Slater Technology Fund to Host “The Internet of Things Comes to a City near You (and Other New Directions in Wireless),” an Interactive Discussion Featuring Wireless Visionary Bob Heile

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WHAT: The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly transforming American cities and homes alike, with numerous benefits for the people who reside in them. With so much fanfare, it can be hard to pinpoint the clearest value propositions and uncover the best opportunities, but unvarnished stories from the front lines can help.

Slater Technology Fund will host “The Internet of Things Comes to a City Near You (and Other New Directions in Wireless),” featuring IoT expert and wireless communications guru Bob Heile in an informal presentation and discussion about the technologies that shape the fabric of our modern lives today, and offer game-changing potential in the future. Heile brings a unique perspective on how technologies move from magical innovation, to commercial beachheads, and ultimately to broad consumer acceptance.

WHO: Bob Heile has more than 30 years in the field of wireless communications, as a technologist, entrepreneur, and standards expert in a variety of key leadership roles within industry, industry alliances, and the IEEE. He has helped usher in some of the most impactful technologies of our times, including early modems, WiFi, and Internet of Things.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

5:30 – 7:30 P.M.

WHERE: Point Street Pianos

3 Davol Square

Providence, RI 02903

HOW: To register, click here.

About Slater Technology Fund

The Slater Technology Fund is an independently chartered economic development fund that operates in accord with best practices of venture capital investing, backing new ventures committed to basing and building businesses in Rhode Island. Leveraging state and federal funding, Slater focuses its resources on the support of entrepreneurs who have the vision, leadership and commitment to build substantial commercial enterprises. Slater typically invests at the inception stage in the development of a new venture, often based upon ideas and technologies originating in academic institutions and/or government research laboratories located within the region. In most cases, investments are premised upon the possibility of raising substantial follow-on financing, from venture capital investors or from strategic partners, with a view toward accelerating the generation of significant numbers of high-value, high-wage jobs over the intermediate to longer-term. For more information, visit

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