Syed “Z” Hosain is CTO and Founder of Aeris Communications. Our conversation covered the origins of Aeris, which has been delivering connectivity solutions in the market since before M2M and IoT were common terms. “Z” shared his perspective on the challenges in the early days of Connected Industry, along with some of the advances and innovations including layering on analytics that helped Aeris evolve with its customers. He highlighted a number of significant advances in health care, where there are notable use cases both in critical care and for every day monitoring for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes. Looking forward, he sees enormous opportunities for Connected Industry, though security remains a key concern for everyone. “Z” is also a huge fan of Science Fiction, with a collection of over 6,000 books, and shares a couple of his favorite authors.