IoT•PORTFOLIO’s Guide to #IoT at #LiveWorx
Headed to #Liveworx? Here’s our top picks for getting the most out of your week in Boston

This year’s #Liveworx is a mix of industrial technology and IoT making for a highly customizable experience.

For those working in the IoT, we’ve picked a few sessions we believe are not to be missed.

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You can’t build an end-to-end IoT platform for your business without thinking hard about security. At 11:30 Madjid Nakhjiri, senior director of security architecture at The Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, and author of the book “AAA and security for Mobile Networks”, will discuss the core elements of a successful a secure platform and get into the technical details around encryption, cloud, and APIs for devices.

It’s worth staying late for the first day of #LiveWorx to hear Erik Brynjolfsson, the director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, professor at MIT Sloan School, and research associate at NBER. His research explores the impact of IT on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets. At #LiveWorx, he’s talking about how machines learning to do more tasks without explicit instructions will create a new multi-billion dollar industry and forever change how we manage, our policy choices and our values.


The rise of the IoT is driving more collaboration between large corporations and startups who are, in many cases, driving serious innovation for the space. In this morning breakout session, called The State of Startup-Corporate Collaboration, Sandy Kreis from The John Hancock Lab of Forward Thinking and Dina Samra from MassChallenge, a startup accelerator, will share key learnings from both the corporate and startup perspective about how both sides can collaborate more effectively.  

In the second, LiveTalx session, Accenture’s Eric Schaeffer chats with Vodafone’s Ivo Rook about the business impact of the IoT on the industrial sphere and how it’s enabling digital transformation in every vertical.


Besides ending your #LiveWorx experience with the keynote from Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, check out the Transforming Your Business Model with the IoT session.

At it Dennis Eidem from EAC Product Development Solutions will talk about the strategic and tactical choices organizations need to make when entering the world of connected product design and smart connected manufacturing and why you need to be piloting and IoT development initiative right now.