2017 Industry Keynotes

We’re excited to announce our first confirmed Industry Speakers of the IoT Solutions World Congress 2017. More speakers will be announced soon.

Joe Paradiso - 3rd OCTOBER

Joe Paradiso

Joe Paradiso

Professor in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab

Life After the App - How Humans Will Connect With The Internet of Things

We have already witnessed profound and often unanticipated developments as IoT is built out and the world is mediated via a mainly graphic wireless device held at arms length. But what will happen once the world is precognitively interpreted by what we term ‘sensory prosthetics’ that change what and how humans physically perceive, a world where your own intelligence is split ever more seamlessly between your brain and the cloud? Accordingly, this talk will overview the broad theme of interfacing humans to the ubiquitous electronic "nervous system" that sensor networks will soon extend across things, places, and people, going well beyond the ‘Internet of Things,’ challenging the notion of physical presence.  I'll illustrate this through two avenues of research - one looking at a new kind of digital "omniscience" (e.g., different kinds of browsers for sensor network data & agile frameworks for sensor representation) and the other looking at buildings & tools as "prosthetic" extensions of humans (e.g., making HVAC and lighting systems an extension of your natural activity and sense of comfort, or smart tools as human-robot cooperation in the hand), drawing from many projects that are running in my group at the MIT Media Lab and touching on technical areas ranging from wearable sensing/computing to spatialize audio and distributed sensor networks.

Joe Spagnoletti - 4thOCTOBER

Joe Spagnoletti

Joe Spagnoletti

President of Spagnoletti Net

Breaking Through Change Paralysis

Introducing new technology is disruptive and feels like a moving target because Business and Technology don’t always speak the same language. This creates tension that often paralyzes organizations. Using a design thinking lens, we can shift the focus from activities to shared outcomes, breaking through organizational paralysis, improving teamwork and measurable results.