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Innovation Day

Innovation Day is a 3 hour string of labs lightning talks, live demos, and interaction that showcases new and emerging technologies from some of Philadelphia’s top agencies and innovation labs. From Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and Conversational UI to hardware and robots, this event will provide participants real case studies in innovative experiments and provide an opportunity to interact with each project.


  • 8:30 - 9:00 am: Check-in, Coffee and Conversation
  • 9:00 - 9:30 am: O3 World, Howie Ross presents "O3 Barista"
  • 9:35 - 10:05 am: Chariot Solutions, Don Coleman presents "IoT with Chariot Solutions"
  • 10:15 - 10:45 am: Oat Foundry, Mark D. Kuhn presents "Split Flap Displays"
  • 10:50 - 11:20 am: Thomas Jefferson University, Bon Ku presents "Rapid Med Device"
  • 11:30 - 12:00 pm: machineQ, Michael Putterman presents "machineQ"

Scheduled Presentations

O3 Barista presented by Howie Ross of O3 World

Barista is O3 World’s experiment on how personality can drive preferences for differently roasted coffee beans, combining your digital footprint and technology to predict your morning coffee. Utilizing IBM Watson's Personality Insights API and an algorithm that analyzes different types of coffee roasts, Barista predicts coffee selections and provides personalized coffee recommendations based on personality insights.

IoT with Chariot Solutions presented by Don Coleman of Chariot Solutions

Don Coleman, of Chariot Solutions, will give you a high level overview of a few IoT related projects that Chariot Solutions has been working on. This will include highlighting an on ongoing project that Chariot is working on with Canary Compliance, a local company who is revolutionizing compliance within the service station industry. You will learn about some of the state of the art IoT hardware and how organizations are applying it in order to drive significant business value.

Split Flap Displays presented by Mark D. Kuhn of Oat Foundry

Oat Foundry's latest project has been the Split Flap Displays rolling out for honeygrow. The inspiration for the sign came from the vintage split-flap displays now departing (much to the chagrin of world travelers) from airports + train stations. The idea was simple: make a split-flap with custom characters controlled by a web portal and each store's POS system. The execution involved months of sheet metal design, circuit board prototyping, motor trials, screen printing tests, 3D modeling, back-to-the-drawing-board moments, coding-coding-coding and testing. Now, as the signs roll out, we get to see all that hard work come to amazing, rewarding fruition.

Using Design Thinking to Accelerate Medical Device Development presented by Bon Ku of Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Bon Ku, Assistant Dean for Health and Design at Thomas Jefferson University, will discuss how he incorporates human-centered design methods to create new medical devices and products. He will share examples of how medical students develop new medical devices through applying observational research, interviewing and rapid prototyping. You will also learn about how newer technologies like 3D printing are being utilized in healthcare.

machineQ presented by Michael Putterman of machineQ

Michael will discuss what machineQ is and how Comcast is building a new enterprise IoT business.

O3 World
1339 Frankford Ave 19125
Suite 3
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  • Howie Ross

    Howie Ross

    Howie is the Director of Engineering at Linode overseeing Product Development. He has been leading

  • Don Coleman

    Don Coleman

    Don Coleman is a software engineer who enjoys hacking with phones, Arduino and other hardware. As the

  • Mark D. Kuhn

    Mark D. Kuhn

    Mark Kuhn is the CEO of Oat Foundry — an agency of Mechanical Engineers that design and build

  • Bon Ku

    Bon Ku

    Bon Ku, MD, MPP is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney


  • O3 World
  • La Colombe
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