NYC’s First Internet of Things Fair
Almost 500 people attended NYC’s first Internet of Things Fair last Monday at Digital Sandbox! Organized by IoT Central, the fair showcased 23 companies ranging from pre-seed startups to Fortune 100 corporations, representing the vast ecosystem.
Thank you to Microsoft’s entrepreneurs-in-residence Tereza Nemessanyi and Yorke Rhodes for giving the keynote address and to Indiegogo for raffling off prizes. Congratulations to Lumiode and Kinsa for winning the audience choice awards and getting the chance to compete in IEEE’s CES contest in January.
The featured companies work in a wide range of areas:
- Connective platforms helping with rapid prototyping (Wot.io and IBM BlueMix)
- Real-time, remote monitoring and control (Basic6)
- IoT consulting (Bug Labs and Data Art)
- Manufacturing and supply chain logistics (Quirky and Flextronics)
- Microcontrollers (Atmel)
- Wireless networks (Verizon)
With IoT encompassing so much — hardware, software, microprocessors and sensors, connectivity, data storage, security, analytics and more — there’s an obvious need for partnerships, as no one player can provide an end-to-end solution. We hope that events like these spur new connections and ideas!
In just nine months, the IoT Central meetup has grown to over 1,300 members, with a mission to bring together, educate and inspire the IoT community.
A big thank you to our sponsors, who made this event free and open to the public: Microsoft, Verizon, Samsung, IBM, Flextronics, Wot.io, Loeb & Loeb, Square 1 Bank, Atmel, Indiegogo, NYC Media Lab, Quirky, Bug Labs, Basic 6 and Nordic Semiconductor.