IEEE Foundation

Entrepreneurial Program

IEEE Virtual World Forum on Internet of Things 2020

Entrepreneurial Program | IEEE Virtual World Forum on Internet of Things 2020

IEEE Virtual World Forum on Internet of Things 2020
Entrepreneurial Program
15 July 2020


IEEE Student members receive free admission.

“Entrepreneurship” and “innovation” have become two highly-searched words on Google. Every country, region, city, and university have established entities that promote the growth of start-ups that they hope will create new industries and jobs. Every company in the world has people focused on what they can do next to grow their business. The IEEE has established a Board Level committee that is promoting entrepreneurship and the development of resources for its members that want to create opportunities within their own company or take the exciting challenge to create a start-up venture.

As a virtual event of the IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, the Entrepreneurial Program will detail the process for entrepreneurship and innovation, resources, and how the Internet of Things is the foundation for the biggest growth of start-ups that has ever existed.

The event is intended to inspire, educate, enable and empower researchers, industry professionals, and students who have the ‘Start-Up bug’ in turning their ideas into new products and services but are not sure of how to go about it. You cannot learn everything in one day; however, the participants will become a part of an IEEE led ecosystem that will provide much-needed ongoing support to launch their initiatives while being realistic about their envisioned ideas and products.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Learn about the tools and resources that will help develop ideas, manage goals, find investment, and go to market as a new company.
  • Using a cloud-based tool to manage your start-up. Learn from the world’s best cloud company on their tools, resources, and experience.
  • Case Studies of successful entrepreneurs. Learn from successful people.
  • IEEE Entrepreneurship Network. How to become a part of the growing network of IEEE members that are developing new ideas and industries.


Lee Stogner | IEEE Internet of Things Initiative

Ken Stauffer | 2020 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee

Subodha Charles | 2020 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee







Lorraine Bassett | Amazon Web Services

Arun Viswanathan | Amazon Web Services

Scott Francis | Amazon Web Services






15 July 2020, 2-hour session from 11 AM – 1 PM ET.

11:00 – 11:10
Live Welcome – Lee Stogner, IEEE Internet of Things Initiative, Chair, IEEE Digital Transformation Working Group, P2023 (5 minutes)

11:10 – 11:36
Simplify the Migration of IoT Applications to AWS IoT – Arun Viswanathan, Specialist IoT Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

11:36 – 12:05
AWS Partner Solution Showcase – Scott Francis, IoT Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

12:05 – 12:35
IEEE Entrepreneurship Explained – Subodha Charles & Ken Stauffer, 2020 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee

12:35 – 1:00
Live Q&A – Lee Stogner, Moderator

Who should attend

A general audience with an interest in the business aspects of IoT, consisting of individuals responsible for innovation within existing companies, or the art of starting new companies focused on IoT solutions and applications.

Note: Before the workshop, the audience is encouraged to review several free online resources that will provide reference information from world-wide business sources. sources. These resources can be found at IEEE Entrepreneurship & Innovation / Venture Capital / Startups by Lee Stogner.