HamOnt IoT Conference 2017


When: Saturday June 24th 2017 from 9:00am to 7:00pm

Where: CoMotion On King (3rd floor) at 115 King St E, Hamilton, ON

Cost: $20 regular, $10 student

Register: eventbrite.ca/e/hamont-iot-conference-2017-tickets-33104444284



HamOnt IoT is all about the Internet of Things … low cost and kick ass, featuring experts from within and abroad for a full day of talks… we would love for you to join us on Saturday June 24th!

Check out the schedule of talks below! HamOnt IoT attendees can also expect morning coffee & snacks, lunch, afternoon drinks & snacks, and an after party!


9:00am – 10:00am Arrival and registration! We’ll have coffee and snacks availalbe! Network with your fellow attendees!

10:00am – 12:00pm Speakers 1-3

12:00pm – 1:00pm Fantastic Lunch!

1:00pm – 3:00pm Speakers 4-6

3:00pm – 3:20pm Break time with drinks and snacks!

3:20pm – 4:30pm Speakers 7-8

4:30pm – 5:00pm Q&A panel for those looking to work in IoT, start a business, or create a product.

5:00pm – 7:00pm Beer and Pizza. Make connections, ask more questions of the presenters, and start great conversations about IoT!

Speaker Linuep (as of March 27th)

Speaker: James Arlen (@myrcurial)Director of Risk and Advisory Services at Leviathan Security Group

Talk: Avoiding common security issues in novel IoT products

BIO: James Arlen is Leviathan’s Director of Risk and Advisory Services. He is responsible for development and delivery of Leviathan’s professional services, assisting clients as they develop and implement their information security policies and strategic plans. Over the past twenty plus years, James has been delivering information security solutions to Fortune 500, TSE 100, and major public-sector organizations. In both consultant and staff member roles, James led business and technical teams of professionals in short-term projects as well as multi-year organizational change initiatives. James held key contributor roles as CISO of a publicly traded financial institution and Information Security Coordinator at a large scale power utility. James is involved in information security policy, process, and procedure improvements for internationally known manufacturing and financial organizations.

James is best described as: “Infosec geek, hacker, social activist, author, speaker, and parent.” His areas of interest include organizational change, social engineering, blinky lights and shiny things. James founded Hamilton’s first makerspace think|haus before the Internet had Things. He is also a contributing analyst with Securosis and has a recurring column on Liquidmatrix Security Digest. James is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is a prolific contributor to standards bodies and media.


Speaker: Colin Gagich (@colingagich) Owner, NVC Software Solutions

Talk: HitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot (@HitchBOT)

BIO: Colin Gagich operates NVC Software Solutions, a software company which performs contract design and development work based in Hamilton, Ontario. Through NVC, Colin has worked with clients in the Aircraft Deicing Industry, HVAC Industry and Restaurant Point of Sales Industry. Colin specializes in embedded system design, mobile application development and web application development. Colin has been operating NVC Software Solutions since 2013.


Speaker: John Gerryts – IT Telecom Analyst by day, uber blockchain hacker by night

Talk: Project Oaken – The intersection of blockchain and IoT

BIO: John Gerryts is a Technologist that has been involved in the cryptocurrency space since 2013. Beginning as an active miner, John is the organizer for the Niagara Bitcoin Meetup Group, and has led a few projects surrounding IoT + Blockchain technology (mostly related to Ethereum.org as early as PoC3). For the last 23 years, John has been involved at different levels of technology, with roles such as Network Administrator, Telecommunications Specialist, and Senior Network & Electronics Integrator. His Project Airlock placed 3rd at the “In Crypto We Trust” Hackathon which has since been mentioned in the Canadian Senate and on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast by Andreas Antonopolous.


Speaker: John Renfrew – Owner, Harvest Robotics

Talk: IoT barn gas sensors


Interested in sponsoring? E-mail dpetican@gmail.com for details!


Code of Conduct

Our conference will follow this standard code of conduct.

Code of Awesomeness

We encourage everyone to be excellent to one another!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Students welcome, but minumum age for attendance is 16.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

CoMotion is located in downtown Hamilton so getting here by public transit is easy. During the weekend there’s lots of parking within a few blocks.

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets may be refunded until 1 week before the event. After that contact the organizer to transfer your ticket to someone else.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Unless you want to give your ticket to someone else at the last minute in which case we will need to see the printed version of the ticket.