RIoT ED2019-04-24T17:02:25+00:00

RIoT hosts multiple IoT focused education series known as RIoT ED. The goal is to help educate business leaders, developers, and engineers on the IoT economy, how to adapt, and how to scale.

Upcoming RALEIGH Lunch & Learns

To register for a Raleigh Lunch & Learn, or to learn more, please visit the Raleigh Meetup page.

  • Why a Native Mobile App Should be Part of Your IoT Roadmap
    • RALEIGH, 04/25
    • Drones, Wearables, Smart infrastructure; all of these things can be connected through the Internet of Things. But how can we make those connections more efficient? The answer is in the palm of your hands.  Mobile devices all use native hardware components such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, and local caching for online/offline capabilities that immediately provide a more accessible way to control, exchange, and access your IoT ecosystem’s data.
    • In order for your IoT solution to work to its fullest potential, you need to make sure it’s future proof. Of the expected 18 billion IoT objects by 2022, 1.5 billion of them will have cellular connections. Is your company prepared for success in the 4th industrial revolution?  Join Lithios Apps to learn how your company can benefit from a custom Native Mobile app for your IoT solutions!
  • Can I Sell My IoT Tested in the USA and Europe Everywhere?!
    • RALEIGH, 05/02
    • Find out the answer to that question and more as Theresa Glenna, TUV SUD’s expert on Global Market Access, discusses the basic principles of GMA and how to leverage your regulatory testing and certifications.
    • Stay after the presentation for a Q&A regarding specific country requirements and tricks & tips.
  • Architecting Scalable & Secure IoT Solutions
    • RALEIGH, 05/09
    • Join Gordon Blackwell, Cloud Solution Architect for Microsoft, as he relays innovative services that enable you to quickly architect scalable and secure IoT solutions.
    • He will also provide the inside ‘scoop’ regarding Microsoft’s vision for the future of IoT.
  • Trends in IoT & the Importance of Sensor Selection
    • RALEIGH, 05/16
    • Review the trends TE Connectivity is seeing around connected IoT devices, as well as showcase tools to support customers POC. Sensor selection is critical with IoT applications to ensure the right data is gathered that will deliver the business results required.
    • With 35+ years of sensor development experience, TE Connectivity Sensor Solutions will discuss the keys trends and considerations for your IoT application, as well as the tools available for development. TE offers sensors for detecting pressure, humidity, temperature, position, force as well as many others for almost every application.
  • 5G Impact to IoT
    • RALEIGH, 05/23
    • 5G is rapidly becoming a key technology transformation across the mobility landscape. 5G enables a number of critical application and solutions enablers such as: slicing, enhanced mobile broadband, massive IoT, low-latency (URLLC), mobile edge compute, and others.
    • Join Russ Gyurek, Director of IoT CTO Group at Cisco, as he covers the key aspects of 5G in terms of technology and deployments, the status of the standards, spectrum as well as some of the challenges and differences WW. In addition, a brief overview of the IoT verticals that will be impacted through the 5G platform.
    • The presentation will include recommendations that have been made to the FCC in relation to spectrum, rural/underserved, and ways to encourage US leadership in 5G.

Upcoming CHARLOTTE Lunch & Learns

To register for a Charlotte Lunch & Learn, or to learn more, please visit the Charlotte Meetup page.

  • Concept to Delivery
    • CHARLOTTE, 05/07
    • Join Tim Sweet, Solution Manager for DNA Group, as he reviews the requirements to move a product concept through the design, prototype, validation and launch phase for mass production along with some case studies of do’s and don’ts.
    • DNA Group is an integrated solutions provider disciplined in HMI, Connectivity, Smart Illumination, and Contract Manufacturing. With over 30 years of experience, DNA Group delivers powerful integrated solutions to global OEM brands and the next generation of market leaders, while successfully navigating the global marketplace and providing competitively priced components, assemblies, and solutions.
  • Demystifying the Patent Process
    • CHARLOTTE, 05/21
    • Calling All Innovators!  Think you have something patentable, but aren’t sure?  Wonder if you should consider seeking patent protection for your invention?  Don’t have a clue where to start?  Join us for this highly informative “Patents 101” Lunch & Learn that will demystify the patent process for you.
    • What will be covered:
      – The practicalities and definitions of patent types
      – When to know that you have something patentable
      – The importance of formulating a patent strategy and why
      – The process nuts and bolts of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
      – Timing expectations after a patent is filed, and follow-on action items to monitor
      – Your IP future: building a patent portfolio and why
    • This Lunch & Learn will be led by John Sotomayor, Patent Attorney and Co-Founder of SotoIP (
      Based in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC, SotoIP specializes in serving startup and emerging growth companies in developing their IP strategy, patent prosecution, and patent portfolio growth and management.
    • John was formerly in-house patent counsel for high-tech startups in RTP, is a former Patent Examiner with the USPTO, and spent the first half of his career as an electrical engineer in the energy, telecommunications, software, and intelligence industries.

Learn More about Our RIoT ED Project

RIoT connects technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and professional tinkerers with a stake in the Internet of Things industry — and through RIoT ED, we hope to help these groups and their supporters learn new technologies and to create new opportunities.

Born from direct feedback from the RIoT community, RIoT ED consists of two different tracks: Developer Days and The MBA in IoT.

Our “Developer Days” provide an opportunity for engineers to touch and feel the latest IoT innovations directly from the companies building them. This workshop includes revolving sessions from 5 or more companies displaying their hardware and software.

This is for the hard core developer or engineer that is looking a few years into the future or actively working on an IoT project today.

RIoT caters a separate track for the business professionals and the non-engineers. Known as “The “MBA in IoT”, this four part program covers the overall IoT opportunity, technology components, data tools, and design practices required to be successful in the IoT economy.

Participants leave the class understanding how to scope and move forward with an IoT project.