• IBM

    11200 Lakeview Ave., Lenexa, KS (map)

  • 2nd building South of College and West of Lakeview. Parking is on the west side of the building.
  • Happy Holidays!! We had a great event with excellent turnout in October. Thank you to all our partners, speakers, and my fellow IoT enthusiasts. Let's continue that enthusiasm and end the year with another fantastic meetup.
    For this December meetup, we are very happy to bring you two excellent speakers from very different backgrounds.
    Entrepreneurship in KC by Melissa Roberts 
    Melissa Roberts is the Marketing Director at the Enterprise Center of Johnson County (ECJC) and the President of Free State Strategy Group LLC. After running political campaigns in Boston, Melissa joined DCI Group, where she advised Fortune 100 clients on public affairs, advocacy and CSR strategies. Most recently, Melissa served as Executive Director of the Partnership for Technology Innovation, where she worked to connect the startup community with policymakers in Kansas City and across the Silicon Prairie. She has worked at the nexus of politics, marketing and community organizing for a decade.
    Melissa will speak about ECJC’s role in the entrepreneurial community, the resources available for entrepreneurs, and how IoT fits into the regional priorities.
    IBM dasDB on Bluemix by Venkatesh Gopal 
    Venkatesh Gopal is an IBM STSM and architect working in the next gen data wareshouse offerings for the cloud. He has been an IBMer for over 15 years with deep skills in database technologies like Informix and DB2 and warehousing based on Netezza and dashDB.
    Learn about IBM dashDB, the signature data warehouse service in the cloud (IBM Bluemix and AWS), the different plans, the capabilities and how easy is it to get up and running. Do you have a lot of IoT data? You can easily get your IoT data analyzed and automatically move it into dashDB for deeper analytics.
    When: December 14 @ 6PM CT
    Where: IBM Lenexa - 11200 Lakeview Avenue, Lenexa, KS 66221. We will meet in the Lightning & Thunder Conference room
    6:00 - 6:15 PM - Networking and updates
    6:15 - 7:30 PM - Topics of the month
    • Entrepreneurship in KC by Melissa Roberts
    • IBM dashDB on Bluemix by Venkatesh Gopal
    We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meetup. Please make sure you RSVP for this event. Please bring your fellow IoT enthusiasts too (have them sign-up for the meetup group and RSVP to this event please). This session is meant for everyone - noobs, tinkerers, developers, and entrepreneurs! You can sign up for a Bluemix trial ( and try a few things hands-on.
    IBM will be sponsoring refreshments.
    See you all at the meetup!
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