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Friday, April 22
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast, Sign-In & Welcome
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday April 22, 2016 7:30am - 8:15am
Main Area 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Room Capacity 500

8:15am

Opening Keynote - The World Is Not a Desktop
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user’s life and not a distraction from it? Amber Case explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing a user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. Author Amber Case presents ideas first introduced by researchers at Xerox PARC in 1995, and explains how they apply to our current technology landscape, especially the Internet of Things. We’ll discuss the importance and challenge of designing technology that respects our attention, principles of calm design—peripheral attention, context, and ambient awareness and calm communication patterns—improving attention through a variety of senses.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Case

Amber Case

Cyborg Anthropologist, Case Organic
Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and user experience designer from Portland, Oregon. She studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds.She is the co-founder and former CEO of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. She spoke about the future of the interface for SXSW 2012’s keynote address... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Graeme Thickins

Graeme Thickins

Board Member, MinneAnalytics
avatar for Matt Yonan

Matt Yonan

Director of Digital Strategy, Next

Friday April 22, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
Schulze Auditorium 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

9:45am

Connected Cars, Gaming, and Oil Rigs - A Fast Connected World with the Cassandra Database
Limited Capacity seats available

In this talk, Kathryn will walk through real world IoT use cases that we've built solutions around and show a demo of one such solution. In doing so, she will break down what makes a database purpose built for IoT applications and how attendees can get started on building their own.

Speakers
Volunteers
avatar for Tara Dunn

Tara Dunn

President, Omni PCB
avatar for Bill Falk

Bill Falk

President, Digital Chateau, Inc.
I am a life-long technologist and feel most comfortable at the intersection of hardware and software. Making life better through technology is my passion. Fifteen years in Silicon Valley and two start-ups have given me a seat at the table in helping companies make the right decisions to achieve tremendous growth and subsequent IPOs.

Friday April 22, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
School of Law #244 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

9:45am

Monitoring and Visualizing Sensor Data in Realtime using Open Source Tools and a Converged Data Platform
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will use automobile information to demonstrate how to collect and visualize sensor data in realtime using a highly scalable platform that delivers the power of the open source ecosystem, realtime analytics, and global event streaming on a single converged data platform.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Knorr

Ben Knorr

Solutions Architect, MapR
Ben Knorr is a Solutions Architect at MapR, where he helps customers and prospects with Big Data Strategy and Solution Design. Ben has 20 years of technology experience that includes Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure Architecture, and Solution Design. Prior to MapR, Ben held Technical Sales and Systems Architect roles at NetApp and IBM.

Volunteers
avatar for Jon Bauer

Jon Bauer

Integrated Marketing Manager, The Nerdery
avatar for Breon Nagy

Breon Nagy

Associate Product Manager, Evolve Labs
Lifelong gamer. Full-time problem solver. Soon-to-be-dad. Bleeding edge gadgeteer.

Friday April 22, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
Schulze Classroom #316 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

9:45am

Bluetooth Low Energy: The Defacto Standard For IoT Devices
Limited Capacity seats available

With all the fragmentation happening in "communication standards" and wireless technologies, the idea of simplification at the edge is more murky than ever. There is, however a small light at the end of the tunnel, and it's coming from an unlikely candidate. The Bluetooth SIG has recently approved some new BLE profiles that change the paradigm of how BLE devices communicate, and will be releasing BLE mesh in 2016. We will discussing the implications of these developments, and what that could mean for IoT devices, applications, and industry moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Rod Landers

Rod Landers

Sr. Technical Advisor & Entrepreneur, Forcient, LLC
Experienced IoT professional with a good business track record, solid technical skills, and a passion for customer centered designs. | | Specialties: Wireless technologies for use in M2M & IoT applications, including Cellular, GPS, Wi-Fi, 802.15.4 (Zigbee, 6LoPan, LoRa), Bluetooth 4.0, RFID, NFC, and Satellite (Iridium, GlobalStar, Orbcomm).

Volunteers
avatar for Phil Wilson

Phil Wilson

General Manager, BuzzFeed

Friday April 22, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
School of Law #235 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

9:45am

Security of Applications & Connected Devices
Limited Capacity seats available

Co-presenters: Nerdery Quality Assurance Engineers Joyong Turner and Storm Otis

In this talk hosted by two QA Engineers at The Nerdery, Joyong Turner and Storm Otis will discuss the Internet of Things from their perspective on the security of applications and connected devices.

Speakers
avatar for Vincent Luman

Vincent Luman

Quality Assurance Engineer, Nerdery
Vincent Luman began his quality assurance career “testing” (playing) video games at Activision Value Publishing. He studied Computer Science and Computer Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Engineering. Ultimately, Vincent chose QA over building software because he prefers breaking it. He joined The Nerdery as a Quality Assurance Engineer in 2011. Vincent’s professional focus is on QA testing for web and mobile... Read More →
avatar for Storm Otis

Storm Otis

Nerdery
Sparked by his interest in video-game development, Storm Otis began his QA career at Activision – a job he began just a month out of Apple Valley High School. Eventually, Storm ascended to the position of Senior Quality Assurance Lead. In 2014 Storm purposely shifted his focus to learning QA for web applications, which led Storm to join The Nerdery that year. Now as a Quality Assurance Engineer at The Nerdery, Storm specializes in security... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Graeme Thickins

Graeme Thickins

Board Member, MinneAnalytics
avatar for Matt Yonan

Matt Yonan

Director of Digital Strategy, Next

Friday April 22, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
Schulze Auditorium 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

9:45am

Working at Hax Accelerator in Shenzhen with HabitAware
Limited Capacity seats available

Hardware accelerators provide exciting opportunities for hardware startups to create products and build a business. HAX is the first hardware accelerator and the largest in the world, located in Shenzhen, China. This presentation touches on the experience during the HAX program, prototyping in China, and many of the fascinating aspects of creating a product in one of the most active areas in electronics manufacturing and production.

Speakers
avatar for Sameer Kumar

Sameer Kumar

Co-Founder, CEO, HabitAware
Sameer Kumar is Co-Founder of HabitAware. He comes from a business background, having worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company and an investment analyst at the Blackstone Group. He holds an MBA from Wharton and a BS from Yale University.
avatar for John Pritchard

John Pritchard

Lead Hardware Engineer, HabitAware LLC
John Pritchard is an inventor, researcher, and teacher. He has worked in fiber optic communications and advanced military technology. While attaining his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Iowa State, he led international university collaborations, impacted electronics and industrial design education, and led efforts to increase farmer safety through wireless sensing technology. He leads electronics design for HabitAware.

Volunteers
avatar for Steve Grady

Steve Grady

VP Customer Solutions, Enviro-Controls
Steve is responsible for all Enviro-Controls Strategy, Marketing, Sales, Technology, Finance, Partners Alliance and Customer Loyalty. He heads up the Internet of Everything Solutions initiative.
avatar for Rama Prasad

Rama Prasad

Founder, Teqnizan Inc
Wearable technology. Smart fashion products.

Friday April 22, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
Schulze Classroom #301 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

9:45am

IoT Applications in Computer Brain Interfaces
Limited Capacity seats available

With the growing interest of brain-computer interfaces, how can we apply this new ability to control objects or devices with the mind to an Internet of Things applications? This discussion will cover some basic information about EEG: how it is measured, what are the steps to gathering data and what to look for when deciding what object you would like to control with your mind. Exciting open source software and 3D printing options that can help bring your brain controlled device to life will also be explored. This talk will conclude with a presentation of the winning HackTheGap 2015 project, a neuro-rhythms visualizer using Node JS and D3. 

Speakers
avatar for Angeliki Beyko

Angeliki Beyko

Researcher, Institute for Engineering in Medicine, University of Minnesota
Angeliki Beyko is a Researcher at the Center for Neuroengineering at the University of Minnesota.  She received a Master of Science degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London.  Currently, Ms. Beyko am employed at the University of Minnesota as a researcher as part of the Institute of Engineering and Medicine under Dr. Bin He. The challenge here is to integrate engineering with neuroscience techniques to... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Nick Nguyen

Nick Nguyen

Development Manager, RotoGrinders.com

Friday April 22, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
Schulze Classroom #302 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

9:45am

Particle, Azure, Weather Data and Urban Farming Workshop!
Limited Capacity seats available

What do a chicken, a hanging tennis ball, and sweaty bodies have in common?  If you guessed the internet you're right!

The IOT equivilent of "Will it blend", David from Microsoft and David from Particle will guide you through three unconventional scenarios where adding the internet solved a problem. This talk will walk through the basics of sensors, publishing data, and making sense of it.  You'll walk away with ideas on how to prototype your own solutions to a real world problem in your life. 

Bring your laptops if you want to play along, bonus points if you install nodejs ( https://nodejs.org/en/ ) first.

Speakers
avatar for David Middlecamp

David Middlecamp

Senior Software Engineer, Particle.IO
David Middlecamp is a talented software designer and creative developer director who has been an important part of Particle.Io, working and assisting at many IoT hackathons and makeathons across the country.
avatar for David Washington

David Washington

IoT Evangelist, Microsoft
David Washington, Director of IoT Technical Evangelism @ Microsoft Twin Cities.  David from Microsoft works with makers in the Twin Cities, Chicago and Austin to help enable their IoT Projects.  He was the founder of the Twin Cities UX Discussion Group.

Volunteers
avatar for Kelsey Macgibbon

Kelsey Macgibbon

Integrated Marketing Manager, The Nerdery
avatar for Dennis Still

Dennis Still

Head of Analytics, When I Work

Friday April 22, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Schulze Classroom #315 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

10:30am

Self-Powered Wearables
Limited Capacity seats available

Wearable technology is becoming increasingly popular and is in wide use across the world. A major limiter for small light weight wearable devices is the battery operation time and recharge frequency. Our goal was to design a wearable garment, a hat in specific, that is equipped with small solar cells used to charge the bluetooth headphones/headset that the user is listening to. As demonstrated this greatly extends the use of such wearable devices and makes limited battery charge time much less of an issue.

Speakers
avatar for Devon Pehrson

Devon Pehrson

Student, University of Minnesota
Devon Pehrson graduated from Deer River High School. He started his undergrad in Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities thereafter. A year later he joined the Air Force Reserves where he worked on generators and aircraft arresting systems. He’ll be graduating in May and is currently looking for a career in the power/power electronics industry.
avatar for Andrew Sandahl

Andrew Sandahl

Student, University of Minnesota
Andrew Sandahl graduated from Buffalo High School in 2011. He attended Anoka-Ramsey Community College to complete generals and lower division courses and transferred to the U of M in Fall 2014. He is currently a senior finishing his degree in Electrical Engineering. He is emphasizing in power and seeks a career in the power/power electronics industry. 

Volunteers
avatar for Nick Nguyen

Nick Nguyen

Development Manager, RotoGrinders.com

Friday April 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Schulze Classroom #302 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

10:30am

Cellular for the IoT - The Easy Way to Add Connectivity to Your Device!
Limited Capacity seats available

Cellular has always been hard.  And expensive.  And time consuming.  But it doesn't have to be.  In this session we will show and discuss methods for rapidly creating cellular-connected hardware from the breadboard through to production.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Hart

Brandon Hart

Director of Technical Business Development, NimbeLink
Brandon has more than a decade of experience in the wireless industry, and has worked extensively with developers and engineers to aid in the successful development of M2M and IoT solutions.   | By combining his business experience with technical knowledge, Brandon is able to effectively bridge the gap between sales and engineering. | An active Maker, he is passionate about connected devices and regularly speaks on a variety of topics in... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Steve Grady

Steve Grady

VP Customer Solutions, Enviro-Controls
Steve is responsible for all Enviro-Controls Strategy, Marketing, Sales, Technology, Finance, Partners Alliance and Customer Loyalty. He heads up the Internet of Everything Solutions initiative.
avatar for Rama Prasad

Rama Prasad

Founder, Teqnizan Inc
Wearable technology. Smart fashion products.

Friday April 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Schulze Classroom #301 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

10:30am

System Solutions - Differentiation Through Integration
Limited Capacity seats available

The umbrella for IOT continues to grow, and new manufacturing and system level software/test methods are required to meet unique form factor or performance needs. System in a Package (SiP) and System in a Module (SiM) are technologies that bridge the gap between electronics manufacturing and semiconductor packaging, enabling smaller form-factor, higher performing devices. Cell Phones, Smart Watches, Tablets, and Netbooks, which use these technologies, have helped to lead the way for this next wave of IoT devices.  This presentation will share some insight to how IoT is changing the industry and some key technologies that are helping enable this transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Gerber

Mark Gerber

Director of Engineering / Technical Marketing, ASE US Inc.
Mark is Director of Engineering, Product Promotion, at ASE (US) Inc. and has 20 years of experience in various areas of manufacturing, assembly and testing of electronics components and systems, with emphasis on the development of new technologies and processes.

Volunteers
avatar for Jon Bauer

Jon Bauer

Integrated Marketing Manager, The Nerdery
avatar for Breon Nagy

Breon Nagy

Associate Product Manager, Evolve Labs
Lifelong gamer. Full-time problem solver. Soon-to-be-dad. Bleeding edge gadgeteer.

Friday April 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Schulze Classroom #316 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

10:30am

From Science Fair to Success: Ten Things We Have Learned in Taking IoT Initiatives from R&D to Business Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Info:
OST has been working on IoT projects at a global, industrial scale for since 2009.  We are engaged in many meaningful projects helping traditional manufacturers create new products that combine digital and physical product experiences to create new value.  But, we also see many great engineering ideas die at inception not because of a lack of interest or technical merit, but because of an inability to merge the thinking of traditional products, new companies, old methods and new capabilities.  During the creation of a new IoT economy there are amazing capabilities and new technology. Jim will share ten things that he has learned that are key for product people to learn about IoT and IoT engineers need to think about as they take their prototypes to production.

Background on OST:
Founded in 1997, OST is an award-winning $160 million information technology consulting company with offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Grand Rapids and London, England.  OST focuses on enterprise technology services within data center environments and Business Transformation services such as design strategy, custom software development, data analytics, IoT, and ERP.  Key verticals served are healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and insurance and finance industries.  This is all wrapped in a friendly, flexible, people-centered culture.  Since 2003, the company has grown revenue at a compounded rate of 30% annually.  OST has also been recognized in INC. magazine’s 5,000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for nine consecutive years, CRN’s Tech Elite 250 since 2007, and a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For in 2014 & 2015.



Speakers
avatar for Jim VanderMey

Jim VanderMey

Chief Innovation Officer, Open Systems Technologies
Jim VanderMey is a cofounder and Chief Innovation Officer for OST (Open Systems Technologies).   Jim has senior level skills in enterprise architecture (EA), capacity planning and performance analysis, SAN design and implementation, and systems architecture and design. He is a voracious learner and has held many technical certifications ranging from UNIX and Cisco administration through cloud architecture and design.   More recently, Jim... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Graeme Thickins

Graeme Thickins

Board Member, MinneAnalytics
avatar for Matt Yonan

Matt Yonan

Director of Digital Strategy, Next

Friday April 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Schulze Auditorium 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

10:30am

Extending the Consumer Experience Beyond the Vehicle
Limited Capacity seats available

Connectivity in vehicles is evolving at a fast pace and opening up new applications and business models in the transportation segment. Leveraging the latest in wireless technologies, new commerce platforms and consumer features are coming to market at a fast pace. Automobiles collect a tremendous amount of data; new products are enabling access to this data directly to consumers in both OEM and aftermarket applications. The consumer experience extends beyond the vehicle into the overall connect life, reaching into wearable and connected home applications. As with most technology evolutions, it is not just about the enabling technology, but also about the business model and distribution that will drive it into the mass market.

Speakers
avatar for Ari Silkey

Ari Silkey

CTO, Zubie
Zubie Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Ari Silkey, has more than 15 years of product development experience in the consumer electronics industry. Over the course of his career, Silkey has led the successful development and launch of more than 100 products. He has worked with numerous Tier One equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the United States and abroad, and has led device development and certification programs with major U.S... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Tara Dunn

Tara Dunn

President, Omni PCB
avatar for Bill Falk

Bill Falk

President, Digital Chateau, Inc.
I am a life-long technologist and feel most comfortable at the intersection of hardware and software. Making life better through technology is my passion. Fifteen years in Silicon Valley and two start-ups have given me a seat at the table in helping companies make the right decisions to achieve tremendous growth and subsequent IPOs.

Friday April 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
School of Law #244 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

10:30am

IoT/M2M in Agriculture: Where We Have Come and Where We Are Going.
Limited Capacity seats available

Real world examples of lessons learned through a 5-year journey developing in the ag space and what the potential is moving forward. Focus on the market's need for specific data and the analytics being developed around it.

Speakers
avatar for Drew Ryder

Drew Ryder

Founder and President, Feedlogic
Drew Ryder is an agricultural technology entrepreneur. He co-founded Feedlogic Corporation in 2002 and has spent over a decade designing and developing systems intended to improve efficiency in commercial livestock production. He pioneered the use of robotic systems in commercial-scale research facilities which have allowed the livestock industry to conduct trials more accurately and efficiently as well as accelerate discovery of new products and... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Phil Wilson

Phil Wilson

General Manager, BuzzFeed

Friday April 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
School of Law #235 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:15am

"Hardware is Hard Data" -- What Every IoT Software Engineer Needs to Know About Hardware
Limited Capacity seats available

Internet of Things discussions are often cloud-centric and dominated by issues of software.  But the IoT is creating a business transformation led by and totally dependent upon hardware -- sensors, actuators, radios and physical products of all types.  This session will provide recent insights into the design, development and manufacturing of hardware products including 3D printing and electro-mechanical development. 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Chillscyzn

Steve Chillscyzn

VP Corporate Strategy Development, Stratasys
Steven Chillscyzn has worked for Stratasys for about ten years, with responsibilities including the direction of Advanced Technology Development, Systems Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Materials Development, and Mechanical Engineering. He has over 20 years of technical, program management and engineering management experience in the design and development of a variety of 2D printers at Zebra Technologies, OCE and Dell.  At Dell, Steve... Read More →
avatar for Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson

Owner, Reuleaux Tech
Scott Nelson is a recognized, "Tech Titan," of the Twin Cities, accomplished C-Level executive experienced in strategic and operational leadership with particular focus on Internet of Things (IoT) and Digital Health.  He currently serves as Executive Technology Advisor to WellClub, Advisory Board Member to Multi-Tech, and Mentor at the Alchemist Accellerator in the Bay Area.Scott Nelson previously served as CTO of MN Design Firm LogicPD.  Prior... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Tara Dunn

Tara Dunn

President, Omni PCB
avatar for Bill Falk

Bill Falk

President, Digital Chateau, Inc.
I am a life-long technologist and feel most comfortable at the intersection of hardware and software. Making life better through technology is my passion. Fifteen years in Silicon Valley and two start-ups have given me a seat at the table in helping companies make the right decisions to achieve tremendous growth and subsequent IPOs.

Friday April 22, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
School of Law #244 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:15am

Navigating Low Fidelity and High Fidelity Prototyping
Limited Capacity seats available

Physical prototyping is time consuming, and can be an expensive endeavor to a startup. Start-ups with a good understanding of the role of the prototypes can be strategic and intentional about the use of scarce resources without compromising the desired outcomes of the different but important steps of bringing a product to market. Such steps include ideas exploration, charting design direction, recruiting, eliciting feedback from potential users, patent drafting, fundraising and manufacturing. Can one use the same resources for the different but important steps? Yes! I will share effective strategies that can be used to navigate between low and high fidelity prototypes to successful achieve the goals in the steps mentioned.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Nyaribo, P.E.

Eric Nyaribo, P.E.

Design Engineer, 3M Automotive
Eric is a Minnesota Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Industrial Design & Technology enthusiast, maker and a tinkerer who is passionate about using design to create pleasant and enduring experiences. IoT Makers Physical prototyping can be a time consuming and expensive endeavor to a startup. Start-ups with a good understanding of the different roles of prototypes can be strategic and intentional about the use of scarce resources without... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Steve Grady

Steve Grady

VP Customer Solutions, Enviro-Controls
Steve is responsible for all Enviro-Controls Strategy, Marketing, Sales, Technology, Finance, Partners Alliance and Customer Loyalty. He heads up the Internet of Everything Solutions initiative.
avatar for Rama Prasad

Rama Prasad

Founder, Teqnizan Inc
Wearable technology. Smart fashion products.

Friday April 22, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Schulze Classroom #301 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:15am

Building a Better Mousetrap: Literally, the Connected Mousetrap
Limited Capacity seats available

As early as 2500 B.C., humans were recording the trials and tribulations of pest and rodent control. While the technology has improved over the years, the problem of mice and rats still exists -- and continues to grow. Greater economic activity, climate change, increasing population, and other factors continue to pose considerable challenges. The emergence of IoT provides a new tool in the control and mitigation of rodents. This presentation will tell the story of the Termi platform, an early stage rodent mitigation IoT venture that was started as part of IoTHackDay 2015. We'll look how it progressed from hackathon to MVP, explore early product learnings, and examine how retrofitting buildings with connected data-producing devices will create a better mousetrap...literally.



Speakers
avatar for Jay Myers

Jay Myers

Founder, Termi
Jay Myers is a Technical Product Manager, engineer, speaker, and intrapreneur, focused on data and insights. He has over 15 years implementing software applications and infrastructure, working in small companies and large enterprises. He has an ability to bridge the gap between business and technology, identifying unique opportunities and moonshot ideas, building POCs and prototypes, and pitching those ideas to obtain executive backing. Jay has... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Nick Nguyen

Nick Nguyen

Development Manager, RotoGrinders.com

Friday April 22, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Schulze Classroom #302 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:15am

Bringing IoT to the Masses: Understanding How Real People Think
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you get a mom in a mini-van, a shrimp farmer in Louisiana or a 20 year old army guy in a barracks to use IoT? How do you derive value from open hardware and ubiquitous sensing?

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gjere

Michael Gjere

Information Architect, 3M
Bringing IoT to the Masses: Understanding How Real People Think. | | IoT is for everyone. But how do you get past a niche product and make something for a mass audience? How do you derive genuine value from ubiquitous sensing? Michael will give his perspective, coming from years of experience as a Game Designer and at 3M.

Volunteers
avatar for Phil Wilson

Phil Wilson

General Manager, BuzzFeed

Friday April 22, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
School of Law #235 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:15am

Drones, Data and ROI. Using UAVs for Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Infrastructure Inspection
Limited Capacity seats available

Mr. Emerick will be focusing on the business end of the drone - Sensors and software.  A common theme with our customers is how they can make money with data.  Mr. Emerick will focus on data collection, storage and marshaling the data into analytical tools across multiple industries.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Emerick

Greg Emerick

Co-founder, EVP Business Development, Sentera
Greg Emerick, Executive Vice President and Co-founder of Sentera, LLC. Sentera is a 21 member team with over 230 years of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, sensor design, data collection and management experience across the agriculture, infrastructure inspection and public safety markets. | | Greg will be discussing the use of UAV's in multiple market verticals and will include new examples of sensor payloads, the value multiplier of the... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Jon Bauer

Jon Bauer

Integrated Marketing Manager, The Nerdery
avatar for Breon Nagy

Breon Nagy

Associate Product Manager, Evolve Labs
Lifelong gamer. Full-time problem solver. Soon-to-be-dad. Bleeding edge gadgeteer.

Friday April 22, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Schulze Classroom #316 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:15am

The Internet of Air
Limited Capacity seats available

IoT is making a difference both from B2B and B2C perspective. The power of IoT, cloud computing and advances in HVAC has enabled Minnesota-based, award-winning startup 75F to create a comfortable environments, increase productivity, and benefit the environment. This incredible intersection of technologies means that businesses no longer have to sacrifice employee or guest comfort to save money on their electric bill through the power of IoT. Deepinder will walk through how the 75F products work, the results, and his journey developing the solution.Mr Singh will show specific examples of 75F working in restaurant and office space environments. IoT Data Highlights: The thermal envelope of a building served by a RTU is complex and dynamic. There are many variables that can influence the thermal comfort of a building such as the weather, position of the sun, occupancy and people’s preferences. 75F builds a vast data model by taking a snapshot of several thousand data points (in each building) every minute and has developed an empirical analysis routine that is more than 1.5 million lines of code. The result is a daily set of instructions for proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control that maintains perfect airflow balance in the thermal envelope.

Speakers
avatar for Deepinder Singh

Deepinder Singh

CEO, 75F
Deepinder Singh is CEO & Founder of 75F, an award winning HVAC solution that leverages IoT to offer a predictive, low cost and energy saving solution for the commercial building market. 75F is ushering in a new paradigm for HVAC control that increases comfort, reduces energy usage and increases bottom line. | Prior to 75F, Deepinder designed some of the worlds fastest core networks for Tier 1 service providers like AT&T, NTT and Verizon... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Graeme Thickins

Graeme Thickins

Board Member, MinneAnalytics
avatar for Matt Yonan

Matt Yonan

Director of Digital Strategy, Next

Friday April 22, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
Schulze Auditorium 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:45am

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday April 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Main Area 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Room Capacity 500

12:45pm

Afternoon Keynote Panel: IoT Ecosystems
Limited Capacity seats available

Fascinating panel on IoT with Minnesota Tech luminaries.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Benson

Mark Benson

CTO, Exosite
Mark Benson is an accomplished C-level technology leader who is experienced in strategic, operational, and financial management of cross-functional teams in highly-competitive markets.  Mr. Benson has a successful track record of defining and realizing pragmatic product strategies to meet the requirements of complex enterprises across multiple functions and verticals. Strong interpersonal and formal communication skills.
avatar for Ashis Bhattacharya

Ashis Bhattacharya

Executive in Residence, Momenta Partners
At Momenta Partners, I work as an Executive in Residence. My work involves working with portfolio companies and other clients as a mentor / advisor / consultant. | I have been working on the Internet of Things for the past few years. I started off with smart sensors since I was the CMO of Honeywell's Sensing business, and then moved to looking at end to end solutions across the stack. My primary interest is in starting with a customer value... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Emerson

Peggy Emerson

IoT Innovation Sales Executive, Intel Corporation
Peggy is part of a global IoT innovation group at Intel Corporation. Her background includes IoT product and business development, crowdfunding activities, intellectual property consulting and more.
avatar for Nadya Nguyen

Nadya Nguyen

Founder, CEO, Hidrate
Nadya is the founder and CEO of Hidrate - the massively successful Kickstarter connected water bottle - born in Minnesota! | | http://hidratespark.com
avatar for Scott Schwalbe

Scott Schwalbe

CEO, NimbeLink
Mr. Scott Schwalbe is a leader focused on building teams and developing people to grow the company and themselves. He is the Founder of NimbeLink Corp. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Schwalbe has more than 20 years of operations experience. He served as Vice President of Operations and Sales at Logic PD, Inc. Mr. Schwalbe was responsible for overseeing Logic PD s Minnesota manufacturing operations and is responsible for... Read More →

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Patrick Delaney

Founder, IoTFuse
Patrick Delaney, BSEE. UMN, is the Co-Founder of IoTFuse and a practitioner of IoT Analytics, specifically within the retail space. Delaney has extensive experience in electronic product design, manufacturing as well as systems engineering. He has served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at United Health Group, and in sales for Samsung, has started two small tech ventures, and is working on a third. He has been recognized with awards from... Read More →

Friday April 22, 2016 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Schulze Auditorium 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:00pm

Collecting Valuable Data Using Mobile Technologies and Hardware in Order to Understand the Customer
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be discussing real world examples on how you can collect data using mobile solutions integrated with existing hardware in order to solve problems or understand your customer at a deeper level. We will also discuss how to present the data in a way average people can understand it and take action from it. 

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Parag Shah

Founder, President, Prodality
Founder and visionary of multiple tech startups focused on web and mobile platforms with a large emphasis on data. Excellent at solving core problems and getting solutions to market.

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Tara Dunn

President, Omni PCB
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Bill Falk

President, Digital Chateau, Inc.
I am a life-long technologist and feel most comfortable at the intersection of hardware and software. Making life better through technology is my passion. Fifteen years in Silicon Valley and two start-ups have given me a seat at the table in helping companies make the right decisions to achieve tremendous growth and subsequent IPOs.

Friday April 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
School of Law #244 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:00pm

IoT Data Analytics – Business Transformation Through Connected Customers, Products, and Processes
Limited Capacity filling up

Internet-of-Things (IoT) data analytics make clear that digital technology is no longer just another tool. It has become the foundation of an entirely new way of doing business, as well as giving rise to entirely new businesses. There will be 100 billion connected devices expected by 2025, leading to a trillion sensor ecosystem. 1 billion digital natives expected to join the workforce over the next 7 years. In a hyper-connected era of mobile, social, cloud, big data, and the Internet of Things, future business models and end-to-end digital strategies will depend on the availability of more data flowing through more systems, being accessed and used by more people. In this session you will learn the basics of what it takes to transform your customer experience, products, business processes, and your business utilizing IoT data analytics.

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Jen Nowlin

Principal Consultant, Accredent
Jennifer is a Principal at  Minneapolis-based Accredent – a seven year old IoT specialist business consulting firms.  She is a 20 year M2M and IoT industry veteran and expert in both the business and technology of IoT. Jennifer has held senior business development and technical leadership roles with Verizon and other leading companies prior to entering IoT management consulting.  Working... Read More →

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Steve Grady

VP Customer Solutions, Enviro-Controls
Steve is responsible for all Enviro-Controls Strategy, Marketing, Sales, Technology, Finance, Partners Alliance and Customer Loyalty. He heads up the Internet of Everything Solutions initiative.
avatar for Rama Prasad

Rama Prasad

Founder, Teqnizan Inc
Wearable technology. Smart fashion products.

Friday April 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Schulze Classroom #301 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:00pm

Making Actionable Data Through a Smorgasbord of Technologies and Business Opportunities
Limited Capacity seats available

We will take a look at a top-to-bottom technology “stack” that typically defines IoT - all the way from the sensor to the business application.  But how to make money in all this supply-side noise and hype? Jeff will highlight a select handful of vertical industry applications and use cases that the top analysts forecast will experience the strongest industry adoption in the years to come.  Then, Sherri McDaniel will show the audience a real world example of an IoT solution designed for the fast-growing industrial market.

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Jeff Liebl

Principal, JFL Advisors
Jeff is a strategic marketing and general management executive (sales, business development and product management) with broad domestic and international experience in high tech fields of enterprise hardware, software / Cloud SaaS, telecom and predictive analytics services. Most recently, Jeff was Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Digi International, a $200MM global industry leader in M2M and IoT technologies. He has spoken at numerous national... Read More →
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Sherri McDaniel

President, ATEK / AssetScan
Sherri McDaniel is the President of ATEK Access Technologies, LLC. AssetScan is one of ATEK’s product brands. Sherri has over 20 years of experience in the industrial instrumentation business, helping both large and small organizations utilize technology effectively to improve their business results. The solutions are used in the automatic door, industrial safety, remote tank level monitoring industries (M2M Solutions), and in rugged... Read More →

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Phil Wilson

General Manager, BuzzFeed

Friday April 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
School of Law #235 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:00pm

Adding Connectivity and Control to an Espresso Machine using a Particle Photon
Limited Capacity seats available

For our IOT Hackday MN project we added connectivity, control and automation to a standard single boiler espresso machine. In this presentation we will talk about pre-heating the boiler, monitoring and adjusting the boiler temperature, and controlling the pump all from a web application.  We will cover the design process we followed, the hardware selected and the firmware we wrote for the Particle Photon ending with a live demo of the machine.  We hope you will leave with the knowledge and confidence to add connectivity and control to your espresso machine or other devices in your home.  

 


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Chad Parrish

Product Manager, Starkey Hearing Technologies
Chad Parrish is a Product Manager at Starkey Hearing Technologies with a background in firmware engineering. When not trying to brew the perfect espresso he enjoys tinkering with a variety of technologies including amateur radio, 3D printing and several aspects of home automation. He hopes that with the proliferation of low priced and easy to use development boards popular today that many more people will embrace the maker lifestyle.
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Brantly Sturgeon

Firmware Engineer, Starkey Hearing Technologies
Brantly is a Firmware Engineer at Starkey Hearing Technologies primarily working in verification on new product development. His research background is in auditory modeling and pattern recognition while his technical interests primarily involve audio processing and sensor networks. He is a tinkerer with too many spare parts but plenty of ideas. He is happy to be a part of such an innovative community. | | He is also interested in... Read More →

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Nick Nguyen

Development Manager, RotoGrinders.com

Friday April 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Schulze Classroom #302 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:00pm

Too much IoT! Live Demos!
Limited Capacity seats available

How might you create a connected pregnancy test?  Or a connected kitchen scale?  From the practical to the implausible, this presentation will explore some of the connectivity tools available for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, using Punch Through's Light Blue Bean and Particle's Photon.

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Eric Tsai

Electrical Engineer, Ecolab
Eric Tsai is an electrical engineer with an interest in microcontrollers, embedded systems, and connected devices. He is an avid maker of projects that focus on home automation and wireless sensors. He enjoys finding ways to integrate various open source tools into the stack of technologies used for IoT. Aside from making useful devices, he is enthusiastic about using connectivity to change perspectives.

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Jon Bauer

Integrated Marketing Manager, The Nerdery
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Breon Nagy

Associate Product Manager, Evolve Labs
Lifelong gamer. Full-time problem solver. Soon-to-be-dad. Bleeding edge gadgeteer.

Friday April 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Schulze Classroom #316 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:00pm

IoT From A Customer Value / Customer Experience Perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a lot of hype around IoT, but both executive leadership teams as well as IoT solution providers are struggling to come up with a structured framework to address potential IoT solutions in business. This presentation will do the following: 1) Give an overview of IoT and some of the factors driving the growth and interest in IoT, 2) Talk about some of the enablers and barriers to IoT adoption, 3) Look at some of the recent developments in IoT around the world 4) Talk about IoT benefits from a business point of view 5) Propose a possible framework that business teams, consultants and solution providers can use to address IoT solutions.

Speakers
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Ashis Bhattacharya

Executive in Residence, Momenta Partners
At Momenta Partners, I work as an Executive in Residence. My work involves working with portfolio companies and other clients as a mentor / advisor / consultant. | I have been working on the Internet of Things for the past few years. I started off with smart sensors since I was the CMO of Honeywell's Sensing business, and then moved to looking at end to end solutions across the stack. My primary interest is in starting with a customer value... Read More →

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Graeme Thickins

Board Member, MinneAnalytics
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Matt Yonan

Director of Digital Strategy, Next

Friday April 22, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Schulze Auditorium 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:00pm

Deploying Arduino IoT Projects On The Cheap
Limited Capacity seats available

The amazing growth of the Arduino community has many people out there with amazing ideas and prototypes that cost too much to deploy in number using the usual Arduino shields so they sit on the shelf and wilt. I gave a similar talk at the Arduino.mn meetup last year and we all had a great time and I think a lot was learned.

During the talk I outlined that there are ways to build IoT devices far cheaper than the standard Arduino shields and easier than designing and fabbing boards yourself, I spent time discussing modules like the ESP8266 which provides a WiFi-capable Arduino IDE programmable system with around 4 GPIO's for less than $5. I would rewrite and update that talk to address new modules/boards on the market, an example of a new dev board is the $2.40 32-bit 70 MHz STM32F103C8T6 ARM STM32 programmable using the Arduino IDE.

Deployment of many people's designs of IoT things will be drastically limited if the cost of the plant water monitor is $30, but if it is around $5 they may get delpoyed. Without deployment IoT devices have no impact except the enjoyment the inventor had during the invention and prototyping process. Giving talks like this is my contribution to the community to help deployment by reducing the cost by about a factor of 10 with just a little extra work.

Speakers
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Wade Brown

Semaphore Scientific
Started my adult journey as a student in Physics and Mathematics and left college with an MS in 1988 and immediately entered college but this time in the front of the room.  After teaching for 11 years I took a leave to pursue another graduate degree, this time in Electrical Engineering.  After a year I had a second MS, this one in EE, and went to work in the defense industry in a small company.  Left the small company to join... Read More →

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Kelsey Macgibbon

Integrated Marketing Manager, The Nerdery
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Dennis Still

Head of Analytics, When I Work

Friday April 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Schulze Classroom #315 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:45pm

Quality in the Consumer IoT
Limited Capacity seats available

The consumer IoT (broadly defined as internet-enabled devices and services targeted for the home user) is a nascent industry, and the rate of development has far outpaced the rate of quality control. Adding complexity to the space of potential issues, IoT integration into extant consumer-class devices increases the risk, severity, and number of pathways of device failure, the analysis of which typically lies beyond the scope of most developers. Most of the focus on IoT quality has focused on security issues--important issues which nevertheless are a subset of larger quality concerns. In this talk, I will discuss how consumer expectations of device safety intersect with developmental models, and explore cases where IoT software can cause serious and unintended harm in ways that extend beyond device security issues.

Speakers
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Emily Gorcenski

Research Engineer, Barron Associates
Emily is a research engineer, trans woman, technologist, hockey player, and mathematician working in the intersection of science, technology, computing, and regulation. She is passionate about better technological citizenship, and her interests include cultural, regulatory, and social factors in engineering design. She often finds herself occupying intersections of unrelated fields, and tries to use the cumulative expertise from multiple... Read More →

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Jon Bauer

Integrated Marketing Manager, The Nerdery
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Breon Nagy

Associate Product Manager, Evolve Labs
Lifelong gamer. Full-time problem solver. Soon-to-be-dad. Bleeding edge gadgeteer.

Friday April 22, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Schulze Classroom #316 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:45pm

Getting Real with IoT Infrastructure Deployments – From the Data Center to the Edge….and Back
Limited Capacity seats available

End-to-end architecture considerations for how you capture, store and move data through the IoT ecosystem - from platform selection and software optimization at the cloud/datacenter, to wide-scale field deployments enabling edge-of-network connectivity (cabling, Wi-Fi, beacons, gateways) and edge processing. 

We’ll share some insights from large-scale field deployments at 1000s of locations, including retail and hospitality sites with varying environmental challenges. Some significant advances and new releases are setting the stage for a more robust, yet manageable, IoT ecosystem with computing power, data acquisition and device management to the edge of the network. We’ll look at how underlying platform and infrastructure can support robust ISV/OEM application deployments, at speed and at scale, enabling robust and secure edge-of-network with data pre-processing capabilities, and share a few stories from the edge.

Speakers
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Steve Garnjobst

Senior Solutions Architect, Datatrend Technologies, Inc.
Steve Garnjobst is a senior architect and consultant with over 20 years design and deployment experience with a wide range of networking technologies. His past work experience includes stints with AT&T, Qwest Communications, and as co-founder and Director of Consulting Services at Datacore Engineering. | | In his current role as a Senior Solutions Architect with Datatrend Technologies, Mr. Garnjobst provides advisory services to senior... Read More →

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Phil Wilson

General Manager, BuzzFeed

Friday April 22, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
School of Law #235 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:45pm

Managing the Security Risk in the Internet of Things
Limited Capacity seats available

As a developer of IoT products, whether you are merely sensing and reporting on the environment, analyzing and storing information, or whether you are provide cyber-physical controls, you are expecting your customers to trust you to protect the confidentiality of their information, and to provide safe and effective controls while your IoT products are in typical environments. Nowadays, typical environments means that your products are under almost constant attack and probing. Are you doing what is necessary to earn and maintain your customer's trust in you? This briefing will discuss likely threats and some basic strategies you can do to mitigate the risk to you and your customers.

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Todd Carpenter

Co-Owner and Chief Engineer, Adventium Labs
For over 25 years, Mr. Carpenter has been engineering systems for high-value and life-critical, real-time, fault-tolerant, and secure applications in domains including medical, defense and commercial avionics, space, and petrochemicals. His focus has covered detailed hardware and software design, architecture development, systems design and specification, and tools, standards, and processes for enhancing the design flow. Earlier work included... Read More →

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Graeme Thickins

Board Member, MinneAnalytics
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Matt Yonan

Director of Digital Strategy, Next

Friday April 22, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Schulze Auditorium 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:45pm

Soundscout - Airport Noise Monitor
Limited Capacity seats available

Last year (2015) people living in South Minneapolis have filed a record-amount of complaints of aircraft noise. Each complaint requires a phone call. As an engineer working in the IoT industry, I believe the residents of any neighborhood near an Airport could benefit from a small, cheap solution that can identify when an aircraft flies over their house and files a complaint for them. SoundScout is powered by a microprocessor with a Python interpreter, an audio input and an internet connection. This device, which we built at the IoTFuse, IoT Hack Day in October 2015, continuously samples the Sound Pressure Level (SPL) in decibels as well as analyzes the timbre of the sampled audio to determine if the sound heard was a commercial aircraft. The device continuously reports the SPL to Exosite, but makes its best effort to report an aircraft event when its native algorithm makes an appropriate determination. Mr. Charlton will go into the details on SoundScout, how the device works, and talk about its applicability to health & safety with regard to airport noise.

Speakers
avatar for Will Charlton

Will Charlton

Embedded Systems Engineer, Exosite / Soundscout
https://github.com/willcharlton

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Nick Nguyen

Development Manager, RotoGrinders.com

Friday April 22, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Schulze Classroom #302 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:45pm

Connected Hardware Success Stories in Retail
Limited Capacity seats available

Why would a customer go to a store like Target and buy a connected thermostat in the electronics aisle?  Who really is interested in the connected thermostat and how do you get them on the shelves of a store?  

Getting products, "retail-ready," in the context of a big-box store or large online retailer includes refining not only the product, but also the message, and your relationship with the store itself.

My presentation/discussion will focus on case studies from two companies:  
  • Nest and the development of their strategy to sell at Target 
  • A newer IOT startup called Friday Lock and their journey from Indiegogo campaign  to the shelves of Best Buy (in stores this June).

Speakers
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Greg Appelhof

Global Senior Executive, Consumer Electronics Consulting, SPRING - Retail
Greg Appelhof is the founder and CEO of SPRING - Strategic Planning & Retail Integration Group, with offices in Minneapolis and San Francisco. Greg has over 20 years of experience working with consumer technology manufacturers through direct and distribution businesses specializing in launch strategies, growth plans and marketing program management with a particular success in emerging technology products. | | SPRING works with consumer... Read More →

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Steve Grady

VP Customer Solutions, Enviro-Controls
Steve is responsible for all Enviro-Controls Strategy, Marketing, Sales, Technology, Finance, Partners Alliance and Customer Loyalty. He heads up the Internet of Everything Solutions initiative.
avatar for Rama Prasad

Rama Prasad

Founder, Teqnizan Inc
Wearable technology. Smart fashion products.

Friday April 22, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Schulze Classroom #301 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:45pm

What do Medical Equipment, Advanced Analytics and Predictive Maintenance Have in Common?
Limited Capacity seats available

There are maintenance decisions to be made throughout the life cycle of medical equipment, many times predetermined only by estimations and minimal supportive data. Now, these decisions can be made easier and more accurately with improvements in Big Data and Advanced Analytics. See an example of how medical equipment can be monitored real-time to more effectively manage maintenance schedules and repairs. Find out how Big Data and Advanced Analytics can help you determine and predict the root/potential causes of equipment downtime and improve your product realization efforts or existing product line.

Speakers
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Sean Otto

VP of Analytics, Cyient
Sean has been delivering and leading advanced analytics projects for the past 10 years in the high tech and manufacturing industries, with a specific focus on bringing the right insights to the right people at the right time. He's an avid psychologist gone engineer / techno geek with the advent of the Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics. His current projects focus on making actionable insights from connected solutions and devices.

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Tara Dunn

President, Omni PCB
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Bill Falk

President, Digital Chateau, Inc.
I am a life-long technologist and feel most comfortable at the intersection of hardware and software. Making life better through technology is my passion. Fifteen years in Silicon Valley and two start-ups have given me a seat at the table in helping companies make the right decisions to achieve tremendous growth and subsequent IPOs.

Friday April 22, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
School of Law #244 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

3:30pm

Digital Manufacturing: Accelerating Development of IoT Devices through Manufacturing Automation
Limited Capacity seats available

3D CAD software has enabled a fast and agile part design process. But what happens when the part moves into manufacturing? Traditionally, the manufacturing process to produce production-ready parts is manual and as a result, lengthy. Advanced manufacturing processes, which include 3D printing as well as rapid injection molding and CNC machining, have changed that. Instead of waiting 4-12 weeks for parts, the wait time is drastically reduced to 1-15 days. Speed to market is a critical factor to success, and advanced manufacturing allows for rapid progression through the cycle of prototyping, testing and revising products. This presentation will take a deeper dive into the automation and digitization of front-end manufacturing processes that enable innovation and accelerate speed to market.

Speakers
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Robert Bodor

Vice President and General Manager, Americas, Proto Labs
Robert is currently Vice President and General Manager, Americas at Proto Labs, a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and low- to mid-volume production. At Proto Labs, Robert has also held roles as Chief Technology Officer and Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Proto Labs, Robert held leadership roles at Honeywell and McKinsey & Company, and has been on the executive team... Read More →

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Tara Dunn

President, Omni PCB
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Bill Falk

President, Digital Chateau, Inc.
I am a life-long technologist and feel most comfortable at the intersection of hardware and software. Making life better through technology is my passion. Fifteen years in Silicon Valley and two start-ups have given me a seat at the table in helping companies make the right decisions to achieve tremendous growth and subsequent IPOs.


Friday April 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
School of Law #244 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

3:30pm

Making Sense of Low Power Wide-Area Wireless for IoT
Limited Capacity seats available

Let’s look at an overview of the exciting Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies and share how we see low power wireless technology evolving over the coming years. The talk will also uncover how cellular carriers are accommodating the demand for low bandwidth IoT/M2M devices, while continuing to increase speeds for higher bandwidth applications requiring LTE.

Speakers
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Joel Young

CTO, Digi
Joel Young is Senior Vice President – Research and Development, Chief Technical Officer of Digi International Inc. He joined the company in 2000 as Vice President of Engineering and was named Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Technical Officer in 2005. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Young served as a Vice President for Transcrypt International, a provider of encryption products, from 1996 to 2000. Before... Read More →

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Phil Wilson

General Manager, BuzzFeed

Friday April 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
School of Law #235 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

3:30pm

The Importance of IoT to OEMs
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of a product or service and you are NOT thinking about an IoT strategy for your market, WATCH OUT! Your competition is already planning and deploying solutions that may cause you headaches now and into the future. In this session, we will cover how IoT is affecting more and more businesses that develop and market consumer and industrial products and how you can begin to plan for the IoT in your product strategy. Whether delivering additional value to your end user, collecting data on how your product is used in the field, or using data obtained to better market your solution, IoT can be the competitive advantage that your organization needs to stand out in your markets.

Speakers
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Kelly Nehowig

President - CTO, Applied Logic Engineering, Inc.
Mr. Nehowig is the founder of Applied Logic Engineering, Inc. ALE was started in 1984 as a consulting business in the areas of embedded systems and associated software development. Over the years, additional capabilities have been added to ALE’s range of services, including technical business consulting, commercial product development, and development team construction. | | Kelly Nehowig’s professional background includes over 33... Read More →

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Graeme Thickins

Board Member, MinneAnalytics
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Matt Yonan

Director of Digital Strategy, Next

Friday April 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Schulze Auditorium 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

3:30pm

Real World Lessons Learned from IoT Solution Deployments
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive session we showcase how elements of an IoT solution can come together in the real world. We will hear from local companies and their lessons learned through this process.

Gain real-world insight by industry veterans Kelly Shanks (Graco) and Jim Cairns (Remote Insights) on lessons they learned as they launched and brought their IoT solutions to market.  This session will be an interactive panel discussion lead by Annette Evans as the moderator. 

Moderators
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Annette Evans

Director Channel Management, Aeris
Annette has a depth of experience in IoT/M2M. For over 18 years she has been working with ecosystem partners developing industry leading solutions.

Speakers
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Jim Cairns

Remote Insights
Jim is the founder of Remote Insights, a mobile asset management start-up, and has been involved in bringing to market IoT products, services and solutions for over 10 years.  He has acquired broad industry domain knowledge and experiences while as the CEO of an IoT cloud platform company (2lemetry, acq. by Amazon) and leading marketing and business development for a premier connectivity hardware company.
avatar for Kelly Shanks

Kelly Shanks

Electrical Engineer, Graco
Kelly Shanks is a Electrical Engineer at Graco, a world leader in fluid handling systems and component for the management of fluids in both industrial and commercial applications.  Kelly has taken the engineering lead on the deployment of their new control system which allows the user to monitor and control systems remotely via cellular or ModBus.  Prior to Graco, Kelly has worked for over 7 years as an Electrical Engineer at a... Read More →

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Jon Bauer

Integrated Marketing Manager, The Nerdery
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Breon Nagy

Associate Product Manager, Evolve Labs
Lifelong gamer. Full-time problem solver. Soon-to-be-dad. Bleeding edge gadgeteer.

Friday April 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Schulze Classroom #316 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

3:30pm

Building an Internet Controlled Thing Using the Particle Platform
Limited Capacity seats available

Connecting the thing with the internet might seem like a difficult thing to do, but new improvements in technology make it simpler than you might think! This presentation will set up a smart lamp from the electronic parts to connecting it to your email using the Particle platform. 

Speakers
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Kristina Durivage

Gelicia LLC
Kristina Durivage is a software engineer whose interest in data visualization and hardware have led to her being called an "electric woman" by the Pioneer Press. She has appeared on KARE11 with her Tweetskirt project, and her project "Robo Mama's Cooking Kitchen" was covered by Wired and Gizmodo. Her last hardware hackathon project was building a portable, internet connected jukebox. She lives in Minneapolis.

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avatar for Kelsey Macgibbon

Kelsey Macgibbon

Integrated Marketing Manager, The Nerdery
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Dennis Still

Head of Analytics, When I Work

Friday April 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Schulze Classroom #315 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

3:30pm

Colossus
Limited Capacity seats available

The best "elevator pitch" is a working prototype. By using off-the-shelf kits, modules, and RAD software you can quickly create IoT prototypes in a short amount of time. The session takes a look at the Particle Photon, Raspberry Pi, Arduino BLE shields, and a team building example to make your IoT prototype a reality.

How We Built Colossus: Colossus is a simple IoT device that monitors information/data that's important to you. For a sales force/marketing team it's realtime sales metrics. For a hotel it's room occupancy. For a broadcast studio it's a live broadcasting light. For a rockstar it's Twitter followers.

The major guts of Colossus were built in 12hrs during IoT Fuse's IoT Hack Day 2015. This session covers the off-the-shelf components (Particle Photon), tools (Ultimaker 2), team building, and software used to bring Colossus to life.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Chang

Ken Chang

Creative Director, A. J. Monkey
How We Built Colossus: | Colossus is a simple IoT device that monitors information/data that's important to you. For a sales force/marketing team it's realtime sales metrics. For a hotel it's room occupancy. For a broadcast studio it's a live broadcasting light. For a rockstar it's Twitter followers. | | The major guts of Colossus were built in 12hrs during IoT Fuse's IoT Hack Day 2015. This session covers the off-the-shelf components... Read More →

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Nick Nguyen

Development Manager, RotoGrinders.com

Friday April 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Schulze Classroom #302 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

3:30pm

Real Solutions With Today’s Smart Devices
Limited Capacity seats available

Businesses are improving the effectiveness of their products and services using data from smart connected devices. Agosto is involved with varying IoT business cases that all leverage Google Cloud Platform.  These include commercial fleet, consumer vehicle OBD-II, and industrial lighting.  We’ll explore the characteristics of these solutions - all having different requirements for connectivity and messaging.  Then we’ll focus on a reference architecture for an end-to-end solution that collects and transforms data from a large number of bandwidth constrained devices.  Finally, we’ll demonstrate a working device to cloud infrastructure simulating thousands of devices pushing a high volume of messages - the result of a collaboration with Google’s IoT Solutions Architecture group.

Speakers
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Paul Lundberg

CTO, Agosto
As Agosto's CTO, Lundberg is responsible for product development vision, intellectual property strategies and leveraging open source and proprietary technologies. Lundberg oversees product development for clients and for product commercialization by Agosto.

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avatar for Steve Grady

Steve Grady

VP Customer Solutions, Enviro-Controls
Steve is responsible for all Enviro-Controls Strategy, Marketing, Sales, Technology, Finance, Partners Alliance and Customer Loyalty. He heads up the Internet of Everything Solutions initiative.
avatar for Rama Prasad

Rama Prasad

Founder, Teqnizan Inc
Wearable technology. Smart fashion products.

Friday April 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Schulze Classroom #301 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

4:15pm

Raffle & Drinks
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday April 22, 2016 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Main Area 1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Room Capacity 500