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Overcoming the Challenges within the IoT Industry | Tech Talk

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Join us and network with the Tech in Motion crowd of entrepreneurs, CTOs, CEOs, IT professionals and tech aficionados. Tech in Motion ( Ingenu ( present an evening exploring the future of connectivity and how new options of wireless are optimizing technology. Turning disruptive innovation into practical applications.

---- Program for the Evening----

6:30 – 7:00 Networking

6:45 - 7:00 Welcome Note by Tech in Motion

7:00 – 7:30 Ingenu ( presentation | The pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines. More information below.

7:30 – 8:00 Tech Talk | Fireside Chat

8:00 - 9:00 wrap up networking

---- Meet the Panelists----

Derrick Calderon | Vice President of Business Development | Ingenu

Derrick Calderon is a skilled business development executive with extensive experience in the wireless communications and IoT industries. He currently serves as Ingenu’s Vice President of Business Development, overseeing the company’s domestic sales organization for the Machine Network™ as well as private network deployments. Prior to joining Ingenu, Calderon served in various business development management roles at Raco Wireless, a provider of IoT/M2M wireless products and services, where he created and executed the strategy for the company’s Latin America region, which became the organization’s fastest growing division. He was also Business Development Manager for T-Mobile, a national mobile communications carrier. Calderon holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Utah Valley University.

Heather Brundage | Head of Business Development | Particle (

Heather Brundage is the Head of Business Development at Particle, a scalable, reliable, and secure Internet of Things device platform that enables businesses to quickly and easily build, connect, and manage their connected solutions. She joined Particle after working in the mobile app tool space, helping developers create cross platform apps with Apportable. Heather earned her bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering from MIT and started her career building underwater robots. She returned to MIT for her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and shifted to consumer product design, manufacture, and commercialization. She has shepherded numerous products to market and helps other companies do the same, including mentoring startups at TechStars, Highway 1, and Startup Next. She also organizes tours of manufacturing facilities, launches weather balloons, and builds cocktail robots. You can find her on Twitter @heatherbrundage.

Bruce Sinclair | Business Adviser | Publisher | President of Iot-Inc (

Bruce started in the business of IoT in 2008 as CEO of a networking company that sold a platform to Service Providers providing smart home services. His career began as a mathematician and then programmer who quickly found his way to business through marketing. He worked his way through product marketing and brand management to be VP of Marketing for a large Microsoft subsidiary. Since then Bruce has been CEO of companies in the visual computing and IT industries. Today Bruce consults with enterprises and IoT vendors on their IoT strategies. He also conducts workshops for senior managers and executives on how to build IoT businesses and product lines. Bruce is well known and connected in the industry through his IoT podcast, video series and monthly meetup in the Silicon Valley and is a featured author for publications such as Computerworld, Forbes, Network World and ZDNet. He speaks publicly about IoT around the world and was the opening keynote speaker of the industry’s largest event: Internet of Things World 2016.

Moderator Jessica Groopman, Independent IoT Analyst and Advisor at

Jessica Groopman is an independent analyst and IoT advisor specializing in consumer-side Internet of Things. Her research and analyst practice concentrates on the application of sensors and smart systems in B2C and B2B2C businesses, with an emphasis on use case design, automated service, blockchain, and privacy. Groopman is a regular speaker, moderator, and panelist at IoT industry events. She is also a frequent contributor to numerous 3rd party blogs and news/media outlets. Jessica is also a principal analyst with Tractica Research, contributing member of the International IoT Council, the IEEE’s Internet of Things Group, IoT Gurus, and FC Business Intelligence’s IoT Nexus Advisory Board. Jessica was also included in Onalytica’s list of the 100 Most Influential Thought Leaders in IoT. Jessica has served as research director and principal analyst with Harbor Research, Altimeter Group, and Focus Research, and has extensive experience advising clients on developing research-informed customer-facing strategies in the face of technological disruption. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she works with both research firms as a contract analyst and supports clients across Retail, Smart Home, Wearable, and Tech verticals. Learn more about Jess by visiting her at ( and find her on Twitter @jessgroopman.

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---- More information about our featured sponsor: Ingenu (

Ingenu™ is the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines. The company is building the first wireless Machine Network™, the world’s largest IoT network dedicated to LPWA (low-power, wide-area) connectivity for machines only. Operating on universal spectrum, Ingenu’s RPMA® technology ( is a proven standard for connecting Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices around the world, with 38 private networks deployed over seven years. The Machine Network will have further reach, global range and longer lasting battery life than any existing network. It is also future-proof: enabling technology solution providers to maximize their product’s efficiency and longevity, with unparalleled control and visibility. Ingenu is led by a highly experienced team and backed by one of the strongest boards in the industry, including veterans from Verizon and Qualcomm.

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