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Connected: The Kepware Podcast
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Connected: The Kepware Podcast

Author: Kyle Carreau

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Join various members from the Kepware team, as well as special guests, as they discuss various industry topics - both technical and cultural.
7 Episodes
Emily Griffin (Product Manager – Kepware Products) sits down with Kyle Carreau (Partner Enablement Engineer) to discuss the latest in the Kepware roadmap. Emily discusses Kepware’s vision around the future of OPC UA connectivity within Kepware, as well as Enterprise management features and Kepware’s newest driver: the Universal Device Driver (UDD). Additionally, the pair talk about the interesting position of being a small driver company  out of Portland, ME that is involved in conversations with larger technology corporations.  
Kyle Carreau (Partner Enablement Engineer) sits down with Philip Bard (Principal Product Experience Specialist) to discuss having the coolest job at PTC. Philip has the pleasure of working next to the Customer Experience Center team to build the extravagant demos that you see touring the center, as well as building demos for the LiveWorx events. The pair talk about what it’s like to have access to some unique resources sent to Philip’s home (laser cutters, Volvo truck engines) and how it has built an awkward relationship with his postman. Additionally, Philip gives some insight into some exciting things coming to the CXC, as well as the origins of the now famous “Motor Demo”.
Steve “Spoons” Sponseller (Senior Director, Americas Channel) sits down with Kyle Carreau (Partner Enablement Engineer) to discuss the importance of partnerships throughout the years. The pair explore Kepware’s origins in the Oil and Gas industry and reflect on how leveraging partnerships was essential to penetrating the market. Additionally, the two talk about the new challenges of IoT and how Kepware Edge, along with hardware partners, can solve these challenges. 
Kyle Carreau (Partner Enablement Engineer) sits down with Michael Firstenberg (Director of Industrial Security, Waterfall Security Solutions) to discuss the recent cyber attack on the Oldsmar, Florida Water/Waste Water treatment facility. The two also discuss the security challenges that come with the ever growing IoT landscape. Michael also gives his recommendations on thinking about security first during the design phase, and gives a list of resources to keep yourself and your company informed. 
It's a Lori and Laurie Takeover! In this episode, Lori Beaulieu (Technical Product Owner- Thingworx Kepware Edge, Edge Central) and Laurie Sirois (Director of Quality Assurance)  discuss their experiences as Women in the technology field, differences in communication styles, valuable lessons learned, and ways to help support women through sponsorship. 
Kyle Carreau (Partner Enablement Engineer) sits down with Tom Gaudet (Product Management Lead, Kepware Products) to discuss how the industry has adopted OPC UA and MQTT Protocols, as well as what the future of connectivity will look like. 
Kyle Carreau (Partner Enablement Engineer) sits down with Adam Kennedy (Global Sales VP, Kepware Products) to discuss how the Kepware team has been able to continue to deliver quality products and excellent customer service throughout the years. 
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