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Internet of Things Innovations & Megatrends

Mark Goldstein, President of International Research Center will explore the next Internet wave, the Internet of Things (IoT), expected to connect tens of billions of new sensors and devices in the coming years. Waves of change will roll through home, business, government, industrial, medical, transportation, and other complex ecosystems. Join us as we examine how IoT will be implemented and monetized creating new business models from pervasive sensor deployments and data gathering, accompanied by new privacy and security risks. Come and explore IoT’s roadblocks and operational challenges, emerging standards and protocols, gateway and wireless integration, and big data strategies and opportunities.

About the Speaker

Mark Goldstein is President of International Research Center (, providing consulting, custom research, and strategic support for business, legal and public policy clients across a variety of disciplines and arenas since 1992. IRC concentrates on clients' needs in the complex worlds of telecommunications, information technology, eCommerce, eContent, eLearning, the Internet, biotechnology and other domains by harnessing global information resources for informed decision making.

Mark is a technophile and technology visionary, activist, advisor, and entrepreneur with extensive experience and connections throughout myriad technology sectors. He is involved with a number of policy, economic development, professional, and trade groups, and a frequent speaker and trainer. Mark previously worked for 18 years in electronic and computer engineering including 12 years managing engineering teams and projects for Medtronic, a Fortune 500 biomedical device manufacturer. He worked in the mid-seventies for MicroAge in R&D at the beginning of the personal computer revolution.