Microsoft Technology Center


How are companies currently exploring the IoT space? How are companies determining how to solve business problems for their customers with IoT? I took a tour of Microsoft’s Technology Center in Edina and learned how companies are developing new products in the IoT space.
Microsoft’s Technology Center, including the Maker Space, Hackathon Space, and state of the art Production Studio was interesting.  I also met Jon Coons and listened as he talked about how companies are successfully developing IoT products that customers want.  He is an IoT Global Black Belt at Microsoft.  He has worked in many different industries and as a a deep expertise in selling, collaboration, architecting and developing M2M and IoT from early stage concepts to enterprise scale deployments.
His presentation included the following topics:
  1. What is IoT
  2. Current IoT products
  3. Where is IoT going
  4. Impact of IoT on business
  5. How IoT products create value for people