Episode 14: The Future of IoT with Wiliot

Internet of Things (IOT) technology is common in business and industry settings, and it's about to change our daily lives forever. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Steve Statler, SVP of Marketing at Wiliot to discuss Wiliot's mission of helping businesses adopt circular economic practices through their sticker-sized, battery-free Bluetooth tags, connecting people to products in a way that will revolutionize the way we live and view 'disposable' items. Their impact is far reaching, and we discuss the idea behind Wiliot, the impact of the pandemic and what the future will look like with the tags in use.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:30]Introducing the world of IoT, circular economy and Wiliot
  • [02:09]What IoT is and what it can do for various industries
  • [03:54]Utilizing IoT to make 'toss-away' items valuable
  • [05:46]Fabless semiconductor and Wiliot's Bluetooth sticker
  • [07:43]Challenges in creating a battery free Bluetooth tag
  • [10:14]How capturing very weak signals allows for scalability
  • [13:06]Breaking down the design and cost of the tags
  • [17:23]The customers who use Wiliot's tags
  • [21:29]The impact of Covid-19 on Wiliot and the industry
  • [26:24]The future of IoT in the next 10-30 years