Detailed Agenda

 

Detailed Agenda: Thursday, June 23rd
8:00 a.m. Arrival / Breakfast / Networking

C Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA

8:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions
9:00 a.m. Market Overview: Frank Gillett, Forrester Research
9:30 a.m. How We’ll Interact with Connected Products: Looking Toward the Future
Valentin Huen, MIT Media Lab
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Strategy Sessions: Small group discussions with a sounding board of industry experts about your specific strategy.
(No competitive companies will in the same breakout group)
12:00 p.m. Second round of strategy sessions over lunch
1:15 p.m. Dan Ostrower, Altitude & David Rose, Ditto Labs: Making Meaningful Things: How to do it, with an examination of actual connected products on the market today.
(There will be two prizes for the most actively-involved participant —  connected devices, of course.)
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. What’s Happening Today + What You’re Planning: We’ll conclude with a discussion of what’s happening in the market today, including business models, distribution, marketing strategy, and support issues — and how that ties in to your plans
Ben Einstein, Managing Partner, Bolt
3:30 p.m. Wrap-up session: Learnings from today, next steps
3:45 p.m. Walk to Bolt (110 Chauncy Street, Boston), early stage hardware venture firm and prototyping shop
4:00 p.m. Brief presentations from connected device startups, Q&A, drinks, networking. Startups demoing will include Kuvée, Concrete Sensors, Meural, BeOn Home, Wallflower, Tank Utility, and Sense.