A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting

ACM Chicago Chapter: Business Meeting
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Internet of Things:
Everything You Wanted To Know But Didn't Know Who To Ask

Steven Loving
Steven Loving, Arrayent, Inc.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)
111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611
Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers) Campus map

Admission: Free, General Admission, open to the public

  • What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? History, background
  • Why is this important?
  • Challenges and problems in making IoT happen?
  • What are the potential dangers?
  • Several concrete examples of real life IoT.
  • Where IoT is not the answer to everything -  i.e. this is not the swiss army knife to all problems.
  • Where it is appropriate?
  • Who is working on different aspects of IoT today? (companies, researchers, standards)
  • Since this is still relatively new - what are the opportunities or gaps that folks can help address or contribute to? And where can one pitch in?
Steven Loving is currently a Director at Arrayent, Inc., since August 2013. Arrayent enables Internet connected products and Systems.

The Arrayent Connect Platform has been adopted, at scale and globally, by leading household brands including: Whirlpool Corporation, Pentair, Monster, Mattel, LiftMaster, Hunter Fan, First Alert, Chamberlain and others. These market leaders are developing connected systems and products that are transforming the relationships between their customers and the products they use. Steven is also very active in the local Chicago tech community, and is an Internet of Things (IoT) Chicago Leader.

Among many of his specialties: IoT, Business Development, Strategic Consulting, New Technology, Business Development, Solution Delivery, Intellectual Property Creation, Building and Enabling Highly Effective Teams, Internet of Things, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave, Start ups, Home Automation and Smart Metering.

While there will be light refreshments available, feel free to "brown bag" it and bring in food from the outside to eat during the social hour.

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