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Internet of Things Business Innovation Series

IoT Business Innovation Symposium


Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 8:30 AM
MEV Innovation Centre
555 Industrial Drive, Milton, ON

Join industry leaders in IoT Business Innovation Technologies for a day of insights and success stories in support of IoT adoption in key growth sectors.

Learn about the adoption of IoT and the launch of Halton’s new IoT Foundry Incubator Program.

You can register for this event HERE


Event Speaker’s Bios and Session Description

Garth Reid

Senior Strategist, HP Canada Solutions Architecture

Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Your partner putting the IT in IOT

The rapid expansion of connected devices presents a unique opportunity to grow your business. The Internet of Things offers new ways to engage customers, develop new business models and greater insights at the intelligent edge. Now is the moment to capitalize on loT. HPE will share its strategy for the Internet of Things and you’ll find out more about the Universal IOT Platform, the Shift Left Strategy and Powering the Intelligent Edge.

Adarsha Datta

National Startup Lead for Microsoft Canada

Adarsha is the National Startup Lead & Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Canada. As an evangelist, he enables and supports developers, students and startups with Microsoft technologies and services.

He will be discussing opportunities with internet of things for startups focusing on the cloud, machine learning and AI technologies Microsoft has in market now.

Rex St.John

Inventor Platform Manager (Intel Modular Innovation Group)

Opportunities in IoT Innovation

Rex St. John leads collaborative efforts with IoT cloud providers, startups, carriers, and makers with the objective of building a thriving ecosystem based on Intel's New Technology Group Inventor Platforms. This includes (but is not limited to) the Intel® Edison and Intel® Curie™ technology and Arduino 101* (branded Genuino 101* outside the U.S.). He also supports the production of custom sensor kits and expansion boards from third-party ecosystem partners.

Kazim Agha

Partner, Ridout & Maybee

Kazim Agha is a patent agent at Ridout & Maybee LLP in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice focuses in the areas of technology and mechanical devices. It includes the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, providing patentability, validity, infringement and freedom to operate opinions.

IoT by nature presents several paths to create new ventures with partnerships. Starting with IP definitions and working with a Patent Agency Partner is an important first step in Open Innovation. Kazim will discuss issues pertaining to IoT value creation and management.

Bryan Busacco

Business Development Manager, Internet of Things

Building end to end IoT solutions via Partnerships

Arrow Intelligent Systems provides engineering, design, product development and GTM solutions. Bryan will present an IoT Innovation case study about startup HALO and how they partnered to success with Arrow and other technology vendors.