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Tech in Focus: Internet of Things (IoT)

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Imagine saving money on our electricity bill because your household appliances will adjust based on dynamic price signals. Imagine never missing an oil change because your car will signal to your mechanic that it’s time for a tune-up. Imagine never running out of milk because sensors in your refrigerator will automatically populate your grocery list. These physical objects collecting and exchanging data through embedded software are just a few examples of the Internet of Things (IoT).

What is the potential of the IoT to transform the way we live? Experts say the IoT will have more impact than the Industrial Revolution. How much of this is real vs. hype?

Our panel of IoT experts will share the latest trends and developments in the Internet of Things.


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Shushi Gaur, Director of Business Development for IOT Tech Systems, a technology consulting company focused on IOT solutions. From silicon level design to building a mobile application that guides your next business decision, the company offers to bring together all the elements required for a seamless “Internet Of Things” solution.

Shushi has an Engineering Degree in Electronics and an MBA, along with 15+ years of Business Development and Account Management experience working with technology companies both in New Delhi – and Seattle, including Harman, Chinasoft and Aspect Software.



Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 10.10.52 AMJohn Suk is Director of Strategic Technology Energy Management at Current, Powered by General Electric. He leads of team that is focused on advancing distributed energy by leveraging software, cloud and IoT with advanced data and analytics by digitalizing the industrial sector that will benefit all customers by redefining energy technologies. He is the Vice Chair of WTIA’s Board of Directors. He has over 20 years of experience in wireless and technology based applications supporting disciplines such as: IoT, M2M, Virtual Private Network and Cloud Services in support of industries such as Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare and Industrial. He has served in leadership roles at OmniM2M, Microsoft, Verizon, and Vodafone.




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Terry Dell is an Innovation Specialist at Verizon Wireless. He focuses on connecting what’s possible with what’s needed in IoT. Terry works with startup and enterprise leaders to identify innovative solutions. He utilizes a blend of technical and business acumen to make powerful presentations on the current trends and future pathways of wireless technology. Prior to joining Verizon, Terry spent 16 years in wireless and consumer electronics, managing big box and specialty stores throughout the Western United States. Terry is currently an advisory board member at the University of Washington Foster School of Business CBDC.



IoT, University of Washington, Wibotic, Jeeva Wireless, WTIA, tech, WashingtonJoshua R. Smith is an Associate Professor in the departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he leads the Sensor Systems research group. His research focuses on wireless power and energy efficient communication for the Internet of Things (IoT) and related domains. He has co-founded two companies: Wibotic Inc., which develops wireless charging systems for robots, and Jeeva Wireless Inc., which provides ultra-low power communication for IoT devices.




Lisa Jackson is an Executive Strategy Director in the frog Seattle studio. She has extensive experience in business design and product development. Her initial six years of management consulting focused on go-to-market planning, business case development, brand management, and retail merchandising. Prior to joining frog, Lisa worked in consumer electronic innovation at HP and Philips. In both roles she worked to ensure product design and strategic roadmaps reflected consumer insights. During her eight years at frog, Lisa has worked to provide strategic and design research insights to clients facing consumer experience challenges in retail, consumer electronics, and mobile telco. She has led strategy efforts for clients at LG, Shell, Honeywell, Best Buy, UBS, HP, and Telstra, including work on there internet of things (IoT).

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March 15
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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