SXSW: IoT: Endless Possibilities, Real World Questions

14 March 2015 11:00 - 14 March 2015 12:00

This session requires advance signup to attend. For Online Schedule: Please utilize the RSVP link below the description to reserve your seat. For SXSW GO App: Use the RSVP ‘Find a Timeslot’ link. You must have a SXSW Interactive, Gold, or Platinum badge to attend, and, you must have an activated SXsocial account ( to reserve a seat. If you have any issues with signing up, please email VERY IMPORTANT: Because of the limited space, we recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the published start time of this session. If you have not checked in at the room you RSVPed for at least five minutes prior to the session start time, you may lose your seat to an attendee in the waiting list line.

All around us, sensor-enabled ‘things’ and beacons are beginning to come online, reaching out to connect and exchange information — precursors to a much larger and more complex framework that most consider the ultimate promise of the IoT. Connecting, interacting, sharing, storing, and over time perhaps learning and predicting based on our habits, behaviors, location, preferences, purchases, and more. Intriguing and exciting? Certainly. Complex to achieve? Incredibly so. In this illuminating discussion, Joe Burton, EVP and CTO of Plantronics, will take a look under the hood of the still nascent IoT as it is coalescing; what it is today, some possible directions on where it can go and what it might ultimately look like, major questions that this new framework raises, the role of wearable tech, and the technology gaps pending that must be resolved to achieve a cohesive, secure, scalable, and beneficial network of ‘things’.

More details about the event can be found at: