GRAND RAPIDS – The journey to a successful IoT strategy is not without its challenges, including only 15 percent of business leaders who believe their initial IoT projects were successful.

SpinDance invites you to buck that trend by joining the company for its 2nd annual IoT symposium on May 6, at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College in Grand Rapids.

At this event, you’ll hear about the latest trends in IoT, learn how to systematically build an IoT strategy, see case studies from a variety of industries, and network with others on various stages of the IoT journey. This one-day educational event will give executives, marketers, engineers and IoT professionals the framework and inspiration needed to achieve success in IoT.

Event Itinerary

8:00-9:00 am  Check-in, Continental Breakfast, Networking

9:00-10:00 am  Trends in IoT presented by Brian Tol, VP of Engineering, SpinDance

10:00-11:30 am  Breakout Sessions (Choice of Session – Descriptions Below)

11:30 am-12:30 pm  Lunch

12:30-1:30 pm  Customer Journey – Jason Mathew, Sr. Director, Global Connected Strategy, Whirlpool

1:30-2:30 pm   Customer Journey – David Baarman, Global Digital Services, IoT Connectivity, Amway

2:30-2:45 pm  Break

2:45-3:45 pm  Customer Journey – Joe Bennett, IT Manager/Software Architect, Flow-Rite

3:45-4:45 pm  Panel Discussion

5:00-7:00 pm  Beverages & Networking

Morning Breakout Sessions (Choice of One)

Preparing Your Organization for IoT: Getting Aligned for the Future

As IoT changes the product, it changes the business. For many organizations, IoT starts off as a single feature for a single product but quickly morphs into an entirely new set of engineering and operational challenges. These challenges are multiplied by the new business models IoT is able to unlock. This session looks at many of those challenges and provides practical advice to business leaders looking to execute an IoT transformation inside their firms.

Building An IoT Product Plan: A Blueprint for Success

Bringing IoT products to market can be challenging. IoT product managers are expected to understand physical products, digital services, big data analytics, security, and more. It can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. In this session, you’ll be introduced to SpinDance’s step-by-step process to define, communicate and execute a successful IoT project. You’ll walk away will the confidence to tackle any IoT project, and be armed with our IoT Project Canvas tool to help you lead your organization forward.

Engineering an IoT Product: A Guided Tour

IoT products marry physical devices with digital services, which introduces a wide array of new technologies to an engineering team. Adopting IoT requires changes to how products are developed, manufactured, and operated. This session will take a tour through these changes, diving into the technical details of making IoT work. In the end, participants will have a better understanding of the technical elements of a working IoT product, and how to move their engineering peers into a connected future.

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