One Broadway, 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
November 30, 2017
3:00 – 8:30 PM
ABOUT THIS EVENT
IoT Connect 2017
Save the date for Venture Cafe’s IoT Connect mini-conference, “What’s Hype and What’s Happening in IoT ”, taking place on November 30, 2017.
Through IoT Connect, we will delve into security, new applications, adoption, and the expanding ecosystem for new Internet of Things (IoT) / cloud ventures. This special ‘conference night’ event seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding and innovating with IoT in the Greater Boston area across the varied applications of connected technologies.
Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building Boston’s IoT / cloud innovation.
Brought to the Greater Boston community by:
AGENDA AT A GLANCE
3:00 – 8:30 PM NETWORKING
3:00 – 5:00 PM OFFICE HOURS
4:15 – 5:15 PM THE FUTURE OF IOT PANEL
5:30 – 6:30 PM AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE PANEL
5:30 – 8:00 PM STARTUP DEMOS
6:00 – 7:00 PM IOT MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP
6:00 – 7:00 PM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & IOT WORKSHOP
6:45 – 7:45 PM FUNDING IOT PANEL
7:15 – 8:15 PM CYBERSECURITY & IOT
8:15 PM RECYCLE YOUR CUPS
Early stage ventures and prospective entrepreneurs have an opportunity to sign up for Office Hours during this event. Entrepreneurs may sign up for 30-minute consultations with a variety of experts.
Appointments can be made on a first come, first served basis. Any cancellations will require 48-hour notification in order to accommodate entrepreneurs who have been placed on a wait-list. No-shows are frowned upon in the VenCaf community and we reserve the right to disallow future appointments for repeat offenders.
Sign up for Office Hours here:http://vencaf.org/openofficehours
THE FUTURE OF IOT PANEL (4:15 – 5:15 PM)
The Future of IoT Panel
The state of the IoT industry is transforming rapidly as sensors become cheaper, wireless communications becomes ubiquitous and IoT data grows exponentially. Industries being impacted by IoT are expanding from traditional: transportation, industrial, healthcare, buildings to new ones: insurance, wearables, connected home and retail. Come listen to our panel of specialists share their perspectives on the future of IoT.
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES PANEL (5:30 – 6:30 PM)
STARTUP DEMOS (5:30 – 8:00 PM)
Venture Cafe demos are a great way to gain exposure through our online and offline channels. During our IoT Connect event, Venture Café will give a selection of the area’s startups, inventors and researchers an opportunity to showcase their work to the Boston community.
IOT MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP (6:00 – 7:00 PM)
Making Manufacturing IoT Agile
Everyone is excited about the promises of Industrial IoT (IIoT). However, implementing IIoT and extracting its benefits is hard. Machines, tools, and sensors in the shop floor don’t communicate with each other by default so if you want to build an App layer on top of them, you need deep pockets and to spend a lot of time. This results in a situation where those closest to operations (plant managers, process engineers, etc.) can’t fully extract the benefits of IIoT because the iteration cycle is too long and expensive. The idea of Self-Service Manufacturing Apps Tulip is championing, flips this status quo on its head. Self-Service Manufacturing Apps allow people on the shop floor to transform their workflows into instrumented, data collecting, digital processes (Apps) that integrate machine and operator data to achieve business goals. In this workshop, learn the basics of Self-Service Manufacturing Apps and sharing real data from case studies Tulip has conducted that demonstrate the ROI of this new paradigm.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & IOT WORKSHOP (6:00 – 7:00 PM)
FUNDING IOT PANEL (6:45 – 7:45 PM)
The Future of Funding IoT Panel
CYBERSECURITY & IOT (7:15 – 8:15 PM)
Cybersecurity & IoT Workshop