Industrial IoT Spotlight

Erik Walenza: CEO, IoT ONE|Director, Startup Grind

The IIoT Spotlight Podcast shines a light on Industrial IoT solutions that are impacting businesses today. Every week, we interview an expert about IoT markets, technologies, or use cases. Our goal is to provide insight into the planning and implementation of IIoT systems, from new business models to technology architecture selection to data ownership and security. Our host, Erik Walenza has worked in China for 11 years and he is an active member of the Chinese innovation ecosystem. He is passionate about exploring the impact of digitalization in businesses, and through his position as Chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee in China he plays an active role in the exchange of best practices for innovation strategy and tech trends evolution in Asia, but also worldwide. Erik has interviewed over 100 CEOs and venture capitalists while building one of Shanghai’s largest entrepreneur networks. The IIoT Spotlight is produced by IoT ONE, IoT ONE is a specialized consultancy that researches digital landscapes and supports the development and implementation of digital transformation strategies in Asia and beyond. Don't forget to follow us on LinkedIn @iot-one or visit our website at You can also contact Erik directly at read less

EP 188 - Decentralizing the Commercial Energy Landscape
EP 188 - Decentralizing the Commercial Energy Landscape
In this week's episode, Erik is in conversation with Gareth Evans, the CEO and founder of VECKTA. VECKTA is dedicated to enabling businesses to embrace competitive energy solutions across their operations, providing them with access to affordable and environmentally friendly energy. With two decades of expertise in the energy and resource sectors, Gareth is a specialist in microgrid and distributed energy planning and design, construction, and monitoring   During this discussion, we delve into the future of the energy sector and strategies for implementing cost-effective energy solutions for businesses. We also examine the challenges associated with navigating technical and regulatory hurdles during the transition, as well as potential solutions for streamlining coordination. Gareth's mission revolves around empowering businesses and communities to access affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy, contributing to the global shift toward a more environmentally friendly energy future. Tune in and be part of the energy revolution! Key Discussion Points: ●      What is the purpose of VECKTA and what motivated Gareth to establish it? ●      Identifying the significant factors that support the business case for energy storage. ●      How does the VECKTA platform assist companies and businesses in monitoring their emissions scope?   If you're curious to know more about our guest, you can find him on:   Website: LinkedIn: