Sierra Wireless CEO Kent Thexton talks with Microsoft about accelerating the adoption of Industrial IoT

Our President and CEO, Kent Thexton, joined Tony Shakib, GM of Microsoft’s Azure IoT Business Acceleration, to discuss how IoT enhances profitability for industrial equipment manufacturers.

Sierra Wireless is on a mission to make it much easier to connect every piece of industrial equipment to the cloud. General availability of Octave™, Sierra Wireless’ all-in-one edge-to-cloud solution for connecting industrial assets to the cloud, is a significant step towards simplifying IoT connectivity. With interfaces to all major cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure, Octave turns the Industrial IoT into a cloud API that companies can merge with their existing IT systems.

By leveraging the Azure IoT partner ecosystem, we’re able to deliver full IoT solutions that enable manufacturers to take edge data, turn it into an event, and securely transmit it over the Sierra Wireless global network directly into Azure’s cloud platform. Once the data is in Azure, it can be analyzed and used to improve business decisions.

Watch the video to find out more about how Sierra Wireless and Microsoft are working together to accelerate IoT adoption globally.