World’s Largest Internet of Things (IoT) Conference Opens

Internet of Things World Speakers Include Executives From BMW, GE, Lyft, And Amazon GE Smart Cities Hackathon To Award $10,000 Grand Prize

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Internet of Things World, the world's largest and most comprehensive IoT event, opened today in Santa Clara, California. The event highlights transformational IoT topics and industries, including smart homes and cities, connected healthcare, wearable devices, autonomous cars, and intelligent energy. Over 10,000 people and 200 exhibitors are expected to attend the event over three days, which for the first time combines Internet of Things World, Future Connected Cars, Wearable World Congress, and Apps World North America. The event will run May 10-12. Executives from BMW, GE, Lyft, Amazon, John Deere, and Microsoft will be presenting on a variety of panels. A complete list can be found at https://iotworldevent.com/2016-speakers/.


Lyft will be participating on the panel "Embracing Shared Mobility and the Cultural Implications to Create Smarter Cities" with executives from Uber, Zipcar and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

"Smart cities require even smarter transportation," said Annabel R. Chang, Director of Public Policy for Lyft. "Whether people are traveling for business or leisure, transportation is a cornerstone of any city's economic health. We can't rely on minor improvements to the existing infrastructure to meet the needs of growing populations. Lyft is already laying the groundwork for tomorrow's drivers and passengers by developing rideshare systems for autonomous cars and on-demand networks. I'm looking forward to a lively discussion about how private and public transportation organizations can work together to drive economic growth and greater shared mobility."

Current, powered by GE will sponsor the ‘IoT for Cities Hackathon' being held at the event on May 11 and 12. Over 200 pre-qualified developers, data scientists and urban experts will present app and product ideas that solve the problems affecting today's and tomorrow's cities to a panel of experts and civic leaders from around the world. They will address traffic, parking, building, public safety, economic development and public health challenges.

The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 cash. Additional prizes include a spot in Wearable IoT World Labs, Glyph Mediawear, and a $2,500 fully paid scholarship to attend the Coding House School. For more information on the Hackathon, visit http://www.wwcongress.com/iot-for-cities-hackathon/.

"The next era of Intelligent Cities starts by digitizing the physical city and empowering individuals, innovators, and entrepreneurs to change the way they live, work and play using data," says John Gordon, Chief Digital Officer, Current, powered by GE. "We're looking forward to partnering with the developer community to leverage insights from intelligent infrastructure to propel economic growth and bring to life new ideas that unleash a whole new world of potential."

In addition to the event, the Exhibition will occur at the Convention Center on May 11-12. For more information and to register for Internet of Things World 2016, please visit: http://bit.ly/21G1fXx. Media passes are complimentary. Press registration can be found on site at the entrance registration desk.

About Internet of Things World

Internet of Things World 2016 is the world's largest and most comprehensive IoT event with over 10,000 attendees, 350+ industry thought leaders and 200+ exhibitors. This year the conference will focus on monetizing the IoT revolution by bringing together ecosystem-wide attendees, stakeholders and investors. Internet of Things World provides a unique opportunity to meet key players within the marketplace.

With a comprehensive conference agenda covering everything from manufacturing to smart cities, connected cars, the smart home, healthcare, energy & agriculture, supply chain & logistics plus much more, Internet of Things World 2016 boasts the most comprehensive IoT agenda in the world. In addition to conference passes this year, the event will also offer free exhibition-only passes for those wishing to browse the expo hall, allowing visitor's access to selected summits and the exhibition floor for networking and meeting news suppliers.

For more information about the conference please visit www.iotworldevent.com.

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