CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's IoT Emerge, a new event produced by IoT Institute that targets the opportunities and challenges posed by IoT devices, platforms and services, provided attendees with a window into the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) on its opening day today. The event focuses on Industrial IoT, IoT Engineering, Smart Buildings & Energy, IoT Security and Women in IoT. It takes place at McCormick Center in Chicago through Friday, November 4.
"The Internet of Things is a top priority for technology and business professionals involved in business and smart cities. Our event offered an informative and action-packed first day. Attendees heard from industry luminaries that shared IoT best practices and use-cases and also had the opportunity to see many real-world solutions," said Will Wise, Managing Director, IoT Emerge & IoT Institute. "Today we'll offer additional case studies and best practices, and on Friday attendees will get the opportunity to see effective IoT applications first hand via our site visit tours with local companies. IoT Emerge provides attendees with a tangible roadmap for IoT success."
Futurist, inventor and noted hacker, Pablos Holman presented "Hacking the Future" on the Keynote stage. Holman has a unique view on hacking. He believes learning can come from breaking technology as well as building it. He also thinks using a hacker's mindset could be the key to coming up with solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems. Holman helped create the world's smallest PC; 3D printers at Makerbot; spaceships with Jeff Bezos; artificial intelligence agent systems; and the Hackerbot, a Wi-Fi seeking robot. Today, he is working on futuristic invention projects at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory.
Cary Eskow, Vice President of LightSpeed at Avnet, with a focus on LED and Smart Lighting Programs, presented the Keynote entitled "Harnessing the Growing Market for IoT." Eskow discussed Smart Horticulture market forecasts and offered a case study of the IoT Smart Greenhouse and how these best practices can also be applied to other industries."
The two-day Women in IoT program commenced providing a forum for discussions on the most relevant industry topics and a setting for women to meet, exchange ideas and network. The "Your IT Digital Transformation - The Road to Modernization" session moderated by Tamara McCleary, founder, CEO & Brand Ambassador of Thulium.co and the "Connected, Smart and Resilient City Blueprints: How and Where to Start and Grow Public and Private Sector IoT Initiatives" session was moderated by Stephanie Hayden, CEO, Vision Architecture Inc. Both sessions hosted many industry luminaries including: Sandy Carter, Founder, CEO and Brand Ambassador for Silicon Blitz; Michelle Curtis, Senior Manager, IoT Strategy, AIS Division, Tech Data Corp; and Tina Gravel, Senior Vice President, Global Channels and Strategic Alliances, Cryptzone.
The IoT Emerge show experience offered attendees the opportunity to build a Tiny Arcade that fits in the palm of their hand. Attendees saw the xCraft's XPlusOne drone hover like a quadcopter and fly like a fixed-wing aircraft. Rawfa, in collaboration with Ava Grey Designs, created a mural incorporating the city's skyscape with characteristics of new and emerging technologies to capture Chicago's plans to become a Smart City. Attendees have begun to color in the mural and can get a copy of the print on a t-shirt. The 3D Printer Experience is showcasing a Sense 3D scanner to create 3D print ready, full color files. Attendees have been getting scanned to get a 3D version of themselves.
For additional information on IoT Emerge, click here to view the agenda.
The IoT Institute Learning Center Launches
In conjunction with IoT Emerge, Penton's IoT Institute today launched a new interactive professional education platform, Education.IoTi.com, designed to enrich the online education experience for IoT technology and business professionals.
The contemporary site is easy to navigate on all mobile devices and desktops. With access to courses taught by seasoned professionals, the platform features interactive material, including embedded videos, quizzes, photos and graphics. The courses have been designed to provide high-quality continuing education in a convenient and user-friendly format. The IoT Institute Learning Center debuts with a free content course to help IoT business and technology decision makers with enterprise IoT planning and strategy, titled: "IoT Fundamentals & Examples of Business Transformation."
"Our new education platform enables professionals advance their skills, enhance their careers and access education on-demand," added Wise. "We're excited to launch our platform with Dr. Timothy Chou as a featured online course instructor - in collaboration with Crowdstory, Autodesk Fusion Connect and IndustryWeek. We're looking forward to providing this actionable education online and to interact with our audience to roll out additional programs for 2017."
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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. For more information, visit http://www.penton.com or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.
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