Posts by Justin Grammens

Speaking at John Carroll University on IoT

I was honored to have been invited by Dr. Scott Allen to speak at John Carroll University in April on “The Internet of Things – Making the Physical World Smarter.” It was an extremely fun and engaging audience and I enjoyed every minute of the presentation. What made this presentation unique was that it was…

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Azure IoT Presentation at International NDC Conference

I was honored to have the opportunity to speak at the internationally known NDC conference this past May that was held in downtown Saint Paul, MN. With such a wide array of speakers and technologies being covered, it was an amazing experience to be networking with fellow presenters, attendees, and sponsors from all over the…

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IoT and Data Security

One cannot speak about the Internet of Things without referring to the data collected from the smart devices all around us. This is a key topic of discussion with our clients at Lab651. As I have taught students taking my Internet of Things class at the University of Saint Thomas, what’s so special about the…

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Justin Grammens Speaks at AAUW

I’m extremely blessed to have the opportunity to speak before the The American Association of University Women ( AAUW ) on April 2nd! Nationally, the AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the…

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Why The Time Is Now

I had the extreme pleasure of recently keynoting the University of Minnesota’s Law School’s Symposium on the Internet of Things. During the opening remarks and the lunch keynote that I gave to the audience, I talked about the way in which intelligent “things” are more and more going to have an impact on our lives.…

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The Three Truths of Invention

I was recently asked to speak at the Reve Reflect event on the topic of “Invention”. They purposefully left it open ended as ( in their words ), “wanted the presenters to keep an eye on the creative process of inventing something, rather than the broad term of Innovation”. After speaking that evening on just…

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What Connected Products Can Learn from the Electric Car

More than 20 years ago GM produced the first mass market electric car: the EV1. It was deemed as unprofitable by GM and subsequently was terminated in 1999. GM spent what I would assume to be millions of dollars crushing the EV1’s to end their development of electric cars. Fast forward to today. Elon Musk…

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Lab651 at the Innovation Jam

I was fortunate enough to speak at the 2nd Annual Innovation Jam, put on by my friends at Ciceron. The other speakers included Kent Strand from Accredent, Ashley Evenson from Ciceron and Chuck Olson from Visual. Between the 4 of us we covered topics ranging from the Internet of Things, proximity marketing using Beacons, new marketing techniques using programmatic advertising and…

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Harnessing the Power of the Internet of Things

The past month was a blur as our the team at Lab 651 was not only building connected products for our awesome clients, but I was also busy working with IoT Fuse to execute on our 1000+ person conference called IoT Fuse: Conference 2017, teaching the Internet of Things at the University of Saint Thomas and…

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Building Connected Classrooms

Outside of running the mobile and web applications team at Lab 651, I teach a graduate level course on the Internet of Things at the University of Saint Thomas. I have had the opportunity to experience situations where I wished that I was omniscient; able to see, hear and know all in the classroom. Therefore,…

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