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The “Internet of Things” (IoT) has become less of a concept and more of a reality in 2014 as an increasing number of smart “things” are connected to create new opportunities for technology to integrate into peoples’ lives. Companies are realizing the potential to deliver innovative new services and solutions, as well as improve user experiences, with connected devices. IoT has also been central to the disruption of healthcare, transportation, education, sports, agriculture and shipping industries - just to name a few.  

Don’t miss the following Internet of Things events to learn from and connect with industry innovators sharing best practices to advance the smart, interconnected world as the drive for a more efficient, more inclusive and smarter world continues.

Here are the Internet of Things events you can’t miss in 2014:

1. The Connected Conference


Date: June 18-19, 2014

Location: Paris, France

Attendees include: GE, Samsung, Apple, Qualcomm Europe, Archos, Indiegogo, Raspberry Pi, Paypal, and QNX Software Systems

Why attend: The Connected Conference will gather international technology innovators and visionaries to speak and collaborate on subjects including who is funding connected hardware, 3D’s role in the future of connected hardware, retail in the connected world, the rise of the industrial Internet, why context matters, how tracking your life will improve your day-today, connecting an entire city, and the future of the connected car.

Join the discussion on twitter: #ConnectedConf @ConnectedConf

Register for the Connected Conference here.


2. Designers of Things Conference


Date: September 23-24

Location: San Francisco

Speakers include: Whistle, Plantronics, Hexoskin, Thalmic Labs, and Nuance Communications.

Why attend: Three revolutionary factors influencing technology will be brought together in one place - Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things. Attend the 2-day event for live demos, advice from industry insiders, skill-building technical sessions and networking opportunities. Listen and participate in conversations on topics including: security and ethics in wearable design, designing for the quantified other, fashion’s impact on wearable tech, identification, authentication and customization with biometrics, low power design for wearable tech, and wearables as an extension of the body.

Join the discussion on twitter: @dothingscon #dothingscon

Register for Designers of Things here.


3. Internet of Things Global Summit


Date: October 27-28, 2014

Location: Washington, D.C.

Speakers Include: FTC, World Bank, Cisco, and Camgian Microsystems Corporation

Why Attend: Contributors at this conference will take a comprehensive look at the latest technologies and innovations in the field of The Internet of Things. Attend keynotes and hear and participate in conversations around smart cities, IoT outside the city, building smart homes of the future, managing the spectrum needs for the IoT, and meeting consumer expectations for a secure IoT environment.

Join the discussion on twitter: #IoTSummit

Register for the Internet of Things Global Summit here.


4. Re.Work Internet of Things Summit


Date: November 6-7, 2014

Location: San Francisco, CA

Speakers include: Basis, Postscapes, OnFarm and City Innovations Group

Why attend: Re.Work Internet of Things Summit brings together entrepreneurship, science and technology to re-work the future and tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. The event will showcase the opportunities of the IoT and the potential for a positive impact on business and society. Topics of discussion include: energy, big data, healthcare, connected home, urban infrastructure, environmental monitoring, transport and smart cities. Discover cutting edge technologies on the horizon from the world’s leading innovators. Learn from and connect with 200+ industry innovators sharing best practices to advance the smart, interconnected world and prepare for the industrial internet.

Join the discussion on twitter: @teamrework #reworktech

Register for Re.Work Internet of Things Summit here.

5. Internet of Things World Forum 2014


Date: November 25-26, 2014

Location: London, UK

Speakers include: Sony, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Cumulocity and Telcare

Why attend: The Internet of Things World Forum will focus on IoT application, solutions and companies for verticals including automotive, healthcare, asset and fleet management, manufacturing, security, retail point of sales, smart grid, smart metering, smart home and consumer electronics. Participate in conversations about emerging healthcare business models in the IoT, wearable technology and consumer electronics industries, how IoT will bring global economic and political change, and remote health monitoring opportunities in IoT.  

Join the discussion on twitter: @iotconferences

Register for Internet of Things World Forum here.variety_shot-6

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Topics: Internet of Things