The Value Arch of IoT: Sensors, Data, Automation and Beyond

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What's the big deal about big data? What type of sensor data do products really need? Where does the data even go? How are these connected devices going to affect our homes and businesses? What are next industries being digitized?

This month we're bringing together founders who are using sensor data to change industry norms.

Our Panel

Nan Li, Obvious Ventures (Moderator)

Nan Li brings a mixed technology, investing and entrepreneurial background to Obvious Ventures. Prior to joining OV, Nan managed early stage tech investments for Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors. He has been a venture investor/advisor for the past 5 years and is excited to work with companies applying technology towards solving big problems.

Ben Chehebar, Co-Founder at Compology

Compology builds WasteOS: the only dynamic routing system built exclusively for the waste industry. We use rugged sensors and software to monitor the volume of waste in front-load and roll-off containers to more efficiently route collection trucks.

Andrew Redfern, CTO of Sutro

Sutro is a water testing and data analytics company. Our first product, the Sutro Pool, is a sensor-driven, connected, learning device to right-size your water chemistry. It automates testing - keeping you and your family safe, and saving you time and money. Sutro is A "drop-in" automatic water chemistry monitor that uses sensors to measure pH, chlorine levels, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), temperature (ambient air and water), and Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP).

Rob Chandhok, COO of Helium

Helium is the company that senses the world. Built as a complete platform for smart sensing, Helium’s end to end solution incorporates hardware based security, low power, low cost, wireless connectivity, ease of development, and much more. Solutions built with Helium integrate the physical world and the cloud to create real business solutions faster than with any other approach.

Jeff McAlvay, CEO of Tempo Automation

Tempo Automation aims to bring the speed and seamlessness of software development to electrical engineers. To this end, we're building a robotic factory that specializes in rapid, low-volume orders. Currently, if a customer sends us a design, we source bare boards and components, assemble, test, and deliver in three days, at two week prices.

Abhinav Khushraj, CEO of Petasense

Petasense continuous monitoring helps plants eliminate unplanned downtime by predicting machine failures before they occur.

Event Timeline:

6:30pm - Doors open
7:00pm - Event Starts / Panelist Intros
7:30pm - Panel Starts
8:00pm - Panel ends + Q&A
8:30pm - Wrap up