Internet of Things Community (IoT Community) announces its Second Annual IoT Slam Live Conference

IoT Community opens call for papers inviting the brightest minds to present customer successes and best practice use cases

Enterprise CxO’s and leading IoT authorities to convene in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina on June 21-22, 2018

San Francisco, California, December 7th, 2017 — The Internet of Things Community (IoT Community Ltd), the world’s largest community and network of CxO’s and IoT professionals announces the launch of its Second Annual IoT Slam® Live Internet of Things conference, taking place June 21 – 22, 2018 at the Archie K Davis Conference Centre, located at the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA.

The IoT Live Slam® 2018 conference builds on the hugely successful inaugural 2017 event that took place last year at the Research Triangle Park, and represents an unparalleled platform for both established and emerging IoT practitioners, business leaders and executive management across healthcare, retail, consumer product goods, finance, industrial, commercial and public sector industries, – looking for opportunities to leverage, innovate, disrupt and transform society, using IoT, machine learning and cognitive techniques – to meet and learn from the IoT elite in an open, friendly, give to give environment.

The IoT Slam® Live conference will once again host distinguished delegates and showcase innovative IoT use cases,  technologies and companies in a tried and tested hybrid conference delivery format; consisting of an in-person live conference, taking place in North Carolina June 21-22, and a real-time virtual broadcast of key proceedings to members of the Internet of Things Community – who can tune in live to the stream globally via the internet and interact with speakers and attendees.

“We are excited to announce our second annual IoT Slam Live conference, which will again bring together leading members from the Internet of Things Community.” said Bill Mortimer, Executive Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Spirent Communications, and Chairman of the IoT Slam® Conference and IoT Community. “Building on the successes of the inaugural conference, we expect to shape the IoT narrative, harvesting the very best IoT thought leadership from our IoT Community.  We look forward to welcoming and hosting members in RTP, where we will continue to provide a platform for IoT thought leaders to collaborate and partner to fulfil the promise of the IoT.”

Oliver Schabenberger, current SAS Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer as of Jan. 1, 2018, and a keynote speaker at the 2018 IoT SLAM Conference said, “Those who will attend this event already know they must be prepared for large quantities and disparate types of data in the world of IoT. A data-driven, analytic culture is key to driving value in IoT applications. Volume and velocity of IoT data requires increasing automation and machine intelligence. I am eager to participate in compelling conversations about driving value from IoT data with other business innovators.”

David Hill, Executive Director of the Internet of Things Community (IoT Community) said, “We are excited to unveil our second in-person IoT Slam Live event  that will again showcase a world class line-up of IoT thought leaders and practitioners, coming together to present customer successes and best practices. As we predicted, 2017 was a defining year for the IoT Community and we look forward to raising the bar even further in 2018. IoT Slam Live will illustrate leading-edge best practices and customer use-cases and provide a forum for business and technology leaders to meet and learn more about how the next generation of technology through the Internet of Things will enable growth and innovation. We encourage enterprises and IoT providers to submit a speaker proposal to demonstrate how they are using the Internet of Things to transform business, culture and society.”

Core themes being covered at IoT Slam Live include (not limited to):

  • User applications & business use-cases for IoT
  • Vertical industry alignment (Healthcare, Retail, Automotive)
  • Security, privacy & trust
  • Analytics and big data
  • Connectivity and infrastructure
  • IoT architectures
  • Application of machine learning and AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Call for Papers
Since its inception in 2015, IoT Slam has a no-pay-to-speak event, enabling the very best IoT minds, contributions and thought leadership to be garnered and shared amongst the broader IoT ecosystem. IoT practitioners interested in presenting a session inline to above topics at IoT Live Slam’18 either in-person or virtually have until February 28th 2018 to submit a session proposal. Visit here for full details on the submission process and to submit a paper.

Important Dates & Milestones:
February 28, 2018 – Call for papers Closes
March 15, 2018 – Speakers Notified of Acceptance
March 30th 2018 – Final Agenda Published
June 21-22 2018 – IoT Live Slam Commences

Free Access to Virtual Broadcast
New for 2018: Members of the IoT Community can get free access to the real-time virtual broadcast. For full registration details and to register now, visit

Corporate Membership, Collaboration and Media Opportunities
IoT solution providers seeking to explore Corporate membership to the Internet of Things Community, Event Sponsorship, and / or collaboration opportunities should email
Media organizations interested in covering the event should email

About IoT Slam Live™
IoT Slam Live 2018 is the Internet of Things Community’s second annual in-person IoT conference and its sixth international conference overall, covering a horizontal industry perspective, across the entire spectrum of IoT. IoT Slam Live take place June 21-22, 2018 at the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. For more information, visit IoT Slam Live 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 22,000+ members. For more information about the Internet of Things community, or to apply for free individual membership, please visit

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