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Friday May 5th, 2017: Internet Of Things – An IBM session on IoT’s potential, direction and facilitation

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Please join TDWI Vancouver Chapter on Friday, May 5, for one of the hottest events we have ever put on. Come see IBM lead a session on the potential, direction, and facilitation of the Internet of Things. We will have more information soon, including the detailed abstract and the biographies of the presenters. For now, just take a look at this:

The revolution that is the Internet of Things will be a lot like the Internet except bigger. The connection of physical devices to the Internet and to each other has the ability to change entire industries—and our everyday lives. Analysts believe over 20B devices will be connected by 2020—all producing near-continual streams of real-time, information-rich data that will facilitate business efficiencies and consumer experiences never before dreamed possible. Collecting, assembling, understanding, visualizing, and analyzing that data—and driving meaningful insights—will be both an art and a science, and it will require new ways of understanding how we work with information. Learn perspectives on how and where organizations can get started with IoT; facilitating safe and simple collection of data; leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning for big data; and inter-relevance of other disruptive technologies like blockchain, digital twin, and conversational mesh. A session on the potential, direction, and facilitation of the Internet of Things.

Chris Fortin, a business unit executive for IBM Canada, is putting together a set of experts who will give leading-edge presentations on many of the Internet Of Things' most significant aspects. The 3-hour session on May 5 will be jam-packed with perspectives and technical advice that could help your organization catch the IoT brass ring. We will send out updates on the exact abstracts and presenter bios over the next two weeks, but if you’ve been to any of our more popular events you’ll know that this one is going to book up fast.

Internet of Things:

3-hour Session on the Potential, Direction, and Facilitation of IoT
Friday May 5, 2017 
8:40 a.m. to noon


Lions Room on the 28th floor
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver


08:40 – 09:00 a.m.

Networking, Registration & Coffee/Muffin

09:00 – 10:15 a.m.

First half of the IoT Session

  • Details to come

Question & Answer, first round of Door Prize Draws

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee, networking, muffins, juices

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Second half of the IoT Session

  • Details to come

Question & Answer, second round of Door Prize Draws

Don’t miss this chance to connect with the vision that is part of IBM’s evolution to the Watson IoT Platform.

The next invitation will have more details on presenters and topic.

Click here to register for the this upcoming event
Space is limited and this event may be oversubscribed, so if “a lot like the internet except bigger” piqued your interest and you think the data from these connected devices will be important to your team, you might want to sign up early! 

Upcoming Meetings

Mark your calendars for these regular quarterly meetings, hopefully we will also have more TechTalks as well.
  • June – (an early Friday) – tentatively Microsoft on IoT, Azure, and Analytics…
  • September 8     TBD
  • November 17    TBD


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