Internet of Things Analytics: Business Transformation

by Kent Strand and Jennifer Nowlin | at MinneBar 11 | 3:45 – 4:35 in Nokomis | View Schedule

Internet-of-Things (IoT) data analytics make clear that digital technology is no longer just another tool. It has become the foundation of an entirely new way of doing business, as well as giving rise to entirely new businesses. There will be 100 billion connected devices expected by 2025, leading to a trillion sensor ecosystem. 1 billion digital natives expected to join the workforce over the next 7 years. In a hyper-connected era of mobile, social, cloud, big data, and the Internet of Things, future business models and end-to-end digital strategies will depend on the availability of more data flowing through more systems, being accessed and used by more people. The session will focus on the basics of what is involved in transforming your customer experience, products, business processes, and your business utilizing IoT data analytics.

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Kent Strand

A pioneering Minnesota Tech Entrepreneur and successful NASDAQ senior leader. Kent is Managing Partner of Minneapolis-based Accredent – a national specialty advisory firm focused on the business of the Internet-of-Things and Data Analytics. A technology industry veteran with 33 years of experience - Kent founded a successful start-up after leaving university, and went on to serve as divisional GM and senior executive on the management teams of several disruptive and innovative NASDAQ companies which successfully achieved exit. For the past eight years, he has advised public and private technology and non-technology companies on growth strategy, digital transformation, business development and merger & acquisition. Kent also works with emerging companies through Accredent’s concierge Exit acceleration program focused on accelerating the growth, value creation, and value realization of companies preparing to scale.


Jennifer Nowlin

Jennifer is a Principal at Minneapolis-based Accredent. She is a 20 year M2M and IoT industry veteran and expert in both the business and technology of IoT. Working across the complete IoT value chain over a wide range of use cases with hundreds of companies, she has successfully brought new to world IoT solutions to market, led business transformations, and engaged markets effectively leveraging integrated partnerships with large corporations and emerging companies. Jennifer has a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin Madison and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Accredent is a eight year old pioneer in IoT Connected Data-driven Business, internet of things and advanced analytics. Accredent works with emerging technology companies to accelerate Scale and high-valuation Exit, and private and public companies through IoT connected data-driven business transformation, strategy and merger and acquisition.