This conference took place on Dec 6th 2016, see a short summary of the day here. Stay tuned for the next World of Connections conference by NGP on Nov 15th 2017.

The Internet of Things has a total potential economic impact of $3.9 trillion to $11.1 trillion a year by 2025 according to McKinsey. It’s safe to say that IoT is fast becoming an integral part of our daily life.

Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) welcomes you to join this invitation-only event, exploring ways to uncover the real value of IoT today beyond the hype. We're bringing together top entrepreneurs, innovators, VCs and technology leaders for an all-day event at the Four Seasons hotel in Palo Alto on December 6th courtesy of NGP. Sessions will focus on IoT use cases showcasing the tangible business value of IoT in a variety of sectors. The objective of the event is to deal with the more practical aspects of the IoT revolution - not just theories and predictions. We will be hosting interactive sessions to foster in-depth discussions about where disruption spurred by pervasive connectivity is really taking off in the business landscape.

Keynote Speakers

For additional confirmed speakers see the agenda below.


8:00am - 9:00am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - 9:10am
Welcome and Opening

Upal Basu, Partner, NGP

9:10am - 9:45am
Keynote: Nokia vision for IoT

Bhaskar Gorti, President, Applications & Analytics, Nokia

9:45am - 10:30am
Keynote: The 4th IT Revolution - Redefining Enterprise Software with IoT

Tom Siebel, Chairman & CEO, C3 IoT

10:35am - 11:10am
Panel: Connected Health

Bruce Crosby, Managing Partner, Health Velocity Capital (Moderator)
Cedric Hutchings, VP, Digital Health, Nokia
Chris Stenzel, SVP, Innovation, Kaiser Permanente
Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH, Executive in Residence, AVIA
Stephanie Tilenius, CEO, VIDA
Chris Dancy, CEO, Compassware

11:10am - 11:40am
Keynote: IoT - Making it Real

Mark Patel, Partner, McKinsey

11:40am - 12:15pm
Panel: Enterprise and Connectivity

Andy Castonguay, Principal, Machina Research (Moderator)
Mike Bell, President & CEO, Silver Spring Network
Tom Pincince, President & CEO, Digital Lumens
Alberto Torres, CEO, Atheer Labs
Shaun Ritchie, Co-Founder & CEO, Teem
Dave Tognotti, COO, RetailNext

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch with Keynote: Future of Things

Marcus Weldon, President, Nokia Bell Labs

1:30pm – 1:55pm
Fireside Chat: IoT and the Future Retail Store

Kindra Tatarsky, EIR, NGP (Moderator)
Stacey Shulman, VP, Global Technology, Levi Strauss
Julie Bernard, Chief Marketing Officer, Verve

1:55pm - 2:25pm
Keynote: Fathom a Trillion Connected Things!

Dipesh Patel, EVP Incubation Businesses, ARM

2:25pm – 3:00pm
Panel: Investing in IoT

Timothy Chou, Chairman, Alchemist Accelerator (Moderator)
Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Barry Eggers, Founding Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
David Wu, General Partner, Maveron
Tim Chang, Partner, Mayfield
Paul Bernard, Director, Alexa Fund, Amazon

3:00pm – 3:25pm
Keynote: The Future of the Connected Car

Dragos Maciuca, Technical Director of Research & Innovation, Ford Motor Company

3:30pm – 4:05pm
Panel: The Connected Home and Consumer

Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist, Technology Evangelist, Greenwave Systems (Moderator)
Linden Tibbets, CEO, IFTTT
Jason Johnson, CoFounder & CEO, August
Ben Jacobs, CEO, Whistle
Nitin Chawla, VP of Innovation, Disney

4:05pm – 4:35pm
Keynote: Redefining IoT with Innovation at Every Level

Prith Banerjee, EVP & CTO, Schneider

4:35pm – 4:45pm
Closing Remarks

Paul Asel, Managing Partner, NGP

4:45pm – 6:30pm
Cocktails and Networking


Four Seasons Silicon Valley

2050 University Ave
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Finally, the interest in our event far exceeded our expectations and we have a long waitlist. As noted below the conference is now full. Please do let us know if you need to cancel so we can accommodate other people. Please send Cancellations to Team NGP

Thank you for your interest in attending the NGP World of Connections.
We apologize as the conference is now full.