ABSTRACT: As the new connected device economy emerges, financial executives in healthcare, banking, industrial, manufacturing, energy, and consumer product companies are under increasing pressure to reduce expenses and create new revenue sources to remain competitive in the marketplace. With the Internet of Things, there are two kinds of companies: those that disrupt and those that will be disrupted. This talk explores ways that financial executives can lead their companies through transformational change to disrupt their industry by reducing costs, increasing operational efficiencies, and innovating new business models that connect better with customers, reduce business risks, and make it easier to comply with regulatory requirements.
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.