The Internet of Things Dissected By SmartThings CTO Jeff Hagins

Frank Gruber

It's Thursday and we're one day away from a holiday weekend, so let's take a quick break to flashback with a fun throwback video for Throwback Thursday. This particular video is from our Celebrate Conference last year when SmartThings CTO Jeff Hagins had a conversation with Yahoo! Tech reporter Rob Pegoraro about the Internet of Things. You may recall that SmartThings is a DC-based startup that sold to Samsung in August of 2014.

Watch this great conversation about the future of connected devices as the CTO of SmartThings shares his perspectives. Hagins feels that we're at a point where we have an opportunity for software to reinvent hardware. And as for security, it will be a must-have at every stage as we connect cars, homes, and devices to the internet.

“We're going to end up with a security model and framework that goes from top to bottom.” -Jeff Hagins

This year, be in the room to hear directly from the best company leaders – and meet with them directly at mentor sessions and office hours. We're hosting Celebrate 2015 in downtown Las Vegas this October 5th and 6th. Secure your spot at Celebrate 2015 now.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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