LOCATION
One Broadway, 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

DATE
November 30, 2017

TIME
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.

 

Our Sponsor

 

Foley Lardner LLP

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EVENT SCHEDULE

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 – 6:45 PM    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & IOT WORKSHOP

6:45 – 7:45 PM    FUNDING IOT PANEL

7:15 – 8:00 PM    CYBERSECURITY & IOT WORKSHOP

8:15 PM               RECYCLE YOUR CUPS

 

OFFICE HOURS

OFFICE HOURS

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.
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Sign up for Office Hours here:http://vencaf.org/openofficehours

Erin C. Horton, Associate, Employment IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

Erin C. Horton, Associate, Employment IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

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Matthew A. Karlyn, Partner, Tech Transactions IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

Matthew A. Karlyn, Partner, Tech Transactions IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

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Seth Pearson, Associate, Corporate VC IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

Seth Pearson, Associate, Corporate VC IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

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Shabbi S. Khan, Senior Counsel, IP IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

Shabbi S. Khan, Senior Counsel, IP IoT, Foley & Lardner LLP

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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.

 

 

 

Vinit Nijhawan, Managing Director, UnitedLex Corporation

Vinit Nijhawan, Managing Director, UnitedLex Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krenar Komoni - IoT Connect

Krenar Komoni, Founder & CEO, Tive, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James McElhiney, IoT Connect

James McElhiney, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Corvus Insurance Holdings, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Lorenz

Sean Lorenz, Product Marketing Lead, FormLabs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Smith, Co-Founder & VP Business Development, Embue

 

 

 

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES PANEL (5:30 – 6:30 PM)

 AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES PANEL  

Autonomous vehicles – its happening. But do we really want to forfeit control and put technology in the driver’s seat? Join this discussion with investors and business leaders to examine the pros and cons of autonomous vehicles, including exciting trends and emerging technologies that are transforming the automotive industry.

 

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David Kantaros, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

 

 

 

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Carlos Bhola, Managing Director, Celsius Capital

 

 

 

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Mark Norman, Managing Partner, Fraser McCombs Capital

 

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.

 

 

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IOT MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP (6:00 – 7:00 PM)

 IOT MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP  

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.

 

Saul Lustgarten, Head of Marketing, Tulip

Saul Lustgarten, Head of Marketing, Tulip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erik Mirandette, Head of Customer Ops, Tulip

Erik Mirandette, Head of Customer Ops, Tulip

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & IOT WORKSHOP (6:00 – 6:45 PM)

 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & IOT WORKSHOP  

Mr. McKenna’s intellectual property protection experience involves all aspects of patent protection and strategic counseling, including establishing patent positions for startups, patent portfolio development for emerging technology companies, and world wide patent portfolio management for larger companies; accelerated patent examination; counseling on third-party patent related matters, including noninfringement and competitive patent landscape analysis; and strategic counseling on the development and integration of patent portfolios obtained via merger and acquisition.

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Chris McKenna, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

 

 

FUNDING IOT PANEL (6:45 – 7:45 PM)

 THE FUTURE OF FUNDING IOT PANEL  

Fitbit, Waze, Nest. There is no shortage of Venture Capital firms investing in IoT and its not slowing down. Come hear from people in the know as to where IoT is where its headed.

 

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Chris Rezendes, Managing Director, IoT Impact Labs

 

 

 

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Jacqueline Heard, Venture Partner, Anterra Capital

 

 

 

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Shabbi Khan, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP

 

 

 

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Newsha Ghaeli, Cofounder, Biobot Analytics

 

 

 

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Marcus Quigley, Founder, OptiRTC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CYBERSECURITY & IOT (7:15 – 8:00 PM)

 CYBERSECURITY & IOT  

IoT is an environment where an object or machine becomes greater than itself by connecting to its surroundings. In this workshop we will examine the inherent challenges and opportunities in Cybersecurity IoT.

 

Matt Karlyn, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSOR

 

Foley Lardner LLP

 

Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and their industries. With nearly 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia, Foley approaches client service by first understanding our clients’ priorities, objectives, and challenges. We work hard to understand our clients’ issues and forge long-term relationships with them to help achieve successful outcomes and solve their legal issues through practical business advice and cutting-edge legal insight. Our clients view us as trusted business advisors because we understand that great legal service is only valuable if it is relevant, practical and beneficial to their businesses.