SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 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 the comprehensive conference program will focus on four key areas: Industrial IoT, IoT Engineering, Smart Buildings & Energy and IoT Security. IoT Emerge takes place at McCormick Center in Chicago, November 2–4, 2016.
"Unlike many other IoT events that cover everything from consumer to business IoT, the IoT Emerge conference focuses intently on business outcomes for IoT. IoT Emerge provides deep insights and practical tools from speakers with real-world experiences who can provide case studies and advice," said Karen Field, Executive Content Director, IoT Institute & IoT Emerge. "Whether your role is designing, justifying, managing, or securing an IoT implementation, IoT Emerge is the event to attend to help you overcome the challenges, obstacles and ultimately achieve success with the IoT. We're enthusiastic about hosting the event in Chicago with its strong industrial market profile and progressive smart city project initiatives."
- The IoT Engineering track offers insights, advice and lessons from IoT engineers and experts on the frontlines on how to manage the complexities and challenges associated with connected devices and more quickly and effectively bring designs from concept to commercialization.
Gianfranco Bonanome, Senior Director at Intelligent Product Solutions will present "Smarter Products, Complicated Architecture: A Look at Common Pitfalls in Developing Connected Products" and will share first-hand experience, insights and advice on how to manage the decisions and trade-offs inherent in engineering the IoT.
- The Smart Buildings & Energy track offers real-world advice and insight on how to leverage low-cost sensors for better investment decisions, exploit robust communications platforms to make power flow control decisions, justify IoT Implementations, and integrate existing infrastructure with new IoT systems and strategies.
Bill Maurer, Senior Vice President of ABM Building and Energy Solutions will present "Overcoming Budget Challenges to Implement Smart IoT in Your Facility" and will offer practical and unique strategies for overcoming budget challenges, including tapping into federal and utility rebates.
- The Industrial IoT track provides real-world case studies from the factory floor with actionable takeaways, advice on overcoming these concerns, managing the tradeoffs inherent in any new tech initiatives and insights on how to leverage the opportunities created by the IoT.
Robert M. Bierwagen, VP and CIO for MPI Corp., will present "Automating the Shop Floor: How We Brought Three Facilities From Paper-driven to Data-driven with the Cloud" and will discuss MPI Corp.'s journey to automate text-driven shop floor operations at three facilities. He will share best practices for selecting and deploying next-generation technologies, key learnings and organizational shifts that need to happen on the shop floor to make the transition most effective for workers.
- The IoT Security track is targeted at anyone involved in IoT implementations concerned with IoT security and data privacy. Security experts with experience in the private and public sector identifying new threats and classes of attacks, identifying security vulnerabilities and knowledgeable in the latest best practices around security will present a combination of workshops and talks designed to help you get a handle on the security risks and steps you can take to protect your data and systems. Speakers will be announced shortly.
For additional information on IoT Emerge, click here to view the agenda.
The IoT Emerge team 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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