SU presents David Orban and “The Internet of Things”

July 27, 2009

The Internet of Things, and Spime Design Workshop

What happens when we move from billions of mobile phones around us, to networks made of ten, one hundred or one thousand times more nodes? What are going to be the necessary features of these networks, which will constitute the Internet of Things? How can we think about, and must start planning for the nature of this new fundamental entity quickly emerging?

Join us as David Orban is going to analyze these and other questions that we cannot ignore, if we want to understand the progression of the networked computing environment that surrounds our daily lives.

David’s lecture is going to be followed by an interactive Spime Design Workshop. In this highly acclaimed brainstorming format, the students of Singularity University, and participating volunteers from the public apply the concepts described. Using values in the parameter space given during the lecture, the groups give focus, and form to their ideas, which will be then presented in a quick, and succinct format to the audience.

The workshop will be followed by a wine & cheese reception in conjunction with the International Space University.

David Orban
Photo by Conferencebasics

Who: David Orban is European Advisor to Singularity University and Chief Evangelist of WideTag, Inc., the infrastructure company for an open Internet of Things. David lectured widely about his views, these and other topics, presenting them at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego, Web2.0 Conference in Berlin, SHiFT in Portugal, Picnic in Amsterdam, and more.

When: Tuesday, July 28th at 7pm PT

Where: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field. Building 943, World Room

RSVP: Register


  1. Driving North (or South) on HW 101
  2. Exit 398 (Moffett Blvd/NASA Pkwy) off HW 101
  3. End of ramp (or loop) turn Right (East) onto Moffett Blvd
  4. Straight to NASA Research Park gate (200 yards)
  5. Turn Right BEFORE Guard Gate
  6. Park behind large white tent building
  7. Walk to building with blue awning (Public Affairs) Bld 943
  8. Google map