Quick, what are you doing October 21 or 22 this year? If you’re in San Francisco and remotely interested in the internet of things, you should be at the Gigaom Structure Connect show taking place next month at the Mission Bay conference center.
John MacFarlane, the CEO of connected speaker company [company]Sonos[/company] will be having a conversation with Om Malik about the future of the company and its plans for the smart home, while [company]Jawbone[/company] CEO Hosain Rahman will be talking to me about why his company is opening up its apps to those who don’t even have a Jawbone device.
Both of the these executives are at the forefront of a huge shift in their businesses, and each will discuss how they view the challenges and opportunities that the internet of things will bring. Also in the consumer electronics sector, we’ll hear from Alex Hawkinson, the CEO of SmartThings, Lindon Tibbets the CEO of [company]IFTTT[/company] and Christopher Quatrochi, the head of the connected efforts at consumer giant [company]Whirlpool[/company].
If the consumer market isn’t your thing, the conference has plenty to offer with Paul Brody, the head of [company]IBM’s[/company] Mobile First initiative, speaking about future architectures for the internet of things or the heads of various smart city efforts discussing how they think about deploying technology to help their citizens. We also added Hugo Fiennes, the CEO of [company]Electric Imp[/company], and Joshua Corman, the CTO of [company]Sonatype[/company], to the lineup to talk about security for both industrial and consumer applications.
Also on the industrial side, we’ll have Maciej Kranz, VP of the Corporate Technology Group at [company]Cisco[/company], discussing deployment of connected technology around the world, and Dr. Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies and co-president of [company]Qualcomm[/company] CDMA Technologies, on how we’re going to bring our connected homes, cities and factories together. Michael Simon, the CEO of LogMeIn, will share how different companies are changing their business models after deploying connected sensors and systems.
No matter if you’re working on the internet of everything or the smart home, Structure Connect will help you understand both the technology and the business opportunities that connected sensors, people and devices have to offer. Make sure you’re registered to be there.