Internet of Things and beyond... simply...and for everyone.

Do you wonder about what the Internet of Things (IoT) is all about?

Are you looking to expand your understanding of IoT with real life examples?

Would you like to better understand the impact of the 4th industrial revolution?


Knowledge through education and experience are key to innovation and change. This section of the website aims to provide both by sharing podcasts, videos and white papers that hopefully can be understood by non-technical people and dont worry there is  unnecessary forms or follow-up promotional emails. Please let us what you think, if you have suggestions and if you would like to participate in our knowledge base by writing to us at info@kankeigroup.com    

Free podcast to help you understand the What, How and Why!

This series of podcast is the contribution of Larry Bellehumeur an industry expert, author of

 “The Internet of Things Made Simple” and EVP/Equity Partner at Novotech Technologies 

a Kankei Group Certified Ecosystem Partner.

Full Episodes

Episode 1 - Introduction / What is IoT?

In our inaugural episode, I talk a bit about my background, why am I doing this and whom am I hoping it will appeal to.  After that, we delve into some basics of IoT, some early business uses and why IoT is so important.    2018-10-31

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Episode 2 - How to choose the best network for your IoT devices

In this episode, we offer help on how to select the best IoT network for your project, considering there are now at least 9 viable options. 2018-11-07

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Episode 3 - Should you build, buy or integrate for your IoT solution?

In this episode, we start off by talking about how domestic abusers are using Smart Home technology to terrorize their former mates and how we can fix it. In the main story, we offer help in your decision about how to deploy an IoT solution by helping you choose from “Build, Buy or Integrate”. In the close, we talk about a new way to identify people, based on how they walk and how it may have hidden benefits for the elderly. 

2018-11-14

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Episode 4 - The Top 10 ways that IoT is changing your life today and in the future

In this episode, we open with the question of whether 5G will take over the smart home market. For the main topic, we list the 10 ways that IoT is changing your life today and in the future.

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Episode 5 - Top 10 things you need to know about 5G
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Episode 6 - Using AI to tackle e-mail / Future predictions for IoT / Sensor-based

In this episode, we open with how AI solutions are becoming more advanced to help tackle the problem of congested email inboxes.  For our main topic, we offer some projections for IoT, including how it will power automation, change many industries and help to improve the products you use.  In the close, we look at how sensors are helping to improve how we drive at night. 

2018-12-05

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Episode 7 - How IoT is making you (and your loved ones) healthier / IoT and Mars / How IoT is helping to stop school shootings

In this episode, we open with how IoT is helping to improve possible living conditions on Mars.  For our main topic, we cover how IoT is improving health (including yours, your loved ones and during trips to the doctor/hospital).  To close, we look at a few key solutions that are helping to prevent school shootings from being worse (or even from happening in the first place). 2018-12-12

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Episode 8 - Nine reasons why no business is too small to benefit

In this episode, we open with how some robots are helping aid designers make prosthetics better to increase their flexibility. In the main topic, we cover 9 ways that IoT help small businesses (including increasing security, productivity and service) and why no business is too small to see the benefits.  2018-12-26

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Episode 9 - Killer Robots / How IoT is creating the Smart city


In this episode, we open by talking about something straight out of a Terminator movie ... how militaries around the world are starting to use autonomous weapons (namely “killer robots”) based on IoT and AI. In our main segment, we cover many of the ways that IoT is enabling cities to run smoother, more efficiently and to offer better service to their residents. 2019-01-10

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Episode 10 - Dangers of wearable heart rate readings /...

In this episode, we open with examining how wearables are offering heart rate monitoring and why this is dangerous for many people. In our main topic, we look at a dozen or so IoT-focused products, offering a review and pointing out which ones we think are brilliant and which ones we think are not quite as useful. 2019-01-17

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Episode 11 - Using AI to pick the ideal babysitter / How IoT is

In this episode, we open with how many parents are using AI-based solutions to help pick a babysitter ... and the potential downfalls in doing so. In the main segment, we cover how IoT is changing the four main areas of the energy complex (extracting fossil fuels / minerals, delivery of liquid-based energy sources, green/renewable energy and the production/delivery of electricity). We also cover what is the most scary thing to many Utilities executive and how IoT solutions are solving it.

2019-01-24

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Episode 12 - Why Robots are smart/motivated and humans are dumb/lazy …. IoT in Sports

In this episode, we cover why robots are superior to humans in most ways and why we need to start judging them fairly.  In the main topic, we cover How IoT is changing sports, including: the four major sports (Football, Baseball, Basketball and Hockey), Triathlon sports, Racquet Sports, Animal-based sports, Golf, Hunting/Fishing and more.  We also cover how it is helping to maintain your sports equipment and how it is changing the fan experience (both at home and in the stadium).

2019-02-06

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Episode 13 - The 5-course Chef menu episode (covering GPS,.

In this episode, we cover why robots are superior to humans in most ways and why we need to start judging them fairly.  In the main topic, we cover How IoT is changing sports, including: the four major sports (Football, Baseball, Basketball and Hockey), Triathlon sports, Racquet Sports, Animal-based sports, Golf, Hunting/Fishing and more.  We also cover how it is helping to maintain your sports equipment and how it is changing the fan experience (both at home and in the stadium). 2019-02-06

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Episode 14 - Do robots need to pass a driving test? / The ten ...

In this episode, we discuss the 10 things you need to know to ensure that you are buying the right cellular gateway. To open, we ask the question of what standards we should hold a robot/autonomous car to, including if they should have to take a driver's test like everyone else. ** As a note, I accidentally uploaded a version that did not have a number 3. If yours did not have a number three, please delete the existing version and download it again. Apologize for the mistake.

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Episode 15 - Bridging the Digital gap with 5G / Guide to selecting an IoT network ...

To open, we examine one infrastructure project that we hope both political parties in the US can agree on, and that is increasing the availability of high speed Internet connectivity for rural areas.  We make the case that a combination of 4G/5G is the ideal choice of network to use.  In the main segment, we cover 7 different cellular-based IoT networks (yes, there is 7), some of the pros/cons of each and a few key applications that you want to consider. 2019-02-27

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Preview Episodes

Preview 1 - The best way to attack is from the inside.

In this preview podcast, we explore the recent story in Bloomberg about a possible security attack against Apple and Amazon, what companies are doing to keep things secure and how you can help keep your own devices secure. 2018-10-05

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Preview 2 - Why we need to return to paper election ballots

In what may sound totally backwards, I cover how we need to stop using the IoT-based solutions for election results until we can better improve on our ability to secure the results. 2018-10-05

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Preview 3 - Should you give Grandma an Apple Watch 4?

In this preview episode, we cover different aspects of connected health, some features of the Apple Watch 4 and ask if it is ideal to give to an older loved one to improve their health. 2018-10-07

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Preview 4 - Why Tesla's AutoPilot is likely a better driver than you

In this preview sneak-peak, we examine why Tesla's AutoPilot is likely a better driver than you and the 5 things you do that self-driving cars do not to make them safer. 2018-10-08

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Preview 5 - CAT-M1 and NB-IoT … sometimes, getting slower is a good thing

Oct 10th, 2018 In this preview, we look at two new cellular networks for IoT that are emerging (CAT-M1 and NB-IoT), what the key benefits are and how it may change the world of IoT going forward.  

2018-10-10 

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Preview 6 - Parents, stop hating on Fortnite, Roblox and Minecraft, it will help them more than you know.

In this short preview episode, we look at some of the benefits for your children playing these games to help them develop skills that they will need when entering a workforce that may lose as many as 80% of all jobs to automation. 2018-10-11

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Preview 7 - Trump’s new policy on driverless cars will increase safety and income inequality

In this preview episode, we look at how the recent announcements from the Trump Administration will both increase future safety of drivers and the issue of income equality at the same time. 2018-10-12

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Preview 8 - The PC, Social Media and IoT: Are we better prepared for change this time?

In this preview, we talk about how IoT compares to two of the biggest technology changes of the past few decades, PCs and Social Media.  Are we likely to make the same mistakes we made or have we learned from history? 2018-10-14

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Preview 9 - Can a business be too small to benefit from IoT?

In this preview episode, we look at whether a business may be too small to use IoT Solutions and what small businesses need to look for in solutions to help their business.  2018-10-17

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Preview 10 - IoT and Space Travel: How NASA helped develop the key building blocks for IoT

In this preview episode, we examine a few technologies that we use today that where developed through spending by the US government, how specifically IoT has benefited from it and how government may duplicate its success in the future with more investment.

2018-10-21

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Preview 11 - Artificial Intelligence made simple (Part 1)

In the first of two parts, we cover some basics of Artificial Intelligence, such as explaining some of the key terms using real-life examples, what some of the risks that we face with AI, how AI is helping the elderly and how AI may make you write as well as Stephen King.

2018-10-24

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Preview 11 - Artificial Intelligence made simple (Part 1)

In the first of two parts, we cover some basics of Artificial Intelligence, such as explaining some of the key terms using real-life examples, what some of the risks that we face with AI, how AI is helping the elderly and how AI may make you write as well as Stephen King.

2018-10-24

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Preview 12 - Artificial Intelligence made simple (Part 2)

In the 2nd part, we cover who is winning the AI war, what jobs are most likely to be targeted by AI, is AI a good long-term investment, what insiders say how we can determine if AI has been successful, how Blockchain is helping AI and where does AI go from here. 2018-10-29

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Mini Episodes

Mini Episode 1- When your IoT data is used against you in a court of law !

In this short mini-episode, we examine three different cases where IoT-based data was used against people in court. We examine the broader implications of your expectation of privacy, should you be concerned and are we moving towards a real-life “Minority Report” in the future. 2018-11-16

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Mini episode 2 - Will we rely too much on Automation and IoT ... will we lose our...

In this mini episode, we examine some recent issues in the world of Aviation where pilots had issues with overriding automated systems and examine how an over reliance on IoT/Automation may have tragic effects on other areas of society. 2018-12-06

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Mini Episode 3 - Why CAT-M and (eventually) NB-IoT will spike IoT growth, not 5G

In this special Mini episode, we cover how IoT will finally see its "hockey stick" growth curve and why it will be powered by CAT-M / NB-IoT (and not 5G). 2018-12-16

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Mini Episode 4 - Why buying a 5G phone in 2019 is a very bad idea

In this special Mini episode (sorry for not putting up a full length one), we tell you why you want to hold off buying a 5G phone until at least 2020. 

2018-12-19

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Mini Episode 5 - Why all businesses should be planning

In this mini-episode, we cover why all businesses (especially smaller ones) should be making plans to cut their landline connection in favour of 5G ... just not quite yet. We cover how it increases the flexibility in how your employees can work, how it makes your connections more secure and how it can lower your overall communications costs. 2019-01-02

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Mini Episode 6 - Is IoT the next Apple or Google?

In this special Mini episode, we examine first how companies like Apple and Google have both grown themselves, but more importantly, how they have enabled countless other companies to grow using their platforms. This includes how it has helped to spawn many billion-dollar application companies. After that, we talk about how IoT is well positioned to replace those two companies as the dominant technology enabler for the next decade.

 2019-01-13

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Mini Episode 7 - Security experts are warning about 5G security ...

In this special Mini-episode, we examine what experts are saying about potential security holes in 5G, the potential implications and what we can do to keep our data safe. 2019-01-27

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Mini Episode 8 - It's not in your head, your boss does want to...

In this special Mini-episode, we look at how many companies have a "public" and "private" response towards automation, depending on who may be listening. We further examine some of the drivers moving companies towards automation and what we need to do as a society to help people that may be affected. 2019-02-04

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Mini Episode 9 - Business travel sucks ... IoT is making it better.

In this special Mini Episode, we examine exactly why Business Travel sucks (from the mouth of a self-confessed Road Warrior), How IoT is helping to reduce the number of times you may need to travel and how it is making travel more pleasant when a trip is unavoidable. 2019-02-07

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Mini Episode 10 - Will 5G finally create a "Netflix for Online..

In this special mini episode, we examine why Netflix considers online gaming to be the biggest threat to their business, what some of the issues have been to launching on-line portals for real-time gaming and how 5G may be the answer to make this a reality. 

2019-02-17

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