Back to the Future. The end of IoT
By Bill Finch,
The term Internet of Things is the most over used, over hyped, mis-used and mis-understood phrase of the last few years. It now has so many meanings that it has become useless to describe anything worthwhile. As designers of IP and electronic systems we need to refocus on what we want to accomplish going forward. As always, it's about customer needs and long term benefits.
Mr. Finch attended Purdue University where he received a BSEE in 1969. Out of Purdue he joined GenRad, Inc. as a sales engineer and rose through the sales ranks to become US Sales Manager in 1981. Two years later he became Product Line Manager for a new product in functional testing of microprocessors. Mr. Finch held a variety of executive positions at GenRad in product management and marketing until he left in 1995 to join Boreas, Inc., a start-up in the field of Superconductivity. He has been VP of Sales and Service for SemiTest, Inc. , a supplier of metrology tools to semiconductor firms such as Intel and Motorola. He was President and General Manager of the Surface Inspection Systems division of Brown and Sharpe which specialized in defect detection in semiconductors and flat panel displays. He joined CAST as Vice President of Sales in 2001 and became Senior Vice President in 2007.