Internet of Things

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Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things is not just a radical idea. It’s everything.




That is why we formed an innovation platform. We’ve created an ecosystem to connect forward-thinking corporations and VCs with startups that are developing technologies defining the ‘Internet of Things.’

We run 3 month programs, twice a year for 25-30 IoT startups. These are chosen by our venture team, our VC partners and our corporate partners.

Startups are selected from around 1,000 IoT startup applications sourced from across the world every year. They thrive from the continuous engagement opportunities provided via deal flow sessions, events, and workshops.


Florian Michahelles

Head of Research Group at Siemens Corporate Research, Internet of Things.

Nathan Gold

The Demo Coach

Walter Wottreng

Head of Innovation and Advanced Business Development

Jack Young

Venture Capital, health wellness and fitness.

Norihiro Kondo

Group Manager at Panasonic.

Wen Hsieh

U.S. General Partner & China Managing Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Jacqueline Krause

Jacqueline Lesage Krause: Managing Director, Strategic Corporate Ventures at Hartford Steam Boiler, Munich RE

Paul Yeh

Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Zach Lanier

Zach Lanier

Duo Security

James Tang

VP KPCB China, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers China.

Pavan Singh

IoT (Internet of Things) Verticals Strategy @ Cisco

Charlie Duncheon

Charlie Duncheon

Jeff Yu

Investment Principal, Robert Bosch LLC.

Rasheq Zarif

Senior Manager, Business Innovation at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.

Jason Waterman

Jason Waterman

Director, Technology and Strategic Alliances, HELLA

Justin Butler

VP, Commercial Development at Misfit

Rick Rommel

Partner, Sprosty Network

David Nishijima

David Nishijima

Principal Service Architect, Nissan

Lee Ng

Innovation management executive. Metlife Innovation Center: LumenLab in Singapore

Roger Casals

Senior Director Mobile and IOT Trust at Symantec

Michael Young

Michael Young

General Manager, Caterpillar

Ludovic Copéré

Manager, Growth Ventures and Innovation with Sony

Rouz Jazayeri

Partner, Chief of Staff for John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Luis Arbulu

Luis Arbulu

Director, Open Innovation for Samsung Electronics.

Saeed Amidi

CEO and Founder of Plug and Play Tech Center.

Luis Llovera

Managing Director at Robert Bosch LLC.

Salil Pradhan

VC & Product Guy for Notion and Draper Nexus Venture Partners.

Mark Pacelle

Senior Director, Open Innovation, North America at Philips

Sean Schick

Innovation Architect at State Farm Insurance.

Mark Spates

Product at Google, IoT.

Steve Goldberg

Partner at Venrock

Bow Rodgers

Bow Rodgers

bow@plugandplaytechcenter.com
Experience:
  • Target Market Product Positioning
  • Rapid Growth Strategies
  • Funding Acceleration
Bio:
Bow has been a CEO, President and Serial Entrepreneur in the most competitive and demanding industries. He was Group President of Sprint Telecommunications, a Fortune 500 company, managing a Billion dollar P&L with 1,500 people. He launched the Macintosh Office at Apple Computer and has founded or co-founded 5 startups with 2 successful exits in the Software Application, Cleantech and Interactive Television space. One of those companies, Human Engineered Software, was funded by Bill Gates and Steve Balmer of Microsoft. In addition, Bow was Corporate Vice-President and General Manager of PowerTV, a Scientific-Atlanta / Cisco company. Bow holds 3 patents for successful products he has designed.

Mark Nagel

Digital Product Leader - Product Management, Business Development, Marketing & Communications

Steve Harris

Innovation Director

Carolin Tolksdorf

Carolin Tolksdorf

Director Office Chairman of the Board of Management at Robert Bosch GmbH

Mark Sanislav

Senior Security Consultant at Rapid7. Information Technology Center.

Steve Jacobs

Management consultant & Executive in Residence at Plug and Play Tech Center.

Chip Heath

Professor of Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business at Stanford University

Mukund Mohan

Director at Microsoft Ventures, computer software.

Susan Choe

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Visionnaire Ventures

Chuhee Lee

VWGoA Electronics Research Lab for Volkswagen group of America.

Nader Fathi

CEO Kiana. Leading Cloud-based Big Data Revolution.

Terry Beaubois

Lecturer at Stanford University
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  • IoT and Health & Wellness EXPO
    IoT and Health & Wellness EXPO
  • Winter Summit 2016 Wrap Up: IoT & Mobility
    Winter Summit 2016 Wrap Up: IoT & Mobility
  • IoT EXPO 2015 Wrap Up
    IoT EXPO 2015 Wrap Up
  • Startups Compete for a Spot on the IoT Program
    Startups Compete for a Spot on the IoT Program
  • Our COO Talks About the IoT Program
    Our COO Talks About the IoT Program

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