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Disruptive Technologists in NYC - Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. When trillions of things can be connected, which things should you connect?

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The Internet of Things is the subject of hype, and of vast projections: According to McKinsey Global Institute, the Internet of Things has the potential to create an economic impact of $2.7 trillion to $6.2 trillion annually by 2025. The Internet of Things is not a futuristic, aspirational technology trend. It’s here today in the devices, sensors, cloud infrastructure, and data and business intelligence tools you are already using. The Internet of Things could be everything–such as billions of devices and sensors–focus on what matters most to you.

Panelist #1: Jeffrey Finkle, Investor +

Jeffrey Finkle’s present jobs are: VC, Angel, Advisor and Strategist (and this is just currently!) for:

·  Service Channel, Chairman

·  Arc Angel Fund, Co-Chair of the Evaluation Committee and Investor

·  PSCH, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

·  Reitler Advisory Group, Director

·  Advisory Board Member

·  Cirrus Data Solutions, Advisory Board Member

·  Advisory Board Member

·  Atlas ATS, Advisory Board Member

·  Lyric Financial, Advisory Board Member

·  Citelighter, Advisory Board Member

And he was one of the Founders of Citadel Health, just to name another --


• Panelist #2: Michael Chou, VC

Michael Chou is Principal at Harmony Partners, an expansion stage venture capital firm with offices in New York and Silicon Valley. Select Harmony investments include Aveksa (acquired by EMC), Divide(acquired by Google), Natera, PlaceIQ, and Smartling. Prior to joining Harmony Partners, Michael was a founding member of Revolution Growth in Washington DC alongside Steve Case (founder of AOL), Ted Leonsis (owner of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals), and Donn Davis (former CEO of Exclusive Resorts). Select Revolution investments include Revolution Money (acquired by American Express), Zipcar (acquired by Avis), Bigcommerce, CustomInk, LivingSocial, LollyWollyDoodle, and Sweetgreen. Michael began his career as a technology mergers and acquisitions banker at Barclays and Perella Weinberg and also co-founded Social Pensieve, a data analytics software startup, and Smart District, a financial non-profit. 

Panelist #3! Voltaire X, Entrepreneur

Voltaire X, with a background in sociology and marketing, our Second Panelist, Mr. Voltaire Davis, is a young American social entrepreneur who has developed an app (Re-Up.me) that can measure people’s willpower towards pursuing life goals. Based on the idea, “SACRIFICE=CHANGE,” he plans to use the app in a way that can measure global sustainability based on the willpower to achieve endeavors. As a guest speaker at Oxford University, Voltaire’s app concept has been featured in MTV International Voices and selected to the Amsterdam School for Creative Leadership (THNK). He is currently on a 14 country international speaking tour inspiring people to pursue their dreams. To hold his audiences accountable, Voltaire is challenging them to commit to a life goal if he runs 3,000Km’s across Europe to Tangier, Morocco to Amsterdam.

Panelist #4: BRUNO LEUZZI, Defensive Coordinator

Bruno has been in the wireless industry since 1990, and brings to the table extensive experience with all aspects of wireless distribution and management. His knowledge of the industry and its operational realities play a large role in the identification and implementation of new business opportunities. Bruno specializes in driving strategies, initiatives, and processes that generate dynamic gains in financial performance and operational efficiencies. Bruno previously worked with Comcast Cellular in Finance and Operations, and was a public accountant with Laventhol & Horwath.

Panelist #5: Christopher Colucci,VP-IT

Christopher Colucci currently leads the Technology practice and CIO Advisory Services for Collaboration Catalyst, a management consulting firm that focuses on changing behaviors and enabling technology.  Chris works with small to large pharma companies drive collaboration effectiveness, creating a digital culture, and fully leveraging enterprise solutions.  Prior to consulting, Chris has held Senior Leadership positions at Novartis, Pfizer, and Dun & Bradstreet.  He has over 20 years experience in the Life Sciences industry and is very passionate about healthcare innovation, improving patient care, and driving digital technologies adoption.

More panelists- TBD

Disruptive Moderator: David Carlos, CTO of Myhomepage.com, Tech Geek and Entrepreneur

Agenda: 

6:15 to 6:45:  Networking, Pizza, Beer

6:45 to 8:15:  Discussion with the five panelists

8:15 to 8:30:  Q&A

8:30 to 10:30  Special Attendee Happy Hour at the Three Monkeys Pub including $6 well drinks and $5 select craft beers. 

Want to catch up on the last Disruptive Technologists in NYC Meetup? Check out: 

January 2014:

If you weren't able to make it to the Big Data: New Initiatives, Opinions, and Future event, Here is the full video: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUvXg_8K9HA&feature=youtu.be

www.disruptivetechnologists.com  

For more information email Lauren at [masked]


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  • Joly M.

    October 27, 2014

  • Michael Kaufman A.

    Great meetup, thanks to all involved. Looking forward to the next one.
    Here's the address to that story on Medium I mentioned: https://medium.com/whatsnext/wednesday-aug-20-2064-c24af88637f4

    2 · August 26, 2014

  • LAUREN K.

    Thanks for sending Chocho

    August 26, 2014

  • Chocho E.

    Great evening, thanks everyone. Here is the Clay Christensen's theory that provoked my thoughts about the disruptive innovations. If someone is interested, would love to discuss it next time.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpkoCZ4vBSI

    August 26, 2014

  • Sander R.

    Disruptively Awesome.

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • Sander R.

    Thanks to all for an intelligent, provocative, and engaging conversation with excellent moderation between the panelists and the audience.

    August 25, 2014

  • Barry S.

    Excellent event, great input and conversation. Thanks to all

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • odoncaoa

    Similarly, RSVPs closed; 82 going; 3 spots available; but I'm not able to interact. I'm coming in from Joisey, so if there are any last minute looks here before show time, please add me to the door list.

    August 25, 2014

  • Sue ( S.

    Hi Lauren:Thanks for the opportunity to present Happiest Minds Technologies this evening . Looking forward to it .

    August 25, 2014

  • Charles M.

    I look forward to meeting you all. Please connect with me via LinkedIn.
    Or email: [masked]
    Investments | Insurance

    August 25, 2014

  • Manoj K.

    Thanks Lauren - I attended this event earlier. It was great. Looking forward to meet Panelists and entrepreneurs.

    August 22, 2014

  • LAUREN K.

    Reminder: To secure your spot be sure to pay on PayPal link on the RSVP page -- the event space holds 55. Thanks! Lauren

    3 · August 5, 2014

  • Michael O.

    Excited to meet new people and cutting edge projects

    1 · July 10, 2014

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