IoT is making you its business, maybe you should find a way to make it yours
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RE.WORK Internet of Things Summit is coming to London. A place to connect with the latest in the trend that itself is seeking to connect all marketable things

It’s not going to happen tomorrow and maybe not even within the next 5 years, but soon purchasing a good of almost any kind that isn’t ‘connected’ will be a challenge, or perhaps even a touted feature of a product.

The simple reason for this encroaching reality lies in the rapid trend of IoT getting its little digital digits into a growing number of devices and products, both new and old, and the market’s carte blanche acceptance of it all.

The tagging and tabulating of your activities, regurgitating stats and big datafying your behavioral self in as many possible ways as companies can fathom/profit from; from healthcare records to travel patterns, calorie consumption to calorie burn, temperature preferences, lighting preferences and even your penchant for snoring – Just imagine opening your eyes in the middle of the night to find a creepy, geeky lab tech hunched over you and jotting down notes on a pad, his reaction to the confused look on your face something along the lines of, “Shhh, go back to sleep. I’m not even here.”

That’s basically where we’re headed folks. Might as well embrace the ‘connect’ or at the least get educated on the subject of IoT because there are lives to be saved, money to be made and plenty of room for concern regarding issues of privacy and security, which of course will inevitably cycle back to even more money to be made in the fixes.

Where to connect to IoT?

So how does one get educated on IoT? Where can one crash course their way to becoming an informed voice (or at least an ear) on this subject in time to catch the early wave of entrants into the space and avoid the fate of those destined to be swept away in the after-currents?

At the moment, one of the best options might be RE.WORK’s Internet of Things Summit taking place in London on the 12-13 of March, 2015. The event promises to bring together some “200+ leading technologists, entrepreneurs, influential businesses and innovators…to discuss the opportunities of emerging trends in the Internet of Things and its’ impact on business & society,” as stated in a release by the organizers.

Key themes to be discussed at the summit include, Sensors & Hardware, Cybersecurity & Privacy, Big Data for IoT, Healthcare & Wearable Technology, Urban Infrastructure & Future Cities, Environmental Monitoring & Open Data – and let’s not forget everyone’s after 8PM favorite – Smart Homes & Automation.

How to get a ticket

Tickets for Startups, Academics and Developers are available at reduced rates.

To register, go to: re-work.co/internet-of-things-london

Want to send a team from your company? Email [email protected] for group bookings to receive a discount for teams of 2 or more.

 

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Avi Schneider

About Avi Schneider


Global editor and writer for Geektime, author of the book 'How To Fight For Your Goals: Social Combat Theory' and the SocialCombatMedia.wordpress blog, founder of Cluboom and former senior writer for Blonde 2.0. Schneider is an orthodox Jew, husband, father, martial artist, writer, speaker - overall Jack of all trades and a master of jack (but working on it).

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