Alex Underwood, VP and global head of Strategic Partnerships and Verticals at Spotify, explains how they combine machine learning and human curation to suggest new songs and artists; the opportunities offered by IoT and voice interaction; and how culture and current events help shape playlists.
For the future, Stacey Higgenbotham predicts,"We'll see a lot of retrenchment, and a lot of justification efforts, to justify costs," which includes, "IT staff time, and security risks."
"We're at a crossroads between digital and humanity," says Altimeter's Brian Solis, as his company researches the link between perception and social media.
John Koetsier, mobile economist at TUNE, talks about voice, IoT, shopping and the Metaverse.
Stacey Higginbotham, host of The Internet of Things Podcast, describes the need for IoT devices to understand context and perform without being given specific voice commands for every last detail.
Nodle.io's Micha Benoliel explains how the company's software-based mesh network could help grow the Internet of Things by using private smartphones to provide low-cost, low-power connectivity for IoT devices.