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Connected World Conference 2013
Big Data

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Santa Clara Convention Center

M2M App Challenge: June 7-9, 2013
Conference and Exhibits: June 10-13, 2013

The 2013 Connected World Conference was kicked off with the Second Annual M2M App Challenge. This event was sponsored by OSIsoft, Aeris Communications, esri, ILS Technology, and ioBridge, the technical supporters included Lit San Leandro, US Dept. of Energy, and Silicon Valley Power. This 36-hour challenge was open to coders, developers, or anyone with a unique idea to develop a next-generation app focused on automotive, healthcare, energy, and more. There were five platforms on which to code and first, second, and third place winners were chosen on each platform. Check out the Aug/Sept 2013 issue to see who won.

The Connected World Conference opened on Monday, June 10 with an optional golf outing for attendees, followed by an evening networking cocktail reception sponsorship by ILS Technology, a broadcast of The Peggy Smedley Show, and the second annual Gadget Giveaway.

Sessions ran the next two days exploring how Big Data may soon be able to anticipate when an individual might suffer a heart attack; it might even one day find a cure for cancer. Speakers discussed way to improve energy efficiency, curtail fuel consumptions, track mapping and routing, and improve vehicle maintenance applications, amongst a host of other connected car ideas.

Our Reinventing Innovation mission for the event made for an exciting show floor, highlighted by connected cars, mobile apps, GPS devices, consumer gadgets, just to name a few.

Additional special highlights of the conference included: 

  • A special by-invite only CIO breakfast sponsored by MindTree
  • A live tweet chat with Mike Tinskey, Global Director of Vehicle Electrification, Ford Motor Co. that discussed Ford’s line of energy-efficient vehicles
  • The event closed with the annual Connected World Awards Gala (formerly known as the Value Chain Awards) where the more successful corporate adopters of M2M technology and connected devices, as well as their solutions providers, were honored. The Awards Gala was sponsored by Eurotech, ILS Technology, RacoWireless, Sprint, Telit Wireless Solutions, ThingWorx, T-Mobile, Vodafone, and the Women of M2M.

Sponsors
RacoWireless
Intelligent Illuminations
Telefonica
Telit Wireless Solutions
ThingWorx
Vodafone
Cycle30
Eurotech

Supporters
NEMA

Exhibitors
Audiovox Car Connection
BeagleBone Black
Belkin NetCam HD Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision
Berkeley Varitronics Systems
BodyMedia
CalypsoKey
Connected World
Cycle30
Dropcam
Eurotech
Fitbit Zip
Fitbug
Garmin Fēnix
Garmin Approach
Geotab
Heartmath emWave 2
Heartmath Inner Balance
iBike GPS
iFi Smart Tag
ILS Technology
Inilex
Intelligent Illuminations, Inc.
ioBridge, Inc.
KORE Telematics
Logitech Harmony Ultimate
M2M DataSmart
Magellan SmartGPS
Mesh Systems
messageQube

Motorola Cable Modem
Multi-Tech Systems
NETGEAR
RacoWireless
SonambaPro
Securifi Almond 
Securus eZoom
Swingbyte 2
Telit Wireless Solutions
ThingWorx
TomTom GOLIVE 2535M
u-blox
Ube Smart Light Switch
Vecima Networks
Vodafone
Wilson Electronics Sleek 4G Booster
Withings Wireless Scale
Wyless

Connected World Conference 2012
Driving Smarter Decisions for the Connected World

Pheasant Run Resort
St. Charles, Ill.

June 11-13, 2012

Sponsors
AT&T
RacoWireless
Novatel Wireless
Telit Wireless Solutions
ThingWorx

Connected World Conference 2011

Marriott Lincolnshire Resort
Lincolnshire, Ill.

June 14-16, 2011

Sponsors
Intel

T-Mobile
Tridium
Telit Wireless Solutions

Connected World Conference 2010

McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, Ill.

June 15-18, 2010

Sponsors
Intel
T-Mobile
TIA
Tridium
Cisco
Verizon Wireless