Internet of Things Community Announces IoT Slam 2016, The Second International IoT Virtual Conference

2,000+ Enterprise CxOs and business leaders to convene in the cloud for IoT Slam® 2016, April 28th to explore new trends, overcome challenges and accelerate adoption of IoT devices, networks and applications

Jan 28, 2016, 15:12 ET from IoT Slam 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- IoT Slam® 2016, the second international IoT virtual conference focuses on the latest trends, challenges and best practices in the world of IoT (Internet of Things) and will commence on April 28th 2016, online in the cloud.

Organized by experts and authorities in the IoT industry, and backed by the world's largest CxO IoT Community (consisting of 11,000+ senior business executives and the IoT industry movers and shakers), this online conference will highlight key trends, real world industry use-cases, important advancements and defining accomplishments in the development and management of IoT.

"Our aim is to accelerate the adoption of IoT by bringing together leading practitioners and authorities, to share their experiences and best practices in developing, launching and operating IoT devices, networks and applications and to discuss solutions to overcome critical challenges inhibiting mass global uptake. The IoT Slam event makes this engagement and learning available to everyone from anywhere," said Bill Mortimer, vice president of Strategic Marketing at Spirent Communications, and IoT Slam organizing committee Chairman. "The first IoT Slam in 2015 convincingly demonstrated the virtual event format allows practitioners to participate easily from anywhere in the world and to have access to a rich set of resources to realize the benefits of IoT-enabled solutions. We look forward to delivering another world class event on April 28th."

Following on from the huge successes of the inaugural event in December 2015, which featured 60+ C-Level speakers from IoT heavyweights including: IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Salesforce, Vodafone, GE, Qualcomm, Emerson, Ryft, Huawei, Spirent, Ubuntu, Telecom Italia, Symantec and many others, presenting across 45 exclusive sessions, and which attracted 1,000+ business leaders from around the globe, IoT Slam 2016 will raise the bar and once again set a new standard in delivering cutting edge IoT thought leadership and industry best practices - straight to attendees' desktops, mobiles, or tablet devices.

Commenting on the announcement, Sarah Cooper, COO at M2Mi and the Internet of Things Community Vice-Chair said, "IoT technology and business foundations are evolving quickly and unevenly. IoT Slam 2015 raised the level of discourse across IoT ecosystem leaders, industry implementers and emergent players. The IoT Slam 2016 Conference is certain to provide even greater insights."

Core themes being covered at IoT Slam 2016 include:
- Overcoming Privacy and Security challenges
- Advancing the standards status quo
- Developing Interoperability & Integration strategies
- Leveraging Cloud and Edge Computing for IoT
- Defining the role of Big Data Analytics and visualization
- Use-cases showcasing Vertically Aligned IoT across Industry
- Infrastructure and Mobility
- New IoT Business models & Monetization
- Governance, Risk and Regulatory Compliance
- R&D and Best practices for the Future direction of IoT

Also commenting on the announcement, Mac Devine, VP and CTO of Emerging Technology, at the Cloud Division of IBM said, "The inaugural IoT Slam conference was a great success and I am excited to see how the 2nd conference builds on that momentum. 2016 will be an exciting year as the IoT ecosystem comes together and matures and I see the IoT Slam Conference as a driving force behind this convergence and industry-wide maturation."

Call for papers is now open

IoT practitioners and industry thought leaders interested in presenting a session at IoT Slam 2016 are invited to submit a session proposal - either as an individual, or as part of a consortium (panel). Visit http://iotslam.com/cfp for full details on the paper submission process and to submit a paper.

Important Dates:
January 28th 2016 - Call for Papers Open
March 1st 2016 - Call for Papers Closes
March 10th 2016 - Speakers Notified of Acceptance
March 14th 2016 - Final Agenda Published

Conference registration is now open

The early bird registration fee is £99, and is available until March 1st 2016. General admission thereafter is £199. For more information or to register, visit http://www.iotslam.com/register.  

IoT solution providers seeking to discuss sponsorship or collaboration opportunities, should email sponsors@iotslam.com.

About IoT Slam

IoT Slam is the world's first and largest virtual IoT conference and exhibition, covering Standards, Interoperability, Open Source, Integration, Security, Infrastructure, Business Models, Research, Innovation, Best Practices, Technology, Industry Implementation and Regulatory Compliance, in the world of IoT. The Second International online conference will take place April 28th 2016. For more information, visit www.iotslam.com.

About Internet of Things Community

The Internet of Things Community is the world's largest CxO community of senior business leaders and IoT practitioners consisting of 11,000+ members. The function of the community is to focus on the adoption and application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand and contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical & operational issues. For more information about the Internet of Things community, or to apply for free membership please click here.

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