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A Night of IoT with Xively  


A Night of IoT with Xively 


VirtG Nov 2015 Meeting
Location and
Microsoft NERD Ctr.
1 Memorial Dr #1
Cambridge, MA 02142

NERD Center

Nerd Ctr. Map

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

Paid parking available nearby; MIT lots are free after 5PM, Bldg E-51 (2 Amherst St) for example.
Directions to E-51 Parking
Better yet, take the "T".


























Thursday December 17th
A Night of IoT with Xively
by LogMeIn and Avnet
Transforming a product company to a connected product business

The Best in Education and Virtualization each Month

Thank you to our sponsors:

Xively - by LogMeIn

PLEASE, be sure to RSVP on the VirtG Meetup site MeetUp Logo
so we know how much food to order and speed up registration at the Microsoft Security Desk

Registration Link:

  • 6:00-7:00 Networking, Introductions, Food and Refreshments

  • 7:00-7:45 IoT Business Case and Learning from Early Adopters

  • Description: 
    • Business Value of IoT, delivering a new view of your customer from the lens of your product
    • IoT Land Grab, clarifying the key ecosystem players in IoT and defining example value chains
    • Accelerating Time to Market, determining how to get a minimally viable product to market
    • Product as a Service, new business models that will emerge from IoT

  • Speaker Bio
    Dan Stolts
  • Mario Finocchiaro
    • As Senior Director of Business Development, Mario leads LogMeIn’s IoT partner ecosystem strategy and key customer engagements to drive the adoption of Xively’s IoT solutions.
    • Mario brings more than 20 years of global business development, sales, marketing, and management experience in enterprise software, telecommunications, semiconductor, and connected home.
    • Prior to LogMeIn, Mario held several leadership positions including Director of Business Development at Aware, Inc., Advisor to the BoD and Corporate Officer of HomeGrid Forum, and Director of Business Development at Axis Communications.
    • Mario holds a BS from Babson College and MBA from Suffolk University.

  • 8:00-8:45 IoT in Action - Real-World IoT Demo and IoT Reference Implementation

  • Description:
    • Tim O’Keeffe, CEO of Symmons deploying IoT and transforming to a connected product business
    • Deployed IoT product demo, including the architecture and system integration
    • IoT reference implementation, example IoT product that Xively team created in 3 weeks
    • How to get started tools, we can help you take that first step or to become an expert

  • Speaker Bio
    tim okeefe
  • Tim O’Keeffe, Chief Executive Officer - Symmons
    • Tim represents the third-generation of management for Symmons. In 2002, Tim began his career at Symmons in the technology department developing web and software programs for the company. After successfully implementing business software for Symmons, Tim moved to the Design Studio business, the company’s custom design service operation. During his management of the Design Studio business, Symmons created custom product for luxury hospitality properties across the country. Once the Design Studio program was operating successfully, Tim briefly managed the Marketing department before he was promoted to Executive Vice President.

    • In his role as EVP, Tim was responsible for the day to day activities of the sales, operations, engineering and marketing departments. In 2010, Tim was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Symmons Industries and leads the company in new business development, product innovation and strategic planning.

    • Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bates College in Maine. He resides in Hingham, Massachusetts with this wife Sue and his two daughters.
  • Speaker Bio
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  • Mike Hall
    • Account Manager for Avnet and President of Virtualization Group Boston. Mike Hall is a seasoned business professional and technology evangelist with over 25 years of management experience in companies ranging from Startups to Tech Titans. At Avnet, Mike focuses on accelerating business partners' success through a broad scope of system integration, software and supply-chain services and by connecting them with the world's leading technologies through the orchestration and delivery of cost-effective solutions and value-added services. Prior to Avnet, Mike held Sales Management and Marketing positions at Sony, Philips Electronics and Quest Software storage products divisions specializing in enterprise storage and virtualization solutions. Mike holds a BS degree in Computer Science and AS degree in Business Management through his studies at University of Maryland and Daniel Webster College, and served in the United States Army NATO forces in Germany.
  • 8:45- Cleanup and prizes 
  • Registration Link: Logo



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