IoT and the Future of Connectivity

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Join us at Two Sigma Ventures on Thursday, 3/28 to learn about the networks of the future.

Run of Show:
6:30pm - Doors open
6:50pm - Ben Forgan, Founder of Magic presents Magic
7:05pm - Ryan John King, Co-Founder of FOAM presents FOAM
7:20pm - Fireside chat with Ben and Ryan
7:50pm - Q&A
8:05pm - Open time for networking
8:30pm - Doors close

Your Speakers:

Ben Forgan, Founder of Magic
Ben is focused on creating a world with ubiquitous, secure, and private connectivity for both people and machines. Prior to Magic, Ben started and ran Foodpanda, an online food delivery business, in Singapore; helped build Groupon Goods as Head of Sales Operations; and designed threat risk models for the Department of Homeland Security while at Digital Sandbox.

He also currently serves as CEO of Hologram: a cellular provider for the Internet of Things that he founded in late 2013. Twitter: @bforgan

Ryan John King, Co-Founder and CEO of FOAM
Ryan John King is the co-founder and CEO of FOAM, a spatial protocol for the Ethereum blockchain that provides secure Proof of Location services for users and autonomous agents. Previously, Ryan led a speculative Architecture studio focused on the intersection of decentralized finance and design. He has lectured and exhibited world wide at institutions such as the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Guggenheim Museum and the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Ryan has a background and education in Economics and is a published author and scholar on cities, politics, networks and markets. Twitter: @frothcity

Company Bios:

Magic is a decentralized internet service provider from the future.

Wireless internet networks fill the air around us but are mostly inaccessible. Magic combines all these individual networks into a shared secure decentralized supernetwork.

Once connected you are always connected, jumping from one secure wireless network to the next. Magic always picks the most performant network in accordance with your specifications.

Those sharing their wireless network as part of the supernetwork are rewarded for providing coverage and each time data is passed over the network.

FOAM is building crowdsourced maps and location services that can be trusted for every application.

Technology is evolving, and mapping needs to keep up with the pace of change. FOAM leverages the power of the Ethereum blockchain toprovide communityverification for crowdsourced places. The FOAM proof of location protocol is an alternative to GPS with inbuilt security features that make it harder to manipulate or take offline.

Maps and location services solve real life problems when they’re in the hands of the people who use them everyday. FOAM puts the community first, rewarding everyone for the value they create.