PDMA Minnesota: IoT Innovation: Leveraging Partner Alignment for Acceleration

When:  Feb 15, 2023 from 17:30 to 19:00 (CT)
Associated with  Minnesota
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IoT Innovation is complex and requires internal and external cross-functional expertise to perform well together to successfully commercialize connected products and services. Product Managers need to leverage IoT partner’s distinct expertise to effectively accelerate development and deliver differentiated IoT value to the market.

Every Product Manager struggles through innovation inflection points as they lead next generation product and service development. Partners help Product Managers pull through those key inflection points. Come learn how partner alignment works with an IoT Software Cloud Platform development partner, OST, and an IoT hardware connectivity development partner, F3 Wireless, resulting in development performance acceleration and a differentiated development value.

Learning Objectives

  • Why do you need partners?
  • What partner do you need?
  • What makes a good partner?
  • How do you best leverage each other?


  • 5:30 - 6:00: Networking
  • 6:00 - 6:10: Introductions
  • 6:10 - 6:50: Presentation
  • 6:50 - 7:00: Q&A
  • 7:00 - Adjourn

About the Speakers

Chris AndersonChris Anderson, CTO of F3 Wireless

Chris has 20+ years of leadership and technical expertise, with hands-on engineering expertise in RF engineering, radio software and wireless certification. His entrepreneurial spirit has fostered long-lasting relationships with manufacturers and industry peers creating unique capabilities and value proposition for F3 Wireless. Chris’ career includes positions at Grayhill, NextNet/Clearwire, Motorola, Spectrum Design, Digi International, and Taoglas where has led hundreds of RF/cellular product developments.

Jen NowlinJen Nowlin, Strategic Leader

Jen is a business leader with a passion for IoT strategy and value creation. With over 20 years of industry experience connecting people, products and places, she leads a distinctly different cross-functional team with deep connected product expertise and an intentional focus on the human side of IoT. Jen’s career includes senior technical leadership, business development and strategic advising roles with Verizon and other leading companies, working across the complete IoT value chain over a wide range of use cases to successfully bring IoT innovation to market.