Stan Schultes

Spark Growth

Stan Schultes

Stan Schultes is the Resident Innovation Architect at Station 2 Innovation, and co-founder of growth consultants Spark Growth. He has a passion for creating community engagement between entrepreneurs, investors, and educational resources, and in helping to create and nurture startups. As an entrepreneur and professional technologist, he has led teams from the Fortune 200 to stewardship of several startups. He is certified by InBIA in Business Incubator Management, internationally recognized as a technology expert, and has earned the coveted Microsoft MVP award 14 years running. With a strong background implementing global enterprise software architectures in what he calls IDEAS (Innovation, Design and Engineering Automation Systems), Stan is a master at integrating disparate solutions to difficult problems. His current interests have an economic development edge – helping create place-specific Innovation Districts, guiding Smart Cities strategies and integrating Internet of Everything (IoE) solutions. Stan is passionate about community engagement, and is a co-founder of 3.0 Leaders which annually convenes worldwide thought leaders, DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton and the Sarasota .NET Developers group. He works actively with Bradenton’s Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Redevelopment Committee and has served on the Suncoast Technology Forum Board of Directors and the Florida High Tech Corridor Core Council. Stan is an expert in Purdue Agile Strategy Lab's Strategic Doing, an agile and action-centric protocol for rapid development and implementation of strategies across organizations and sectors.

The Business of Smart Cities

Design (Room 309)
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM

Smart Cities and IoE and IIoT - oh my! From Cloud IoT connectors to big data analytics and Blockchain, there are a lot of moving parts. Where do you even begin? What are the challenges you will face? What are the opportunities, and for you as a developer or device specialist, where's the money? It has been noted that in the potential $25B-$250B IoT market by 2025, very few of the companies that will lead the charge have even been formed yet. Where might you play? This will be the business side of an architectural-level discussion that slants toward the development of Smart Cities, looking at what is the Internet of Everything, overviews security and technical challenges, and covers some of the tools and players out there.