Disruptive Technologists in NYC – Internet of Things

Internet of Things

At AT&T AdWorks Lab 810 7th Ave, New York, NY August 25th (map)

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. When trillions of things can be connected, which things should you connect?

The Internet of Things is the subject of hype, and of vast projections: According to McKinsey Global Institute, the Internet of Things has the potential to create an economic impact of $2.7 trillion to $6.2 trillion annually by 2025. The Internet of Things is not a futuristic, aspirational technology trend. It’s here today in the devices, sensors, cloud infrastructure, and data and business intelligence tools you are already using. The Internet of Things could be everything–such as billions of devices and sensors–focus on what matters most to you.

RSVP – http://www.meetup.com/Disruptive-Technologists-in-NYC/events/188746222/

At 8:30 pm after the discussion, we will all be going to the Special Attendee Happy Hour at the Three Monkeys Pub including $6 well drinks and $5 select craft beers. (They are expecting us and have extended happy hour just for our members) to talk with the speakers and fellow entrepreneurs and any Disrupter can come!!

First Panelist!

Michael Chou is a Principal at Harmony Partners, an expansion stage venture capital firm with offices in New York and Silicon Valley. Select Harmony investments include Aveksa (acquired by EMC), Divide, Natera, PlaceIQ, and Smartling. Prior to joining Harmony Partners, Michael was a founding member of Revolution Growth in Washington DC alongside Steve Case (founder of AOL), Ted Leonsis (owner of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals), and Donn Davis (former CEO of Exclusive Resorts). Select Revolution investments include Revolution Money (acquired by American Express), Zipcar (acquired by Avis), Bigcommerce, CustomInk, LivingSocial, LollyWollyDoodle, and Sweetgreen.
Michael began his career as a technology mergers and acquisitions banker at Barclays and Perella Weinberg where he advised clients such as AT&T, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and Qualcomm. Michael also co-founded Social Pensieve, a data analytics software startup, and Smart District, a financial non-profit. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University.

Second Panelist!

Voltaire X (formerly Davis), with a background in sociology and marketing, our Second Panelist, Mr. Voltaire Davis, is a young American social entrepreneur who has developed an app (Re-Up.me) that can measure people’s willpower towards pursuing life goals. Based on the idea, “SACRIFICE=CHANGE,” he plans to use the app in a way that can measure global sustainability based on the willpower to achieve endeavors. As a guest speaker at Oxford University, Voltaire’s app concept has been featured in MTV International Voices and selected to the Amsterdam School for Creative Leadership (THNK). He is currently on a 14 country international speaking tour inspiring people to pursue their dreams. To hold his audiences accountable, Voltaire is challenging them to commit to a life goal if he runs 3,000Km’s across Europe to Tangier, Morocco to Amsterdam.

Third Panelist!

Christopher Colucci,VP-IT, currently leads the Technology practice and CIO Advisory Services for Collaboration Catalyst, a management consulting firm that focuses on changing behaviors and enabling technology. Chris works with small to large pharma companies drive collaboration effectiveness, creating a digital culture, and fully leveraging enterprise solutions. Prior to consulting, Chris has held Senior Leadership positions at Novartis, Pfizer, and Dun & Bradstreet. He has over 20 years experience in the Life Sciences industry and is very passionate about healthcare innovation, improving patient care, and driving digital technologies adoption.

Fourth Panelist!

Bruno Leuzzi, Defensive Coordinator, has been in the wireless industry since 1990, and brings to the table extensive experience with all aspects of wireless distribution and management. His knowledge of the industry and its operational realities play a large role in the identification and implementation of new business opportunities. Bruno specializes in driving strategies, initiatives, and processes that generate dynamic gains in financial performance and operational efficiencies. Bruno previously worked with Comcast Cellular in Finance and Operations, and was a public accountant with Laventhol & Horwath.

Fifth Panelist!

Jeffrey Finkle, Investor

Jeffrey Finkle’s present jobs are: VC, Angel, Advisor and Strategist (and this is just currently!) for:

· Service Channel, Chairman
· Arc Angel Fund, Co-Chair of the Evaluation Committee and Investor
· PSCH, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
· Reitler Advisory Group, Director
· Advisory Board Member
· Cirrus Data Solutions, Advisory Board Member
· Advisory Board Member
· Atlas ATS, Advisory Board Member
· Lyric Financial, Advisory Board Member
· Citelighter, Advisory Board Member
And he was one of the Founders of Citadel Health, just to name another —

Disruptive Moderator: David Carlos, CTO of Myhomepage.com, Tech Geek and Entrepreneur


6:15 to 6:45: Networking, Pizza, Beer

6:45 to 8:15: Discussion with the five panelists

8:15 to 8:30: Q&A

8:30 to 10:30 Special Attendee Happy Hour at the Three Monkeys Pub including $6 well drinks and $5 select craft beers.

Want to catch up on the last Disruptive Technologists in NYC Meetup? Check out:

June 2014:

If you weren’t able to make it to the Big Data: New Initiatives, Opinions, and Future event, Here is the full video:


For more information email Lauren at LKeyson@DisruptiveTechnologists.com

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