Twilio & the End of Embedded
December 12, 2020
Twilio, the publicly traded cloud communications platform, recently acquired electric imp, a long-time embedded software and services company. What gives? Is this the end of embedded as we know it?
Twilio, the publicly traded cloud communications platform, has acquired electric imp, a long-time embedded software and services company. What gives?
Well, what gives is that the lines between IT, the data center, embedded and the edge, continue to blur into one big continuum of compute and connectivity. After a brief discussion about education stemming from a recent interview Brandon did with TKO Marketing Consultants, Brandon and Rich to ponder the question, "are we reaching the end of embedded as we know it?" Later, Evan Cummack, GM of the IoT Business at Twilio, and Hugo Fiennes, former Founder and CEO of electric imp and currently a Senior IoT Product Architect at Twilio, join the Insiders to help track the trend and introduce a new IT/OT services offering called Twilio Microvisor.
After, Perry is joined by Bruno Tomas, the director of programs and project management at the Wireless Broadband Alliance; and Remi Lorrain, the vice chair of the LoRa Alliance Network in this week’s Tech Market Madness, to discuss the findings of the white paper, “Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN Trials - An Overview of Use Cases Across Regions Combining Two Technologies.”