Press Coverage

 

TV/Radio

2/23/14
Auto World Radio with Bob Long

12/21/13
Drive Chicago with Paul Brian on 89 WLS

General Coverage

2/11/14
NBC 5 Chicago
Mike McCaskey Participates in Auto Show Tech Talk

2/8/14
NBC 5 Inc. Well
Connected World Conference to Feature Latest Tech at Chicago Auto Show

2/7/14
Chicago Sun-Times
5 reasons to geek out at the Chicago Auto Show

12/4/13
Chicago Sun-Times Voices
The Chicago Auto Show gets an update with the swipe of a phone

Connected Car

2/25/14
American Auto Policy Council
Dodge Dart Named 2014 Connected Small Car of the Year

2/19/14
The News Wheel
Dodge Dart Named 2014 Connected Small Car of the Year

2/15/14
NWI.com (The Times)
New vehicle models let you check Twitter and online restaurant reviews

2/13/14
NBC 5 Inc. Well
RacoWireless Helps Advance Connected Car Technology

2/12/14
NBC 5 Chicago
Driving Distractions and the Connected Car

2/10/14
Examiner.com
Connected Cars Become Smart Phones on Wheels

2/8/14
NWI.com (The Times)
New vehicles to take center stage at the Chicago Auto Show

2/7/14
Chicago Tribune Blue Sky
Chicago Auto Show: Carmakers steer technology to smartphones

2/5/14
CleanMPG.com
2014 Chicago Auto Show Is About to Begin!

Mega Trends

2/10/14
Chicago Tribune Blue Sky
13 global tech trends for 2014 from a ‘Connected’ expert

2/7/14
NBC 5 Chicago
Connected World Predicts Future Technology Trends

NFC

2/7/14
NBC 5 Chicago
Smartphones Demonstrate Tap and Go Technology at the Auto Show

2/10/14
NFC Bootcamp
The Internet of Things and Near Field Communication on Display at Connected World Conference at the Chicago Auto Show

Startups

2/21/14
Built In Chicago
Connected World Magazine Startup Competition Winners Announced. Read All About ‘Em

2/15/14
NBC 5 Chicago
Startups Pitch Concepts in Connected World Competition

2/12/14
NBC 5 Inc. Well
Parknav Releases App to Relieve Parking Stress

Connected World Awards and ConnectED Awards

2/25/14
PR Web
Multi-Tech Customer Aclara Wins Connected World Gold Award

2/25/14
Wall Street Journal
Gemalto powered “Audi connect” LTE infotainment system wins 2014 Connected World Award

2/24/14
AT&T Consumer Blog
AT&T Customers Collect Connected Car of the Year, Connected World Awards

2/14/14
BusinessWire
KORE Customer Receives 2014 Connected World Magazine Connected World Award

2/18/14
Rush Lane
Winners: Audi Connected car and Streetline parking at 2014 Awards

2/18/14
BusinessWire
EnTouch Controls Wins Silver Connected World Award for Building Automation

Other

2/10/14
NBC 5 Inc. Well
Revolutionary Tracker Helps Families Stay Connected

2/10/14
NBC 5 Inc. Well
Swingbyte Gives Golf A Technology Makeover

The Enterprise, Location Based Services (LBS), Vehicles & Sustainability

2/13/14
NBC 5 Chicago
SAP Technology Makes Planning and Paying More Efficient

The Future of Connected TV

2/11/14
Comcast Sports Net Chicago
The Future of Connected TV

What’s Next in Usage-Based Insurance

2/14/14
Chicago Tribune
Test by insurer Progressive monitors driver’s location

Wearables from Head-to-Toe

2/7/14
Chicago Tribune Blue Sky
Wearable devices are growing on us, regardless of the reason, panel says

Press Releases

Connected World Conference University and Incubator Startup Competition Winners Announced  
02/18/14

2014 Connected World Magazine Connected World Awards and ConnectED Award winners deliver a stunning range of solutions connecting all aspects of personal and professional life
02/14/14

Energy Luminaries to Brighten the Stage at Exclusive Sustainability Panel during 2014 Connected World Conference at Chicago Auto Show
02/12/14

Connected World Magazine Announces Internet of Things Is Dead as Part of Mega Trends Forecast during 2014 Chicago Auto Show
02/7/14

Connected World Magazine 2014 Connected Car of the Year Winners Announced
02/7/14

2014 Connected World Awards’ Finalists Demonstrate Latest Internet of Things Innovations
1/10/14

New Competition for University and Incubator Startups Launches at the Connected World Conference during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show
12/27/13

Connected World Award Nominations Reach Unprecedented Levels for 2014
11/20/13

2014 Connected Car of the Year Finalists Announced
11/5/13

2014 Connected World Conference Nominations Now Open for Connected Car, Connected Devices, and Entrepreneur Award Programs
9/20/13

Inaugural Connected World Conference heralds arrival of the Connected Car era at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show
8/28/13

Broadcasts of The Peggy Smedley Show

Episode #304 | 2.17.14

Software Solutions at the Core of IoT
Chris Muench, president and CEO for C-Labs talks about how his company is addressing the smart home and home automation.

IEEE at the Connected World Conference
Lee Stogner, region 3 director for IEEE talks with Peggy on the show about the purpose of the organization and its plans for the future

Winner of the Startup Competition
Kevin Cullum, operations manager for GimmeAnother discusses his win in the competition and breaks down exactly how the app works.

Connected World Conference Wrap-Up
Peggy closes out her time at the Connected World Conference and tells listeners about all that happened throughout the course of the 12-day show.

Episode #303 | 2.16.14

Startup University Competition Winner
The students from the University of Kansas talk to Peggy about their win in the Startup Competition.

Connectivity with Plantronics
Cary Bran, senior director of innovation and new ventures of Plantronics join The Peggy Smedley Show at the Connected World Conference.

In-Vehicle Technology with Mitsubishi
Ted Napolitano, product specialist for Mitsubishi joins the show to discuss how Mitsubishi is taking on in-vehicle technology and safety on the road.

All About Technology
John Carpenter, reporter for Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovations discusses with Peggy his thoughts on connectivity and what we can expect in the future.

Episode #302 | 2.15.14

Vending with VendNex
Paresh Patel, founder of VendNext talks with Peggy about how we can become connected to vending machines and what we should expect to see.

Parknav at the Connected World Conference
Jeremy Leval, director of marketing for Parknav tells listeners about an app that can helping make parking much easier.

Center for Design
Greg Thomas, design professor and director, Center for Design Research at the University of Kansas joins Peggy to talk about his student’s participation in the Start-Up! Pavilion.

A Center for Design Part 2
Greg Thomas, design professor and director, Center for Design Research at the University of Kansas discusses the areas of research/development the CDR is engaged in.

Episode #301 | 2.14.14

Connected World Award Finalist, Kings III Emergency
Denis Mason, president, Kings III Emergency talks about how they took home the gold for the 2014 Connected World Awards.

Competition Heating Up at the Connected World Conference
Kurt Buecheler, VP, business development for Streetline joins Peggy at the Connected World Conference and gives the break down on what Streetline is all about.

Connecting You to Your Vehicle
Ari Silkey, CTO for Zubie joins Peggy at the Connected World Conference and tells listeners how Zubie can take your connected car to the next level.

Connected World Award Winners
Peggy takes some time to tell listeners about who took home the gold at the 2014 Connected World Awards.

Episode #300 | 2.13.14

The Effects of Connectivity
Robert Mckeeman, chairman and CEO for Utility discusses what is new for connecting utilities and customers.

Steffes Corp. at the Connected World Conference
Paul Steffes, CEO for Steffes Corp., discusses how electric water heaters with grid connectivity can be a renewable energy tool.

Catching Up with Connected Development
Dave Hoover, VP, Research and Development, Connected Development, discusses its involvement as technology enablers for a few of the 2014 Connected World Award Finalists.

Connected World Award Finalist, FiLIP Technologies
Jonathan Peachy, CEO for FiLIP Technologies talks about the development of the company and what is next in the future.

Episode #299 | 2.13.14

Connected World Award Finalist, Cellular Machines
Gerard Cullen, CEO for Cellular Machines discusses with Peggy exactly how they became a finalist for the 2014 Connected World Awards.

Connected World Award Finalist, Innovative Global Systems
Alan Lesesky, president for Innovative Global Systems breaks down their climb to the top and becoming a Connected World Award Finalist.

Startup Competition at the Connected World Conference
Kevin Cullum, operations manager for GimmeAnother and Brendan Robinson ,CEO for Deconstruction discuss their participation it the Connected World Conference Startup Competition.

Connected World Award Finalist, Aclara Technologies
Cynthia Daugherty, product manager for Aclara Technologies talks about utility communications infrastructure provided by Aclara.

Episode #298 | 2.12.14

Talking with Connected Car Finalist, Cadillac
Adam Leubbers, lead global connected customer specialist for Cadillac discusses what separates this automaker from its competition.

Connected Devices on the Green with Swingbyte
Nathan Wojtkiewicz, coFounder and COO for Swingbyte Inc., tells listeners exactly how they can improve their swing on the green with their connected device.

Usage-Based Insurance with Progressive
Dave Pratt, GM, Usage-Based Insurance for Progressive Insurance breaks down how Snapshot helps users drive more safely.

Catching Up with Raco Wireless
John Horn, president for Raco Wireless gives listeners insight on the company’s involvement with the Audi Connect platform.

Episode #297 | 2.11.14

The Internet of Things with Mesh Systems
Richard Baxtor, CEO for Mesh Systems join The Peggy Smedley Show and gives listeners insight on what Mesh Systems is doing to be a leader in the industry.

Safety on the Road
Mike Conlon, director of rail and bus safety for MetroTransit returns to the show to talk to Peggy about his research on distracted driving.

Connected TV’s with BrightLine
Mike Fisher, director, strategy & innovation for BrightLine discusses the role connected devices and smart TVs play in advancing the viewing experience.

Connected World Conference Continues
Peggy takes some time to interact with audience members live at the Connected World Conference within in the Chicago Auto Show.

Episode #296 | 2.10.14

Former Chicago Bears Chairman Stops By
Mike McCaskey, former chairman of the Chicago Bears joins Peggy at the Connected World Conference to discuss his thoughts on the connected car.

Shopping For the Right Connected Car
Mike McCaskey, former chairman of the Chicago Bears talks about what he believes are the pros and cons of the connected vehicle.

GTX Corp. at the Connected World Conference
Patrick Bertagna, Chairman and CEO of GTX Corp. talks GPS tracking and cellular location-transmitting technology platforms at the Connected World Conference.

Part II with GTX Corp.
Patrick Bertagna, Chairman and CEO of GTX Corp. gives Peggy some insight as to what is next in the GPS and tracking market.

Episode #295 | 2.10.14

Taking on Wearables with adidas
Stacey Burr, VP, Wearable Sport Electronics for adidas discusses how adidas is making waves in the wearable space.

Leader in Wearable Technology
Stacey Burr, VP, Wearable Sport Electronics for adidas returns to discuss where wearable technology is headed in the future.

Activity Trackers with LUMO
Monisha Perkash, CEO and cofounder for LUMO discusses how good posture is key to a healthy body and how LUMO can help.

Moving Fast with the Connected Car
Joachim Taiber, research professor for Automotive Engineering Clemson University Intl. Center for Automotive Research discusses all the new innovations to develop with the connected car.

Episode #294 | 2.9.14

Cycle 30 Leading the Way in M2M
Jim Dunlap, president for Cycle30 joins Peggy to discuss what type of surprises M2M companies may not see coming in 2014.

Cycle 30 Continues at the Auto Show
Jim Dunlap, president for Cycle30 returns to discuss how his company has gone from the ‘new kid on the block’ to one of the leading companies in the M2M space.

Connected Healthcare with Insight Product Development
Steve McPhilliamy, director of design for Insight Product Development discusses the importance of what the Insight Accelerator Labs is doing.

Connected Healthcare with Insight Product Development Part 2
Steve McPhilliamy, director of design for Insight Product Development continues with Peggy and talks about the resources Chicago offers to new companies in this space.

Episode #293 | 2.8.14

Berkeley Varitronics Part 1
Scott Schober, president and CEO for Berkeley Varitronics Systems Inc., talks to Peggy on how his company is making waves in the M2M space.

Berkeley Varitronics Part 2
Scott Schober, president and CEO for Berkeley Varitronics Systems Inc., continues the conversation with Peggy on distracted driving.

Berkeley Varitronics Part 3
Scott Schober, president and CEO for Berkeley Varitronics Systems Inc., and Peggy give their insights on what to expect from M2M in the future.

Berkeley Varitronics Part 4
Scott Schober, president and CEO for Berkeley Varitronics Systems Inc., and Peggy talk to guests in the audience on their thoughts about distracted driving.

Episode #292 | 2.7.14

AAA Chicago at the Chicago Auto Show
Beth Mosher, director of public affairs for AAA Chicago talks to Peggy about the research that AAA Chicago has found regarding distracted driving.

Talking Technology at the Connected World Conference
Sandra Guy, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times joins Peggy at the Connected World Conference and gives insight to listeners on how interconnectivity is becoming more and more personalized.

Technology and Innovation at the Auto Show
John Pletz, senior reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business talks tech, 4G, startups and so much more at the Connected World Conference.

Car and Driver magazine on Connected Cars
Justin Berkowitzs, east coast bureau chief, Car and Driver magazine discusses what he has seen developed from the connected-car space.

Episode #291 | 2.6.14

Talking with a Connected Car of the Year Finalist
Dave Buchko, product and technology communications for BMW talks to Peggy about why BMW stands out from its competition in the 2014 Connected Car of the Year.

Driving Forward with the Connected Car
Cary White, MKX and navigator consumer marketing manager for Lincoln stops by and discusses what Lincoln is bringing to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

More on the Connected Car
Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager, product planning for Hyundai talks to Peggy about the technology that Hyundai has put into its vehicles.

Wrapping Day 1 Up
Peggy wraps up the show and tells listeners about several of the different distracted driving apps available to keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Episode #290 | 2.6.14

Welcome to the Connected World Conference
Kevin Link, senior VP for Verizon Telematics kicks off the show with Peggy at the Connected World Conference and discusses what Verizon Telematics is doing with in-vehicle technology

Continuing with Verizon Telematics
Kevin Link, senior VP for Verizon Telematics continues his conversation with Peggy on how Verizon Telematics is pushing innovation forward when it comes to the connected car.

Innovations and the Connected Vehicle
Johann Hiebl, head of infotainment and connectivity for Continental Automotive talks about the connected car and what he believes we will see from it in the future.

Connected Car of the Year 2014
Peggy wraps up her first show of the conference and gives listeners some insight on what to expect from the Connected Car of the Year announcement.