Keynote Lunch with John McDonald, CEO of Clear Object
February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for a compelling talk about the impact the Internet of Things will have on our daily lives and businesses. John McDonald, CEO of Clear Object, is sure to get you thinking as you listen to him describe what our future looks like as daily compenents of our lives get connected to the internet.
The Internet of Every Thing
The data driven economy isn’t the future – it’s already here. As everyday devices become smarter and connect to each other, the data produced through human interaction with those things has become the creator and destroyer of business. We will trace the impact of just one of those everyday devices – a car – as a way to explain what has already happened and to enlighten on what is to come.
John McDonald is the President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ClearObject, Indiana’s leading Internet of Things systems integrator and Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing IT Services company in Indiana for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. ClearObject is the winner of the 2016 and 2017 Entrepreneur Magazine 360, the 2016 and 2017 Deloitte Fast 500 in Technology, the 2016 and 2017 CRN Next-Gen 250 and 2015 and 2016 IBM Beacon Awards. Formerly a technical sales executive at IBM for over 20 years, he is one of the founding members and on the steering committee of the Cloud Customer Standards Council, Chairman of the Technology and Innovation Council and a board member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, President of the Venture Club of Indiana, a board member of TechPoint, a member of the IBM PartnerWorld Global Business Partner Advisory Council, of the advisory council for Hamilton Southeastern Schools, of the Workforce Alignment council of Ivy Tech, of the Industrial Advisory Council for Computer Information Technology and the Dean’s Council for the Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University. Outside of work, John is a lay minister, plays and sings in his Church’s contemporary worship band, and is an author of a book about the Internet of Things and two local history books about Indiana. He lives in Fishers, Indiana his wife and family.