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Designers and Geeks Revitalizing Unloved Devices

1/17/2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Revitalizing Unloved Devices

Presented by Matt Rogers, Co-Founder of Nest

While ‘next generation’ is a common term in the tech world, there are certain industries that have been stagnant for decades, with little innovation. What happens to these forgotten, unloved devices and what causes this stagnation? Matt Rogers, co-founder of Nest Labs, the company that brought life back to the thermostat and put a spotlight on the entire industry, will discuss his firsthand experiences in reinventing whole product categories and bringing desirability to once forgotten gadgets.

Prior to founding Nest, Matt was responsible for iPod software development at Apple, from concept to production. He is passionate about mobile products, loves team building and rapid productization. Matt earned his BS and MS degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.


7:00 - 7:30pm Welcome & Introductions

7:30 - 8:15pm Presentation by Matt Rogers

8:15 - 8:20pm Shoutouts / Giveaways / Community

8:20 - 9:00pm Networking & Fun


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