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Call for Speakers for 2017 IoT Summit Now Open

Monday, May 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gary Hotze
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ITA accepting speaker proposals for fifth annual IoT Summit Chicago.

Today the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) and the Midwest IoT Council announced its “Call for Speakers” for the 2017 Internet of Things (IoT) Summit, taking place October 18 – 19, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

In its fifth year, the IoT Summit Chicago has become a top speaking opportunity for IoT experts and thought leaders. The event addresses the latest trends, strategies and upcoming business opportunities in the Internet of Things. Attendees acquire actionable insights and the knowledge needed to stay at the forefront of IoT innovation.

“The IoT Summit is the premier event in the Midwest to hear about the latest trends in IoT,” said Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA. “We address emerging technologies while also discussing non-technical issues such as governance and talent development as it relates to the Internet of Things. We encourage industry leaders to submit speaker proposals and look forward to hearing about what’s next in IoT from another powerful lineup of speakers at the 2017 IoT Summit.”

Potential speakers are invited to provide submissions in the following areas:

• Smart Cities

• Industrial Internet

• mHealth / Telehealth

• Connected Cars

• Smart Homes

• IoT Analytics

• IoT Machine Learning

• IoT Security

• IoT Governance

• Key New IoT Emerging Technologies

• IoT Case Studies – success or failures and lessons learned

• IoT Policy

• IoT Investment Issues

Speaker proposals will be accepted through 5 PM CDT June 30, 2017. Please submit a detailed proposal including speaker/panelist credentials, session title and session description to A limited number of speakers will be accepted. Sales “pitches,” product promotions, comparisons or other self-promotional sessions will not be accepted.


The IoT Summit Chicago will be held in conjunction with the First Analysis Capital Conference providing a convergence of IoT thought leadership and investor engagement with an anticipated 600 – 700 attendees.

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