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Wisconsin IoT Council: Quarterly Symposium

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Dr Madison, WI 53713


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Wisconsin IoT Council: Quarterly Symposium

We are thrilled to announce our next opportunity to hear from industry leaders in the IoT sphere.

Date: Tuesday, March 3rd

Place: Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI

Members receive a discounted rate

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Topics & Discussions

8:00am-8:30am Registration, breakfast and networking

8:30am-8:35am Welcome from Board Chairman, Jeremy Udovich

8:35am-9:20am Industry Case Study - Johnson Controls:

Terrill Laughton, Vice President & General Manager for Energy Optimization and Connected Offerings will share the business and customer drivers that inspired them to embark on their “connected” journey.  He will cover decision factors around their offerings, the technology selected and the corresponding investments, as well as how they are driving adoption. Finally he will cover some of the do’s and don’ts that they learned along the way.

9:20am-10:05am Cybersecurity and IoT with UL:  

UL helps people achieve what’s possible by empowering trust.  Michael Jensen, Global Marketing Lead, Cybersecurity at UL will be speaking about IoT Security and Policy and will introduce us to UL’s new IoT Security Rating Verification Program.

10:05am-10:20am Networking Break

10:20am-11:05am Academic IoT Preparation Panel:  

We will hear from WIoT Council Board Member & Dean of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, Molly Gribb and her Associate, Professor Hal Evensen from UW Platteville, UW Madison IoT Systems Research Center Director, Dr. Shiyu Zhou, Mary Bunzel, new Executive Director of UW Milwaukee’s Connected Systems Institute and Darrin Rothe, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MSOE.  Each of them will share about their unique IoT Program Initiatives, what they are doing to prepare students for the connected age and how they are interacting with industry to be sure Wisconsin Companies have the talent and research they need to continue to grow and succeed here.

11:05am-12:00pm   IoT Startup Showcase:  

We will hear from two IoT Startup Companies (all gener8tor graduates) being built right here in Wisconsin.  They will share what they are working on and why they chose to build there product here.

Last Lock - Founder, Jack Ryan will share their self-powering, smart cylinder that allows home and business owners to transform any mechanical lock system into a highly secure smart lock.

PAXAFE - Founder, Ilya Preston will share how they enable intelligent shipping insurance by providing shippers, couriers and insurers with supply-chain-of-custody through the use of their smart parcel IoT solutions.

Thank you to the 70+ attendees and speakers from our first symposium this past September.

Attendees represented the following

24 major global leaders:

* Miller Electric Manufacturing * Review Display Systems, Inc. * Johnson Controls * Regal Ware, Inc.* Bemis Manufacturing * J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.* Grande Cheese Company * Broan Nutone * Microsoft * Johnsonville Sausage * Bradley Corporation * Briggs & Stratton * Rite-Hite Holding Company * Flir Systems * The Metal Ware Company * Perlick Corporation * Oshkosh Defense * Kohler Company * IFS * Milwaukee Tool * Alto-Shaam * Gilson * Systems Inc. * Siemens

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What We Believe

To inspire Wisconsin and the Midwest to lead the evolution of the Internet of Things. Our rich history of supporting manufacturing, software, retail, and healthcare industries gives the region the experience and knowledge needed to foster the Internet of Things. 

We also believe if our companies and their employees are to continue to stay and grow here, and if new companies are going to be built here, we need to promote Wisconsin and the Midwest as the epicenter for IoT. We drive technological advancement in the region, so the world knows that you build it in the Midwest if you want to succeed in the Internet of Things evolution.


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WIoT is a professional membership-driven organization that advocates for Wisconsin and the Midwest as the epicenter for IoT. The WIoT provides its members a forum and platform for purposeful networking, relationship building, talent attraction, development, and mutual exchange of information relative to the Internet of Things.

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We provide statewide programming for our WIoT membership in a regular event series focused on Education, Capital, Talent, and Policy as it pertains to the Internet of Things.  Additionally, we provide an IoT Inventory of regional companies focused on IoT and source and publish case studies of IoT products and implementations that have taken place in Wisconsin.

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