Ambient data, collected through sensor networks and mobile devices, is transforming our physical environment into a ubiquitous experience which is personalized, context-aware, and responsive to the presence of people and vice versa.
With Google’s recent acquisition of smart thermostat maker, Nest, for $3.2B dollars, and the integration of Apple’s CarPlay into the automotive industry, we will see the potential for new platforms to emerge as venture capital firms including Greylock, Highland Capital and Box group are investing nearly $468 million in automation startups. Companies from GE to Yahoo to Intel to Mobile Service Providers are seeking to be play a critical role in this business.
Cisco estimates 50 billion networked devices by 2020. This network of devices is expected to help individuals carry out their day-to-day activities seamlessly and with greater efficiency. As we enter the era of the smart environment, what will it take for startups including Electric Imp and Automatic to succeed in this new, dynamic environment where the abundance of data creates both tremendous opportunities and challenges? Join us on Tuesday, March 18th as we discover the possibilities and feature startups who are redesigning our everyday experiences.
Bill Ferrell, Founder, Weld Inc.
Hugo Fiennes, Co-Founder and CEO, Electric Imp
Thejo Kote, Co-Founder and CEO, Automatic
Savitha Srinivasan, Partner, IBM Venture Capital Group & Director, IBM Corporate Strategy
Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Ambient IQ: Intelligence Anywhere and Everywhere
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Knight Management Ctr – Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall
641 Knight Way
6:00pm — 7:00pm: Registration & Reception
7:00pm – 8:30pm: Event Program