Vishal Kumar, Lead Sales Engineer at Bug Labs

Vishal Kumar is Lead Sales Engineer at Bug Labs, a company that helps organizations innovate in the rapidly-growing Internet of Things market.

Vishal is responsible for supporting customers in all aspects. He is a Hardware and Software Product Developer, a Project Manager, and an Entrepreneur specializing in embedded devices for wireless, home automation, and music-related industries.

Vishal attended Columbia University where he studied Economics and Electrical Engineering, receiving both a BS and MS. Vishal also holds a Patent for an automatic drum tuner, which he created as a professional session drummer in New York City.

IoT Tools and Solutions

Kicking off 2018 with freeboard updates

Big changes are coming to freeboard. We are happy to introduce our newest updates to the freeboard platform:

  • Shared with me
  • Dual Pane support
  • New Google Map options

All users now have a new dashboard view called “Shared With Me”.  

This page shows you the public and private dashboards that are shared with you. You can also see who shared the board with you, as well as click directly on the dashboard link.  This was our most requested update for our small business customers.

Next …

New MQTT freeboard datasource makes it easy

We love our community, and we especially love it when our community contributes something great. Take this new MQTT datasource, for example.

This MQTT datasource was built off the hard work of many different community members, and made simple by Ben Chodroff.  You may remember him from our favorite Aquarium dashboard.

Ben uses the IBM Watson IoT QuickStart tool to make it easy to get started.  No sign up or setup necessary.  Here is an example dashboard we built with the …

New freeboard map widget gives more color to your dashboard

Over the past few years, many customers have asked us how to change the map colors.  We are pleased to present a fun and innovative new solution.

Our standard color scheme works great with our dark background, but with our new Private Label features, you decide which look works best for you.  

Now, in addition to changing the background, you can use our new plugin to change your map entirely:

How to Use It:

New freeboard™ Private Label features now available!

Over the past several months, the top customer-requested feature has been the ability to easily “private label” freeboards.  So, in response, we are excited to announce new customization functions that will let you do just that!  Anyone can do it, even non-developers.  Here’s an example of one:


Starting today, all customers who purchase a plan will be able to add a header image (e.g. logo, banner, etc.), and customize the colors of the background and …

New widgets for your Heart

Recently, Bug Labs teamed with a smartphone app maker who is trying to help raise awareness for Atrial Fibrilation, or afib.  The app uses the camera on a smartphone to record your heartbeat, then saves all data anonymously to aggregate later.

Our partner collected the data, and asked us to visualize it.  In order to do the data justice, we needed a few new widgets, namely, pie and bar charts. In the end, we came up with a very cool look:


Along with the new pie and bar chart widgets, we …

New dweetPro Historical widget now live!

Bug Labs is proud to release our newest addition to dweetPro and freeboard, Historical Charts!

Our latest charting library works with stored dweetPro data, which can only be accessed using your dweetPro account credentials.

The following tutorial will walk through setup and usage of the History Widget.

Step 1:

Connect your dweetPro account:

  • Add a new datasource
  • Select Dweet V2 Storage

Fill out datasource details: 

  • Give your datasource a name
  • Add the thing-name of the dweetPro device …
Renesas taps Bug Labs to launch the IoT Sandbox

Renesas Electronics America Inc. has partnered with Bug Labs, Inc. to expand the Renesas IoT Sandbox.  

The goal of this collaboration is to reduce the complexity and shorten the time-to-market for Internet of Things (IoT) designs.  The Sandbox is useful for small to large-sized companies developing IoT solutions. 

To illustrate the power of our solution, Bug Labs used the Renesas IoT Sandbox to create a Cold Chain dashboard example, which users can clone and modify as …

Geoweb Summit #8

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Internet of Things Workshops

Getting started with IoT application development

7.00 - 7.40 pm - Build an IoT app in 10 minutes with and Freeboard

Bug Labs' lead sales engineer Vishal Kumar will guide you through creating your first Internet of Things application using and Freeboard.

7.40 -8.20 pm - Connect people, devices and systems with Robin

Robin's founder Zach Dunn and software developer Mark Costello will demonstrate presence applications for IoT using the new Robin platform.

8.20 - 9.00 pm - XMPP and a normalized fabric for IoT

Clayster co-founder Rikard Strid will discuss XMPP standardization efforts and what a normalized fabric for internet of things will look like. Watch his talk at CloudExpo last year.

9.00 - 10.00 - Networking

Thursday, May 22, 2014

IoT Workshops continued

Demos, show-and-tell, Q&A

10.00 - 10.10 - The IoT New York Meetup

Linda Drabik is the organizer of the Internet of Things New York meetup.

10.10 - 10.50 - Build a better than iBeacon experience

Dave Mathews is founder and CEO of NewAer, a peer-to-peer discovery and communication platform that developers can build upon for a better than iBeacon experience.

10.50 - 11.00 - eCan

Sean Auriti is co-founder and member of Alpha One Labs, a community makerspace in Brooklyn, and founder and CEO of Emrals, that has developed the eCan concept.

11.00 - 11.40 - Networking break

11.40 - 12.00 - Databubbles with localized maps that pull in 3rd party APIs deployed in the real world

Rachel Law is co-founder of Interface Foundry, a mobile app and hardware framework that lets you browse and build secure geo-fenced data bubbles in physical places and times. Rachel will preview Interface Foundry's databubble builder that implements recursive geospatial and temporal mapped objects - bubbles within bubbles.

12.00 - 12.20 - IoT meets geospatial

Raj Singh is Director of Interoperability Programs for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international industry consortium of 442 companies, agencies and universities.

12.20 - 1.00 - Manage, control and reprogram Arduino Yun's and Raspberry Pi's

CMO Chris Tella will demonstrate Basic6's capability to manage, control and reprogram Arduino Yun's and Raspberry Pi's remotely and wirelessly over a large geography.

Lunch break

2.00 - 4.00 pm - Doors open

Coffee, intro videos + networking

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1

Internet of Things 

Andy Hobsbawm is founder and CMO of Evrythng, a Web of Things software company, making products smart by connecting them to the Web.

Chris Rezendes is the President of INEX Advisors, helping clients to define and select growth and investment opportunities in Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M).

Edward Samson is the CEO at Basic6, a company that is recasting unique IT management tools around a broader cloud solution that includes the data center and the Internet of Things.

Randall Sanborn is a Technical Advisor at Mobiquity, a mobile engagement provider creating innovative solutions that drive business value.


Raj Singh is Director of Interoperability Programs for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international industry consortium of 442 companies, agencies and universities.

4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2

Indoor positioning 

Anne Marie Stephen is Vice President Retail Sales and Customer Development at iInside, a 15 year old technology leader delivering Indoor Location Services.

Ankit Agarwal is the founder and CEO of Micello, a provider of comprehensive indoor venue maps.

Mike Loushine is the Director of the Emerging Mobile Technologies Group at Applied Communication Sciences.

David Wenning is VP North American Sales for Pole Star, whose NAO Campus indoor positioning solution has been implemented all over the world since 2008.


Hugh Seaton is President of The Marketer Project, an advertising agency dedicated to bringing together the best thinking, theory and insight.

5.20 - 6.00 pm - Networking break

Drinks + networking

6.00 - 6.20 pm - InterDigital keynote

Narayan Menon 

Narayan Menon is Vice President - Innovation Labs at InterDigital, a wireless research and development company.

6.20 - 7.00 pm - Panel 3

Augmented reality 

Pete Wassell is the founder and CEO of Augmate, the first wearable platform that accelerates the development of cloud-based digital eyewear applications.

Brendan Scully is a Senior Business Development Manager at Metaio, the leading augmented reality software company.

Andrew Kemendo is the founder of Visidraft, which brings CAD-based AR to the architecture, construction and engineering industries.

David Elmekies is founder of iC the Universe, a new company with proprietary augmented reality engine that allows users to embed large amounts of information in small and manageable apps.


Ori Inbar is the co-founder and CEO of, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR).

7.00 - 7.05 pm - IPG Media Lab keynote

Melvin Wilson 

Melvin Wilson is Head of Strategy at IPG Media Lab, where marketers and Interpublic's agencies go to discover and learn about their future.

7.05 - 7.45 pm - Panel 4

Building apps with geodata 

Eddie Pickle is the founder and CEO of Boundless, the company behind the OpenGeo Suite, a complete geospatial platform for managing data and building maps and applications.

Jonathan Levy is a cartographic designer who has worked with clients such as the Antenna International, New York Observer, Airbnb, TED, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Robert Cheetham is the founder and CEO of Azavea, a B Corporation that creates civic geospatial software and data analytics related to land, water and people.

Zach Dunn is CPO and co-founder at One Mighty Roar, a company in Boston that makes products to organize shared experiences across physical and digital spaces.


Lubna Dajani is Principal at Stratemerge, a technology and business services provider.

7.45 - 9.00 pm - Networking continues

Drinks + networking

What are Geoweb Summits?

Geoweb Summits are business development-focused evening conferences in London, Toronto and New York at the intersection of geographic information systems, the internet of things and location-based services.

Who attends Geoweb Summits?

Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.

Canaan Partners
Accel Partners
Hot Potato
Luminary Labs
LTU technologies
Chart Venture Partners
Romer + Associates
Galigeo Inc
ff Venture Partners
K2 Labs
Total Immersion
Bessemer Venture Partners
Foxfire Investments
Founder Institute
Megamorphosis Design
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
Four Legged Features
Lorax Media
CBS Local
Chart Venture
Sense Networks
Affect Strategies
New York Times
American Express
IA Ventures
Luminary Labs
Magnet Media
The Knot
Metamorphic Ventures
Paliwoda Group
Starvest Partners
Deep Focus
Deutsche Telekom USA
SNR Denton
Primary Wave Media
PHD Media
Business Insider
Starcom Mediavest Group
Locality Media
iNovia Capital
Morgan Stanley
Square 1 Bank

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