Our co-founder and CEO Lucas Funes recently joined Eric Kavanagh on his DM Radio show to share perspectives on IoT and why IoT is just getting started. DM Radio is the longest running broadcast show about data where industry experts come together to discuss hot topics in tech.
When asked about Webee customer deployments, Lucas detailed how end-users want actionable insights while accessing data in real time. Non-technical users are building and scaling solutions and connecting existing technologies within Webee’s easy-to-use low-code canvas, Lucas explained. This solves an overwhelming and prolific IoT industry challenge; the lack of highly skilled IoT talent.
Closing the IoT Knowledge Gap
Legacy IoT solutions require highly technical engineers to keep up with the code-centric platforms. This is both expensive and time-prohibitive; the process can take up to ten months, Lucas explained. “If someone in the world already built a piece of code, why would you need to rewrite it yourself?” Webee eliminates the knowledge gap, freeing end-users to easily operate its solution with a drag-and-drop interface, regardless of skill level.
It’s Time to Stop Reinventing the Wheel
Lucas also shared how Webee eliminates the need for customers to constantly reinvent the wheel: “Any user that generates applications or code/pieces of code can publish it in an open marketplace, allowing other enterprises to leverage the knowledge.” He explained that users pulling existing information from the marketplace do not need to be trained as data scientists. Any user can simply drag and drop the portion of code or application they want to use and implement it into their Webee dashboard. To date, Webee has thousands of enterprise users and supports over 700 device types and protocols, eliminating the need to put engineers through onboarding processes for new devices or sensors.
Supporting the Food, Beverage and Agriculture Industries with Out-of-the-Box Solutions
Eric was interested in learning how Webee markets its product to target clients. Lucas explained that the Webee platform can be used in various verticals, and their current focus is the food, beverage and agriculture industries. “We focus on the beginning of the supply chain in manufacturing and agriculture. We believe that digital transformation will not be successful through a top-down approach.” In speaking with production and plant managers directly, Webee can determine the organization’s pain points. This, in turn, enables organizations to create the foundation for their digital transformation initiatives from the bottom-up.
To hear more from Lucas and other IoT experts, listen to DM Radio’s full episode.