Sat, Mar 09


Pour Choices

All of the Things: How IoT is shaping the future of cities

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Time & Location

Mar 09, 2019, 12:30 PM

Pour Choices, 401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Session Description

The Internet of Things has been part of manufacturing, healthcare and other non-consumer industries for many years, but the spotlight on IoT really began when the Nest thermostat became popular. We want to highlight how IoT is changing how these industries can and have been doing business, as well as, the differences in implementing and creating these solutions from Consumer implementations. Join us as we learn from those in the field around enablement, connectivity, implementation, and how these applications are applied.


Don Coleman, Chariot Solutions

Don Coleman is a Software Developer who enjoys hacking with phones, Arduino, and other hardware. He works as the CIO of Chariot Solutions, and is an adjunct professor at New York University. Don is the co-author of Make: Bluetooth: Bluetooth LE Projects with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Smartphones & Beginning NFC: Near Field Communication with Arduino, Android, and PhoneGap.

Adam Covati, Bandwith Inc.

Adam leads the research arm of Bandwidth's technical team, investigating new technologies and ventures within the world of voice, messaging, and 9-1-1 service - including artificial reality conferencing, private cellular networks, and IoT connectivity. Bandwidth's communication services power home IoT offerings from Internet Giants, major security providers, and personal assistant devices. Adam has seen first-hand how home automation is transforming communications, changing consumer expectations, and pushing boundaries in technology and governmental policy. Adam has over 20 years of experience building, managing, and selling SaaS solutions for the enterprise. One of his past endeavors was a stint as Founder and CEO of Argyle Social, a social media management service which was later sold to Teradata. Adam is a passionate creator and when he’s not at his day job, he likes to keep busy by working with other startup junkies incubating ideas, dabbles in woodworking, and setting up too many raspberry pi's. He also manages to have time left over to get outdoors with his wife and two little girls.

Maia Ottenstein, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Maia Ottenstein is a multifaceted designer, passionate about design for positive social impact and dedicated to creating user-centered solutions. As the Digital Experience Design Lead for UX Research on The DICE Group at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Maia works to create innovative solutions for patients and healthcare organizations. Originally trained in product design, Maia values the need to consider the full life cycle of a project from the both the context of the end user and the producer.

Tom Snyder, RIoT

Tom Snyder is the Executive Director of RIoT, supporting Internet of Things and disruptive technology industry growth. By day he runs RIoT Labs at HQ Raleigh. In his spare time, Tom co-instructs Product Innovation Lab, a Forbes Award winning multidisciplinary course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NC State. He’s passionate about creating and fostering collaborations across disciplines, markets and cultures. He enjoys the outdoors, woodworking, board games, big crowds, craft beer and ideas that are just crazy enough to work.

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