Penton's IoT Emerge Chicago Event to Showcase the Internet of Things Journey

New speakers to discuss how IoT can be applied to everyday business practices

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 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 new speakers have been added to the conference program who will discuss the Internet of Things (IoT) journey for the Industrial IoT, Smart Buildings & Energy, and IoT Engineering. IoT Emerge is scheduled for November 2-4, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, click here to register.

Karen Field, Executive Content Director, IoT, Penton said, "Applying IoT to real world business practices can be difficult. We've tapped respected leaders in the industry to offer our attendees new ideas and even inspiration to leverage this information in their day-to-day work. By attending IoT Emerge, attendees will gain critical insights that will help them dramatically improve their business processes and identify new revenue opportunities."

The new speakers include:

Sheldon Oppermann, Executive Vice President, Compass Properties, LLC will present "Smart Buildings Roadmap: Best Investment Opportunities and Strategies for Success" as part of the Smart Buildings & Energy track. This session will showcase the results of landmark research conducted by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the IoT Institute across the building ecosystem. The research provides unique insights and actionable information for building owners, managers, and other industry key players on the state of IoT implementation in buildings, challenges and opportunities, and guidance for achieving success in building IoT business cases, strategies and implementations.
Bob Rossoll, Project Manager/MES, Rockwell Automation, will present "Journey to The Connected Enterprise: Insights from the Factory Floor" as part of the Industrial IoT track. This session will examine how Rockwell Automation, a global manufacturer, developed and deployed people, process and technology-related strategies along the journey to achieving its own Connected Enterprise.
Marcia Walker, Principal Consultant, Manufacturing, SAS will present "IoT Strategy: Engineering, Science, and Art" as part of the IoT Engineering track. This session will highlight how many of the critical elements of IoT lie in science, technology, engineering and math, and how effective IoT strategies are an art to harmonize information across disparate systems.
In addition to these speakers within the IoT Emerge conference tracks, IoT Emerge will highlight how IoT impacts business on the Expo Show Floor in the Innovator's Theater and Learning Center Theater.

IoT Emerge, scheduled for November 2-4, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will offer real-world education and insights, hands-on experience of IoT enabled businesses through conference programs, live demos, case studies, and local tours. Mirroring the focus of the IoT Institute on Smart Cities and the Industrial IoT, the event will provide comprehensive insights and guidance on achieving success with IoT strategies and implementations in these segments. The event will feature strategic and technical sessions, workshops, hands-on training, cross-functional peer-to-peer networking, advice and lessons learned on achieving organizational readiness, leveraging data analytics, and instituting security best practices. Embracing the reality that IoT requires multiple stakeholders and departments working together, the event is targeted at private and public sector leaders; operations, IT, engineering, and facilities management; as well as system integrators and IoT developers.

For additional information on IoT Emerge, click here to view the agenda.

IoT Emerge will be held in tandem with IWCE's Critical LTE Communications Forum and co-located with SmartGig Chicago and Empowering Customers & Cities.

Three registration options are available to attend IoT Emerge, The Energy Times' Empowering Customers & Cities, and SmartGig Chicago, click here for details. To register to attend IWCE's Critical LTE Communications Forum, click here.

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), and strategic sponsors including Avnet and Cisco Jasper.

Media interested in obtaining media credentials to attend IoT Emerge, contact Bibi Jackson at

To learn about exhibiting & sponsorship opportunities, contact Amanda Buehner at

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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.

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 or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.

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