Ryan Lester

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Moving IoT Beyond the Connected Gadget

Within the next few years analysts predict the number of connected “things” will more than double – many coming from the connected home. However the list of connected appliances consumers feel they truly need today is a short one. If connected products do not offer significant value consumers will either quickly abandon them as gadget fads or not buy them at all. In this session we will explore the opportunities and challenges of developing, launching and supporting a connected product and discuss how connected product companies can unlock sustainable value with the IoT.

Ryan J. Lester, Director of IoT Strategy at Xively by LogMeIn, and his team own the strategic development and implementation for the go to market plan for the Xively IoT Connected Product Management platform. Ryan is passionate about making the IoT easy and helping companies unlock new value through connected products. Previously, Ryan held various sales, marketing, and product positions at Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems, and Eaton Corporation. Ryan received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, then a SM in Engineering Systems and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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