This meetup will focus on how connected devices from our smartphones to our cars and even medical devices are transforming the way we live and work. Whether it’s for personal devices, a social network, a humanitarian effort or for business resource optimization, a key characteristic of the Internet of Things is its massive scale and self-organizing nature. As sensor prices drop and cloud makes sharing data across the Internet increasing easy, smart devices are getting woven into the fabric of our daily lives and enabling global connectedness and the opportunity for new technologies to make everyone's lives better. The Internet of Things is connecting us all, so we should connect in person to discuss where this is all headed. All entrepreneurs, developers, data professionals, technologists, scientists, the DIY community, Web community managers and anyone else who is excited about the Internet of Things should join us for this session. Add to your official SXSW Schedule.
Photo Credit: JD Hancock
Speakers/Meetup Host: Kat Mandelstein
Customer Impact, Social Business PwC Advisory
Kat Mandelstein recently joined PwC Advisory through the integration of Ant's Eye View as the Director of Social Business. She also serves on the International Board of Directors for Social Media Club and served as the President of the local Austin Chapter. Previously Kat was an executive in IBM Software Group and led a number demand program, digital marketing and development teams over the years. Kat has been a regular contributor to the Austinot, BtoB Magazine’s BtoBlog and The Beancast. Kat managed one of the earliest successful retail Web sites, www.jcpenney.com. Kat holds a B.S. in Advertising with Minor in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and a Global Leadership MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.You can find her on Twitter: @katmandelstein @SMCAustin @SocialMediaClub