MassTLC CEO Leads Keynote Panel on the Disruptive Impact of the IoT on Companies & Regions

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MassTLC CEO Tom Hopcroft moderating IoT Keynote Panel at LiveWorx 2016

LiveWorx returned to Boston, which is increasingly considered to be the hub for IoT. Tom Hopcroft, CEO of MassTLC, led a panel discussion with fellow Massachusetts-based leaders Colin Angle, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of iRobot; Michael Porter, professor at the Harvard Business School; and Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO of PTC to discuss the promise and adoption of IoT in the Boston area, as well as the industry as a whole.

LiveWorx, hosted by PTC on June 6-9, 2016, in Boston, is an award-winning IoT business event attracting a record number of over 4,500 attendees and 4,100 more via livestream in over 40 countries.

LiveWorx featured four days of compelling keynotes, over 200 breakout sessions, and presentations from business leaders who shared challenges and successes on a broad range of IoT topics in a series of content tracks for design, development, manufacturing, and service. From defense contractor Raytheon to the US Army, from software company Electric Cloud to consumer business Hallmark Cards, attendees had the opportunity to listen and learn how these organizations are building and deploying IoT strategies.

In the Xtropolis expo hall, attendees experienced the IoT for themselves through dozens of demos of PTC’s full product portfolio and leading partner technologies, bringing the IoT from concept to reality. During the IoT Mix@6 reception, the 4,500 attendees were able to network and discuss their LiveWorx experiences.

Co-located at LiveWorx, the MassTLC IoT Conference showcased companies that have developed, tested, and successfully deployed IoT products and solutions locally and across the world. The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and policy leaders.