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The Nerdery

October 06, 2016 07:07 ET

The Nerdery Connecting People, Places and Things With IoT

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - October 06, 2016) - This month, The Nerdery is supporting and speaking at IoT (Internet of Things) events near its Twin Cities headquarters and in California. Tom O'Neill, CEO at The Nerdery, will speak on a keynote panel titled "The Future of IoT Development" at The IoT Tech Expo on October 20 in Santa Clara, CA. Joining O'Neill to take a crystal-ball look at the IoT ecosystem of tomorrow are co-panelists Grant Asplund, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at CENTRI Technology; Tom Gilley, Chief Strategy Advisor at; Brian M. Huey, M2M & IoT Business Development -- Smart Grid and Energy at Sprint; and Markus Levy, President of EEMBC.

O'Neill and panelists will discuss which sectors are predicted to show the biggest growth and success in IoT tech, along with the newest platforms and solutions to achieve connectivity and the implementation of open source and open standards. Thousands of attendees can expect to learn about opportunities for developers and business leaders alike, including key operational challenges in the IoT market and how these challenges -- and opportunities -- might affect future growth and adoption.

Closer to home, The Nerdery is a Platinum IoTFuse Sponsor of IoTHackDay on October 22 in St. Paul, MN. "The spirit of IoTHackDay is to focus on solving a problem in a short period of time. Like other technology professionals, my basement is filled with many IoT projects I've started and not completed because there wasn't a deadline. IoTHackday sets a deadline and motivates you to focus and build a solution in 12 hours," says Justin Grammens, IoTFuse co-founder. O'Neill serves on the Advisory Board of IoTFuse, an organization that unites accomplished doers, makers and hackers with executives, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators focused on the Internet of Things space.

IoTHackDay project-idea submissions are welcome, and IoTFuse is recruiting teams and volunteers -- with a call for mentors who'll help kids create IoT-inspired Halloween costumes. In the spirit of anything goes, IoTHackDay's Random Stuff Team asks all who come to bring "whatever you have in your parts drawer...wires, resistors, capacitors, Arduinos, ultrasonic sensors, geiger counters, WiFi nodes, banana peels…"

On the limitless future of IoT, O'Neill said in C-Level Magazine: "The technology barriers are broken. People can be Internet-enabled devices -- IoT is all of us. Medtronic gives people a customer experience choice by making a pacemaker that sounds like science fiction -- a connected device with software sending data to doctors and family members from inside a patient's body."

In a separate article, O'Neill asked Nerdery Mobile Technology Manager Ben Dolmar his thoughts on the future of IoT: "The next step for IoT involves moving beyond the human-controlled to the automated and integrating multiple IoT streams into a single set or output. Business leaders will figure out whatever it is they'd need to know to have their product act without human intervention -- they'll find ways to glean that info through sensors, or Internet accessible APIs, or analytics on large datasets. Others will use IoT to impact product reliability and warranty programs through connected, consistent maintenance. These changing dynamics will continue to change."

While IoT is new to many, it's inline with the systems-integration work at the core of The Nerdery's engineering roots. The Nerdery's client Chamberlain already led the garage-door industry in hardware, but needed a software partner to transform smartphones into garage-door openers; together, the companies learned a lot from each other about connecting software with hardware.

About The Nerdery

The Nerdery is a digital strategy consultancy of human-centered designers and software engineers whose mission is pursuing yours by orchestrating change, transforming companies into tech companies. The Nerdery's core services are mobile applications, web applications, websites, systems integration and digital consulting. The Nerdery's vision is to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work. Nerdery clients pursuing digital transformation realize the impact of engaged Nerds immersed in a collaborative culture of innovation. Through The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, volunteers have donated over $6 million in software-development services to 175 nonprofits in communities where Nerds work and live.

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