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GE, Target, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson Executives to Speak at World's Largest Internet of Things Conference & Expo
[March 14, 2017]

GE, Target, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson Executives to Speak at World's Largest Internet of Things Conference & Expo


Internet of Things World, the world's largest and most comprehensive IoT event and expo, today announced the event will take place May 16-18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Internet of Things World is the only conference to bring executives from the most innovative technology providers together with a range of IoT end users, from across enterprise, industry and consumer markets, who are looking to implement and maximize this connected technology. The event will address the IoT opportunity across multiple verticals including smart cities, manufacturing, supply chain, healthcare, smart home, aviation and connected/autonomous transportation. It will also tackle the most important horizontal themes such as data analytics and AI; security and privacy; blockchain and the complex IoT platform ecosystem.

Internet of Things World 2017 is expecting over 11,000 attendees, 400 speakers, 250 exhibitors and 300 IoT startups. Internet of Things World is also co-located with Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, covering the entire IoT industry in one event.

This year's conference speakers include:

  • Ganesh Bell, Chief Digital Officer, GE Power
  • Stuart McGuigan, CIO, Johnson & Johnson
  • Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO, ThyssenKrupp Elevator
  • Derek Myers, Group Director, Channel Strategy & Development, Coca-Cola
  • Arlette Hart, CISO, FBI
  • Robert Rencher, Senior Systems Engineer, Boeing (News - Alert)
  • Chul Lee, Head of Data Engineering & Science, Connected Fitness, Under Armour
  • Ryan Ciovacco, President, Wally Labs and Connected Living, Sears Holdings
  • Gene Han, Head of Innovation, Target (News - Alert)
  • Sudhi Sinha, VP of Product Development, Johnson Controls
  • Prith Banerjee, Executive Vice President, CTO, Schneider Electric (News - Alert)
  • James Stansberry, SVP, Samsung

"Behind the hype, solid progress is being made on a number of IoT technologies, tools and business odels, setting the scene for significant evolution of the IoT in 2017. This innovation will result in a supercharged workforce, paying less for smarter operations and fast innovation," said Gavin Whitechurch, Founder of Internet of Things World. "At Internet of Things World we help executives understand how the IoT will impact their businesses as well as offer the best platform for connecting senior level, passionate technology professionals with solutions providers."

Internet of Things World 2017 highlights include:

  • Industry leading conference: Featuring 400 speakers covering a range of key IoT vertical topics
  • Start Up City: Featuring over 300 innovative IoT start-ups
  • Free expo only pass: Attendees will have access to two days of expert insights, case studies and more technical deep-dive content, including admission to the IoT Developer Stage and Ecosystem Center Stage
  • Leading sponsors and exhibitors: Microsoft, Samsung (News - Alert), Avnet, IoT Works by HCL Technologies, Silver Spring Networks, VMWare and more

"Our industry has an incredible opportunity before it," said Ganesh Bell, Chief Digital Officer, GE Power. "We can create a digitalized Electricity Value Network that will enable nations to realize the benefits of smart cities, intelligent transportation and healthier connected communities through expanded electrification. GE is working together with the world's leading power producers and utilities, and learning more every day about what it will take to realize that vision. I'm excited to bring our perspectives and experience on 'The New Age of Industrial IoT' to the Internet of Things World conference."


"Innovation and connectivity in the Internet of Things space is one of those defining technology themes whose time has come," continued Hassan Ahmed, Strategy and Business Operations Manager, Venmo. "Internet of Things World is a unique event that brings together thought leaders across multiple disciplines and expertise at scale, and I'm looking forward to fresh perspectives and ideas I know I won't be able to get anywhere else. I'm excited to present on the future of payments at this forum because payments is a key enabler for designing frictionless IoT experiences for consumers and enterprises."

"The State of California is one of the largest buyers of IoT devices and solutions," concluded Keson Khieu, Cyber Security Officer, State of California Government. "It wants vendors to understand its needs. And vendors benefit from very large accounts to offer their solutions. Internet of Things World is such as wonderful opportunity for these needs to be met."

For more information and to register for Internet of Things World 2017, please visit our website.

Media passes are complimentary and will be received upon completion of the media registration form and qualification verification. The press registration form can be found here.

About Internet of Things World

Internet of Things World 2017 is the world's largest and most comprehensive IoT event with over 11,000 attendees, 400+ industry thought leaders and 250+ exhibitors. With a focus on monetizing and gaining value from the IoT revolution through enabling industry-wide collaboration and building partnerships, Internet of Things World provides a unique opportunity to meet the full ecosystem.

With a comprehensive conference agenda covering everything from smart cities, manufacturing, supply chain, healthcare, smart home, aviation and connected/autonomous transportation to data analytics, AI, security, privacy, and blockchain, Internet of Things World 2017 boasts the most comprehensive IoT agenda in the marketplace. In addition to conference passes, the event offers free exhibition only passes for those wishing to browse the expo hall, allowing visitors access to selected summits and the exhibition floor for networking and meeting new suppliers.

For more information about the show or to register for a pass that suits your needs, visit our website.


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