SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 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, today announced Internet of Things (IoT) thought leaders will keynote Penton's IoT Emerge event, which takes place at McCormick Center in Chicago, November 2–4, 2016.
Braughnwynn "Bibi" Jackson, Event Director, Penton said, "Our event will bring the leading minds in the IoT industry together. These influencers will share pressing business challenges and how they are helping to shape the world of IoT."
The IoT Emerge conference program will focus on four key areas: Industrial IoT, IoT Engineering, Smart Buildings & Energy and IoT Security. Event keynotes include:
- Futurist, inventor, and noted hacker, Pablos Holman will present "Hacking the Future" on Wednesday November 2. 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.
- An executive with a successful track record of large scale, complex projects, Eric Williams leads Avnet Inc.'s global IoT strategy and is responsible for designing, developing and driving Avnet's full breadth of IoT offerings leveraging Avnet's expansive expertise, scale and scope. He will present a keynote on Wednesday, November 2. Williams has served in a number of executive leadership positions in the technology industry and most recently was a strategic advisor for CABA Technology and Moons, Inc. Previously he was with Arrow Electronics, Inc., Support Net Inc. and Bell Industries., Inc.
- Author, lecturer and business leader Timothy C.K. Chou will present the keynote "Towards a Precision Planet" on Thursday, November 3. Chou is focused on several new ventures in applications, middleware, machine learning and security for the IoT as an investor and the Chairman of the Alchemist Accelerator. He recently published a new book entitled: Precision: Principals, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things. During his presentation, Chou will discuss how developing economies such as Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa need infrastructure: power, water, agriculture, transportation, construction, healthcare and telecommunications. He'll provide a simple framework for IoT; the three business model implications to enterprises that build machines; and the benefits of those precision machines on the fundamental infrastructure for the planet.
- Internationally recognized expert on technology, relationships, and the power of influence, Tamara McCleary is the CEO of Thulium, an agency creating powerful brand narratives and dynamic content for maximum impact reaching targeted audiences on social media in the B2B and B2C space, will present a keynote on Thursday, November 3. McCleary is ranked by Klear in the Top 1% of global Social Media Influencers, by Onalytica as a global Top 100 IoT Influencer, Top 50 Big Data, AI, Blockchain and Digital Transformation Influencer, and by LeadTail as the 3rd most retweeted person by CMO's.
For additional information on IoT Emerge, click here to view the agenda.
Three registration options are available to attend IoT Emerge, The Energy Times' Empowering Customers & Cities, and SmartGig Chicago, click here for details. Early registration ends August 28, 2016. To register to attend IWCE's Critical LTE Communications Forum, click here.
IoT Emerge is collaborating closely with the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) and its IoT Council, as well as leading industry thought leaders such as the Industrial Internet Consortium, the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), the CMO Council and the Business Performance Innovation Network (BPI).
Media interested in obtaining media credentials to attend IoT Emerge, contact Bibi Jackson at [email protected].
To learn about exhibiting & sponsorship opportunities, contact Amanda Buehner at [email protected].
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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.
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