NYC Data Business Meetup #15

  • April 23, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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This month, we're going to be exploring the fascinating intersection between Big Data and the Internet of Things.

One of the reasons why volumes of data have been escalating prodigiously over the last few years has been the proliferation of sensors of all kinds (in cell phones, cars, industrial plants, etc.), providing a unique articulation between the online and physical worlds. The concept of an Internet of Things (and its cousin for the manufacturing world, the "Industrial Internet"), where objects, devices and machines are connected and operable through a network, is not a new concept, but it is now quickly accelerating.  In the Internet of Things, all objects become represented by data, and the intelligence is pushed above the level of the devices themselves, to the cloud where big data technologies help operate the devices with new levels of efficiency, factoring in not just the individual circumstances of that specific device but also those of connected devices as well as the external context affecting the network at any point in time.

We will start with a few spotlight presentations by three pre-funding startups in the space:

  • ForceField Labs: Connected device for home security and monitoring
  • Placemeter: Smart in-store sensors capturing customer data (part of the current Techstars NYC class)
  • Dash Labs: Connected car platform (also part of current Techstars NYC class)


We will then feature the following speakers:

  • Alex Hawkinson, CEO, SmartThings
  • Peter Semmelhack, CEO, Bug Labs and author of a new book, "Social Machines"
  • Jon Bruner, data journalist at O'Reilly and author of a new report on "The Industrial Internet"
  • Steve Schlafman of Lerer Ventures
  • Phin Barnes of First Round Capital

I'm excited to announce that Bloomberg has generously offered to continue hosting the event in their beautiful offices going forward.

 

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  • Matt K.

    Trying not to be spammy here, but this is directly relevant to this Meetup: MongoDB is often the database that powers applications in the #InternetOfThings, and 10gen is hosting a webinar on those use cases this Thursday: http://bit.ly/ZcOjZO. It's a great way to learn more.

    May 13, 2013

  • Gerry M.

    Excellent session. Good speakers, nice overview of the state of the market and the possibilities. Of course many of the foundation technologies here have been around a long time, but WiFi-enabled sensors and ubiquitous internet connectivity adds a major new dimension to the possibilities. I must say that it did trigger a nostalgic trip down memory lane of building a computer-controlled diesel engine fuel test facility for Shell way back in 1982 in which you could interactively (or via scripts) start/stop the big engine, ramp up the speed at a controlled rate, apply loads, and of capture all sorts of sensor data. Of course today, we'd use the iPhone as a console rather than a computer terminal. But other than that, it's pretty similar.

    April 24, 2013

  • Chaki N.

    awesome session -- if there are hardcore hackers/designers that wanna get together and bounce ideas together pls let me know -- i did sensor networks and place-based services before (eg chaki.com/glass).

    April 24, 2013

  • Siddharth S.

    Well organized and highly informative.

    April 24, 2013

  • Victor O.

    Informative and fun.

    April 24, 2013

  • Justin

    Great speakers, excellent event

    April 23, 2013

  • Buck C.

    Superbly structured and executed Meetup. Very informative and stimulating - and a shout out to Bloomberg for allowing us to use their facilities. Look forward to the next one.

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the best meetups around.

    April 23, 2013

  • Maria C.

    It was great. I especially enjoyed listening to ehat the veterans of "the internet of things" had to say. Always educational for me.

    April 23, 2013

  • Raphael

    Great discussion of the breadth of opportunities in the new measured world -- the opportunities are truly everywhere and with a focus on value-added services.

    April 23, 2013

  • paul m.

    Absolutely unbelievable, just great, open, informative speakers with great ideas.

    April 23, 2013

  • Brian O.

    Great presentations and panel discussion. Thanks for putting this on.

    April 23, 2013

  • Martin A.

    Very exciting!

    April 23, 2013

  • Teal W.

    Just wanted to say thank you for hosting a well-executed event. Was a pleasure to learn from new leaders in the Internet of Things space. Thank you.

    April 23, 2013

  • Shaq K.

    Rsvped on the first day and I've been waiting for 30 minutes because they're missing names from the system

    April 23, 2013

    • Shaq K.

      Great panel though. Turns out the delay was because the name on my MeetUp account is different from the name on my driver's license.

      April 23, 2013

  • Scott

    Won't be able to make it. Hopefully its not too late for someone to take my spot.

    April 23, 2013

  • Kelly S

    I was on waiting list but can't switch to yes earlier.. now it's too late to go. maybe next time

    April 23, 2013

  • Victor O.

    Wondering how to automatically connect databases to web and mobile apps? Let's talk during the networking hour.

    April 23, 2013

    • lew a.

      with or without a pre existing api?

      April 23, 2013

    • Victor O.

      Without pre-existing API, gets constructed on the fly. See my profile for link to SlashDB website. But let's chat too.

      April 23, 2013

  • Marie

    Work, work, work getting in the way of other fun and exciting things! Sorry, unable to make it thanks to Cornel West.

    April 23, 2013

  • Candida H.

    Just rec'd confirmation but made other plans earlier today.

    April 23, 2013

  • Ted O.

    Can't get out of work

    April 23, 2013

  • Justin

    Need to bring a guest.... Can I still?

    April 23, 2013

  • Ben S.

    Very sorry for the late cancellation -- hopefully somebody can put this to good use!

    April 23, 2013

  • Courtney B.

    Will be on a plane. Once again, can't make it. Sorry

    April 23, 2013

  • Geert D.

    Congrats, Matt & Shivon: Congrats, tonight's meetup is one of NYC most popular events today!

    April 23, 2013

  • disha

    Stuck late in NJ for work, won't be able to make it :(

    April 23, 2013

  • Phil Wolff 

    Shoot video, please!

    April 23, 2013

  • Yue Y.

    Cannot attend due to a last minute meeting. Hope you guys enjoy the event. Looking forward to the next one.

    April 23, 2013

  • Blake W.

    Had to head out of town for work. Hope someone can take my spot and enjoy!

    April 23, 2013

  • John S.

    So frustrating! I need to miss this event. Please free up my slot for someone else.

    April 23, 2013

  • Toni M.

    Stuck out of town. I know it will awesome.

    April 22, 2013

  • Francois M.

    I reluctantly abandon my seat !

    April 22, 2013

  • Noah G.

    Sadly have a conflict with another event that evening :( Hope it's a great discussion!

    April 22, 2013

  • Maria C.

    Very much looking forward to another great event.

    April 22, 2013

  • Chaki N.

    hi curious if arriving 6:30-ish be too late?

    April 22, 2013

  • Robert K.

    Apologies I can no longer join for this one - look forward to hearing the feedback.

    April 22, 2013

  • Sean H

    Matt,
    Thanks for this astounding meetup. I've been very interested in IoT. Great news about Bloomberg's generosity in hosting the event. Thanks for everything.
    Best & cheers,
    Sean

    April 22, 2013

  • Jean F.

    Invited by Guy Mounier

    April 19, 2013

  • Mikhail

    Awsome!!!

    April 18, 2013

  • Parag P.

    awesome meetup on Data.

    April 17, 2013

  • Yuvette

    Sorry, I can't make it after all. I was looking forward to this topic

    April 15, 2013

  • Geoff G

    yay

    April 12, 2013

  • Nitin k.

    see u all

    April 11, 2013

  • Dean L.

    Looking forward to it, as always.

    April 11, 2013

  • paul m.

    LOOK FROWARD TO THESE GREAT INFORMATIVE MEETING EVENTS

    April 11, 2013

  • Spondon D.

    Looking forward to this

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great !!! See you all.

    April 11, 2013

  • Tony B.

    Oops, out at an Oracle analyst conf, will have to miss this one. Ouch again!

    April 11, 2013

  • Vladimir D.

    Data scientist, founder of 3 companies. UX lover.

    April 11, 2013

  • Tony B.

    Not going to miss this one

    April 11, 2013

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