This Monday, the IoTC kicked off a big week of activities in Boston with our quarterly members meeting. The meeting was graciously hosted by Liberty Mutual at their headquarters, where our hosts were joined by IoTC members traveling from all parts including Tel Aviv, Toronto, Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and more. With a theme of "Educate. Partner. Inspire.," the afternoon featured knowledge sharing of best-in-class IoT ideas and solutions, thought provoking presentations, and plenty of engaging discussions.
CEO & President Greg Kahn outlined IoTC's plans for 2017 and also led a discussion on some of the emerging trends and predictions around IoT for the new year. Chris Rezendes, Founder of IoT Impact Labs and advisor to the IoTC, presented the inspiring work of his organization to "instrument the physical world," deploying early stage IoT technology for small businesses, cities, and more. Kwik is one of our newest members and its Founder & CEO, Ofer Klein, discussed how their "Press to Order" button product is uniquely facilitating connected commerce and how its technology empowers brands to sell direct to consumers. Leor Grebler, CEO of fellow IoTC member UCIC, walked us through the recent history and the future of ambient voice technology, an especially hot IoT topic du jour popularized by devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home. Bringing us to close was Chad Lovell, Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships at Liberty Mutual, who delivered an exclusive inside look at their strategic approach to developing innovative insurance products for smart homes, next-gen vehicles, and the sharing economy.
The lively discussions, networking, and bonding carried on well after the meeting as everyone convened for the IoTC Happy Hour. Capped off with a few rounds of drinks and bites, Monday could not have been a more amazing start to #IoTCinBoston week.