TheInternet of Things(IoT) refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in anInternet-like structure.When trillions of things can be connected, which things should you connect?
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The Internet of Things is the subject of hype, and of vast projections: According to McKinsey Global Institute, the Internet of Things has the potential to create an economic impact of $2.7 trillion to $6.2 trillion annually by 2025. The Internet of Things is not a futuristic, aspirational technology trend. Its here today in the devices, sensors, cloud infrastructure, and data and business intelligence tools you are already using. The Internet of Things could be everythingsuch as billions of devices and sensorsfocus on what matters most to you.
First Panelist! Jeffrey Finkle, Investor +
Jeffrey Finkles present jobs are: VC, Angel, Advisor and Strategist (and this is just currently!) for:
Service Channel, Chairman
Arc Angel Fund, Co-Chair of the Evaluation Committee and Investor
PSCH, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Reitler Advisory Group, Director
Advisory Board Member
Cirrus Data Solutions, Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
Atlas ATS, Advisory Board Member
Lyric Financial, Advisory Board Member
Citelighter, Advisory Board Member
And he was one of the Founders of Citadel Health, just to name another --
Panelist #2: Michael Chou, VC
Michael Chou is Principal at Harmony Partners, an expansion stage venture capital firm with offices in New York and Silicon Valley. Select Harmony investments include Aveksa (acquired by EMC), Divide, Natera, PlaceIQ, and Smartling.Prior to joining Harmony Partners, Michael was a founding member of Revolution Growth in Washington DC alongside Steve Case (founder of AOL), Ted Leonsis (owner of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals), and Donn Davis (former CEO of Exclusive Resorts). Select Revolution investments includeRevolution Money (acquired by American Express),Zipcar (acquired by Avis), Bigcommerce,CustomInk,LivingSocial, LollyWollyDoodle, and Sweetgreen.Michael began his career as a technology mergers and acquisitions banker at Barclays and Perella Weinberg and also co-founded Social Pensieve, a data analytics software startup, and Smart District, a financial non-profit.
Panelist #3! Voltaire X, Entrepreneur
Voltaire X (formerly Davis), with a background in sociology and marketing, our Second Panelist, Mr. Voltaire Davis, is a youngAmerican social entrepreneur who has developed an app (Re-Up.me)that can measure peoples willpower towards pursuing life goals. Based on the idea, SACRIFICE=CHANGE, he plans to use the app in a way that can measure global sustainability based on the willpower to achieve endeavors. As aguest speaker at Oxford University, Voltaires app concept has been featured in MTV International Voices and selected to theAmsterdam School for Creative Leadership(THNK). He is currently on a14 country international speaking tourinspiring people to pursue their dreams. To hold his audiences accountable, Voltaire is challenging them to commit to a life goal if he runs 3,000Kms across Europe to Tangier, Morocco to Amsterdam.
More panelists- TBD
Disruptive Moderator:David Carlos, CTO of Myhomepage.com, Tech Geek and Entrepreneur
6:15 to 6:45: Networking, Pizza, Beer
6:45 to 8:15: Discussion with the five panelists
8:15 to 8:30: Q&A
8:30 to 10:30 Special Attendee Happy Hour at the Three Monkeys Pub including $6 well drinks and $5 select craft beers.
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