The Internet of Things (IoT) can be found in your home, your office, your car, your city—really, it’s everywhere around you—but what is it? How is it being used and what’s in store for the future? The IoT is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics: software, sensors, and connectivity.
It may sound like science fiction but IoT technology is already shaping how we live. Products like smart cars, streetlight sensors, medication-dispensing devices, and smartphone-controlled thermostats, already offer efficiency, safety, and comfort. With more than 20 billion connected devices projected by 2020, the IoT is one of the most exciting and fastest growing areas of technology.
This seminar will delve into where the IoT came from, where it is today, and where it’s headed in the future. We’ll also cover the work of Minnesota companies building the next generation of connected products.
LearningLife seminars embrace Socrates's belief in inquiry and exchange. Seminars include both lecture and critical discussion. Tuition includes continental breakfast.
Justin Grammens, certificate, operating systems and programming languages, University of Minnesota, is the owner and founder of Recursive Awesome, an IoT analytics company that provides data through connected products. The owner of IoT Weekly News, also is a founding partner of Lab651 and cofounder of IoTFuse and Code42. Grammens colaunched Minnesota’s Internet of Things Hack Day and is an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas.