Events

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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Justin Grammens Keynotes Minnesota School of Law Symposium

Justin Grammens, Cofounder of Lab 651, will be the keynote speaker for the Minnesota School of Law Symposium on the Internet of Things on Friday, March 2, 2018. It’s predicted that by 2020, more than 20 billion devices will be on the Internet. This includes a vast majority of them being not just smartphones, tablets…

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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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Lab 651 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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The (Real) Power 50 Of 2016

Justin Grammens, Cofounder of Lab 651 had the extreme pleasure of being named one of The (Real) Power 50 for 2016 by Minnesota Business! As Justin said, “It is a tremendous honor to be included in this list and I’m humbled to have been selected this year for the award. Becky and I were able to attend and…

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Experimentation Needed When Building IoT Products

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Lab 651 cofounder Justin Grammens had a great time giving a few thoughts about experimentation in IoT at a Meetup event held July 27th at the University of St. Thomas. It was put on by the Twin Cities Spark and Hadoop User Group. Brad Rubin gave an inspiring talk on using a sensor to measure…

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User Experience Is Critical for Connected Products

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User experience was the focus when Lab 651 cofounders Justin Grammens and Rodney Landers spoke recently about how to create the best connected product for your target market. The event was the July meeting of the Minnesota Inventors Network Meetup, entitled “How to Add the Power of  The Internet of Things to Your Inventions.” It…

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Innovation Can Start in Unexpected Places

Augsburg College held a “mini-Ted Talk” style event July 7 at Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis, which they called “7 People, 7 Passions, 7 Minutes.” The event featured insightful talks from seven of its passionate alumni. Lab 651 cofounder Justin Grammens was privileged to be one of them. His talk was about how new product innovation…

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