SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton today announced that award-winning tech and business journalist Tom Kaneshige has joined IoT Institute, a new business unit focused on the rapidly-growing world of the Internet of Things (IoT). As Content Strategist, Kaneshige will drive the IoT Institute community reinforcing Penton's commitment to taking the hype out of the IoT mega trend.
Kaneshige has been reporting on the troublesome intersection of business and technology in Silicon Valley. He has written for a variety of outlets including CIO.com, CIO Magazine, InfoWorld, CIO Decisions, Line56, Upside and Solutions Integrator. Kaneshige is keenly focused on the business outcomes of technology solutions and not just technology for technology sake.
He joins the experienced IoT Institute team including Paul Miller, Group President, who launched the IoT Institute and IoT Emerge initiatives; Will Wise, Managing Director; Karen Field, Group Content Director; Bibi Jackson, Director of Marketing; and Brian Buntz, Content Director.
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. It unveiled a list of the Top 50 IoT influencers on Twitter, which includes influencers from visionaries and leading experts to vendors and media. To see who made the list visit: http://www.ioti.com/iot-trends-and-analysis/50-top-iot-authorities-twitter
"The response we've received to the IoT Institute and the IoT Emerge conference since their launch in April has been tremendous. It shows that the industry is ready for real solutions that cut through the hype of IoT," said Will Wise, Managing Director, IoT, Penton. "Penton continues to attract top talent with critical skill sets in progressive information services capabilities. Adding Tom to our team was a no-brainer. Having followed his work – his love of the business tech industry is quite apparent. His enthusiastic focus on building communities will allow us to continue our mission to share best practice to drive practical and measurable results for our core audiences across Industrial IoT, Smart Cities, and IoT Product Engineering."
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. Media interested in obtaining media credentials to attend IoT Emerge, contact Bibi Jackson at [email protected].
Stay connected with Penton IoT Institute on Twitter @IoTiPenton, Facebook: IoT Institute and LinkedIn Group: The IoT Institute. To sign up for the IoT Institute weekly IoTi Informer newsletter, visit: www.ioti.com.
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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