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Published: May 24, 2016
Updated: Dec 14, 2017

Sneak Preview – Experience IoT at Shape Tech Expo

Author: Andrea Morton

Want a glimpse of what you can experience across the Internet of Things (IoT) focus area at Shape? With an emphasis on connected things, smart home tech, and innovations in the connected car space, there will be plenty of ‘things’ to check out in the IoT focus area. Whether you’re walking around the outer concourse exploring the interactive exhibits, strolling on the field of dreams to view the latest in connected car and smart home technologies, taking in a future-looking talk from a lineup of compelling speakers, watching the hackathon or Shape Challenge finals, or spending quality time with your kids on a Maker Camp project, IoT will be front and center.

AT&T Park

Taking place in AT&T Park in San Francisco on July 15-16, Shape | AT&T Tech Expo is an exciting, two-day event focused on innovation and technology that’s advancing our society. Attendees will hear inspiring talks from industry luminaries who are shaping our future, view immersive experience demos and exhibits from tech giants and innovative startups, participate in the Shape hackathon, bring kids to work on a hands-on project at Maker Camp Live, and take in the finals of the Shape Challenge, an innovation challenge with participants vying for a $50,000 grand prize.

With unprecedented access to the home of the San Francisco Giants, Shape | AT&T Tech Expo will feature cutting-edge content and hands-on demos across five focus areas, including Internet of Things (IoT), Emerging Technologies, Smart Cities, Virtual Reality, and Wearables. As a conference attendee, you’ll see these focus area themes come to life throughout the ballpark.

Demos & Exhibits:  Connected Things, Smart Home Tech, and Connected Cars

We wanted to give you a sneak preview of discoveries you’ll make in the IoT focus area. Explore demos and exhibits from AT&T, innovative startups, and tech giants in the IoT space that are influencing the way we live, work and play. Here are a few of our sponsors:

Smart Home: SunPower

SunPower’s Solar Design Studio is a welcoming, interactive showroom that helps homeowners discover how they can save money and help the environment with SunPower® solar. Come learn about SunPower’s innovative solar energy solutions like the SunPower Equinox™ system which incorporates AT&T’s IoT capabilities,  providing customers with reliable, near real-time access to system performance. At Shape, attendees will have an opportunity to:

  • View a SunPower solar panel, at eye level, designed using the same technology that has enabled clean energy pioneers to take solar higher, farther, and faster – like the team flying the record-breaking Solar Impulse 2 plane around the world using SunPower solar cells.
  • Learn about SunPower’s innovative home solar technology through 3D exhibits and demos.

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Smart Home:  AT&T Digital Life

Explore smart home security and automation products and services via the AT&T Digital Life Mobile Experience at Shape. Discover how you can benefit from a smart home, including home security, video monitoring, door controls, energy management, water detection, and more.

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Connecting Everything: Stringify

Stringify brings every “Thing” into one place. Physical “Things” such as Fitbit wearables, Amazon Echo, Automatic connected cars and SmartThings smart homes plus 100 more. Come see how digital services such as Google Drive, Yelp, and Facebook can be easily added to those offerings. The Stringify exhibit will demo how easy and fun it is to connect multiple products and services into a single experience.

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Connected Car: AT&T Drive

Learn more about AT&T Drive, a multifaceted connected car cloud-based automotive services delivery platform that offers infotainment and telematics services, branded interfaces, simplified modern design patterns, standardized application framework and a set of RESTful APIs to enable a best-in-class, unified experience for production and prototype vehicles. Take an interactive seat in the AT&T Drive Simulator, and experience the latest vehicles from major automakers, powered by AT&T Drive connectivity.

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IoT Platform: Nokia Networks

See Nokia Networks present a technology that enhances LTE coverage for data rich sensors. Check out the demo that focuses on how the technology can improve agriculture and monitoring of crops, and tracking the sugar content of grapes for vineyard owners to track the ripeness of their crops.

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IoT Platform: AT&T IoT Services

Experience the ease of building IoT solutions with AT&T in six easy steps. The interactive demo lets you start with an asset –a ship, car, or house. You connect it to IoT, collect data, analyze your data, and secure your solution. You’ll learn more about the M2X Data Service and AT&T Flow Designer, and how these services can help you jumpstart your IoT development.

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Shape Hackathon: Calling all IoT Developers!

The Shape Hackathon will expose APIs, hardware, and tools from a number of IoT providers. Some of the IoT enablShape IoT sneak peak 1.pngers available to developers include AT&T’s M2X, Flow Designer, Digital Life and AT&T Drive. Plus, a number of exciting sponsors will expose their technologies and hardware during the hackathon.

We’ve already announced a number of inspiring challenges and prizes, including:

  • Best Overall App
    • $20K for 1st place
    • $10K for 2nd place
    • $5K for 3rd place
  • IoT App Challenge – $5K for 1st place
  • Next-Gen Video Challenge – $5K for 1st place
  • Smart Cities App Challenge – $5K for 1st place

Stay tuned: We’ll announce sponsor technologies and prizes soon!

Shape Challenge: Check Out Connected Things

Smartphones have been game-changers, but they represent just a fraction of the things that will keep the world around us connected. New devices and entirely innovative ways of experiencing tech prove we’ve only just begun. The next generation of connected things will deliver high-convenience, boundless capabilities, and an awe-inspiring vision of the future. AT&T’s Shape Challenge is an open innovation competition, which aims to discover and recognize the most cutting-edge technologies that change the way we live, work, or play.

The Shape Challenge semi-finals will be held on Friday evening, July 15th — come see live pitches from the semi-finalists on stage for the Connected Things category. The Shape Challenge finals will take place on the evening of Saturday, July 16th.


Register for Shape Today

Join us at Shape being held at AT&T Park on July 15th and 16th and discover innovative ways tech is shaping our future. We have a line-up of speakers who are visionaries in their fields including Ray Kurzweil, Jason Silva, Nate Silver, John Stankey, John Donovan and Ralph de la Vega along with panels where participants discuss everything from smart cities to the impact of tech on society. Stroll through interactive exhibits to get a glimpse at how technology is transforming the way we live. Take part in the Shape Hackathon and compete for prizes. Marvel as your kids learns to solder and create things they only imagined at Maker Camp Live. Round out your experience by watching the Shape Challenge semi-finalists present their projects live on stage. Enjoy a performance from iHeartRadio LIVE with Silversun Pickups at AT&T Park. Ready to immerse yourself at a tech expo unlike any other? Sign up for Shape today.

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