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Media Alert: Cisco Investments, SAP, Sapphire Ventures and Siemens Technology to Business to Host Internet of Things Venture Conference

250+ Start Ups, VCs and Technology Leaders Converge to Explore IoT in the Enterprise
Mar 23, 2015

SAN JOSE – March 23, 2015 – Cisco Investments, SAP, Sapphire Ventures and Siemens Technology to Business (TTB) will host "IoT: Empowering The Enterprise," one of the industry's first conferences dedicated to exploring the Internet of Things (IoT) in the enterprise. It's where leading investors and promising startups will converge with enterprise technologists and Fortune 1000 executives to generate new ideas, gain exposure to the latest category inventions and make meaningful connections that will help accelerate the transformation of the enterprise within the IoT paradigm.

The program will be streamed live here. Join the discussion on Twitter: #IOTenterprise

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


1:00 – 1:30 pm PT:  Welcome and Opening Keynote

Featured Speakers: Wim Elfrink, executive vice president, Cisco Industry Solutions

1:30 – 2:00 pm PT:  Investor Outlook: Perspectives on the IoT Ecosystem

Featured Speakers: Amit Chaturvedy, senior manager, Cisco Investments; Jai Das, managing director, Sapphire Ventures; Debjit Mukerji, director, Siemens TTB

Moderator: Tracy Isacke, managing director, Silicon Valley Bank

2:00 – 2:30 pm PT: IoT Startup Demo Challenge - Round I

Overview: A select group of IoT startups will compete and showcase their innovative technologies via live on-stage demos.

2:30 – 3:00 pm PT: Keynote: IoT And The Road Ahead For Enterprise Software

Featured Speaker: VR Ferose, senior vice president and head of Globalization Services, SAP

3:15 – 3:45 pm PT: IoT Startup Demo Challenge - Round II  

3:45 – 4:45 pm PT: Panel: When IoT Startups Meet Corporations: Forming Impactful Alliances

Panelists: Joe Costello, chairman and CEO, Enlighted; Severin Kezeu, CEO, SK Solutions; Gary Miskell, chief information and technology officer, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority; Trae Vassallo, independent investor

Moderator: Rami Branitzky, managing director, Sapphire Ventures

4:45 – 5:15 pm PT: Keynote: Siemens' Perspective On IoT

Featured Speaker: Helmuth Ludwig, executive vice president and head of Digital Enterprise Realization, Siemens PLM Software

5:15 – 5:30 pm PT: IoT Startup Demo Challenge Winners Announcement

5:30 – 6:30 pm PT: Networking Reception

In person attendance is by invitation only. Media interested in attending please RSVP to Robyn Blum,


Cisco (Vineyards Conference Center)

260 E. Tasman Drive, Building 9

San Jose, CA  95134

Silicon Valley Bank is the exclusive event sponsor.

Tags/keywords: Cisco, SAP, Sapphire Ventures, Siemens Technology to Business, Internet of Things, IoT, IoE, Internet of Everything, venture investing, start ups, IoT in the Enterprise

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