Trae Vassallo, Stanford GSB MBA ‘00

“The Internet of Things”

  • Your office, home and car are all computing environments.

  • Products should help simplify your life.

  • Products need to focus on doing things on behalf of the user.

  • Your home can provide custom light, temperature control and energy saving features.

  • A thermostat shouldn’t just be a dumb thing on the wall, it should be smart, adjustable and reactive.

  • Best advice received: Take chances. Engage with people. Jump at opportunity.