IoT: What is it? Can you profit from "IT"?

This is a past event

31 people went

Location image of event venue



Our August event is going to be one you do not want to miss!
IoT or Internet of Things, is a subject floating around many IT shops and likely gets brought up company wide. Some organizations are having great success, some are failing miserably, and some do not even know where to start.

Join WTA on August 15th, where we learn about what it is, and hear from two local WI companies, as they tell us how they have used this great technology to create highly successful businesses.

Agenda: 2-5:30pm
Bob Fronberry from Patina solutions will be giving us an overview of IoT, as well as looking at some use cases and the future of it.

About Bob: Global technology leader experienced in leveraging advanced digital technologies across multiple industries and functions. Knowledgeable in predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, machine
learning, internet of things and their impact in driving improved profitability and operational excellence. Managed high performing Fortune 500 technology organizations for more than 30 yrs delivering
significant business value through several “technology revolutions”. Adept at separating the voodoo from the can-do. Focusing on the practical capabilities that can differentiate a business in a chaotic, fast-paced market.

After Bob speaks, hear success stories from local MKE companies including:

**Scanalytics - Joe Scanlin - A Wisconsin IoT Success Story**
-Scanalytics Overview and Lessons Learned from Launching an IoT Startup in Wisconsin
-Unique Challenges of Building an IoT Company That Makes “Things” as well as Software
-Opportunities for People to Create and/or Work in IoT Driven Companies
-Scanalytics’ Business Strategy and What’s Next!

**Caravela IoT, a division of Stack41 and The Probst Group - Ian Favill, President of Stack41 and Henry Probst, President of The Probst Group - The Mechanics of an American Industrial IoT Solution
-Industrial IoT and its American condition
-The story of IoT adoption in an industrial setting
-Practical thoughts on how to structure a successful IoT solution

Bio for Ian Favill
Ian is a co-founder, responsible for the sales, marketing and outside relationships side of Stack41 and Caravela IoT, the two halves of a 5 year-old Milwaukee startup company. Stack41 is a data center services company with private cage operations in Milwaukee and Minneapolis, and Caravela is a full-ecosystem industrial IoT company that is powered by the Stack41 private cloud.

Bio for Henry Probst
In 2008 Henry and his father, Tom founded The Probst Group, an industrial water and wastewater engineering and consulting firm that also specializes in temporary and long-term wastewater treatment plant contract operations around the US. Located in Brookfield, WI, the Probst Group largely works in the dairy and food and beverage manufacturing industries.