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Penton's IoT Emerge Chicago Event Site Tour Lunch & Learns Will Offer Insights on Tech Challenges, Opportunities & Solutions

Event Attendees Can Learn Best Practices from UI Labs, Winzeler Gear, Plant Chicago and The Morey Corporation on Friday, November 4

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 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 it will host Lunch & Learns during the four local site visits on Friday, November 4. IoT Emerge will visit UI Labs, Winzeler Gear, Plant Chicago and The Morey Corporation to highlight Internet of Things (IoT) applications in real-world scenarios.

Penton's IoT Emerge Chicago Event Site Tour Lunch & Learns Will Offer Insights on Tech Challenges, Opportunities & Solutions

Braughnwynn "Bibi" Jackson, Event & Marketing Director of IoT Emerge said, "The goal of our event is to deliver attendees with real-world solutions. By hosting these four visits to local businesses using the Internet of Things within their day-to-day operations it's the perfect way for attendees to understand the challenges and opportunities of this technology. We are looking forward to hearing how the Internet of Things has transformed these businesses."

A first-of-its-kind innovation accelerator targeted at the convergence of big data, the IoT, and computing, UI LABS is developing a portfolio of applied research and commercialization Labs that address industries like manufacturing and urban infrastructure. Andrew Watkins, Managing Director of Strategy, UI LABS will present the Lunch & Learn session and will discuss the specific IoT needs of a research center. Watkins is responsible for coordination across teams to set the vision and ensure operational alignment in order to achieve it. Watkins works closely with both Labs—the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, and City Digital—to ensure they have the right programs and resources to unlock value for the organization's partners.

Known internationally as one of the premier designers and manufacturers of precision molded plastic gears for automotive clients, Winzeler Gear in collaboration with their molding machine supplier is creating a vision and culture for implementation of Industry 4.0 using IoT technology. During the Lunch & Learn session John Winzeler, President, will discuss the IoT requirements of a new innovative facility.  Winzeler Gear is a 76 year old, third generation, family business and Winzeler is focused on the "manufacturing of the future."

Plant Chicago develops circular economies of food production, energy conservation and material reuse, while empowering people of all backgrounds to make their cities healthier and more efficient. The Array of Things (AoT) and The Plant Chicago are both working towards using IoT and other emerging technologies to make Chicago a smart city. The Array of Things is an urban sensing project to collect real-time data on the city's environment, infrastructure, and activity for research and public use. During the Lunch & Learn hear from those working on both projects discuss goals and challenges.

The Morey Corporation offers ready-to-deploy IoT platforms, purpose-built edge devices and hardware-as-a-service solutions to dynamic and demanding markets across the IoT spectrum. It offers engineering, manufacturing and business solutions to support the design, development and deployment of IoT hardware backed by an industry-leading warranty and the highest standards in quality measurement.  Richard Catizone, Chief Technology Officer, will present the Lunch & Learn session. He will discuss the IoT lifecycle from development to deployment required in large industry. Catizone works to implement customer-centric technologies that bring innovation to industry. He plays a major role in contributing to the company's technological growth strategies and diversification efforts.  

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 product developers.

IoT Emerge Conference pass holders will have the opportunity to tour one of the local facilities and participate in a lunch and learn where they will hear about real-world IoT use, strategy and implementation. Click here for details. Register with code IOTE2016-PEN06 for a complimentary Conference Pass.

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, 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.

Media interested in obtaining media credentials to attend IoT Emerge, contact Bibi Jackson at bibi.jackson@penton.com.

To learn about exhibiting & sponsorship opportunities, contact Amanda Buehner at Amanda.Buehner@penton.com.  

Stay connected with Penton IoT Institute on Twitter @IoTiPenton, Facebook: IoT Institute and LinkedIn Group: The IoT Institute. To sign up for the IoT Institute weekly IoTi Informer newsletter, visit: www.ioti.com.

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 http://www.penton.com or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.

Bibi Jackson  
Penton IoT  
(510) 423-0345

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