This year, at MIT, backpacks carried by incoming freshmen won't just carry networked devices, they'll actually BE networked devices. Soft goods have become instrumented. Join us to learn how Charlie Merrow, co-founder of Merrow MFG has developed infrastructure to manufacture and design products in the instrumented soft goods space - aligning the technology advancements in fiber/fabric with production process, and the downstream technology that will collect and interpret product data. Data will be aggregated and analyzed by the likes of Einstein and Salesforce analytics. With respect to the latest evolution in manufacturing instrumented soft goods, coupling physical product with application development, Merrow's presentation is unique.