Opportunities for IoT abound across a wide range of industries, from aerospace and industrial applications to consumer wearables and connected homes. Across verticals, the IoT generates its own ecosystem of hardware, software and data challenges that require the worlds’ top minds to solve them.
Above many other cities, Boston has proved to be a hub of IoT innovation and development. Not only do we have a steady flow of talent from top schools such as MIT and Harvard, but Boston also attracts the world’s leading problem-solvers, data scientists and engineers from around the world. Additionally, you can find a number incubator programs ready to support technology startups of all flavors – especially those specializing in the IoT.
Because of this, it seems like at any point in time there is some sort of local event, panel, or hack-a-thon focused on the IoT in the city which is really exciting.
For example, earlier this week as part of BostInno’s State of Innovation Series, Xively’s GM Paddy Srinivasan, along with a panel of executives from Rest Devices and PTC, spoke to the crowd about Boston’s flourishing IoT ecosystem. Hot topics included new support requirements that connected products demand of IoT businesses, and who from the venture community is most active in IoT investment in Boston.
If you missed that event, have no fear – there are many others to attend in the coming weeks.
Later this month, the Mass Technology Leadership Council is having their Dev Ops in the IoT event where Paddy will once again be featured — moderating a panel of Boston-area technology leaders including executives from Zipcar, Digital Lumens, and Vecna.
Other upcoming events include the 5th Annual Boston Cleanweb Hackathon — a two-day technology competition to create user-friendly web and mobile applications designed to help consumers and businesses use energy and natural resources more efficiently. And of course, the MIT Connected Things Conference where you will hear keynotes by David Rose (Author of Enchanted Objects, MIT Media Lab Scientist and Founder Ditto Labs), and Katie Stebbins (Assistant Secretary of Tech, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Commonwealth of Massachusetts). Xively is also a key sponsor of the event.
Boston-based companies are taking the IoT industry by storm and Xively is excited to be a part of it. If the IoT is of special interest to you, come by these events, learn about the latest trends and innovation in the IoT and of course, don’t forget to track down the Xively team to get an update on the exciting things we’ve been up to.