Agenda (Tentative) for the IoT Festival on 2/22/2014 (check back for updates)
All meetings and events taking place in Building E51 at MIT (E51 map link):

8:30 - 9:00 Registration, Posters, Printers & Coffee

9:00 - 9:15



9:15 - 9:30

Hardware, Software, Communications and the Technology of IoT

9:30 - 10:00 It Has To Be Useless To Be Art: artists, designers and physical computing
Paul Badger (slides) (video), Modern Device and Rhode Island School of Design

10:00 - 10:45 Personal Design & Manufacturing in IoT - Perspectives from a 3D Startup
Steph Avalos-Bock and Marc Auger (slides) (video), Isis3D

10:45 - 11:15 Strongly-Secure Communications: Everlasting Secrecy and Undetectability
Boulat A. Bash (slides) (video), Phd candidate at UMass Amherst

11:15 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:15

Making Dirt and Water Smart: The IoT Landscape from Cities to Farms

Mike Helfrich, CEO, BlueForce Development
Shawana Johnson, CEO, Global Marketing Insight
Brett Norman, Co-Founder, AgSmart

12:15 - 1:00 Drones and Flying Things
Michael Murie Notes On Video
Paul Antico Anticipate Media
Kade Crockford ACLU Mass Tech for Liberty project



1:15 - 2:00 IoT As Seen Through the Eyes of a Silicon Vendor
Thomas Almholt (slides1) (slides2) (video), HW Application Manager for Low Power RF products at Texas Instruments

2:00 - 5:00 Creator Hut: Personal Manufacturing and Making it Wearable
Isis3D, Intel, & Modern Device

2:00 - 5:00 Breakout Groups Throughout afternoon

2:00 - 2:45 Using TI/Anaren/Emmoco Bluetooth Smart to control / monitor an embedded device from an iPhone.
Geof Cohler (slides) (video), Anaren

2:15 - 2:45 Introduction to the SmartAmerica Challenge
Geoff Mulligan and Sokwoo Rhee, Presidential Innovation Fellows

2:15 - 2:45 Opportunities and Challenges: Fighting Dragnet Government Surveillance in the Snowden Era
Kade Crockford, Director of the Technology for liberty program at the ACLU of Massachusetts

2:45 - 3:15 Why we need Standards
Bill Curtis, ARM

2:45 - 3:30 Using TI WiLink with BeagleBone for streaming / cloud connection.
Joe George (video), Texas Instruments

2:45 - 3:15 A Case for Wearable Technology; Using Personal Data to Hack a Healthier You
Paul Michaels, Lifehackr Guru

2:45 - 3:30 Commercialization and Business Models Associated with IoT
Shawana Johnson. CEO, Global Marketing Insight
Melinda Hale, Co-Founder, Loci-Controls

3:15 - 5:00 ARM SoC Competition

3:30 - 4:00 Security in IoT cannot be an afterthought!
Jeff Schiller - MIT, Jim Gettys (slides) (video)

4:00 - 4:45 The Building Blocks of IoT: Borderless Connectivity and Generic Computing Devices
Bob Frankston (video)

4:45 - 5:30 The Descent of Things
Sara Jarjoura and Kevin Holbrook (slides), Axeda

5:30 - Closing, Looking Forward & Raffle

6:00 -


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