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Supporting Girls in Engineering and STEM

Lab651 sponsoring Girl Time at The Works

Lab651 was thrilled to be a part of Girl Time at The Works Last weekend, September 21st, Lab651 happily sponsored Girl Time at The Works. Girl Time is an event that The Works put together to encourage girls to be excited about engineering. Throughout the day, girls (and boys) and their families walked around the…

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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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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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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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Reflections on Returning to IoT North America

As the IoT industry was just starting to glom onto the term the “Internet of Things”, I attended the very first IoT North America Conference in Milwaukee, WI in 2014. Like others, I had been doing “IoT” and working with connected devices outside of my day job for many years. In fact, myself and a…

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