October 14-16, 2014
Cisco, in partnership with our industry steering committee members, presented the second annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF), October 14–16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
More than 1500 customers, analysts and thought leaders gathered in the Hyatt Regency Chicago to hear from top executives of the companies leading the charge in Internet of Things (IoT) adoption and advancement. Features from the 2014 IoTWF included:
After the first annual IoTWF Research and Innovation Symposium, the second annual Internet of Things World Forum officially started with opening remarks from Inbar Lasser-Raab, VP EN/IoT Product and Solutions Marketing at Cisco, followed by an opening keynote from Wim Elfrink, Cisco’s Chief Globalization Officer. John McGagh, Head of Innovation at Rio Tinto, provided a customer’s point of view on the Internet of Things, and Rockwell CEO and Chairman Keith Nosbusch hosted the first sponsor keynote session. Other activities for the day included the grand challenge judging of the Innovation and Security Challenges and walking tours showcasing real-world IoT applications in the city of Chicago.
The Internet of Things World Forum continued with sponsor keynotes from Pascal Brosset, CTO, Schneider Electric; Mati Kovachi, Founder and CEO, AGT International; Phil Greskovich, SVP of New Growth Business, Zebra Technologies Corporation; and John Thompson, VP Strategy, Internet of Things, IBM; Arjen Dorland, Executive Vice President of Shell, provided the day’s customer point of view, and Cisco was proud to announce the winners of the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge, Security Grand Challenge, and IoT World Forum Hackathon. The day concluded with the Innovation Celebration at the Museum of Science and Industry.
The Internet of Things World Forum closed with sponsor keynotes from Tom Deitrich, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Networking, Freescale Semiconductor; Alan Dabbiere, Chairman, AirWatch by VMware; and Doug Davis, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Group, Intel Corporation. Cisco CEO John Chambers was joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the closing keynote, and Wim Elfrink announced that Dubai, UAE, will serve as the host city for the 2015 Internet of Things World Forum.