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The B2B IoT Opportunity with Sigfox and Techstars

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While many people are familiar with IoT applications in the consumer space, IoT applications in the B2B (Business-to-Business) space promise to have an even larger economic impact.

This session has two key parts:

The first part addresses IoT opportunities within B2B space through a panel discussion moderated by Jenny Fielding of Techstars.

The second part features Sigfox which provides a key service for many IoT applications -- simple to integrate, energy-efficient, economical two-way transmission of small quantities of data over long distances. Sigfox is a world leading provider of dedicated connectivity for the Internet of Things. Sigfox' network complements existing high-bandwidth systems and is currently deployed or being rolled out in 18 countries with over 7 million devices in its network. For more information, see .

About Techstars IoT

Techstars IoT is partnering with PwC, GE, Bosch, SAP and Verizon to provide an unparalleled depth of experience to founders.

Techstars IoT, located in NYC at Barclays Rise, brings additional focus on the “Industrial Internet” and connecting the infrastructure of business and industry. We are active IoT investors and our accelerators’ IoT alumni include Revolv (acquired by Nest), Owlet, Astro and Sphere.

Techstars is looking for startups that are positioned to rewire the infrastructure of the future with specific emphasis on software and artificial intelligence, connected enterprise, smart cities and energy, advanced manufacturing, health and wearables, logistics and automotive, VR, AR, drones and robotics, agriculture, and the connected home.

We thank RISE and Techstars for hosting this event.

We thank Sigfox for sponsoring the food and drink for the evening.


6:00pm Networking, Food & Drink

6:30pm Welcome & Intro Mitchell Golner, IoT Central

6:40pm B2B IoT Panel Discussion

Jenny Fielding, Managing Director, TechStars, Moderator

Haytham Elhawary, Co-founder & CEO, Kinetic

Mike Kochanik, CRO,

Deepak Krishnamurthy, Chief Strategy Officer, SAP

Ajay Kulkarni, Co-founder & CEO, iobeam

7:30pm LPWAN & How it will Change Your Business

Allen Proithis, President, Sigfox NA

Francois Oudot, Sigfox

8:20pm Member Announcements

8:25pm Networking & Cocktail hour

9:30pm End-of-event

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