IoT Community Unveils Its IoT Slam® Live Internet of Things Conference Agenda

Highly acclaimed IoT Slam® series continues June 21 - 22 with its inaugural in-person event in North Carolina and virtual broadcast online

Conference features elite speakers, exclusive topics, and world class sessions for IoT Practitioners

IoT Community breaks through 20,000 members in its global community of elite IoT practitioners

RALEIGH, N.C.--()--The Internet of Things community™ (IoT Community™), the world’s largest network of CxOs and IoT professionals, today announced the agenda for its inaugural IoT Slam® Live Internet of Things conference taking place June 21 - 22, 2017 at the Archie K Conference Centre, Raleigh, Durham, North Carolina, USA and broadcasting globally online via the cloud.

The event provides the global IoT community with a unique opportunity to learn from expert and elite IoT practitioners that are designing, developing, and shaping the future of the IoT landscape.

With expert contributions from CxOs and elite IoT practitioners at IBM, SAS, Zebra Technology, Vertiv, Spirent, Microsoft, Blue Archive, Legrand, GE, Wipro, Entringa, Kollabio, Accenture, Enlighted, Inventhys, Virtual Radiologic, CA Technologies, Exosite, Covisint, Cerner, Intertrust, T M Forum, Geisel Software,, Riot Micro, Shadecraft, Bex UX, Gatehouse, Economic Strategy Institute, Cosourcing Partners, and Sogeti, amongst other leading lights from the IoT ecosystem, the IoT Slam® Live 2017 conference features the most significant advances in IoT and is a must-attend event for anyone seeking to learn about best practices of IoT.

The full IoT Slam® Live 2017 Conference program, topics, themes, and list of speakers can be viewed at

“We are excited to announce the agenda for the inaugural IoT Slam® Live 2017 Conference. We are delighted to unveil this complete world-class program on schedule,” said Bill Mortimer, Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Spirent Communications, and IoT Slam® Organizing Committee Chairman. “As we received great submissions, we have another tremendous line-up of world-class speakers and content for this next instalment of the IoT Slam® series and our first in-person meeting. We are very pleased to deliver an event that features real-world industry use cases and meaningful take-aways that will provide actionable insights on key industry themes. We look forward to welcoming and hosting members of our IoT Community and the broader enterprise industry in-person in Raleigh, NC and, if you cannot attend in person, we encourage you to join the event in the cloud, on June 21-22, 2017.”

Confirmed Keynote Speakers include:

Chris O’Connor - General Manager of Internet of Things Offerings at IBM

Steve Blackwell - VP Engineering at Vertiv

John Gresham - VP DeviceWorks and Interoperability at Cerner

Jeff Schmitz - CMO at Zebra Technologies

Sam George - IoT Chief at Microsoft Azure (Presented Virtually)

The full list of elite speakers for IoT Slam® Live 2017 event can be viewed at:®-live-2017-speakers/.

Commenting on the announcement today, David Hill, Executive Director of the IoT Community™ said, “We are excited to showcase another world class line up of IoT thought leaders and practitioners at the inaugural IoT Slam® Live event. Our IoT Slam Live agenda delivers the most comprehensive and cutting edge IoT education which demonstrates where the IoT Community is headed in 2017 and beyond. We invite the IoT Community to join us June 21 - 22 in RTP and for members around the globe, to plug into our online live broadcast. The launch of the Agenda coincides with our global community membership breaking through 20,000 elite IoT Practitioners. We are grateful for every member’s participation, involvement and contributions to making our community the global centre of gravity for the IoT space.”

Also commenting on the announcement, Chris Sullivan - Global Healthcare Practice Leader, Health Slam™ Chairman, and IoT Community™ Vice Chair said; “Today we announce the results of the efforts from the past 2 months c.f.p. discovery period, where we invited IoT thought leaders to come forward and bring their best and brightest ideas to present to our elite community of IoT practitioners; We were humbled with the quality and calibre of submissions from our members old and new, who came forward and are now all set to speak at IoT Slam® Live - collectively advancing the IoT landscape narrative - showcasing real world best practices - to enable the secure, rapid and reliable development and operation of IoT. It is also an exciting day for the IoT Community as our Individual Membership has broken through 20,000 elite IoT practitioners. We take this opportunity to thank each and every member one and all for their continued support and participation in making us the world's largest, vibrant and engaged community of IoT professionals and practitioners.”

Core themes being covered at IoT Slam® Live include:

  • Standards: rationalization and ratification
  • Interoperability and integration
  • Security and privacy
  • Devices and applications
  • Edge computing & Micro-services
  • IoT Platforms & DevOps
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud services and infrastructure
  • Cognitive and smart implementation in the Enterprise
  • Vertical Focus: Healthcare / Life Science industries

Registration For In-Person Event Now Open

Members seeking more information about IoT Slam® Live 2017 and to register now, should visit Registered Attendees will also benefit from receiving full access to on-demand proceedings as well as access to all IoT Slam® 2016, and 2015 Sessions.

Collaboration / Membership Opportunities

IoT solution providers seeking to discuss membership to the IoT Community and / or sponsorship opportunities should email

Media organizations interested in covering the June event in-person / or virtually should email

About IoT Slam® Live

The IoT Slam® Live, an IoT Slam® production, is the Internet of Things Community’s fifth international IoT conference and its inaugural live in-person event, covering standards, interoperability, open source, integration, security, infrastructure, business models, research, innovation, best practices, technology, industry implementation and compliance, from a horizontal enterprise industry perspective across the entire spectrum of IoT. The live in-person conference commences June 21-22, 2017 at the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. For more information, visit IoT Slam® delivers the best in class IoT Strategy, Leadership, Advisory and Methodology (Slam)™.

About Internet of Things Community™

The Internet of Things Community - IoT Community is the world’s largest and longest standing CxO community of senior business leaders and IoT practitioners consisting of 20,000+ members. The function of the community is to focus on the adoption and application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand and contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical and operational issues. For more information about the Internet of Things community, or to apply for free membership, please visit

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IoT Community
David Hill
Executive Director


IoT Community
David Hill
Executive Director