Sharing some photos from our June 2016 Connected Products Strategy Off-Site — thanks to everyone who participated. Thanks to our friends at Altitude for their support, and to C Space and Bolt for hosting us.
Next up is the Teach In, October 26th and 27th in Boston. We hope to see you there for more learning, networking, and fun!
Dan Ostrower, CEO of Altitude, discusses 10 rules for designing successful connected products.
Ben Kehoe of iRobot, Calvin Smith of EMC Corp., and Blandine Antoine of iRobot at C Space’s “Fenway Park”-themed meeting space.
David Rose of Ditto Labs talks with executives from VF Corp. SharkNinja, and Mattel during one of the morning strategy sessions.
Pritesh Gandhi of Ambient Devices in a strategy session.
Phil Leung of Altitude with Todd Longin of Converse and Tom Burchard of Altitude.
Blandine Antoine of iRobot with Chris Rezendes of INEX IoT Impact Labs, in a strategy session.
David Braverman of Stanley Black & Decker shares an observation.
Frank Gillett, a Forrester Research analyst covering IoT, was one of the featured speakers.
Innovation Leader editor Scott Kirsner moderating a session.
Sridhar Iyengar, Co-Founder of Elemental Machines and Misfit Wearables, with Phil Leung of Altitude.
Vince Tripodi of the Associated Press with Johanna Stein of Mattel.
Calvin Smith of EMC makes a point.
In the afternoon, the group walked to Bolt, a seed fund and makerspace for hardware startups, to meet with entrepreneurs working on connected products.
Victor Jablokov of Wallflower, making a “safe stove” device.
Adam Schouela of Fidelity Labs.
Vijay Manwani demonstrating the smart wine bottle system from Kuvée.
Alexei Erchak discusses a security-enhancing lightbulb from BeOn Home.
John Trotter of Bose and Scott Cohen of Innovation Leader.
Amos Epstein of Tank Utility, making devices and software to monitor residential oil and fuel tanks.
Vladimir Vukicevic next to one of Meural’s displays for digital artwork.
Brendan Dowdall talks about Concrete Sensors, being deployed in the construction industry to monitor drying and curing of concrete.
Bolt founder Ben Einstein leads a tour of the machine shop.
Ben Einstein of Bolt.
Innovation Leader team members, from left: Scott Cohen, Scott Harvey, Scott Kirsner, and Frank Hertz.
Photos by Kara Swenson.