Technology State House Day 2015: The Internet of Things in Massachusetts
Tuesday, May 12
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Hall of Flags, Massachusetts State House, Boston
The Tech Hub Caucus, co-chaired by Senator Spilka and Representative Ferrante, will host the 3rd Technology State House Day on the subject of “Internet of Things in Massachusetts”. Meet leaders from the local tech and startup community and learn about Massachusetts-based companies leading the Internet of Things (IoT) technology revolution.
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to technology that enables devices and applications (“things”) to communicate seamlessly with one another to become part of a connected whole that transfers data through the cloud and transforms it into useful information for people, business and institutions. Examples of IoT in Massachusetts are biometric wearables for healthcare, smart traffic lights for cities, and connected thermostats for energy.
The event will feature live technology demonstrations running throughout from local tech firms and home-grown startups showcasing innovative IoT technologies and devices changing the way we live and work. During the second half of the event, “Table Talk”breakouts will be led by tech companies and key legislators to focus on specific IoT applications relevant in MA today.
10:00 am Technology Demos Begin
10:30 am Welcoming remarks by Tech Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Spilka & Representative Ferrante
10:45 am Keynote “Internet of Things 101” Chris Rezendes, Founder & Partner, Inex Advisors
Remarks from Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
11:45 am Concurrent Table Talks
Government Solutions: How IoT is introducing cost savings, efficiency, and data to policymakers, state and local government.
Connected Healthcare: How wearable devices and other IoT technologies are changing healthcare delivery, managing chronic diseases, and addressing rising costs in medicine.
12:25 pm Concurrent Table Talks
Smarter Energy: How IoT technology is improving energy delivery and efficiency while reducing costs and risks through smarter, greener and sustainable infrastructure.
Transportation: How powerful IoT solutions can transform transportation delivery and management at the state and local level.
1:00 pm Closing Remarks
State of Energy in the Commonwealth
Tuesday, May 12
MA State House, Gardner Auditorium, Boston
On May 12th, the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy will host its second educational hearing on energy issues in Massachusetts. Invited speakers include members from the solar industry, environmental groups, others. An agenda for the event can be found at solarisworking.org, the website for Mass Solar.