Hype, Hyperbole and the Hope of the Internet of Things

In this talk Surj Patel, co-founder of local Internet of Things (IoT) startup Smart Mocha, talks about the state of the "internet of things", focusing on cutting through some of the hype and hyperbole and looking at what opportunities the shift to everything being connected will enable.

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Also he'll cover in brief some of the enabling technologies and in which areas the initial uptake's will occur.

What is the Internet of Things?

We typically think of the Internet of consisting primarily of computing devices connected to the network. But already we're beginning to see the proliferation of everyday objects being tagged and connected to the Internet. The Internet of Things ranges from the Nest thermostat to RFID tags used in a store.

About Surj Patel

Surj PatelSurj Patel is a co-founder and CEO of Smart Mocha, a Portland-based startup focused on providing a simple out-of-the-box experience for sensor networks.

Surj Patel has more than 15 years of experience in the intersection of technology and media. Surj started his career in 1993 at the BBC, where he helped launch the original BBC web site. In later years, he formed an award-winning digital design agency in London, helped establish BBC Imagineering, studied at the MIT Media Laboratory in the Object-Based Media group, and became an Imagineer at the France Telecom/Orange advanced research lab in Cambridge, Mass.

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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 6:00pm


Urban Airship
1417 NW Everett St.
Portland, OR 97209
United States


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