The New Crossroads of IoT: Make Things, Move Things, Grow Things
October 25, 2017

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The Internet of Things (IoT) allows for a new level of connection between the industry, the product and the consumer. Indiana has long been known for its industrial accomplishments and is home to some of the best companies in the IoT field. The Mira award-winning IndyIoT will showcase the amazing work these companies are doing and will teach you how to transform your own company with new IoT projects and initiatives.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017
11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.


502 East Event Centre
502 E. Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032

How to Register

$25 – Lunch Included

Why Attend?

Mira award-winning IndyIoT aims to shine a light on the emerging world of the Internet of Things. IndyIoT brings together some of the Midwest’s most forward thinking innovators in the IoT space. With quick, 10-minute burst presentations and a panel discussion, you’ll be able to hear and learn about IoT innovation from a variety of different verticals.

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John McDonald, CEO, ClearObject
John McDonald is the CEO of ClearObject, Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing IT company in Indiana for 2014, 2015 and 2016, and winner of the 2016 Entrepreneur Magazine 360, the 2016 Deloitte Fast 500 in Technology, the 2016 CRN Next-Gen 250 and 2015 and 2016 IBM Beacon Awards, the highest honor given to a business partner.

Gerry Dick, Host, Inside INdiana Business
The host and creator of Inside INdiana Business television, Gerry Dick serves as president and managing editor of Grow INdiana Media Ventures, LLC, an Indianapolis-based media company focused on producing and distributing Indiana business news and information through multiple media channels. Gerry and technology entrepreneur Scott Jones form Grow Indiana Media Ventures’ ownership team.

Tiffany White, Chief Project Manager, Rolls-Royce
Tiffany is the Helicopter Chief Project Engineer for Rolls-Royce. She is the technical authority for the Model 250 engine program, ensuring the safety of a fleet of over 16,000 engines in more than 130 nations. She leads a multifunctional team the development and execution of product improvements and new product strategies capitalizing on emerging technology and market trends while recognizing organizational challenges including resource and budget constraints.

Dave Roberts, Chief Innovation Officer, State of Indiana
David Roberts serves as the Chief Innovation Officer of the State of Indiana. He previously held the role of Senior Advisor on Innovation, Technology, and Industry Partnerships with the IEDC. He also served as President of the Battery Innovation Center, a public-private partnership working with diverse organizations to develop next generation energy storage technologies.

Venessa Knoblock, Regional Sales Specialist, Lely
Venessa Knoblock is the Midwest Sales Specialist for Lely North America, world leader in robotic milking technology. Venessa’s career in agriculture began on a family dairy farm in the Thumb of Michigan. Thirty years later she has the privilege of working with a network of professionals committed to making farmers’ and their cows lives better with innovative solutions. Venessa lives in an empty nest with her husband, Joe, a dairy Herdsman.

John Duffin, President, The Clarke Solutions
John Duffin is President at The Clarke Companies, managing and directing business strategy and operations. His team consistently delivers measurable results for well-known life sciences, food & beverage and consumer manufacturing Fortune 500 firms who rely on The Clarke Companies daily for their brand protection. These solutions are provided through its subsidiaries, Clarke Solutions and Acquire Automation.

Mayor Scott Fadness, Mayor, City of Fishers
As Deputy Town manager and Town Manager, Mayor Scott Fadness took office as Mayor of the City of Fishers on January 1, 2015. With his vision to develop Fishers as a smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial city, Fadness has spurred new development, grown Fishers’ employment base, and focused on quality-of-place initiatives to make Fishers the best city to live, work, and play in the Indianapolis metro.

Mark Kosiarek, CEO, Vai Logic
Mark Kosiarek is a tech entrepreneur, IoT consultant/futurist, and venture investor. Vai logic is an IoT design services and consulting firm, now in its’ 10th year. Mark is an active angel and venture investor, leveraging over 30 years in the semiconductor industry to help enable IoT related startups and mentor emerging talent. Mark resides in Fishers, IN and San Diego, CA.

Kevin Brinegar, President & CEO, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Kevin joined the Indiana Chamber’s advocacy team in November 1992, became senior vice president of government affairs in 1997 and president and CEO in 2002. Previously, Kevin served nine years as a financial analyst for the Finance Committee of the Indiana Senate and three years as a management analyst for the Legislative Services Agency. Kevin is recognized as an expert in the areas of business taxation, property taxation, local government, state budget and school finance.







11:00am – 11:20am

Keynote: The New Crossroads of IoT

Mayor Scott Fadness & John McDonald

11:20am – 11:30am

Make Things

John Duffin

11:30am – 11:40am

Move Things

Tiffany White

11:40am – 11:50am

Grow Things

Venessa Knoblock

11:50am – 12:00pm

IoT and the State of Indiana

Dave Roberts

12:00pm – 12:10pm


12:10pm – 1:00pm

Panel Discussion and Lunch

Panel Moderator: Gerry Dick