How do organizations speaking the old language of enterprise IT deal with the industrial Internet of Things, where hardware, software and services are integrated in intricate ways?
Today's digital savvy consumers shop from home, pay with phones, purchase on demand, and expect shipment before the sale is complete. They would want to 3D-print their purchase and perhaps even make it themselves. Frontline as well as knowledge workers similarly want advanced tools at their disposal, in the office, in the lab, in the factory, or in the field. Keeping up, as an executive, requires mastering integrated IT systems across the whole enterprise, from strategy and sales to production and payments. How can businesses leverage financial, industrial, and mobile IT for maximum benefit in an era when B2C concerns become B2B realities?
MIT Startup Exchange (STEX) is convening a workshop on April 21, 2016, 2:30 to 5:30 PM, at One Main Street, Cambridge, MA, to discuss the latest advances in fintech, factory, and enterprise innovation from the perspective of the corporations, academics, VCs, and startups in the MIT ecosystem redefining the field today. We aim to cover innovation models, technologies, collaboration patterns, and partnerships.
Fintech and IT startup founders and executives are encouraged to log in and apply as Lightning Speakers through the green "Apply" button in the upper-right corner of this page. Giving a two-minute Lightning Talk is an excellent way to promote your company and network at this highly community-oriented event. All lightning presentations are recorded and posted online for the greater STEX community.
The target audience is the MIT innovation ecosystem, including faculty, students, startups, and ILP member companies. All are welcome. Attendance is free. Interested attendees can sign up online. Engage with STEX on Twitter @MITSTEX The Twitter hashtag for this event is #STEXenterpriseIT