CENTENNIAL, Colo., Jul 23, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
Arrow Electronics, Inc.
today announced it is collaborating
with Skookum Digital Works to offer the “Innovation Launch Pad,” a
five-day, immersive-learning “boot camp” for companies looking to bring
innovative and profitable “Internet of Things” (IoT) ideas to market.
“IoT is poised to disrupt entire business models and industries, but
companies looking to bring innovative new IoT technologies to market
face a number of complex challenges,” said Aiden Mitchell, vice
president of semiconductor marketing for Arrow. “As a top
technology-solutions provider, Arrow is excited to collaborate with
Skookum on this boot camp to help our customers stay ahead of the
innovation curve and profit from the tremendous opportunities IoT
Arrow’s Innovation Launch Pads are designed to help participants move
from ideation to creation—leaving them with a tangible proof-of-concept,
prototype, demonstration or business plan for IoT technology at the end
of five days. Launch Pad participants will have access to best-in-class
Arrow design engineers and Skookum’s team of innovative developers,
hardware hackers and product designers as they move through a focused
“Skookum’s proven model empowers companies to embrace the innovation
process,” said Josh Oakhurst, Skookum’s chief strategy officer. “We give
companies a chance to compress months of experimentation and ideation
into one short, intensely productive week.”
Companies looking for additional information, or to book an Innovation
Launch Pad, are encouraged to contact their local
Arrow sales office.
Internet of Things refers to the concept of connecting any device with
an on/off switch to the Internet. Gartner
predicts that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices.
Semiconductor market research firm IC
Insights expects revenues for network communications, sensing, and
control functions in devices attached to the IoT will grow 29 percent in
2015 to $62 billion, after increasing 21 percent in 2014 to over $48
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com)
is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial
and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing
solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than
100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and
commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations
in 56 countries.
About Skookum Digital Works
Skookum is a 70-person technology “hacking shop” with offices in Denver
and Charlotte, N.C. Skookum is an expert at difficult technology
integrations, IoT hardware hacking and software development. For more,
please visit http://skookum.com.
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