presented by: Creative Many Michigan & Michigan House

Why The Rustbelt? IoT in the Midwest

Mar 11, 2017 | 9:30pm – 10:30pm
Why The Rustbelt? IoT in the Midwest


Mike Morin

Seamless loT

Chris Thomas

Fontinalis Partners LLC

Matthew Johnson-Roberson

University of Michigan

To access this venue, please use the entrance on Trinity Street between E 7th and E 8th St.

Metcalfe's Law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2). For the Internet of Things, those users are the objects that surround us and are connected to the spaces we inhabit. IoT is not dependent solely on things, it's dependent on collaboration in high trust, low friction communities. Join the panelists as they discuss the ways in which the Midwest’s heritage and infrastructure presents a unique opportunity within this ever more connected world. Enter the world of self-driving cars and smart cities, and learn how the forgotten “Rustbelt” could be the key to it all.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate