The IoT Food Chain – Picking the Right Dining Partner is Important

The IoT Food Chain – Picking the Right Dining Partner is Important

Thursday, November 5, 2015

In our fourteenth Meetup we have Dean Freeman, Research VP at Gartner presenting “The IoT Food Chain – Picking the Right Dining Partner is Important”. Come meet other business leaders in the IoT ecosystem and discuss the business issues you face in the Internet of Things.

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6:00: Doors open. Eat, drink and meet fellow members
6:30: Opening remarks and room introductions
6:45: Presentation 
7:15: Questions and answers
7:30: Networking
8:00: Doors close

Presentation Abstract

The Internet of Things means many different things to different people. What is key about the IoT is there is a distinct food chain that runs from the silicon devices to the services and then back. The level of success you will have in the IoT is heavily dependent upon where you fit in the food chain, and if you have the capability to move up the chain or across the chain into different verticals. In this presentation we will explore the food chain, what is important and what steps need to be taken to succeed in the world of the IoT.

Dean’s Bio

Dean Freeman is a Research VP in Gartner Research, where he is part of the Semiconductor Internet of Things Center of Excellence. He is responsible for tracking intelligent lighting and how it interacts with smart cities, buildings and homes. He also looks at how the building management systems interact and create a smart building. He also tracks flexible electronics and semiconductors as they pertain to the Internet of Things. Dean has more than 27 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, having worked with Texas Instruments, Lam Research, FSI International and Watkins-Johnson’s Semiconductor Equipment Group.