Twilio & the End of Embedded

By Rich Nass

Executive Vice President

Embedded Computing Design

December 12, 2020

Twilio & the End of Embedded

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.”

Tune in.

 

Featured Companies

Embedded Computing Design

1505 N Hayden Rd #105
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Richard Nass’ key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OSM’s ECD portfolio, including digital, print, and live events. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for Design News. Prior, he led the content team for UBM’s Medical Devices Group, and all custom properties and events. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 30 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, Embedded.com, and TechOnLine. Nass holds a BSEE degree from NJIT.

More from Rich