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Karen Quatromoni
Industrial Internet Consortium
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The Industrial Internet Consortium Presents Building Intelligent Infrastructures Forum on February 15, 2019, in Cary, NC

Next in the IIC Global Event Series

NEEDHAM, MA, AND CARY, NC – JANUARY 23, 2019 – The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™) announced it will present the Building Intelligent Infrastructures Forum in partnership with RIoT, a network of internet of Things (IoT) technologists, engineers, business leaders, academics, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The forum will be held on February 15, 2019, at the SAS Executive Briefing Center in Cary, NC. Analytics leader SAS is also the host of the event.

The Building Intelligent Infrastructures Forum will include keynote presentations, use cases, lunch, and two panel discussions: Smart Cities Infrastructures and Intelligent Transport Systems. The event will also include technology demonstrations, featuring the IIC Microgrid Testbed and the IIC Smart Factory Web Testbed.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium
  • Tom Snyder, Executive Director, RIoT
  • Wael William Diab, Senior Director, Huawei Technologies
  • Sven Schrecker, Vice President & Chief Architect, Cyber Security, LHP Engineering Solutions
  • Ed Eckert, Director, Strategic Industry Standards, Office of the CTO, Itron
  • Jason Mann, Vice President of Internet of Things, SAS
  • Dr. Chellury (Ram) Sastry, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Conal Deedy, Director of Connected Vehicle Services, Volvo Trucks NA
  • Kathy Walsh, Vice President of Marketing, Industrial Internet Consortium

“The industrial internet allows companies to utilize key enabling technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Over the Air (OTA) updates, data analytics and connectivity,” said Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, IIC. “But putting them into action can be challenging if not impossible to tackle alone. This forum will give companies an opportunity to hear insights from industry experts and marketplace leaders who have learned about smart energy, intelligent transport systems, smart cities and smart factory solutions through their own practical experiences with IIC testbeds.”

“Connectivity of devices and data is foundational to the future of the economy.  RIoT could not be more excited to partner on critical discussions about the role of smart infrastructure in solving our biggest challenges in industry, transportation and citizen services,” said Tom Snyder, Executive Director, RIoT.

“When organizations base decisions on trusted data and analytics, they can solve tough business problems,” said Jason Mann, Vice President of Internet of Things, SAS. “We look forward to sharing insights with other market leaders about the industrial internet.”

The Building Intelligent Infrastructures Forum is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

About Industrial Internet Consortium
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