The Value of Things (VoT): MassTLC IoT Conference
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The Value of Things (VoT):  MassTLC IoT Conference

When: June 18, 2014
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Where: Bentley University
Waltham, Massachusetts 
United States
Contact: MassTLC

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Over 99% of the objects in the physical world are offline today. By 2020 forecasters predict that some 50 billion physical objects will come online, allowing us to both sense and control the physical world like never before. This transition is being driven by an explosion of increasingly affordable sensors, wireless communications, cloud-based storage, complex analytics, and robotics. This “Internet of Things” (IoT) will have a profound impact on how we live, work, and play. Significant opportunities will be created for those who get in early and carve out a unique value proposition for this new connected world. 


     Michael C.
Nicholas Arcolano
Senior Data Scientist
Woody Benson 
General Partner
Prism VentureWorks
Michael Campbell
President & CEO
John Canosa
Chief Strategist for Connected Products
ThingWorx, a PTC business 
Michael Curry
VP, WebSphere Product Management
IBM Software Group 
Jim G.  
  Jim Grubb
VP, Emerging Technologies & Chief Demo. Officer, Product & Solutions Mktg
Cisco Systems
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Mary Beth Hall
Director of Marketing, Connected Solutions
Javed Jahangir
Oracle, Big Data Technology 
 Chad Jones
Internet of Things
Jeffrey Kaplan
Managing Director
Jeffrey F. Kelly
Principal Research Contributor
 Leo Koenig
Founder & CEO
Woo Sports
Poul Petersen
Chief Infrastructure Officer
Christopher Rezendes
INEX Advisors
 Sanjay Sarma
Director of Digital Learning, MIT;
Founder, MIT's Auto-ID Center
Ben Schlatkca
Co-Founder and VP of Corporate Development
 Colleen Smith
VP of SaaS
Progress Software
 Andy Thurai
Chief Architect & CTO
Intel App Security Unit
 Bill Zujewski
EVP of Product Strategy
  Axeda Corporation


8:00 AM

8:30 AM
  • Jim Grubb, VP, Emerging Technologies & Chief Demonstration Officer, Product & Solutions Marketing, Cisco Systems
Our keynote, Jim Grubb, will be providing an insights into what industries and consumers can expect from being so connected, where there is real market value and how to take advantage of that market, and what the implications of a connected world will mean. 

 9:10 AMOPENING SESSION: A Look Ahead at the Connected World

Moderator: Jim Grubb, VP, Emerging Technologies & Chief Demonstration Officer, Product & Solutions Marketing, Cisco Systems
Panelists: Mary Beth Hall, Director of Connected Solutions, Verizon

We will set the stage for the day’s program with a thought provoking keynote on what both industries and consumers should expect from such a connected world. We explore panel of featured experts who touch IoT from multiple perspectives where real market value exists, how technologists can take advantage of the opportunities, and what implications such a future brings for us all. These experts will share their insights on how IoT can create significant economic and social opportunities in forward-looking organizations, the region, and globally, from consumer products to the industrial internet. 


10:20 AM
PANEL: It’s all about the value

Woody Benson, General Partner, Prism VentureWorks
Michael Campbell, President & CEO, MachineShop 
                     Leo Koenig, Founder & CEO, Woo Sports
                     Ben Schlatkca, Co-Founder and VP of Corporate Development, MC10

Value is truly in the eyes of the beholder, or in this case, the key stakeholder. So the questions become why connect something, what is the value, and for whom? These answers need to go beyond productivity and profitability. Hear from network providers, device makers, equipment manufacturers, business end users, and consumers as to what their expectations around the data are and where each feels the responsibility in providing the data is held. 


  • Sanjay Sarma, Director of Digital Learning, MIT; Founder, MIT’s Auto-ID Center

12:45 AM

ROUNDTABLE: Beyond Technology, how IoT is transforming stakeholders along the way

Chad Jones, Vice President, Product Strategy, Xively
Christopher Rezendes, President, INEX Advisors

Moving to a multi-stakeholder model and away from the age of buyer/seller model will have an enormous impact on how businesses are run, from development to sales channels.  This session will include how businesses have needed to shift their cultures, their processes, and in many cases how they’ve shifted employee roles. 

1:25 PM
PANEL: Analyzing data to get actionable intelligence

Moderator: Jeffrey F. Kelly, Principal Research Contributor, Wikibon
Panelists: Nicholas Arcolano, Data Scientist, Runkeeper
Javed Jahangir, Director, Oracle Big Data Technology
Poul Petersen, Chief Infrastructure Officer, Big ML

With huge volumes of data it is like mining for needle in a haystack. Machine learning and Big Data analytics need to be implemented to analyze historic data and real time data both combined and separately, to make sense of it all.  The resulting analysis will provide the intelligence organizations need to create competitive advantage.  


2:20 PM
PANELThe new role of Software in an Internet of Things World

Moderator:  Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director, THINKstrategies
Panelists:  John Canosa, Chief Strategist for Connected Products, ThingWorx, a PTC business
                     Colleen Smith, VP of SaaS, Progress Software
                     Bill Zujewski, CMO & EVP of Product Strategy, Axeda Corporation

The inception of the Internet of Things is creating enormous opportunities for software developers to create the next generation of applications. This session will highlight use case examples of how software applications are the vehicle that allows users to execute on the value that is gathered from data.  

3:00 PM
SESSION: How security shifts in the world of IoT

Presenters:  Michael Curry, Vice President, WebSphere Product Management, Software Group, IBM
Andy ThuraiChief Architect & Group CTO – ASIP, Intel Corporation 

Implementing security along the IoT food chain will be a more complex process than organizations have seen. Security measures will need to encompass a variety of technologies, networks, data access points, end users, and so on. Questions of responsibility of securing each facet will need to be addressed as well as ensuring that the lines of command within security are being met and are compatible.  



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