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OneCommunity Cleveland [R]Iot

OneCommunity Cleveland [R]Iot
Realizing the Internet of Things Regional Summit
Global Center for Health Innovation
April 7, 2015


The Internet of Things [IoT] is the heart of innovation and has an enormous impact on the way we do business. By 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected and the market will be worth $14 trillion.

OneCommunity realizes this is an exciting time in the world of technology, and in the city of Cleveland, so they organized this introductory event to bring together local leaders to discuss the creation of a smarter, more inter-connected world, with the goal of transforming ideas into reality over the next year.

Lev Gonick, CEO of OneCommunity, welcomed the crowd to the Cleveland [R]Iot Regional Summit at the Global Center for Health Innovation. [R]Iot stands for Realizing the Internet of Things. Gonick told how the region may not have fully taken advantage of the first two chapters of the Digital Revolution - The Internet and 802.11 Wi-Fi, but Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are poised to take advantage of what may become the 3rd Chapter - the Internet of Things.



Lev Gonick

Lev Gonick


Lev went on to explain how the mission of OneCommunity fits in with the new and promising Internet of Things.



Next, Global Center for Health Innovation Executive Director Barbara McBee welcomed the crowd. She explained that the Global Center features four themed floors: Health and Home on the first floor, highlighted by the State-of-the-Art Patient Home; People, Patients and Caregivers on the second floor; Clinical Spaces on the third floor; and Health Care information technology on the fourth floor. She stressed that IT permeates all 4 floors of the Center.

Barbara McBee

Barbara McBee



Four industry leaders spoke on groundbreaking topics such as:
  • Creating an IoT ecosystem
  • The role of Big Data in IoT
  • Product design in smart devices
  • The Industrial Internet

Matt Hoover, CEO of Embedded Planet, spoke on the "Diversity of Devices Available & Industrial Internet of Things"

Matt Hoover

Matt Hoover



John Kerg, Senior Application Engineer for Arrow Electronics, spoke about "Business Models to Embrace (IoT) Internet of Things"

John Kerg

John Kerg



James Benson, Global GM of Marketing of GE Lighting, spoke about Data Analytics and imagined a city where IoT helped find parking spots, reduced traffic congestion and controlled LED lighting in a smart and effective way.

James Benson

James Benson



David Kalb, Director of IoT Business Development in the Internet of Things Solutions Group at AT&T, spoke aboutIoT Solutions.



David Kalb

David Kalb


Part 2 of David Kalb's presentation.



After the presentations, Catherine Bules, Project Manager at OneCommunity, invited questions for the panel.

Catherine Bules, Project Manager at OneCommunity

Catherine Bules

Cleveland RIoT panel

David Kalb of AT&T, James Benson of GE Lighting, John Kerg of Arrow Electronics, Matt Hoover of Embedded Planet and Catherine Bules of One Community

Lev Gonick


Lev Gonick also recognized the Cleveland Young Women's IoT Innovation Olympiad sponsored by OneCommunity, Case Western Reserve University, and BlueBridge Networks. The Olympiad gave local girls a chance to bring forth their ideas on technology and innovation and collaborate.

One of the winners, Sasha Desberg, was at the Cleveland RIoT.

Proud father Alex Desberg with Olympiad winner Sasha Desberg

Proud father Alex Desberg with Olympiad winner Sasha Desberg


The Summit was captured graphically in this creation by Graphics Recorder Johnine Byrne.

Graphical record of Cleveland Riot


Stay tuned for more One Community Internet of Things events.


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