Monday, October 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

Connected Data Is More Valuable Than You Think: including ThingWorx

105B South Street
Hopkinton, MA

With Internet of Things (IoT) being the NBT (Next Big Thing), you’ve heard how it will change the world, grow to a multi-trillion dollar industry, and fuel the innovations of this and every future generation! With everything being connected, how is IoT monetizied, what are the valuable business models and what’s the impact?

In this session we’ll explore where the real value is: in the data. In that light, we’ll provide an IoT 101 primer and will look beyond the hype. Come hear interesting perspectives on IoT and a variety of industrial and consumer use cases, actively participate by posing questions and ideas, prompting discussions and some good networking.

  • We’ll address some of the pressing questions:
  • How are the vast data being used and by whom?
  • Is your company leveraging its data to its fullest potential?
  • Are there novel uses cases for this data?
  • Could new products (or even companies) be spawned from your data goldmine?

Our panelists will discuss their experiences with IoT applications, including current and potential ways to utilize IoT data. With:

  • Terry Anderton, founder and CEO of Wagz, a disruptive IOT company focused on the $60B Dog Market
  • Amos Epstein has brought several connected-data products to market in clean tech and telecom
  • Kuba Stolarski, IDC, Research Director, Computing Platforms
  • Joe Biron, SVP of IoT Technology, ThingWorx, a PTC Company



Terry Anderton is the founder and CEO of Wagz a disruptive IOT company focused on the $60B Dog Market.  Terry has a long history of building disruptive and forward-thinking technology companies. These companies share a common theme in they either create an entirely new category or disrupt large markets that lack innovation. Early in his career Terry was with Cabletron in the early 90’s and served in several sales and business development roles leading ultimately to VP Global sales and helping drive the company to inclusion in the S & P 500. Terry served in a similar role for McAfee prior to starting his own security software company NitroSecurity.

NitroSecurity invented technologies such as the first Intrusion Prevention Appliance and NitroView which was placed in Gartner magic quadrant for SEIM. NitroSecurity was acquired by McAfee in 2011. Terry went on to build a highly disruptive eLearning and content publishing platform Trunity a company he took public in 2012. Next Terry founded Gemr a social commerce platform connecting millions of collectors globally. Wagz leverages all of Terry’s experience and is his most ambitious project to date and aims to transform how people work, play and connect with their best furry dog friends.

Terry serves on the Board of an EQT company - Its’ Learning a $100M eLearning company with US HQ in Newton Mass as well as the NH Innovative Research Council.  Terry graduated with a BS in Business from Daniel Webster College.

Joe Biron has worked as a software engineer, architect, and technology leader for 20 years. He has worked in both startups as well as large Fortune 500 companies as a leader of technology strategy and implementation.?

Joe joined PTC with the acquisition of Axeda in August of 2014, where he served as Chief Architect and VP of Technology for 7 years.?

As part of the PTC Technology Platform Group, Joe oversees product strategy and technical architecture of the core ThingWorx IoT platform, analytics, connectivity, and next-generation experiences for IoT. Joe brings his years of IoT experience and understanding of the broader technology market to focus PTC’s activities towards breakthrough technology development and collaboration with the ecosystem through partners and industry consortiums.?

Amos Epstein has brought several connected-data products to market in clean tech and telecom. He held positions at Kwicr, Banyan Water, and EnerNOC.  He was the Co-founder and CTO at SwayMarkets. Mr. Epstein is currently the CEO of clean tech startup TankUtility, which he led to be selected as winner of the 2015 National Clean Tech Open amongst 200+ startups. Tank Utility has raised more than $2.2M in venture capital from Blue Fog Capital, Energy Foundry, Generac Power Systems, and the State of Massachusetts innovation grant money. Tank Utility is a graduate of StartupNext Boston.

Amos holds a BA, Computer Science and Psychology from Skidmore College.

Kuba Stolarski is a Research Director with IDC's Worldwide Computing Hardware and Platforms team, with a research focus on Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure and emerging technologies. In this role he identifies and analyzes market trends, vendor strategies, customer behavior, and emerging technologies affecting the server market worldwide.

In addition to his own research, Kuba manages the global research processes for the Server Tracker and co-manages the Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker. He also leads the global server forecasting process, and creates the U.S. server forecast each quarter. With 15 years of experience in quantitative research methods, survey design and analysis, his specialties include performing in-depth primary research, building detailed market models, and providing insights and thought leadership on evolving industry and market trends.

In previous roles at IDC, Kuba had responsibility for quarterly printer tracking, tracker product management and development, and global ICT and economic research. Prior to joining IDC, he worked for a local public policy think tank, leading research on fiscal responsibility and municipal services.

Kuba graduated from Yale University with a degree of Bachelor of Arts, and from Duke University with a degree of Master of Arts, both in Political Science specializing in International Relations.

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