Four great events, one awesome week: IoT Week Boston

IoTWeekLogoNFC Bootcamp is returning to Boston in May as part of IoT Week.  This series of events will present the best of the Internet of Things for business leaders, developers, entrepreneurs, marketers and more. May 2 through May 9 will highlight four great events that will include:

IoT Olympiad Hackathon, May 2-4: a 48-hour developer competition (“hackathon”) for Boston’s innovation economy focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M. The competition will be held in Cambridge, MA from Friday, May 2 through Sunday evening, May 4, 2014 at the Cambridge Innovation Center ( The focus of the event is on realizing the benefits of IoT in measurably improving efficiency, sustainability, and quality of life (the Internet of Useful Things™). The Olympiad is dedicated to developing IoT solutions focused on improved healthcare outcomes (“Giving Life”), cold chain / supply chain efficiencies (“Preserving Life”), and sustainable maritime economies (“Sustaining Life”). The event will attract between 60 and 150 qualified developers, UX designers, scientists, and engineers, and will produce many demonstrable ideas, functions, or applications. Sponsors will provide Challenge Awards designed to encourage Olympiad teams to focus on specific business or organizational challenges, technology capabilities, and complex data environments.

Security of Things, May 7, 8am – 4pm: The Security of Things Forum (SECoT) brings together thought leaders, executives, security researchers and entrepreneurs for a high-value day of learning and discussion about the tools, technologies, talent and strategies needed to manage the coming flood of intelligent, Internet-connected endpoints. Hosted by The Security Ledger, with support from technology firms Cisco and Intel/McAfee, as well as Boston’s leading technology investors, SECoT brings together executives and thought leaders from the worlds of high tech, academia, government and industry to explore the promise and challenges that will come from securing an Internet of Things environment comprising hundreds of billions of devices and trillions of dollars in economic activity.

Auto-ID & Sensing Expo, May 7, 4pm – 9pm: The Auto-ID & Sensor Expo encompasses a wide variety of wireless technologies and solutions including bar code, infrared, RFID, Near Field Communications, Beaconing solutions, GPS, Cloud solutions, Big Data, Analytics and much more. There’s a great mix of entrepreneurs from small, medium and large companies exhibiting at the Expo. You’ll see many startup companies that typically cannot afford to exhibit at tradeshows. We’ll also have food, beverages, great networking and a little bit of fun. 50+ Exhibitors – Attendees get free entry to the exhibit & demo areas. Interactive DEMOS for retail applications leveraging wireless solutions. EXPERT MADNESS!  8-9pm: 10-minute, one-on-one with world leading experts in IoT on a variety of topics – VCs, Marketing, Technology, Legal, Strategy, Market Research

NFC Bootcamp, May 8-9: Enroll in NFC Bootcamp™ and learn how to use NFC to drive brand awareness, enhance customer experience, and increase your revenue stream. With NFC-enabled smartphones and mobile devices finally reaching consumers, the TIME IS NOW to leverage the power of NFC technology to reach your customers. This training program is designed for business leaders and marketers, as well as NFC entrepreneurs, wanting to learn more about near field communication applications in the marketplace. It includes hands-on demos and training on how to build an NFC campaign, presented by local and international NFC experts. Attendees learn best practices for using NFC in real-world scenarios — presented by people actually creating and implementing solutions.

We recently spoke with the leaders and organizers of each event.  Check out this video presentation to learn more about IoT Week Boston, and visit the event sites to register.

Don’t miss IoT Week Boston!

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