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GGDOttawa presents Internet of Things (IoT) – October 7, 2015



The internet of everything is everywhere. It’s nigh on impossible to avoid mention of the hottest new wearable device or self-driving car in the media these days. But what is it, why should we care and what does it mean for businesses? Is it over-hyped, or the next big thing?

Did you know:

  • Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of almost 50 billion objects by 2020.
  • By 2019, the Enterprise IoT sector is estimated to account for nearly 40% or 9.1 billion devices.
  • The UK Government allocated £40,000,000 towards research into the Internet of Things in their 2015 budget.
  • The concept of a network of smart devices was discussed as early as 1982, with a modified Coke machine at Carnegie Mellon University becoming the first internet-connected appliance, able to report its inventory and whether newly loaded drinks were cold.

Understanding the market potential and where to place bets in the internet of everything is as unwieldy as the name suggests. There exists a multitude of communications protocols, nascent ecosystems and emerging service & business models creating a complex landscape for market entrants to penetrate. Companies, established and new, are lining up for a piece of the business and placing their bets. Who will emerge victorious?

In this talk Treena will discuss some of the technology, market and patent trends driving the internet of things.

Speaker Bio:

Treena headshotTreena Grevatt (@tgrevatt) is Director of Marketing, Intellectual Property Services at TechInsights (@techinsightsinc), an Ottawa-HQ’d global provider of technical analysis and patent portfolio services to the world’s leading technology firms.

She holds a Ph.D. in ultrafast laser spectroscopy and a BSc in physics with laser science from the University of Southampton and worked for seven years in high speed laser manufacturing at Nortel. Treena was formerly Product Manager at DISTIL Interactive, an award winning web-based learning games start-up. Prior to that she served as a Professor and Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Photonics at Niagara College, with responsibility for designing, delivering, and managing curriculum across an innovative technology program. She was co-founder and Chief Community Officer for Betidings, a social networking start-up for event discovery.

Treena is an avid user of Twitter; a keen cyclist & professional cycling fan; and outdoor enthusiast. A professional bike fitter in her spare time she is passionate about creating a comfortable experience for new riders.  Despite being a ‘recovering physicist’ she remains an advocate for public understanding of science / technology and observer of technology trends.

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Event details:

When: Wednesday October 7, 2015

Where: Fox and Feather Pub (283 Elgin St. – private room, second floor)

Time: Doors open 5:30 PM | Presentation (including food order) 6 PM

Cost: $10 (does not include meals or drinks)

CLICK HERE to register.