How Micro-Partnerships Build Stronger People Networks and Better Products – CiC Episode 11 Written by: Ryan Carlson Published: February 28, 2023 Voices of IoT Tags: Entrepreneurship | IoT | networking | Podcast Welcome to Conversations in Connectivity! I’m your host, Ryan Carlson. This a podcast for IoT professionals and the IoT curious that find themselves responsible for growing, executing, or educating others about what to expect when you’re connecting products and services to the internet. You can find all of our past episodes on Apple Podcast, Buzzsprout, and Spotify, or by clicking this link. In This Episode – Building Your Network and the Power of Micro Partnerships – with Kurt Schmidt In this interview, we’re talking about connectivity of a different sort – stepping up your networking game. No, not computer networking – professional networking, the cornerstone behind personal and professional success. The same mindset for intentional networking happens to follow the same motions that you’ll find in companies with a strong culture of innovation. To do so, we’re sitting down with Kurt Schmidt, a guy who I first met as a project manager but is now president and a partner at digital strategy, design, and development agency, Foundry. Sounds like a good guy to know, right? Together we talk about the impotence of building your network, the power of micro-partnerships, and what happens when we assume technology is the hardest part of the IoT landscape when people are, in fact, the source of the biggest challenges that most projects face. If You Like Our Podcast, Check Out Our Other Media Projects The podcast is one of several projects run by the Soracom Media Lab. An initiative with a mandate to create relevant educational and inspirational audio and video content and make it available on the platforms that people already go to get exposure to new ideas about connectivity. Check out long-form videos on our YouTube channel, short-form videos on Instagram, social media platforms like LinkedIn, and how-to videos on various technical forums. ……………… Got a question for Soracom? Whether you’re an existing customer, interested in learning more about our product and services, or want to learn about our Partner program – we’d love to hear from you!