SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's IoT Emerge, a new event that targets the opportunities and challenges posed by IoT devices, systems and services, presented by the IoT Institute, today announced that The Energy Times' Empowering Customers & Cities will be co-located in November in Chicago. IoT Emerge takes place at McCormick Center and The Energy Times' Empowering Customers & Cities takes place at the Swissotel.
"Chicago is the perfect place for IoT Emerge, as it is in the epicenter of IoT in the United States with ambitious Smart City initiatives in the region backed by local government and businesses," said Paul Miller, Group President, Penton. "By co-locating The Energy Times' Empowering Customers & Cities conference with IoT Emerge we can now offer our attendees with a more comprehensive, in-depth look at the industry and how cities and businesses can plan for the future of energy."
Cities and utilities around the world are creating 'smart cities' by driving energy efficiency and resiliency using renewables, energy storage and microgrid solutions for schools, city government and commercial buildings. The IoT is driving an energy revolution. Focused on the utility of the future Empowering Customers & Cities will take place November 1-2, 2016. The event brings together the energy ecosystem including utilities, policy makers and industry visionaries to chart a course for re-imagining energy production, usage and delivery. Jeremy Rifkin, bestselling author and one of the world's leading social thinkers, will keynote, while Anne Pramaggiore, President & CEO, ComEd and Event Co-Chair, Thomas Birr, Chief Strategy Officer, RWE and David Owens, Executive Vice President, EEI are confirmed to speak.
IoT Emerge, scheduled for November 2–4, 2016, will offer real-world education and insights, hands-on experience of IoT enabled businesses through conference programs, live demos, case studies, and local tours. The event will feature strategic and technical sessions, workshops, hands-on training, cross-functional peer-to-peer networking, advice and lessons focused on organizational readiness, leveraging data analytics as well as instituting security best practices. Embracing the reality that IoT requires cross-functional collaboration, the event is targeted to private and public sector leaders; operations, IT, engineering, and facilities management; as well as system integrators and IoT developers. Mirroring the focus of the IoT Institute on Smart Cities and the Industrial IoT, the event will enable in-depth and real-world solutions focused on these high-value markets.
Three registration options are available to attend IoT Emerge and Empowering Customers & Cities, click here for details.
Industry and city/government professionals involved in city and government initiatives, manufacturing operations, smart buildings and energy management, who are currently involved with IoT implementations and are interested in speaking at IoT Emerge are encouraged to submit speaking proposals. The deadline for submission is Friday, July 1. Click here for additional details.
To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Amanda Buehner at Amanda.Buehner@penton.com.
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About Penton's IoT Institute
Penton's IoT Institute is an online community and live events franchise focused on practical B2B applications in the rapidly-growing world of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT Institute provides actionable case studies, insights, research, and e-learning on the industrial and cultural phenomenon that's changing the shape of business and cities today. The IoT Institute's mission is to enable cross-industry and cross-job function learning to drive business performance.
Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow.
Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For more information, visit http://www.penton.com or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.
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