Getting to Launch
Getting to launch has been a collective and collaborative effort by many contributors from humble beginnings.
November 9, 2018
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
Following up from the NSF Planning Workshop, the emerging PPI Center hosted a follow-up meeting with leaders primarily from Colorado’s high tech community. The meeting featured 5 faculty presentations and 14 lightning talks and poster presentations from advanced graduate students from CU Boulder and Oregon State.
NSF Planning Workshop
October 11-12, 2018
Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Oregon
Through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the NSF Planning Workshop for the PPI Center brought together startups, corporations, universities, and government agencies to discuss global challenges and research solutions for enabling the next generation of Intelligent IoT, laying the foundations for the center. The workshop featured an industry panel on IoT verticals, moderated by Skip Newberry (President and CEO for the Technology Association of Oregon) and featured Luther Boorn (Director of Software Development, eBay), Ben Corrado (CEO and Co-founder, Rigado), Erin Kenneally (Portfolio Manager, Cyber Security Division, Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security), Andy Macklin (Director Smart City Initiative, Portland General Electric), and Yasunori Mochizuki (Senior Vice President at NEC Corporation), along with 10 faculty presentations and 30 lightning talks and poster presentations from advanced graduate students from Oregon State and CU Boulder.
PPI Networking @ Global Tech Jam '18
June 20, 2018
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
The early beginnings of the PPI Center came together for a two-hour discussion followed by a networking event at Global Tech Jam '18 with leaders from 15 companies in person and more via video conferencing across different IoT verticals and 10 faculty members from CU Boulder and Oregon State. Industry leaders shared their needs in partnering with universities through efforts like this one.