What's it all about?

Internet of Things in the 613 (that's Ottawa)

The Internet of Things (IoT) melds together physical objects, virtual objects, living beings, user interfaces and analytics – all interconnected over an Internet based infrastructure. It has already started to drive unprecedented transformation in how we live our lives, create and share wealth, and participate in our social and physical environments.

IoT613 brings together many people from diverse areas including User experience, product design, service design, hardware and software engineering, policy makers, and more. All of these areas have a role to play in realizing IoT. True innovation in this space can only occur through multidisciplinary collaboration, and we want to showcase how it’s happening in Ottawa!

Whether you’re new to the IoT space or you’re a veteran, IoT613 provides many benefits. You will learn from the best in the industry, have an opportunity to network with other industry professionals, and find out who is working on what new advancements throughout the IoT space.

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Year in Review

In 2016 the IoT613 conference was  held at the Canadian Museum of Nature! In the midst of our natural history, you had the chance to hear speakers discuss the future. This new space allowed us to have a better separation between the speaker space and the networking/exhibit space, which allowed for better information sharing all around.

For our workshop day, we offered two half day technical workshop sessions featuring Akendi, Wind River, and IBM, plus a full day business of IoT workshop. The business workshop will feature experts from Invest Ottawa, Revision Military, Momentum Law, Welch LLP, Accurate Creative and Design 1st to help you prepare your IoT project for success with seminars ranging from evaluating your idea all the way through distribution and sales. This is a great opportunity for new entrepreneurs, small or medium sized business owners looking to grow, or anyone just looking for more insight into the business side of their organization to learn from a group of experts in their fields.

Alexa, where is the fun at IoT613? At the Amazon Alexa Networking Social! On September 29, from 5-8pm, IoT613, in partnership with Amazon Alexa, hosted an evening networking session featuring stand-up comedians Greg Schroder and Greg Houston, Deejay Eric spinning the tunes, plus food and a cash bar. Amazon There were a lot of ideas shared during the two-day conference, and what better way to network and chat about your experiences than doing it with like-minded folks over a beverage?

Finally, our outstanding speaker series will be divided into three sessions: Smart Community Through IoT, IoT Privacy & Security, and IoT Platforms. Each session will feature 3-4 expert speakers and will be highlighted by a 15-20 minute Q&A session, so the audience can get chance to interact with our panel. With David Schellenberg, our host for the day, and fascinating opening and closing keynotes, this an event not to be missed!



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