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ITA Hosts Sixth Annual IoT Summit Nov 27 - 28

Tuesday, October 16, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gary Hotze
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IoT From Pilot to Production: Architecture, People and Process

CHICAGO, IL - The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) announced today that it is hosting The Sixth Annual IoT Summit Chicago presented by CDW in Chicago on Nov. 27-28 at The W Chicago City Center, 172 W. Adams Street. This year’s theme is "IoT From Pilot to Production: Architecture, People and Process.” Like in previous years, the summit will once again unite thought leaders, innovators, futurists and analysts to discuss IoT pilots that have (or have not) crossed the chasm to production. Specifically, a common thread will be the architecture, people and processes in place and the influence they have when going from pilot to production.

Unlike previous years, the 2018 IoT Summit is exclusively limited to just 300 attendees and will take a single-track format to enhance the thought leadership and value to those in attendance. Included in the impactful agenda are over 50 presenting companies and some of the most influential innovators in IoT today. Session themes will revolve around where to focus your IoT strategy, understanding how to identify IoT investment opportunities, assessing the impact of analytics and machine learning on connected infrastructures, exploring the evolution of the IoT platform and engaging in a provocative conversation about the democratization of data.

”We firmly believe the Midwest is uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in IoT, more so than any other significant platform shift of the past 20 years,” said Julia Kanouse, CEO of the Illinois Technology Association. “The IoT Summit Chicago serves a critical need, bringing together thought leaders in a forum and environment conducive for education, networking and collaboration on driving IoT forward.”

Also, this year's Summit will include intimate "fireside" chats available to attendees after most panels. These will offer an opportunity for attendees to ask targeted follow-up questions and gain even more in depth insights. It's not often (if at all) attendees have this level of access to the presentation teams immediately following the discussion to dive deeper into the material.

"We started the IoT Summit Chicago in 2013 when the idea of setting up an IoT pilot was forward-thinking and more the exception than the rule,” said Don Deloach, Co-Chair of the Midwest IoT Council and COO, Centri. “Six years later, we have explored, year over year, the challenges and opportunities that makeup IoT. Our discussions this year are once again at the forefront of IoT, only now that dialogue focuses on the migration to production of IoT.”

With 15 sessions on everything from Smart Healthcare and Data Ownership & Control to Connected Cars, Smart Cities and Investing in the IoT, there's sure to be something for everyone. Come, learn, collaborate and be part of something big. Be part of the future.

For more information and to see the event's complete lineup, visit Also, check out Twitter: @Midwest_IoT.

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