ABSTRACT: The Internet of Things is on the verge of touching all aspects of our lives from the home to the office, factory, operating room, and battlefield. Although the future of IoT is yet to be written, its success will be found when technology is developed to solve problems instead of looking for problems. This talk focuses on the opportunities for local Minnesota durable goods companies to reinvent their product portfolios, reduce expenses, increase revenue, add product differentiation, reduce risk, make it easier to comply with regulatory requirements, and increase safety.
Mark Benson is Vice President of Engineering at SmartThings, a technology company based in Mountain View, CA and a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Mark is a regular speaker and writer on the intersection of technology, business, and society as it relates to product development, technology leadership, strategic planning and execution, intellectual property portfolio management, software architecture, information security, competitive positioning, and organizational behavior.