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IoTC (IoT Community) Announces IBM as a Diamond Corporate Member and Headline Keynote of the IoT Grand Slam December 1st

-IoT Watson Offerings General Manager Chris O’Connor to present Keynote outlining how IoT improves operations, transforms design & manufacturing and deepens customer engagement
-IBM Fellow John Cohn to participate in cognitive panel
-IBM to Showcase latest IoT offerings at Virtual conference

San Francisco – November 29, 2016 – The IoTC (IoT Community) – the world’s largest group of CxOs and IoT professionals, announces IBM, as a Diamond corporate member of the IoTC and headline partner for its IoT Grand Slam virtual conference taking place December 1, 2016.

At the virtual event, Chris O’Connor, General Manager of IoT Offerings at IBM, will present a keynote on three technologies that are driving IoT innovation. In his session, O’Connor will outline how recent Internet of Things advancements are driving enterprises and industries forward, with a focus on use cases that provide real-world example of these advancements. There will be a focus on key areas where enterprises are differentiating themselves by taking advantage of IoT in major ways:

  • Improving operations
  • Getting smarter about design and manufacturing
  • Deepening customer engagement

Full details of the keynote session can be viewed here

“We are excited to announce that IBM joins the IoT Community (IoTC) as a Diamond Corporate member and the headline partner for the IoT Grand Slam event on December 1, 2016. IBM is leading the way in IoT for business with IBM Watson cognitive computing capabilities and we look forward to hearing from them at this year’s event,” said Bill Mortimer, Executive Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Spirent Communications, and Chairman of the IoT Slam® Conference and IoT Community.

“We are delighted to join the IoTC (IoT Community) as a Diamond member and are excited to participate in its IoT Grand Slam virtual event ” said Chris O’Connor, General Manager of IoT Offerings at IBM and a member of the IoT Community Advisory Board. “The event allows IBM to connect with other industry leaders and the IoT community at large. We look forward to engaging with members of the IoT Community on December 1st to share our experiences and explore together how to leverage IoT for transformative benefit.”

The conference will also feature a panel session on the application of IoT and cognitive computing for business. The panel will highlight some of the most promising applications of IoT, and how cognitive IoT will help realize these applications and create new possibilities for IoT. The session features industry experts including Tamara McCleary – CEO of Thulium, John Cohn – IBM Fellow and chief scientist of design automation at IBM, Scott Amyx – CEO at Amyx+, and Sudha Jamthe – CEO of IoT Disruptions. The panelists will discuss where IoT is today and how emerging technologies like cognitive computing will create new ways of doing business for all types of companies. Full details on the panel can be viewed here 

IBM will also be participating in a virtual showcase of its IoT, Cloud, and Cognitive Computing solutions, where attendees will be able to chat with representatives, access educational materials and learn more about what IBM is doing to streamline the IoT industry on-line via https://iotslam.com/ibm

IoT Grand Slam 2016 Registration
Special Offer: Register for the IoT Grand Slam and get access to Health Slam on December 2nd, and a free Raspberry Pi delivered. For more information about IoT Slam 2016 and to register now, please visit https://iotslam.com/register/. Registered attendees will also benefit from receiving full access to on-demand proceedings as well as access to all IoT Slam sessions from both 2016 and 2015.

About IoT Grand Slam™
Grand Slam – an IoT Slam® production, is the Internet of Things Community’s (IoTC) third international virtual IoT conference, covering standards, interoperability, open source, integration, security, infrastructure, business models, research, innovation, best practices, technology, industry implementation and compliance, from a horizontal industry perspective in the world of IoT. The online conference will take place December 1, 2016. For more information, visit www.iotslam.com. Grand Slam delivers the best in class IoT Strategy, Leadership, Advisory and Methodology – (SLAM)™.

About Internet of Things Community™
The IoTC – IoT Community is the world’s largest CxO community of senior business leaders and IoT practitioners consisting of 18,400+ 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.

About IBM:
For more information on IBM Watson IoT, please visit www.ibm.com/iot or follow @IBMIoT on Twitter.

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Contact Person:

David Hill
Executive Director
IoT Community

Link to Businesswire announcement – http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161129005168/en/