Five Minutes With...Interviews

Join Rich Nass each week as he spends five minutes with embedded personalities.

  • Five Minutes With…Louis Perks, CEO, SecureRF8:42

    Five Minutes With…Louis Perks, CEO, SecureRF

    Securing the Internet? That’s not exactly a new concept. In fact, not even close. However, what differentiates SecureRF from the dozens and dozens of others that make the same claim is that they secur

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  • Five Minutes With…Atilla Aknar, CEO, 4D Systems7:22

    Five Minutes With…Atilla Aknar, CEO, 4D Systems

    We all say that the world is shrinking, but is that really true when it comes to manufacturing? Specifically, I spoke to Atilla Aknar, the CEO of 4D Systems in this week’s Five Minutes with…discussion

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  • Five Minutes With…Geoff Mulligan, Chairman, LoRa Alliance10:01

    Five Minutes With…Geoff Mulligan, Chairman, LoRa Alliance

    The LoRa Alliance consists of a group of companies looking to create an interoperable standard for long-range wireless technology. And it’s based, obviously, on the LoRaWAN standard. Like most technol

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  • Five Minutes With…Doug Patterson is VP, Aitech Defense Systems10:06

    Five Minutes With…Doug Patterson is VP, Aitech Defense Systems

    I feel like we’ve forever been asking, “What’s the real difference between standard products and military products?” There’s clearly a big price delta, but is there a similar difference in technology?

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  • Five Minutes With…Rob McKeel, CEO, GE Automation & Controls9:52

    Five Minutes With…Rob McKeel, CEO, GE Automation & Controls

    When you’re the leader of a company that’s looked at as being one of the leaders of its industry, you better have a good idea of where that industry is headed. Rob McKeel, CEO of GE Energy Connections

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  • Five Minutes With…Larry Lapides, VP, Imperas9:33

    Five Minutes With…Larry Lapides, VP, Imperas

    The best CPU architecture in the world won’t do you much good if the ecosystem falls flat. RISC-V, the new kid on the block when it comes to instruction-set architectures (ISAs), is up against that st

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  • Five Minutes With…Jeff VanWashenova, Director, CEVA7:24

    Five Minutes With…Jeff VanWashenova, Director, CEVA

    Vision systems are [icking on so many uses within the automobiule, from backup cameras to lane departure warnings, to keeping an eye on the driver, and lots more. But where do we go from here? Are we

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  • Five Minutes With…Grant Erickson, Thread Group6:31

    Five Minutes With…Grant Erickson, Thread Group

    Grant Erickson performs double duty, serving as the President of the Thread Group while also holding down a position as Principal Software Engineer at Nest Labs. As Grant pointed out to me, Thread is

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  • Five Minutes With…Lou Lutostanski, VP of IoT, Avnet6:21

    Five Minutes With…Lou Lutostanski, VP of IoT, Avnet

    There’s no shortage of information when it comes to the Internet of Things. Conventional thinking says that the processor vendor would likely have the best information when you’re putting your design

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  • Five Minutes With…Bill Diotte, CEO, Mocana6:47

    Five Minutes With…Bill Diotte, CEO, Mocana

    Hacking continues and breeches still occur, regardless of how much emphasis we put on security. Why is that? Is it simply that the hackers are smarter than the folks designing in the security? That’s

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  • Five Minutes With…Kevin Rhoads, GM, Kontron Americas6:58

    Five Minutes With…Kevin Rhoads, GM, Kontron Americas

    AI, or artificial intelligence, is slowly creeping into our lives, whether we know it or not. The embedded world, typically at the tail end of technology (for some very good reasons), is starting to e

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  • Five Minutes with…Bruce Alexander, Vice President, WinSystems6:07

    Five Minutes with…Bruce Alexander, Vice President, WinSystems

    Culture within an organization is such a difficult thing to get a handle on and even harder to regulate. In this week’s Five Minutes with…discussion, I talked to Bruce Alexander, a vice president at W

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  • Five Minutes With… Geoff Tate, Co-founder/CEO, Flex Logix6:37

    Five Minutes With… Geoff Tate, Co-founder/CEO, Flex Logix

    FPGA technology has been around for eons (well Silicon Valley eons anyway). But lately, the embedded version of that technology is moving to the forefront. In a nutshell, an embedded FPGA is programma

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  • Five Minutes With… Fabien Chouteau, Software Engineer, Adacore5:20

    Five Minutes With… Fabien Chouteau, Software Engineer, Adacore

    Adacore started a challenge for embedded developers called Make with Ada. It brought in entries from around the world. But more importantly, it made a clear statement that Ada is a programming languag

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  • Five Minutes With…Matias Woloski, CTO/Co-Founder, Auth08:53

    Five Minutes With…Matias Woloski, CTO/Co-Founder, Auth0

    Authentication is paramount in an IoT platform. If the bad guys can get in, bad things are likely to happen. Auth0 has developed a platform to keep those bad guys out using a single sign-on. Matias W

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  • Five Minutes With…Simon Arkell, Greenwave Systems8:12

    Five Minutes With…Simon Arkell, Greenwave Systems

    In IoT, there’s more to it than “build it and they will come (or buy).” We can all name lots of examples of companies and products that fell by the wayside because there wasn’t a compelling business c

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  • Five Minutes With…Peter Claydon, CEO, ContinuumBridge8:46

    Five Minutes With…Peter Claydon, CEO, ContinuumBridge

    Giving your “things” on the Internet an identity makes life much easier, especially if you’re not in the immediate vicinity of those thigs. For example, if a thermostat needs repair, and you have hund

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  • Five Minutes With…Josh Ferguson, Founder, Glow Labs6:52

    Five Minutes With…Josh Ferguson, Founder, Glow Labs

    Glow Labs is an engineering services company that works with vendors in the IoT space, particularly in the connected home, retail, wearables, etc. Excuse me, but isn’t this space already crowded enoug

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  • Five Minutes With…Glenn Perry, VP/GM, Mentor Embedded10:33

    Five Minutes With…Glenn Perry, VP/GM, Mentor Embedded

    Autonomous driving, and the various levels that define the subject, are very much in the news these days. A sidebar to that subject is when Level 5, where the car completely drives itself, will appear

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  • Five Minutes With…Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR8:31

    Five Minutes With…Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR

    Stefan Skarin is the CEO of IAR Systems, a company that’s very well known in the embedded space. If you’re a developer, it’s a good bet that you’re a customer of IAR or had been at some point in your

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