Past Meetup

Internet of Things (IoT): Robotics and IoT Convergence

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Moderator - Darin Andersen: CEO CyberTECH and CyberUnited @darinandersen

Discussions will be lead by:

Jeff Debrosse: Director, Security Research, Websense, Inc. @jdebros

He brings more than 20 years’ security experience to Websense. He previously acted as technical product manager for Ntrepid Corporation where he contributed to the design and development of Internet operations solutions for the intelligence community. He also held the leadership roles of senior security evangelist and senior director of research at ESET.

Kaveh Akbari Hamed, PhD: Assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering ( at San Diego State University ( @kakbarihamed

Before joining San Diego State University, he was a postdoctoral research fellow working with Prof. Jessy W. Grizzle ( at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ( of the University of Michigan ( from 2012 to 2014. His research interests span control theory, robotics, legged locomotion, hybrid dynamical systems and optimization.

Ping Wang: Director at Techstars @TS_Robotics @techstars

Techstars is the the largest technology incubator/accelerator in the world, and Ping helps with technical evolution, business development, recruiting, analysis, solutions finding, and more. Prior to Techstars he coworking center - Ansir Innovation

Bob Jannarone: CEO of Brainlike, Inc.

Brainlike is a technology company that delivers smart sensing solutions for real-time monitoring applications. Bob serves on the San Diego Chapters of the National Defense Industrial Association (Legislative Committee) and the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association. Bob has also advised San Diego university professors through the Center for Commercialization of Advanced technology.

Dr. Jason Oberg: Co-Founder & CEO of Tortuga Logic @TortugaLogicInc

Tortuga Logic as a hardware security company focused on providing solutions to help hardware designers find security problems in their designs. Dr. Oberg received his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UC San Diego.

Parking: Please park in the office garage or on the street.

Food: The Kebab Shop will be catering (vegetarian options available)


We are moving toward a world of connected devices at an aggressive pace. Commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), it is the use of data by business, systems and people to make informed decisions in real time. LTE estimated 2B devices alone by year's end 2017. We are expected to reach 4% of connections by 2015 and 10% by the end of 2018. As we move steadily closer to connecting every person and device in the world, our economic future will depend even more on maintaining a unified global Internet.

As a result, the billions of interconnected intelligent devices will generate insurmountable amounts of data that will need to be secured. This reality will require companies of all shapes and sizes to work collaboratively to ensure efficiency and security.

We strongly believe this is a very important topic that will continue to grow and affect each industry through what we are calling convergence. Join us at the IoT Meetup to continue the discussion.