How Internet of Things (IoT) is Improving Personal and Public Safety

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
5:30pm— 7:30pm
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20 N Wacker Dr
12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
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Joe Granda

The Wharton Club of Chicago is partnering with TechNexus Venture Collaborative for a Tech Industry Trends Series. TechNexus builds bespoke startup ecosystems around leading enterprises to drive innovation and real-world problem-solving through collaboration.


Join us May 19th for our discussion, "How Internet of Things (IoT) is Improving Personal and Public Safety" facilitated by Joe Granda, a tech industry leader including a background in IoT and mobile.

Joe will lead an interactive conversation with Phyllis Lee and Jeremy Agulnek on the current trends and innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT) as it relates to safety for families and drivers. We will talk about how being better connected to people, streamlined processes and improved data will shape our lives and the opportunities for future investments.


Phyllis Lee is Chief Marketing Officer at Jiobit. As technology advances, modern parents are expecting it will help
make their job easier. In a world where Facebook can tell us where our friends are, there is no good solution for parents to know the location of their kids when they’re not together. Jiobit was designed with child safety in mind, however, there is no doubt that this technology is a valuable tool for all members of the family including pets, and even elderly. Jiobit is addressing these needs.

Phyllis has degrees from UCLA and Stanford (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design).

jeremy_aguilnek.jpgJeremy Agulnek is the VP of Connected Car at HAAS Alert, a TechNexus portfolio venture, is responsible for working with the ecosystem of customers and partners to get Safety Cloud data into today's vehicle navigation solutions and tomorrow's autonomous vehicles. HAAS Alert is a Chicago-based startup that is making our roadways safer through its real-time collision prevention system - the HAAS Alert Safety Cloud. HAAS Alert's Safety Cloud keeps emergency personnel safe in the field via a real-time Responder-to-Vehicle and Responder-to-Responder connected mobility platform. Real-time notifications are delivered to drivers and autonomous vehicles, allowing for safer and faster emergency vehicle passage.

Jeremy has his Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.


5:30 to 6:00 pm Reception / Networking - Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Speaker Presentation and Q&A

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm Reception & Networking continued


The event is co-sponsored by Penn Club of Chicago and Berkley Haas Almini Chicago Chapter. It is open to all.


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20 N Wacker Dr, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606, United States,
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