Intelligent Homes

IF program Smart Homes

Mit Intelligent Homes 11 16 16


Your home is your happy place. Your sanctuary. Your refuge. Increasingly, it's also becoming a caring and intelligent companion and a source of comfort, convenience and health.

Innovations in materials, robotics, IoT and AI are reimagining the concept of home. 

Picture an energy-efficient home that knows you -- perhaps by your face, your voice, even your heartbeat -- then adapts to your personal preferences and anticipates your needs. A connected and pampering environment of sensors, smart products and robotic helpmates. Lights turn on as you approach, your favorite music plays softly in the background. Your home responds to your voice commands, cleans and does laundry when you're away, and generates the power to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. It even monitors and tracks your vital statistics, health metrics and microbiome.

In short, a home to make the Jetsons green with envy.


Our presenters help us to understand the potential of innovation and technology to create homes that are more intelligent, more personalized and more capable.

Microsoft Research's Sidhant Gupta -- named by Forbes as a "30 under 30" disrupter in technology -- kicks the evening off with a brief introduction to the features and concepts that are pivotal to creating the intelligent home of tomorrow.

Greg Feiges, a Honeywell Intrapreneur in Residence, discusses how a focus on comfort guides home innovation.

People Power founder and CTO David Moss explores the impact of rapid advances in IoT (internet of things) on the home.

At the conclusion of our program, Sidhant Gupta leads a Town Hall-style Q&A session to address questions from the audience.


Join us November 16 as we explore the innovations and technology behind the evolving concept of home.


Event Schedule

5:30p – 6:30p  Networking / No-Host Bar / Light Snacks

5:45p – 6:15p  STEM presentation for students

6:30p – 6:40p  Opening Remarks by Jimmy Jia

6:40p – 8:00p  Presentation

8:00p – 8:30p  Town Hall-style Q&A


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Sidhant Gupta, PhD

Sidhant Gupta is a research scientist in the Medical Devices Group at Microsoft Research where he broadly investigates novel sensing techniques and builds hardware for better understanding the human body and progressing medical science.

Sidhant earned his M.Sc degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. He graduated with a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 2014.

His graduate research was built on his philosophy of "sensing everywhere without putting sensors everywhere." In other words, to find ways to sense signals with minimal hardware and that is easy to install and low-cost. During his Ph.D. work, he invented a device that plugs into a home's electrical outlet that let homeowners see not just how much energy their home consumes but also how it is used. It shows power usage of each and every appliance using only a single plug-in sensor.

Sidhant was recently named one of the top 30 technology disrupters under the age of 30 by Forbes.

Greg Feiges

Presenter Greg Feiges
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Greg Feiges is Intrapreneur in Residence at Honeywell's Connected Home Division.

Specializing in implementing IoT devices, Greg currently works to bring to market the next generation of connected home devices. 

With a background in cloud and web-scale computing, Greg is also leading the transformation of Honeywell’s current products to the world of cloud- and IoT-connected devices. In addition to his technological knowledge and vision, Greg has also been called upon to guide engineering teams in their transformation to a pure Agile and Dev/Ops culture.

Greg earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in information technology and finance from Carnegie Mellon University.

David Moss

Presenter David Moss
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David Moss is President, Chief Technology Officer, and a Cofounder at People Power Company, a Silicon Valley ambient computing software company.

David’s experience spans the full technology spectrum, including hardware design, embedded firmware, wireless sensor networks, cloud platforms, mobile apps, user experiences, product management, and business development.

Prior to People Power, David worked with Rincon Research Corporation to architect and deploy extremely low-power wireless sensor mesh networks. It was the early days of the Internet of Things. David was able to work alongside major universities around the world to research and open much of this wireless networking technology, enabling thousands of fascinating applications. At his previous startup company, Bitfone Corporation, we worked as both a Java developer and firmware engineer to integrate Bitfone’s revolutionary Over-the-Air Firmware Updates into tens of millions of Motorola phones.

David ran his own computer and software development business while still in high school, and he taught himself the C programming language by the age of 12.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Town Hall (Downstairs)

1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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