Smart Cities 101: Massively Connected Objects Give Rise to a Sea of Opportunity (The Internet of Things)

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 5:00pm - 8:15pm
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Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
2700 24th Ave E
Seattle, WA

Many everyday objects are becoming embedded with sensors giving them the ability to communicate data with one another. Almost any device with an electrical pulse can become Internet-enabled, allowing data to be shared and reported in new ways.

With these developments, it begs questions about how all of the data will be mined to create useful conclusions, what technologies will be integrated into our everyday lives, what some of the privacy implications may be, and where the real business opportunities lie.

Brier Dudley, technology columnist for The Seattle Times will moderate our talented speakers.

Zia Yusuf, CEO of Streetline, will open our panel by discussing how sensors, connectivity, and software can make problems such as finding a parking spot a thing of the past. This presentation will launch a larger discussion on the technological implications of the Internet of Things, as compared and contrasted by our esteemed panel of experts:

  • Stefan Weitz, Director of Bing Search, Microsoft Corporation
  • Scott Sedlik, Vice President of Marketing, INRIX
  • Joshua Smith, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington

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Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, investors, business people, professionals, executives and students.

Event schedule

5:00 - 6:15 pm – Networking / cash bar / hors d’oeuvres
6:15 - 8:00 pm – Panel discussion
8:00 - 8:15 pm – Q&A

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION

Although complimentary parking is available outside the venue, it is limited for the number of guests we are expecting for this event. Please consider arriving early, carpooling, or taking the bus (lines # 25, 43, 48, 167 and 545). Below are some additional parking options:

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT CLOSES AT 5:00 PM ON MARCH 7TH.

Online registration for this event is now closed. Should you wish to register for the event, please call (425) 280-1968, email us at admin@mitwa.org, or register at the event itself. Thank you.