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PRG’s 2014 Symposium and BBQ – “Internet of Things”

September 12, 2014 @ 8:15 am - 2:00 pm

Silicon Valley’s Premier Event for New Product Introduction

Theme: “Internet of Things” From Idea to Scale

Product Realization Group (PRG) 2014 Symposium & BBQ is your opportunity to learn about the latest trends from industry experts, and meet like-minded professionals in an informal setting, while enjoying some delicious food and drink. We will also be featuring our Product Realization Roadmap. You will have the chance to gain valuable exposure to local high tech companies, service providers, and professional societies.

  • Learn about the Internet of Things (IoT) – from Idea to Scale
  • Expert Panel – Active Mind Tech (Game Golf) Case Study
  • Meet PRG members and event sponsors in an informal setting
  • See 5 new product demos
  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ and great venue


“Internet of Things” – The Next Wave

Speaker: Alex Blanter, Partner, A.T. Kearney, High Tech Strategy

Learn from Texas Instruments…

  • Why is IoT the next BIG thing?
  • How is IoT changing the way we live?
  • What opportunities can you realize from IoT trends?

Expert Panel Discussion

From Idea to Scale – Active Mind Tech. (Game Golf)

Moderator: Redg Snodgrass, CEO, Wearable World


  • John McGuire, CEO and Founder, Active Mind Tech. (Game Golf)
  • Wayne Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Active Mind Tech. (Game Golf)
  • Kate Drane, HighTech Hardware Lead, Idiegogo
  • Salil Pradhan, Venture Partner, Draper Nexus Venture Partners
  • Michael Keer, CEO and Founder, Product Realization Group

Learn from local Silicon Valley success stories:

  • Crowdfunding + follow on investment
  • Lean product development and introduction
  • Leveraging local Silicon Valley resources
  • Supply Chain and scalability
  • 6 secrets for building a hardware business in Silicon Valley


  • Bring your most pressing questions about starting and scaling high-technology hardware businesses
  • Gain “real world” practical answers from a diverse set of industry experts
  • NEW PRODUCT DEMO’s: Game Golf, One Wheel, Sandstone Diagnostics, Little Heroes, Drum Pants, Local Motion, Whistle, and more…


  • 8:15-9:00am     Registration
  • 9:00-9:20am     Welcome Address
    Speaker: Michael Keer, Founder & CEO, PRG
  • 9:20-9:50am     Keynote Address – Internet of Things – The Next Wave
    Speaker: Alex Blanter, Partner, A.T. Kearney, High Tech Strategy
  • 9:50-10:00am     Break
  • 10:00-11:00am     Expert Panel: From Idea to Scale – IoT Case Study
    Moderator: Redg Snodgrass, CEO, Wearable World
  • 11:00-2:00pm     Exhibitor Hours
  • 12:15-1:30pm     BBQ Lunch and Networking – Deck and Garden Area
  • 2:00pm     Event Close

*Note: This agenda is subject to change

Click here to register.


September 12, 2014
8:15 am - 2:00 pm