In This Weekend Update
Quincy gives an update to the comings and goings of ATC
Gemalto talks about monetizing the IoT
We share Go-For-Launch – a great event for STEM students
Keeping up with the Coop
Howdy all! I hope you’ve been able to stay dry over the past few weeks with the seemingly never-ending downpours we’ve been having. Our newest team addition, Ross, who’s recently moved here from Dublin, is beginning to question us when we warn him of Texas summers. Barbary, though she doesn’t necessarily seek out sunlight, is experiencing PTSD from her years spent in the Pacific Northwest. My usually sun-kissed skin is craving some Vitamin D. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining about the rain. I’m just ready for some QT with the Greenbelt, Barton Springs Pool, and Lake Travis. It’s been far too long!
Things at ATC are moving right along! One of ATC’s current main focuses is building out a stronger, more pointed set of events. As we continue planning, it’s evident that the second half of the year is going to provide our members with numerous opportunities to come together not only to network, but to be a part of conversations around trending and important topics in the Austin (and national) tech community. Stay tuned as we build out our calendar. It’s going to be an exciting year for ATC!
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln”
Monetizing the IoT: Show Me the Money
The Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting entire industries around the world. There is a lot of ‘new’ – including new devices, software, services – along with new opportunities for your business revenues to grow – or shrink. This paper presents an overview of the forces driving the IoT, the 10 major markets being disrupted, and the importance of ecosystems and partners in monetizing the IoT. It also explains the critical need to innovate business models – not just products, and highlights new ways for hardware and software vendors to maximize the monetization of their IoT investments.
Community Event: Go-for-Launch
July 11-13, 2016.
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST, Daily
St. Edward’s University
The three-day day camp will run July 11 – 13 at St. Edward’s University and is open to high school students up through rising college sophomores. Tuition is $250 and includes lunch and snacks.
Students will spend three days with an astronaut and other mentors in residence designing an experiment to fly to the International Space Station (ISS). The projects will be judged before the end of the camp, and the winner gets the chance to have its design built, flown to the ISS, and conducted on the ISS! There’s room for up to 200 students. St. Ed’s is the ONLY university in Texas hosting a Go-for-Launch camp this summer! Go-for-Launch gives new meaning to St. Ed’s slogan: “Take on Your World!”. There are ways students can raise funds to offset the $250 tuition, click here for more information. Also, students can register for as little as $10 with commitment to fundraise via PopCorn Factory or FannieMae.