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Internet of Things Panel Discussion

  • Burns & Levinson LLP 125 Summer Street Boston, MA, 02110 United States (map)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast growing and exciting new area in communications. But, what exactly is IoT and what impact can it have on you and businesses as we move to a more connected world? 

Join us for a panel discussion on this topic and more with four Cornell alumni who are helping their companies be leaders in the IoT field. Learn about some of the many industries where IoT can have positive impacts including healthcare, manufacturing, media, and business processes and services. The Cornell Club of Boston is pleased to be able to provide our members and guests with some insights into the developments in IoT and what the future may look like as the world becomes a more connected place.

Heavy appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

Panelists and Moderator

  • Kim Knickle ’86, Research Vice President, IDC Manufacturing Insights
  • Matt Jackson ’99, National General Manager,  BlueMetal
  • Mike Hall, MBA ’13, Senior Vice President Digital, NESN
  • Wyatt Gotbetter ’91, MPA ’92, Partner, Health Advances
  • Moderator: Dr. Karl Brommer ’81, Owner, Mountain Dynamics


Wednesday, June 7, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm


Burns & Levinson LLP
125 Summer Street
Boston, MA


Parking is available in the building for $10 after 5 pm.  Vouchers will be provided for parking. Parking also available on the street and other parking garages in the area.  


General attendees: $15
Young alumni (Class of 2007 - Class of 2017): $10


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Lori Orr '88 at

About the Panelists

Kimberly Knickle '86

As a research vice president at IDC Manufacturing Insights, Kimberly is responsible for research and analysis of business and IT issues for manufacturers.  She leads the IT Priorities & Strategies program, which focuses on hot topics and technologies that are changing the way manufacturers buy and use IT, such as digital transformation, big data and analytics, cloud, IoT, mobility, and 3D printing.  Kimberly also contributes to the Product Innovation, Service Innovation, and Connected Products research.

Before joining the analyst industry, Knickle held various roles in IT services, engineering, and product safety testing, beginning her career at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. 

Kimberly has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell and an MBA from Boston University.  She also earned an Executive Certificate in Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Matt Jackson '99

Matt leads the BlueMetal Application Services team within Insight. He is responsible for shaping the consulting organization to ensure it consistently listens to clients and translates their needs into best-in-class solutions. It’s more than just a focus on operational excellence that ignites Matt’s passion for technology; it’s also about delivering solutions that help clients build better businesses.

Matt has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell.

Mike Hall, MBA '13

Mike is the Senior Vice President/Digital at NESN and has over a decade of experience in building and leading profitable digital media businesses. As general manager of digital at NESN, Mike oversees NESN’s digital P&L, operations, product, and monetization. Under Mike’s leadership, NESN’s digital audience has grown to over 15MM monthly unique visitors, representing a 5-year CAGR of 70%.

Mike has an MBA from Cornell and a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Wyatt Gotbetter '91, MPA '92

Wyatt has over 20 years of life sciences experience and is currently a Partner at Health Advances in Boston.  He has led teams in strategy development, product and portfolio management, and new product commercialization in the biopharma and medical tech industries. At Health Advances, Wyatt helps lead the Biopharma practice and focuses on commercial growth and business development strategies for therapeutics and their convergence with medical tech in their Digital Health and Drug Delivery work.

Prior to joining Health Advances, Wyatt worked at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he advised global biopharma and medical tech clients.  He also worked at Biogen as Head of New Product Commercialization, developing clinical and commercial strategies for pipeline programs in neurology, immunology and oncology. 

Wyatt has a BS in Economics/Policy Analysis and an MPA from Cornell.  He also earned a certificate in Health Services Management from the Sloan Graduate Program.

About the Moderator

Dr. Karl Brommer '81 is currently the owner and full-time design engineer at Mountain Dynamics which designs and builds radios and sensors. Mountain Dynamics has been building sensors and electronics for consumers, industry and academia for over 20 years. Prior to founding Mountain Dynamics, Karl worked for Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. He holds 33 US patents which are licensed to six different startup companies working in electronics, photonics and sensors. 

Karl served eight years in the military, finishing as a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve. He and his wife Constance of 32 years enjoy French culture and running small businesses together on the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Karl has a BS in Engineering Physics from Cornell and a PhD in Physics from MIT, specializing in electronics and photonics.