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Product Realization Group Symposium & BBQ

September 17, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Product Realization Group’s Symposium & BBQ will be held on Thursday September 17, 2015. With a sold-out event last year, we will have an even bigger and better event this year with a full agenda of the hottest topics in “Connected” hardware, rockin solution providers and the opportunity to network with peers.

Theme: “Get Connected”

Product Realization Group (PRG) 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 how we are becoming more connected from our expert panel
  • Meet PRG members and event sponsors in an informal setting
  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ and great venue

Keynote: Hardware – From Idea to Scale

Speaker: Lior Susan, Hardware Strategy Lead, Formation 8 (VC)

Learn from Lior …

  • What are the current hardware product trends?
  • How do VC’s evaluate hardware companies?
  • How to plan your business to attract VC interest
  • Top 5 tips for scaling your hardware business

Expert Panel Discussion

“Get Connected” – From Idea to Scale

Moderator: Eric Klein, Partner at Lemnos Labs (Hardware Incubator)


  • Connected Home: Roel Peeters, Founder & CEO at Roost
  • Connected Health: Greg Sommer, Co-founder & CEO at Snadstone Diagnostics
  • Connected Family: Ann Crady Weiss, Co-founder & CEO at Hatch
  • Connected Dev: Michael Keer, Founder & CEO, at Product Realization Group
  • Connected Pet: Ben Jacobs, CEO at Whistle Labs

Learn from local Silicon Valley success stories:

  • Product Roadmaps and strategies
  • Lean product development and introduction
  • Leveraging local Silicon Valley resources
  • Development, Supply Chain and Scalability
  • 5 tips 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: Roost, Sandstone Diagnostics, Hatch 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 – Hardware – From Idea to Scale: Speaker: Lior Susan, Hardware Strategy Lead, Formation 8
  • 9:50-10:00am     Break
  • 10:00-11:00am     Expert Panel: Get Connected – From Idea to Scale: Moderator: Eric Klein, Partner at Lemnos Labs
  • 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

Watch the video roundup of PRG’s 2014 Symposium and BBQ – “Internet of Things” that took place on September 12, 2014


September 17, 2015
8:00 am - 2:00 pm