A $7 Trillion Opportunity: Introducing the Next Generation of IoT Disrupters in Boston

  • Posted by Sophie Curtis
  • April 27, 2015 10:15 AM BST
IDC have predicted the Internet of Things (IoT) market will reach $7 trillion in just five years. However, despite this, a recent study found that 73% of companies have yet to make any "concrete investments" in the IoT. Are you ready for a smart, connected world? How will it impact your workplace, job and even your home?

IDC have predicted the Internet of Things (IoT) market will reach $7 trillion in just five years. However, despite this, a recent study found that 73% of companies have yet to make any "concrete investments" in the IoT. Are you ready for a smart, connected world? How will it impact your workplace, job and even your home?

The RE.WORK Internet of Things Summit is a unique opportunity to meet influential technologists, data scientists, engineers, leading industry players and entrepreneurs all in the same room. Discover the latest IoT advancements from a global line-up of experts.

The summit will take place in Boston on 28-29 May, with over 40 experts discussing the Industrial Internet, the Connected Home, Wearables, Smart Cities, Next Generation Wireless Infrastructure, Personalised Medicine, and the Connected Car. Speakers will include exciting new startups, leading technologists and engineers, and world-class researchers from notable companies and institutions including: Google, MIT, INRIX, BigBelly, City of Boston, AliveCor, Misfit Wearables, Zubie and SafeLogic. The event is sponsored by Xively and exhibitors include Grid Connect, BLStream, ARGHON, Ministry of Supply, Intagora, Soofa and Superpedestrian.

Boston is at the heart of a thriving technology ecosystem, centered around many world-leading academic institutions including MIT and Harvard, as well as some of the leading Fortune 500 companies in the world. Not to mention unprecedented venture capital investments helping to create the perfect entrepreneurial hub.

This May, top Boston based companies will share their insights into IoT technological trends, applications and insights at the global summit. Sessions from Boston innovators not to be missed include:


Smart Waste Management at the Heart of a Smarter Boston

BigBelly’s aim is to stop cities collecting refuse and waste too often, and creating unnecessary CO2 emissions. Their solution is smart bins that go far beyond their solar powered motors, equipped with a wireless monitoring system that tracks its trash intake and status, communicating the information over a cloud.

These smart bins are spreading through Boston’s streets and university campuses, revolutionising the city’s waste management and adding to a growing network of smart devices. Brian Phillips, Executive VP of Strategic Planning at BigBelly, is spearheading the company’s next generation product development and capabilities, and will present at the IOT Summit.


Connecting the Citizens of Boston

Boston’s New Urban Mechanics serves as the Mayor’s civic innovation group, piloting experiments that offer the potential to significantly improve the quality of city services. New technology – from smart phones to GPS – and a resurgent spirit of civic engagement have created increased opportunities for closer connection and communication between City government and its citizens.

Nigel Jacob, co-founder of New Urban Mechanics will discuss projects including Soofa, a solar-powered seat with the capability to charge two smart phones and collect air quality data, and Citizens Connect, a mobile application that empowers residents to be the City’s eyes and ears, engaging them in the process of maintaining their own neighborhoods.


Elderly Technology Adoption for Connected Caregiving

OnKöl grasped the opportunity to create a better life for the elderly who choose not to live in a care home, and have created an IoT device that simultaneously notifies selected family members and other caregivers of everything from vital signs to incoming and outgoing calls to emergency or panic situations.

At the IoT Summit, Erich Jacobs, the CEO will discuss the reasons why the elderly are downplayed in the current revolution, the benefits of the getting the elderly to adopt IoT, and how historical hurdles to elderly technology adoption can be overcome through innovation and design.


Revolutionising Human Healthcare with Non-Invasive Sensors

Juhan Sonin is the Creative Director at design firm Involution Studios, who focus design and user experience as an integral part of IoT being integrated seamlessly into our lives. At the forefront of revolutionising design in human health, they are tracking real-time health data using non-invasive tools, whilst ensuring a user-friendly and enjoyable experience. Their vision to create a world of automatic health sensing where data about our wellbeing is collected and measured invisibly illustrates the convergence of engineering and design disciplines in the IoT.


Why Attend the Event?

The time to act is now. As said by John Ansbach, General Counsel, General Datatech, “Collaboration (or lack thereof) will define the success of IoT in the next few years, and the players who find their way here with the vision to see what others do not will be the definitive winners in the new IoT-defined landscape.”

Within the next few years, connectivity in devices, products and the infrastructure we use will become a mainstream service, so it’s now that we need to understand where the opportunities lie for consumers and industry players, as well as identifying where the competitive threats from a more connected world will leave you behind.


Tickets & Registration

For further information and to register, go to: re-work.co/events/iot-boston

Groups from one company can attend for discounted rates - email hello@re-work.co to book.



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