SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton today announced that Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) a leading global technology distributor, is the exclusive diamond sponsor of IoT Emerge, a new event that targets the opportunities and challenges posed by IoT devices, systems and services, and a launch sponsor of the IoT Institute, a new business unit focused on the rapidly growing world of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting humans to physical objects in ways never imagined. As businesses seize these opportunities, Avnet can help make their IoT visions a reality. Avnet works with customers from sensor design and development to infrastructure and gateway solutions and connectivity options to cloud IoT platforms and global inventory management.
Avnet's sponsorship encompasses thought leadership, training and live IoT demos at IoT Emerge, as well as online education and webinars with the IoT Institute.
"Avnet is the ideal partner for our IoT initiative because they are uniquely positioned to provide solutions for the complete IoT ecosystem, including sensor design and development, infrastructure and gateway solutions, connectivity options, security and cloud IoT platforms. Avnet understands that achieving a strong ROI with IoT requires a 'system of systems,' and the importance of cross-functional team collaboration. Their thought leadership and market expertise fits perfectly with our overall philosophy," said Will Wise, Managing Director of Penton's IoT Institute.
"The IoT influence is pervasive – and we need to make sure the right mix of information and expertise reaches our supplier and customer communities," said Eric Williams, Vice President, Internet of Things (IoT), at Avnet, Inc. "Penton's robust focus on IoT engineering, the industrial IoT, smart energy and buildings and smart cities, aligns well with our edge-to-enterprise solutions to help customers no matter where they are on the IoT continuum."
To learn more about Avnet's IoT solutions, visit: http://www.avnet.com/en-us/what-we-do/Pages/iot-solutions.aspx
To learn more, visit: www.IoTEmerge.com. For sponsorships, contact Amanda Buehner at Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org. Media and analysts interested in attending IoT Emerge, contact Bibi Jackson at Bibi.email@example.com.
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Stay connected with Penton IoT Institute on Twitter @IoTiPenton, Facebook: IoT Institute and LinkedIn Group: The IoT Institute.
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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