ABSTRACT: The Internet of Things trend is forcing organizations out of their comfort zones to rapidly innovate new technology and business offerings in order to remain competitive on the global stage. However, to succeed at monetizing in new technology spaces, organizations must overcome internal barriers to change such as technology debt, rigid business models, outdated user experiences, incumbent processes, skill gaps, and in many cases (sadly), a lack of strategic vision. This session uses interactive group discussion, frameworks, lessons learned, best practices, metrics, and business model case studies to help participants address these challenges at their organization.
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.