About Us

Justin Grammens

Justin Grammens is an entrepreneur, educator and community leader on the subject of the Internet of Things. Grammens is the founder of Recursive Awesome, an IoT data analytics consulting company, and IoT Weekly, a publication covering current trends on the Internet of Things. He is an adjunct professor teaching a graduate level course on the Internet of Things at the University of Saint Thomas, an Industry Analyst on real-time IoT data collection for RTInsights and co-founded IoT Fuse as a non-profit to align the Midwest toward a vision of where the IoT is today and how it can be used to improve the world in which we live.

A proven leader and builder of technology, Grammens was named one of the 2016 (Real) Power 50 by Minnesota Business, speaks at countless technology conferences, co-launched Minnesota’s first Internet of Things Hack Day where inventors compete to build the best Internet enabled products in 12 hours and is a mentor to students of all ages through CoderDojo Twin Cities and Macalester College's MacStartups program.

Most importantly, he enjoys family movie nights with his wife and two boys. You can keep up to date with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Patrick Delaney

Patrick is an engineer and social-startup entrepreneur, having founded Forest Restorations in 2004, the world’s first company fully-dedicated to the elimination of buckthorn and invasive species, and The Solar Ninja in 2010, a solar-powered mobile phone charger and blindingly bright wide-spread LED light in one convenient package.

Delaney has also co-founded several IoT Startups and companies, including @chickenscoopAI, @termiplatform, Workflows.ML, Canister.ML, and has served as an Entrepreneur in Residence leading the Internet of Things Initiative at the United Health Group Startup Garage.  His professional career spans from manufacturing to component sales to optical and electronic engineering to server and front end software design.  His best language is MATLAB.

Delaney helped found SVL.MN and is the founder of @iotmpls, the Midwest’s largest Internet of Things monthly meetup user group.  @iotmpls merged with Justin Grammen's Arduino.MN in 2015 to become IoTFuse.  Delaney has co-run a successful Kickstarter for over $30k, won awards from the USPTO/Inventors Hall of Fame as well as Daimler-Chrysler, has been a finalist and semi-finalist in the MN Cup three times, and was the winner of the UMN CSE’s Alumni Society Award for Graduating Class of 2008.

Daniel Feldman

Daniel Feldman is a senior software engineer developing new storage products at Veritas Technologies. Mr. Feldman has years of experience building industrial-strength software in demanding, competitive environments. Daniel is also a proud CS PhD program dropout, a published cryptography researcher, a hobbyist hardware hacker, and a frequent speaker at regional tech meetups and conferences.