Posted by Angela Diaco
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) has seen some amazing developments in recent months taking some tentative jumps into the mainstream with devices like Samsung's connected fridge. You may have seen the fridge highlighted in the debut commercials this spring starring Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard.
This increasing number of smart "things" are creating new opportunities for technology to integrate into peoples’ lives. The potential to deliver innovative new services, solutions and improve user experiences with connected devices has been growing. This IoT revolution has been central to the disruption of healthcare, transportation, education, manufacturing and shipping industries - just to name a few.
We've done some digging and pulled together the following list of Internet of Things events driving this rapidly evolving market:
Date: July 11-14, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Speakers: AT&T, Good Year, Intel Security, The Weather Company, Eurotech, IBM, Machina Research, Ingenu
Why attend: The Internet of Things Evolution Expo gathers worldwide business leaders to learn how to leverage IoT to move businesses forward and drive new revenue streams. Listen and participate in conversations on topics including IoT issues, IoT security topics and vertical market opportunities. Attend and you will have the ability to evaluate the latest innovations in IoT devices, gateways and networking solutions.
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Date: September 27-28, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Speakers: VMware, Oracle, UI Labs, Dell, FivePoint
Why attend: Attend this conference and meet leaders in business strategy and technology enablement. This 2-day program is focused on defining the digital enterprise and driving digital operational excellence, goal setting, key metrics to look out for and ROI of connected initiatives, as well as designing smart products, services and applications.
Date: October 18-19, 2016
Location: New York City
Speakers: American Apparel, Coca-Cola, Samsung Electronics, The Home-Depot, Adidas, Nordstrom
Why Attend: Participate in interactive workshops and roundtables with a solely retail audience. Learn from previous IoT case studies, including how Herman Kay is using RFID to create 100% inventory visability, or how Adidas is creating "connected clothing" to generate more direct-to-consumer channels. This is a conference you don't want to miss if you're in the world of retail.
Date: October 20-21, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Speakers: Adidas, Machina Research, Sensoro, Caterpillar, John Deere, Nissan, Belkin, Orange, Boeing
Why attend: This conference covers a wide range of industries including manufacturing, health, transport, government, energy and automotive. The IoT expo will showcase the most cutting-edge technologies from more than 100 exhibitors and over 200 speakers. This year's expo will focus on the most innovative advancements in technologies affecting IoT. There will be cases covering Smart Cities, Connected Living, Wearables, Developing & IoT Technologies, Connected Industry and Data & Security.
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Date: November 29-30, 2016
Location: London, UK
Speakers: Shell, SAP, Cisco, Google, Oracle, Orange, IBM
Why attend: This 2-day event features live demos, advice from industry insiders, skill-building technical sessions and networking opportunities. The Internet of Things World Forum will focus on IoT application, solutions and vendors 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 aboutwearable technology and consumer electronics industries, emerging healthcare business models in IoT, how IoT will bring global economic and political change and remote health monitoring opportunities.
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