Wednesday, April 26 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Keynote Interview with Viam Founder, Eliot Horowitz
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What would happen if people could build robots as easily as web apps? Founded in 2020 by Eliot Horowitz (who previously co-founded MongoDB), Viam enables just that.

Viam vastly simplifies the software side of robotics so that anyone, from entrepreneurs to builders, can bring their robotics ideas to market faster than ever before. With Viam, it’s finally possible to configure, program, control, and scale robotics solutions—all from one platform. By making robotics more accessible and affordable, Viam is empowering the next generation of products and services that improve our world.

Join us for a candid conversation about Eliot’s entrepreneurial journey, lessons learned along the way, and visions for what comes next in robotics and automation.

  • 4pm: Hard Tech Happy Hour
  • 4:30pm: UAV Demonstrations with KEF Robotics
  • 6pm: Open Remarks from Thoro.ai CEO, Patrick Mondi
  • 6:15pm: Keynote event with Eliot Horowitz
  • 7pm: Audience Q&A
  • 7:30pm: Reception

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Eliot Horowitz

Founder/CEO, Viam
Eliot Horowitz is a founder and the former chief technology officer of MongoDB Inc.,[1] a software company that develops and provides commercial support for the open source NoSQL database MongoDB. Horowitz is the founder and current CEO of Viam, a robotics software startup.[... Read More →

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Viam brings the revolutionary power of modern software to computers that interact with the physical world.  Whether you are building a robot, an IOT device, or an industrial automation system, with Viam you can go from paper, to prototype, to production, to scale in record time... Read More →

Wednesday April 26, 2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
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