Massachusetts and the IoT – Moving Beyond the Hype to Revenue
Looking past it being the newest buzz word, IoT is a very real and impactful pathway to change for business organizations. Connecting physical objects to the digital world has and will continue to transform how businesses develop their products and serve their customers. Smart devices are creating safer and more livable cities, producing profitable and sustainable farmland, and enabling the delivery of better healthcare. IoT continues to be a pervasive enabler in our world and a number of leading companies paving the way are located here in Massachusetts.
Join MassTLC as we showcase the companies that have developed, tested, and successfully deployed IoT products and services here and across the world. Come prepared to learn and understand:
- How companies have generated revenue from connected products
- Strategies for bringing your connected product to market
- The path to revenue: establishing your sales channels
- Structuring your workforce to develop, deploy, and service an IoT offering
- Establishing partner networks within the IoT ecosystem
Please check back regularly as we continue to add and update sessions.
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KEYNOTE PANEL: Investing in the IoT
Investing in IoT companies requires more patience on return, more understanding of the hardware, and is altogether a different breed of funding a software company. And yet, IoT companies are not the hardware companies of the past, turning out enormous and expensive pieces of equipment. The ‘things’ are smaller, and rely heavily on the software, sensors, and cloud capability that is fundamental to a smart, connected, device. Our investors’ panel will share their perspectives on what makes them want to back an IoT company and where they see the future of based on the next generation of IoT companies.
- Chris Rezendes, Founder and Managing Director, IoT IMPACT LABS
- Sidharth Haksar, Corporate Development, Autodesk
- Stephen Marcus, Angel Investor
- Chris Quintero, Associate, Bolt
BREAKOUT SESSIONS BLOCK 1:
Each breakout will include in-depth case studies, providing real examples of the challenges and opportunities that connecting a product derive. These breakouts are designed to be interactive, so come ready with your questions.
BREAKOUT A: Smart Cities - Where are we now?
The need to create more livable, workable, and sustainable urban areas is necessary as we continue to see experience massive urban migration. However, tapping into old infrastructure and legacy systems requires much capital and much patience. Therefore where we see the most innovation coming from the private sector by collecting and utilizing existing data while working within the confines of the current infrastructure to eventually develop public improvement plans and achieve long-term growth.
- George Clernon, Senior Consultant Product Development, IoT, Verizon
- Chris Davis, Senior Advisor, Smart Cities, GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc.
- Douglas Hausladen, Director, Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking, City of New Haven
- Subu Ramasamy, Senior Global Product Manager, Connected Lighting Systems, Philips Lighting
BREAKOUT B: The Bricks and Mortar of IoT - how do you build it?
Developing, deploying, and garnering insights from a connected device is complex and demands a breadth of expertise throughout the connected stack. Each piece plays a critical role in what must be a seamless process, including networks, local processing, cloud, on-line analytics, application development platforms, and historical trend analysis. Our panel will talk about how each works to form a cohesive partnership.
- Wynn Grubbs, Senior Vice President, Business and Partner Development, PlumChoice
- Rich Caplow, Vice President, ThingWorx Product Management, PTC
- Jim Poole, VP of Ecosystem Development, Equinix
- Rob Purser, Development Manager for IoT and Hardware Interfacing for MATLAB, MathWorks
- Esmeralda Swartz, VP Strategy, Marketing, and Communications for Business Unit Software Solutions, Ericsson
BREAKOUT SESSIONS BLOCK 2
BREAKOUT A: Building the Next Generation of Connected Product Manufacturers
Massachusetts has been a leader in product manufacturing for over 200 years, starting in the 19th century with precision manufacturing and textiles through today with technology and biotech. The state continues to be a hub for product companies by leading the next wave of macro trends like IoT, healthcare, energy and 3-D printing which are all converging and influencing the next generation of manufacturing companies. We see the emergence of new companies in Massachusetts that are creating connected products that change the way value is delivered to the end customer – product as a service, optimized service delivery, supply chain synchronization and crowded sourced data models. In this panel we will explore how Massachusetts is creating the next generation of product manufacturers that are building, deploying and supporting connected products that transform the way they deliver value to their end customers.
- Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director, THINKstrategies, Inc.
- Ward Bowman, Principal Software Architect, General Electric
- Kyle Seaman, Director of Farm Technology, Freight Farms
- Paddy Srinivasan, General Manager, Xively
BREAKOUT B: Connected healthcare - IoT and the future of health and wellness
Most research points to healthcare being the biggest opportunity for the IoT, especially when combining the commercial and clinical together. For the patient, smart connected wellness and healthcare products from Fitbit to smart pill bottles, enable a person to modify their behavior in a way that can proactively prevent a medical instance. While connected hospital rooms, patient monitoring devices can not only deliver more effective care to the patient, it will deliver that care much more efficiently, improving quality of care at a much lower cost. Our panel will provide insights on what is happening now at the intersection of IoT and healthcare, and what they envision it will look like in the not so distance future.
- Pete Karns, Vice President, Offering Management, IBM Watson Internet of Things, IBM
JOINT KEYNOTE WITH LIVEWORX: The Disruptive Impact of the IoT on Companies and Regions
- Tom Hopcroft, CEO, MassTLC
- Colin Angle, CEO, iRobot
- Jim Heppelmann, CEO, PTC
- Prof. Michael Porter, Harvard Business School
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? CEOs, CFOs, CTOs/VPs of Engineering, Business Strategists, Investors
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*Note: This ticket allows the opportunity to attend LiveWorx for the remainder of Wednesday, June 8th, following the MassTLC IoT Conference.