SOURCE: MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

March 04, 2016 10:30 ET

Connected Things 2016: The Multi-Billion Dollar IoT Market Is Here, It's Real... and It's Spectacular

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2016) -  While much of the Internet of Things (IoT) discussion focuses on the possibilities of a future of connected devices, today's IoT marketplace is real, robust and worth billions of dollars for those involved.

On April 5, The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will convene Connected Things 2016, an annual conference focusing on what's real and happening today -- at scale -- with IoT. The half-day event will kick off at noon on the 6th floor at MIT Media Lab.

Connected Things 2016 has assembled leading innovators and market leaders to discuss the state of IoT as it is being deployed today in healthcare, smart cities, retail, manufacturing, transportation and logistics and other industries. Critical issues such as device security and media and marketing will also be addressed.

In a recent interview, Connected Things 2016 keynote speaker David Rose, author of Enchanted Objects, MIT Media Lab Scientist and Founder of Ditto Labs said, "Almost every category of company is thinking about, 'what does it mean to have a product connected to the Cloud? What new services or business models are possible?'"

The event's keynotes and breakout sessions will explore real-world examples of how IoT is transforming businesses and industry. Rose will deliver the opening keynote. Included among the roster of experts and influencers speaking are:

  • Dr. Michael Dahlweid, VP and GM Solution and Product Management HCIT/PS, GE Healthcare;
  • Edith Harmon, Vice President Advanced Products, New Balance;
  • John Horn, CEO, Ingenu;
  • Jonathan Mitchell, Mayor, New Bedford, Massachusetts;
  • Chris Rezendes, Founder, Managing Director IoT Impact Labs;
  • Sanjay Sarma, Dean of Digital Learning, Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT;
  • Katie Stebbins, Assistant Secretary of Tech, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and,
  • Tony Zarola, Vital Signs Monitoring, Healthcare Division, Analog Devices.

The event will also feature cutting-edge startups exhibiting their products including: Data Glen, Elemental Machines, Embue, Transcends, Tulip and Watch Rx.

A full agenda, as well as registration information, can be found at the Connected Things 2016 web site.

Follow Connected Things 2016 on Twitter with the hashtag #ConnectedThings2016.

Sponsors supporting this event include Analog Devices, Ericsson, Loopd, Xively and INEX Advisors.

About The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is the founding chapter and one of 27 worldwide chapters comprising the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. Offering more than 40 programs and events annually that inspire innovation, MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge initiatives facilitate critical one-on-one mentoring while providing team services that increase the skills and expertise necessary for entrepreneurs to succeed.

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