Industrial IoT USA

14th – 15th April 2016

Chicago USA

The series highlights the infrastructural framework required to successfully pave the way for an IoT revolution


The Event

Industrial IoT USA

14th -15th April 2016 Chicago USA

The Industrial IoT promises to generate a new wave of technological innovation that is set to permanently redefine the current digital landscape. Pioneering businesses are connecting complex, physical machines with first-class analytics to unleash a wealth of new insights that were never before possible. Companies are looking to leverage the Industrial IoT to reduce unplanned downtime, dramatically increase efficiency and ultimately open up a new era of economic growth and competitiveness. This Summit will bring together forward-thinking companies to pave the way for the Industrial IoT revolution.

Make the most of your 2 days!

  • Understand the key steps in starting an Industrial IoT journey for your business
  • Network with industry peers in an exclusive environment
  • Gain perspectives and updates
  • Showcase your expertise to a senior audience


DAY 01  
  • The Industrial IoT revolution has paved new ways for manufacturers to operate their businesses and is set to completely transform a myriad of industries
  • The emerging digital-physical blur is turning traditional industrail companies ino customer service providers
  • Companies that adopt the product-service business model are able to provice smart physical goods that are capable of producing data to help increase production and efficiency
07:30 Registration & Networking
08:30 Opening Address from the Chair
08:40 Opening Panel
Integrating Legacy Technology with the Industrial IoT

  • Data is required from legacy equipment to eliminate unplanned downtime and improve efficiencies
  • How do you create the ability to connect machinery that doesn’t contain recent connectivity technologies?
  • How economically feasible is it to integrate legacy devices with the Industrial IoT?
09:20 Presentation
What is the Value of the Industrial IoT?: Unlocking Dollars from Data

  • Understanding the recent proliferation of ‘things’ that are connected to internet
  • How can Industrial IoT impact enterprise productivity and enhance processes to create value?
  • What does the enterprise/consumer need and how can Industrial IoT meet these demands?
10:00 Networking Break: Business Card Exchange
10:40 Presentation
Industrial IoT is a Big Data Problem! Architectural Perspective for Industrial IoT

  • How do Big Data Platform and Cloud-based architecture fit with Industrial IoT
  • How to implement Big Data Analytics as integral part of Industrial IoT
  • How the Industrial IoT is driving change for Big Data Architecture and vice versa
11:20 Case Study
How Closing the Loop on an IoT Project can be the Hardest Part

  • Understand that IoT was a 25 year process in the oil field
  • What to expect when you turn on the IoT switch
  • How it’s easier to train then retrain people
  • MapReduce is great but the devil is in the detail
12:00 Platform Presentation
Cognitive IoT: Beyond Connecting Physical and Digital to Optimize Operations and Transform Industries

  • Asset intensive industries, like manufacturing and travel and transportation, have been digitizing things for years. Lower costs of sensors, lower costs of communications in combination with advances in cognitive computing have opened new horizons for these organizations, creating new opportunities to optomize operations and innovate. Many are now looking to transform the data into into meaningful  insights that help operations, manufacturing, production, maintenance, quality control and procurement to make well-informed decisions.
12:40 Seated Lunch
13:40 Presentation
Hybrid Business Models: Approaching a Product-Service Ideal

  • The Industrial IoT revolution has paved new ways for manufacturers to operate their businesses and is set to completely transform a myriad of industries
  • The emerging digital-physical blur is turning traditional industrail companies ino customer service providers
  • Companies that adopt the product-service business model are able to provice smart physical goods that are capable of producing data to help increase production and efficiency
14:20 Presentation
Will the Industrial IoT Prove to be a Hacker’s Delight?

  • What needs to be secured?
  • What kind of devices are most at risk for attack?
  • How does an external attack work?
  • What are the safety implications of the Industrial IoT?
  • Risks associated with Industrial IoT hardware
15:00 Networking Break
15:30 Presentation
Predictive Maintenance: More Reliable and Efficient Assets

  • Discover the ability to identify issues before they escalate
  • Eliminate costly maintenance routines with condition monitoring, ensuring assets and processes are running at optimum levels at all times
  • Advanced data modeling and machine learning adds new capabilities to condition monitoring, providing a wealth of information
16:10 Closing Panel
Standards and Protocols for the Industrial Internet of Things

  • Understanding that the Industrial IoT, like the internet today, will require many protocols to allow data to be analysed and acted upon in ‘Real-Time’
  • How can open data access protocols support standardization
  • Developing techniques and strategies to enable multiple protocols to work together to unleash the benefits of the Industrial IoT
17:00 Chairman’s Closing Address
17:15 Networking Drinks and Canapés
DAY 02  
  • IT and OT departments need to work together for an industrial IoT system to be secure
  • Understanding the benefits of IT/OT convergence across industries
  • Limited interoperability between devices provides a significant challenge for both departments
  • How to overcome organisational differences within departments
08:00 Registration
08:50 Welcome Address from the Chair
09:00 Opening Panel
Internet of Threats: Securing your Industrial IoT System

  • Exploring whether the benefits of deploying Industrial IoT solutions outweigh the security risks
  • Is the industrial network architecture built with security in mind to tackle threats?
  • Best practices an organisation can take to detect and monitor threats
  • Reviewing some examples of solutions that are currently securing industrial IoT systems
09:40 Presentation
Predictive Analytics for Service: Data Mining of Machines and Systems to Ensure Operation

  • How to efficiently manage the vast volume, variety and velocity of IoT data
  • Exploring the ways analytic algorithms can be designed to extract relevant insights from Industrial IoT devices
  • Identifying the key ways in which real-time insights will transform product capabilities and redefine business models
10:20 Networking Break
11:00 Case Study
The Role IoT Played in the Digital Transformation of State of Illonois

  • IoT industry current status
  • How does that apply for the Public Sector
  • What is a Smart State and how does it use IoT?
  • What has Illinois been up to?
11:40 Presentation
The Future of the Industrial Internet of Things

  • Hear about the trends, challenges and opportunities the future holds for IoT solutions
  • Understand how how companies are using IoT to redefine their business processes and create new business opportunity
  • Get a glimpse into the future roadmap of SAP’s IoT Solutions and a brief demonstration of an IoT solution
12:20 Seated Lunch
13:20 Presentation
A Common Sense of the Connected Future: Internet of Things is now Internet of Services   

  • Understanding that the industrial internet is going to cause a huge socio-economic disruption
  • Examine the ways in which Industrial IoT will reshape our thinking about privacy, propriety and prosperity
  • Developing the concept through deliberate design to evolve, embrace, adapt and adopt global platforms of autonomy with distributed intelligence
14:00 Case Study
Advanced Monitoring and Diagnostics in the Power Industry- Extracting Value from Big Data and the IoT

  • This presentation provides an overview of the Power Optimization Center, examples of contributions to fleet operations and offers a perspective on how the internet of things is bringing about radical transformation of the electric utility industry in this age of “Big Data”.
  • The Luminant Power Optimization Center (POC) is a 24×7 fleet level diagnostic and performance support facility serving the Luminant generating fleet including nuclear, coal and gas-fired facilities. The POC also provides these services to other power plants beyond Luminant.
14:40 Refreshments & Networking
15:10 Presentation
The IoT Convergence: How IT and OT Departments Must Work Together for a Successful Industrial IoT

  • IT and OT departments need to work together for an industrial IoT system to be secure
  • Understanding the benefits of IT/OT convergence across industries
  • Limited interoperability between devices provides a significant challenge for both departments
  • How to overcome organisational differences within departments
15:50 Group Discussion
The Human Impact of the Industrial IoT

  • Industrial IoT is set to create new products, services and markets
  • Examining how the creation of hybrid industries will require new skill sets
  • Reviewing the role education plays in providing a new breed of talent required for the Industrial IoT to thrive
16:30 Chairs Closing Remarks

Steering Committee

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Official Sponsor



Vantiq Corporation was founded in 2014 by seven highly successful software professionals to address the new and complex requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is rapidly growing and evolving, with estimates of hundreds of billions of intelligent devices monitoring and eventually controlling virtually everything that exists. Vantiq believes that a new generation of software platforms is required for companies to be successful in developing mission critical IoT applications. Vantiq’s first product release occurred in 2016.

Presenting Sponsor


Advantech B+B SmartWorx

Advantech B+B SmartWorx engineers and manufactures intelligent M2M technology for industrial networks. Providing robust, reliable, sophisticated connectivity from the sensor, network edge to the network core. Seamlessly connecting multiple generations of data networking technology, from legacy serial equipment to the industrial Internet of Things. Having designed and manufactured data connectivity products for more than 30 years, B+B possesses a level of expertise that can only be acquired through experience. With an installed base in excess of 3,000,000 wired connections, 500,000 wireless connections and 400,000 connected vehicles, B+B equipment already enables millions of M2M solutions.

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With more than 420,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—and with deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145 countries, Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. Leveraging Oracle’s Internet of Things Cloud Service, your business can gain new data-driven insights and actions from IoT data in order to deliver innovative new services faster than your competitors, with less risk. Securely connect, analyze, and integrate real-time IoT data, at scale, between connected devices and your enterprise applications.

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Crowd Review

Crowd Review is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users which have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers their thoughts on their experience.

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ITA offers innovative business services that enable Illinois technology companies to scale. In addition, ITA drives the advancement of IoT technology, policy and industry in Chicago and the Midwest through its Internet of Things Council. To learn more, visit

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Inaugurated in April 2013, is a world-class news and resource portal of latest machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) information. is an initiative in the domain of machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) technologies and its applications on key Industry Verticals namely, Agriculture, Automotive, Automation, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Electronics, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Security, Supply Chain, Telecom, Transportation, Telematics, Utility and dedicated sections on Smart Cities and Smart Villages.

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Industrial Internet of Things Forum

Formed off the back of the largely popular Industrial IoT Series, the Industrial Internet of Things Forum brings together thought leading individuals to discuss emerging topics within the IIoT conversation. Hosted on LinkedIn, the IIoT Forum is the official platform for Industrial Internet of Things professionals to share anything from experiences in implementing IIoT to evolving news stories as and when they happen. The IIoT Forum plan to be your go-to for Industrial Internet of Things news and discussion.

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Innovation Leadership Forum

The Innovation Leadership Forum (ILF) is a visionary and original Think & Do Tank set up by Dr Bettina von Stamm in 2004, dedicated to helping organisations understand and improve their innovation performance.  It does so through a number of different avenues such as a Networking Group, a series of MasterClasses, Advisory & Coaching Services, Workshops, Presentations, Public Speaking, and the Innovation Wave®, a tool for the facilitated assessment of innovation capabilities.  

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MachNation is the only dedicated insight services firm covering the future of the Internet of things (IoT), Internet of everything (IoE), connected device and machine-to-machine (M2M) ecosystems. MachNation specializes in understanding and predicting these technology sectors including developments in hardware, platforms, communication services and applications. MachNation specialists have provided guidance to the majority of the world’s leading IT and communications firms. MachNation serves on Cisco’s prestigious IoT World Forum Steering Committee and co-chairs the Service Provider working group within the Steering Committee.  Check our our most recent scorecard.

Online Partner


SIM Alliance

SIMalliance is the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services. The organisation promotes the essential role of the secure element (SE) in delivering secure mobile applications and services across all devices that can access wireless networks. By identifying and addressing SE-related technical issues, and both clarifying and recommending existing technical standards relevant to SE implementation, the SIMalliance aims to promote an open SE ecosystem to facilitate and accelerate delivery of secure mobile applications globally.

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IoT Global Network

The IoT Global Network is a new platform for the IoT community to connect and network with industry experts. Featuring a definitive database of over 600 IoT companies and hundreds of products, the IoT Global Network also offers a rich source of regulatory information, market news and expert blogs. The IoT Global Network is a dedicated resource for every IoT professional.

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IoT Now

With exclusive analyst reports and specialist journalists, IoT Now is the leading global brand covering the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communications (M2M), embedded devices and connected consumer devices. Delivering webcasts, bi-monthly magazines, white-papers, daily news and expert opinion pieces, IoT Now focuses on the deployment of these technologies across the enterprise, automotive, logistics, healthcare, utilities, travel, security and smart city verticals.

Online Partner


Security Solutions Watch features thought leadership interviews about security solutions. Metrics confirm that content marketing such as our “In The Boardroom” thought leadership program, is the most effective form of awareness, branding and lead generation. What is YOUR cloud, cyber, defense, IoT, mobility, network, payments, physical security or public safety solution? May we give you a quick tour? Please contact Marla Edwards, email: to set up a call.

Online Partner



The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction, and advance the interests, of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. The Connected Vehicle Trade Association enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications. Membership is open to any corporation, public entities, standards and specification organizations and educational institutions.

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Tractica is a market intelligence firm that focuses on human interaction with technology.  The company’s market research and consulting services provide industry participants and stakeholders with in-depth analysis of emerging technology trends, business issues, market drivers, and end-user demand dynamics across multiple application domains including home, mobile, health, automotive, enterprise, and industrial markets.  Tractica’s global market coverage combines qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to provide a comprehensive view of the emerging market opportunities surrounding User Interface Technologies, Biometrics, Digital Health, Wearable Devices, and Automation & Robotics.

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Datafloq is the one-stop-shop for Big Data, empowering organizations to create value from data. The platform aims to create an overview of the global big data market by bringing together all stakeholders within the global Big Data market. It includes a Big Data vendor search engine, covering most of the global Big Data vendors, as well as provides valuable knowledge around Big Data. The objective of Datafloq is to spur the global understanding and application of Big Data in order to drive innovation and growth. We will continue to expand the platform with more sections that could be of interest.

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Cyber Defense Labs

Cyber Defense Labs is a cyber security and research organization focused on assisting corporate America, government, and community organizations with improving overall security effectiveness while educating and improving corporate and community awareness and value.

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Mind Commerce

Mind Commerce is your trusted source for research and strategic analysis focused on digital technologies and the telecommunications industry. Reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.

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NFC Forum

The NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association founded in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Its mission is to advance the use of NFC technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC. The Forum’s 180+ global members are developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and capability.

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WSNBuzz is a blog providing fresh updates on smart grid technologies, covering new standards, products, deployments, industry moves and events of interest.

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Defence Suppliers

Defence provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry.We are the defence industry's number one information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. The portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.





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