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Internet of Things Community to host IoT Slam® Live Conference; June 21 – 22 2017 in R.T.P North Carolina USA

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San Francisco, California, January 31st, 2017
The Internet of Things Community (IoT Community), the world’s largest network of CxO’s and IoT professionals announces the launch of its inaugural IoT Slam® Live, Internet of Things conference, taking place June 21 – 22, 2017 at the Archie K Davis Conference Centre, located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA.

The IoT Slam® Live conference represents an unparalleled platform for IoT practitioners, business decision makers (CxO’s), hardware designers, software programmers, start-ups, government policy makers, regulators and investors across all industries, looking for opportunities to leverage, innovate, disrupt and transform society, using IoT and machine learning, and cognitive techniques.

The IoT Slam® Live will host distinguished delegates and showcase innovative IoT solutions,  technologies and companies in a hybrid conference delivery format, that will comprise of an in-person live conference, taking place in North Carolina, and a virtual broadcast of key proceedings to members of the Internet of Things Community who can tune in globally via the internet.

“We are excited to announce our inaugural in-person conference is to take place this June in RTP, North Carolina, where we will gather members from our Internet of Things Community to discuss IoT strategies, provide leadership, share advice and best practice methodologies.” said Bill Mortimer, Executive Vice President, Strategic Marketing at Spirent Communications, and Chairman of the IoT Slam® Conference and the Internet of Things Community Advisory Board. “We embark on what will be a defining year for the IoT and our Internet of Things Community’s role in providing a platform for IoT thought leaders to collaborate and partner to fulfil the promise of the IoT. We have delivered the innovative series of virtual IOT SLAMs since December 2015 and commit to deliver actionable insights and best practices to our nearly 20,000 members and the broader IoT industry. We look forward to hosting this first-of-its kind meeting, where we will unite the broader IoT and enterprise industry together in RTP this June and the virtual conference participants.”

David Hill, Executive Director of the Internet of Things Community said, “We are excited to introduce our first Live event that will showcase another world class line-up of IoT thought leaders and practitioners sharing their lessons learnt, and best practices. After what has been a remarkable year for the Internet of Things Community, we plan to announce further key industry initiatives in the coming weeks as we gear up to what many see will be a defining year for the IoT space. The chosen location is a hotbed for innovation and we look forward to bringing IoT Slam to North Carolina.”

Beyond the Live Slam, you can be sure to see members of our IoT Community at key industry events and gatherings and you will expect to see more high profile memberships being announced very soon. We encourage all to stay tuned and get connected via our various channels to get latest updates.

“We are excited to sponsor and co-host the first in person IoT Slam®. This event will showcase the leading technology innovators in IoT and provide a forum for business and technology leaders to learn more about how the next generation of IoT will enable growth and innovation for companies across all industries.” said Chris O’Connor, General Manager of Offerings at IBM Watson IoT. “We encourage all enterprises and IoT providers to submit a speaker proposal to demonstrate how they are using the Internet of Things to transform business.”

The IoT Slam® Live event builds on IoT Slam 2015, IoT Slam 2016, IoT Grand Slam and the Health Slam advancing the direction and adoption of IoT, highlighting key trends, real-world industry use-cases, and important advancements in the development and management of IoT.

Core themes being covered at IoT Slam Live include:

  • Standards: rationalization and ratification
  • Interoperability and integration
  • Security and privacy
  • Devices and applications
  • Edge computing & Micro-services
  • IoT Platforms
  • DevOps
  • Cloud services and infrastructure
  • Cognitive and smart implementation in the Enterprise
  • Vertical Focus: Healthcare / Life Science industries

Call for Papers
IoT practitioners and enterprise end-users interested in presenting a session at the 2017 IoT Live Slam have until March 31st 2017 to submit a session proposal. Priority will be given to submissions in the order they are received, as well as the compelling factor of the submission. Visit here https://iotslam.com/submit-paper for full details on the submission process and to submit a paper.

Important Dates:
January 31 2017 – Call for Papers opens
March 31, 2017 – Call for Papers closes
April 10, 2017 – Speakers Notified of Acceptance
April 17th 2017 – Final Agenda Published
April 17th 2017 – Standard Registration Opens
June 21-22 2017 – IoT Live Slam in RTP, North Carolina

Registration to Live Event (In-Person):
Registration to attend the exclusive in-person event on June 21 – 22 in North Carolina USA, is priced with affordability in mind and starts at £299 ($350 USD), and provides unrestricted access to the entire event on-site, as well as full catering, drinks, refreshments and access to CxO and elite IoT Practitioner networking drinks reception on June 21. Additionally, delegates will be provided with a Raspberry Pi3 that contains the entire IoT Slam portfolio of sessions to date (over 100 exclusive sessions) providing a comprehensive deliverable as a complete take away.

Early Bird Virtual Pass Registration Ends March 15th 2017
Early bird virtual registration fee starts at £50 ($60 USD), and provides access to the exclusive Pay Per View Virtual broadcast of the IoT Slam Live event in real time, as well as access to on-demand proceedings for 3-months post event. Early-bird pricing is only available until March 15th 2017 thereafter Standard virtual registration pricing will initiate – Register Now to Save Big! For full registration details and to register now, visit http://www.iotslam.com/register

Collaboration / Membership Opportunities
IoT solution providers seeking membership to the Internet of Things Community and / or collaboration opportunities should email info@iotslam.com.
Media organizations / journalists interested in covering the June event in-person or via the internet – can request a media pass by emailing media@iotslam.com.

About IoT Slam® Live
The IoT Slam® Live, an IoT Slam® production, is the Internet of Things Community’s fifth international IoT conference and its inaugural live in-person event, covering standards, interoperability, open source, integration, security, infrastructure, business models, research, innovation, best practices, technology, industry implementation and compliance, from a horizontal enterprise industry perspective across the entire spectrum of IoT. The live in-person conference commences June 21-22, 2017 at the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. For more information, visit www.iotslam.com. IoT Slam® delivers the best in class IoT Strategy, Leadership, Advisory and Methodology (SLAM)™.

About Internet of Things Community™
The Internet of Things Community – IoT Community is the world’s largest and longest standing CxO community of senior business leaders and IoT practitioners consisting of 19,100+ members. The function of the community is to focus on the adoption and application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand and contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical and operational issues. For more information about the Internet of Things community, or to apply for free membership, please visit https://iotslam.com/community.

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Link to the official announcement via Businesswire http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170131005752/en/Internet-Community-host-IoT-Slam%C2%AE-Live-Conference