July 19, 2017 Meeting

Justin Grammens and Rodney Landers will share "The Landscape of IoT". The Internet of Things is not all about making everything connected - it's about making the RIGHT things connected. As an inventor you should be adding connectivity in to your product where it helps your customer.

The Speakers will cover the following:

  • Some of the latest numbers on the number of devices that are expected to be connected in the next 3-5 years

  • Decisions you should be considering around what is technically possible and what users will embrace

  • It's not secret that the world is becoming more connected. From cellular, to BLE to LoRa, wireless standards are disrupting the current landscape and every inventor of products in the coming years will need to embrace technology changes as they occur

Speakers Backgrounds:

Justin Grammens lives at the intersection of emerging technology and leading communities on the Internet of Things. He is a founding partner of Lab 651, where he helps companies use sensors and intelligence to build smart, connected products. He is the owner of IoT Weekly, a free curated newsletter with industry expert perspectives on the Internet of Things, a co-founder of IoTFuse, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to position Minnesota as a leader on the Internet of Things and an adjunct professor at the University of Saint Thomas teaching a graduate level course on the Internet of Things.

Rodney Landers believes that technology should integrate seamlessly and transparently in to everyday life. He has been in the M2M/IoT area for over 20 years, and in addition to holding several patents, he is a serial entrepreneur. His works, such as an automatic landing system for commercial aircraft and E911 for cell phones are in use every day by millions of people. Currently, he is a managing partner at Lab 651, the CTO of GPSip, and is on the board of advisors for DataSmart.