NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's IoT Emerge, a new event that targets the opportunities and challenges posed by IoT devices, platforms and services, presented by the IoT Institute, officially announced a two-day "Women in IoT" track. The two-day program taking place Wednesday, November 2 through Thursday, November 3 provides a forum for discussions on the most relevant industry topics and a setting for women to meet, exchange ideas and network. IoT Emerge is scheduled for November 2–4, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Click here to register.
"This track is my close to my heart; I believe it's vital that we empower the women in this new technology niche," said Braughnwynn "Bibi" Jackson, Event and Marketing Director, IoT Emerge. "Attendees will hear from a wide range of smart and inspiring speakers who are making a mark in the industry. They will provide industry insights and details about their careers as well as the projects they are working on today. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with these industry trailblazers and network with track attendees to gain valuable industry knowledge. We've gathered the leading minds in the industry -- I look forward to a fantastic event."
Tamara McCleary, founder, CEO & Brand Ambassador of Thulium.co and an expert on technology trends, will moderate two of the sessions in the Innovator's Theater.
- Wednesday, November 2 at 11:30 a.m.: "Innovation through embracing an Entrepreneurial Mindset and Digital Leadership"
- Thursday, November 3 at 1:45 p.m.: "Your IT Digital Transformation Takes Drive—The Road to Modernization"
McCleary was most recently named to the IoT Institute list of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in IoT. To see the complete list, visit: www.ioti.com/iot-trends-and-analysis/25-most-influential-women-iot/.
Prominent industry leaders participating on the panels include:
- Sandy Carter, Founder, CEO and Brand Ambassador for Silicon Blitz
- Michelle Curtis, Sr Manager, IoT Strategy, AIS Division
Cisco Solutions Group, Tech Data Corp
- Zach Damato, COO of Niwa
- Martyn Etherington, CMO, Cisco Jasper
- Mike Goodenough, Chief Technologist to the office of the CMO, Tekscape
- Barbara Goworowski, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Access Media Holdings, LLC
- Tina Gravel, Senior Vice President, Global Channels and Strategic Alliances, Cryptzone
- Rokeya Jones, National Partner, Hi-Tech Solutions Sales, Verizon Wireless
- Jo Peterson, VP, Cloud Services, Clarify360
The cornerstone of the track is the Women in IoT keynote and luncheon, which will take place on Thursday, November 3 at 12:00 p.m., presented by Sandy Carter.
One of the leading pioneers in the digital business revolution, Carter was a driving force of Innovation at IBM for the last decade. Most recently serving as IBM's worldwide General Manager of Ecosystem Development, Carter was the global evangelist responsible for connecting emerging technology companies and accelerators with enterprises to increase productivity and creativity while fostering a community of innovation. As a warrior for workforce diversity, she is the founder of "Super Women's Group," the longest running and largest diversity group at IBM.
Carter is an international speaker who has presented in 80+ countries and author of three best-selling books. Her latest eBook is entitled "Geek Girls are Chic."
Consistently recognized by her peers as one of the most influential and powerful women in technology, Forbes named her one of their 2016 Digital Influencers, Onalytica's Top 100 Influencer both for Cloud and IoT and a Top Channel Chief by CRN Magazine. In 2015, she also received honors as a C-Suite Social Media Legend, Biz.Com's 2015 Top Growth Hackers, B2B News Network's 2015 B2B Influencer, Franz Edelman Laureate for Analytics Innovation, and one of CNN Top 10 Most Powerful Women in Tech. She has been awarded 25+ social media awards for innovative and successful implementation of Social Business techniques. Carter is a board member of Girls in Tech and Women in Technology International (WITI). She was honored twice with the AIT United Nations Member of the Year award for helping developing countries in the area of technology.
The Women in IoT Program is continuing to work closely with various Associations, tech companies and Meet Up Groups throughout Chicago bringing to light and showcasing diversity and the change initiative in the IoT and tech industries.
IoT Emerge, scheduled for November 2–4, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will offer real-world education and insights, hands-on experience of IoT enabled businesses through conference programs, live demos, case studies, and local tours. Mirroring the focus of the IoT Institute on Smart Cities and the Industrial IoT, the event will provide comprehensive insights and guidance on achieving success with IoT strategies and implementations in these segments. The event will feature strategic and technical sessions, workshops, hands-on training, cross-functional peer-to-peer networking, advice and lessons learned on achieving organizational readiness, leveraging data analytics, and instituting security best practices. Embracing the reality that IoT requires multiple stakeholders and departments working together, the event is targeted at private and public sector leaders; operations, IT, engineering, and facilities management; as well as system integrators and IoT product developers.
For additional information on IoT Emerge's Women in IoT click here.
Three registration options are available to attend IoT Emerge, The Energy Times' Empowering Customers & Cities, and SmartGig Chicago. Click here for details. To register to attend IWCE's Critical LTE Communications Forum, click here.
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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.
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