Day 1: Workshops

IoT Development Workshop

The half-day Developing for IoT workshop is a showcase of design expertise from Akendi, IoT technology from Wind River, an Intel Company, and cloud platform development from IBM. Leveraging the capabilities of Intel Commercial IoT development kits, Helix software, and IBM Bluemix, we will use the workshop to guide the participants to design and build an edge-to-cloud IoT solution.

From sensors, to gateways, to the cloud, and to app design the technical workshop will be a demonstration of the necessary technology to develop a complete IoT product.

As part of the workshop, Akendi, Wind River, and IBM will be kicking off an IoT design competition for students. Students who attend the workshop will have a chance to further develop their designs in a 10-week competition. There are a range of prizes up for grabs and semi finalists will all get 10 weeks of mentorship from Wind River, Akendi, and IBM.

Each half day session (morning and afternoon) will be led by Dominira Saul of Akendi, Emeka Nwafor of Wind River, and Anton McConville of IBM.




Business of IoT Workshop

Prepare your IoT project for success with local business experts as they provide you with the tools to take your idea to market. By exploring the business side of IoT you will learn best practices throughout the complete product lifecycle.

This comprehensive, interactive workshop will help give your idea the chance it deserves. The day will be divided into the following seminars:

  • Is your idea feasible? with Paula Hopkins, Business Advisor at Invest Ottawa
  • Funding Basics from Boots to Wings with Steve Carkner, Head of Innovation at Revision Military
  • Legal and privacy considerations with Megan CornellFounder, CEO & Lawyer at Momentum Law
  • High Growth Considerations: Finance & Tax with Matt Blostein, Manager, Technology Sector Accounts at Welch LLP
  • Concept to Production with Ian Kayser, VP Operations/Sales at Design 1st
  • Key Messages and Brand Development with Robert Decher and Doug Jackson of Accurate Creative


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