Britt Technology Impact Series

IoT: Grand Challenges Before Small Conveniences

May 13, 2014 • Tuck School of Business

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Chris Rezendes covered a wide range of topics during his talk, with specific emphasis on investment opportunities, the social implications of instrumenting the physical world, and where things are headed.

Chris is Founder and President of INEX ADVISORS, LLC, an advisory firm focused on defining, development and deploying the highest impact Internet-of-Things capabilities with clients, portfolio companies and partners. At INEX, Chris and his teams:

  • Create new industry, market and business models;
  • Help launch new IoT solution companies; and
  • Advise some of the world’s most innovative organizations on how they can create maximum authentic value from the intelligent, intentional deployment of IoT capabilities.

Chris’ prior experience includes serving as an analyst, consultant and advisor to mobile, embedded and mission critical technology developers and deployers. His market experience spans from retail automation, through a number of industrial and infrastructure markets, and includes supporting technology suppliers serving the intelligence and special operations communities.


What Exactly Is The Internet of Things?

Chris discusses how, if we do it right, the instrumentation of the physical world can actually become an engine of trust. The data we acquire from internet-enabled devices can give us ground truth and advise us on making better decisions.

IoT: Grand Challenges Before Small Conveniences

Tirthankar Deb T’14 sits down with INEX Advisors’ founder and president, Chris Rezendes, to discuss opportunities and challenges when connecting the physical world to the virtual.

IoT and Grand Challenges with Agriculture and Water

Done right, IoT can help us overcome some massive challenges such as famine and water shortage. Chris Rezendes from INEX Advisors visited Tuck to discuss these very opportunities.

Digital Capital, Digital Rights & The Internet of Things

Chris explains why the data coming from IoT is the most important product, yet in nearly all cases, ownership of that data is currently in the wrong hands. He challenges the students to take charge of the digital exhaust we generate and apply them to the grand challenges facing humanity.

  • Chris challenges the audience to consider the value of their personal data.

  • Professor Taylor listens in.

  • The audience had many questions for Chris.

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