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About this episode

In season 4 episode 7 of The IoT Podcast, we sit down with Matt Oberdorfer, Founder and CEO of Embassy of Things, for a deep dive into industrial IoT. Matt shares his entrepreneurial journey, previews his upcoming book, reveals the common pitfalls of industrial IoT projects and offers practical advice for success. Additionally, we explore the exciting synergy between industrial IoT and generative AI, envisioning the future of this transformative technology.

Matt, with an impressive track record in 15 successful businesses and publications, is a committed advocate for AI in sustainable energy. In his upcoming book, “The Trailblazer’s Guide to Industrial IoT,” he offers expert guidance on upgrading industrial OT/IT infrastructure for AI, ML, and analytics. In this episode, Matt draws from his extensive knowledge to dissect the industrial landscape, examining both failures and successes.

Sit back, relax, tune in and discover…

  • About Matt (01:47)
  • Advice for start-ups (04:27)
  • IIoT market overview (09:00)
  • Why is the industrial market much slower than the consumer electronics market? (13:29)
  • Common pitfalls in industrial IoT (19:21) Start with one use case and do it well (26:53)
  • Gen AI’s potential in IIoT (31:10)
  • About Matt’s new book (40:43)
  • Prediction for IoT in 2023 (44:00)

And much more!

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About our guest

Matt Oberdorfer is the CEO of EOT and a leading voice in Industrial IoT (IIoT). With five books to his name, including the upcoming “The Trailblazer’s Guide to Industrial IoT,” Matt offers expert guidance for digital transformation in energy and manufacturing. He founded EOT in 2019, dedicated to modernising industrial infrastructure. Matt’s pioneering spirit has earned him numerous industry awards, and he advocates for AI-driven sustainability in conferences worldwide.


The Embassy of Things is a cutting-edge initiative at the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. Established as a visionary hub for IoT innovation, the Embassy of Things is a nexus where diverse technologies and digital ecosystems converge to shape the future.

Find out more about EOT – Here

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