EP056 - Airbnb for telecommunications - Frank Mong, COO, Helium

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In this episode of the IIoT Spotlight Podcast, we discuss how Helium is providing universal and affordable connectivity for IoT devices, provided by people, and secured through a blockchain. How do you provide connectivity where there is no infrastructure? How do you incentivize people to contribute to an open-source connectivity ecosystem? What are the connectivity challenges facing IoT device manufacturers today? Frank Mong is COO at Helium, where he is leading the global go-to-market strategy for the company. He is responsible for sales, marketing and business development at Helium. Before Helium, Mong spent 20 years in cybersecurity including CMO at Hortonworks, SVP of Marketing at Palo Alto Networks, and VP/GM of security at HP. frank@helium.com Helium is building the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless network designed specifically for IoT devices. Helium's technology will help spark a wave of innovation by enabling a new generation of small, mobile, low-powered IoT devices that include remote wildfire and agricultural sensors, micro-mobility trackers, and more. helium.com Use cases: Helium.com/enterprise Developer resources (software, hardware, firmware, connectivity documentation): helium.com/developers Buy Helium Hotspot: helium.com/store

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