David Rose

MIT Senior Lecturer and VP of Vision Technology , Warby Parker

Rose is a Senior Lecturer at MIT and author of Enchanted Objects, the preeminent book on the Internet of Things—the concept where everyday items are able to anticipate our needs, talk with each other, and make life simpler. Rose is currently the VP of Vision Technology at Warby Parker, where he’s spearheading their use of AI to make eye tests accurate, affordable, and accessible. A serial entrepreneur, Rose served as the CEO at Ditto Labs, and was founder and CEO at Vitality, a company that reinvented medication packaging that is now distributed by CVS and Walgreens. He also founded Ambient Devices, which embedded internet information in objects such as lamps, mirrors, and umbrellas. He holds patents for photo sharing, interactive TV, ambient information displays, and medical devices. His work has been featured at the MoMA, and covered in Wired, The Economist, and The Colbert Report.

Session Track: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Tuesday, June 11 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Ballroom East

Enchanted Objects: The New Vanguard for Business Connectivity, Design, and the Internet of Things

IoT is no longer a burgeoning trend, it's fully arrived—and there's no one better to instruct on what's coming next than MIT Media Lab’s David Rose. Author of Enchanted Objects, the first major book on the subject, Rose has made a career of bringing IoT to the forefront of public consciousness. By 2025, it is estimated that there will be more than to 21 billion IoT devices in use. At first hyped as consumer products, they're now entering wider public spaces in new, untold ways. How will connected devices affect our offices, transportation, and cities? How will improved data infrastructure—like 5G networks—fuel the growth of the IoT economy? And what threats—malware, DDoS attacks, and more—do we need to be vigilant of as we move forward? In this passionate, forward-thinking, and up-to-the-minute talk, Rose shares the latest and greatest developments from the IoT world, sharing what you need to know—and how you can prepare in light of it.

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