegogo.com/projects/wattio-save-energy-and-money-at-home

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