On May 11th, the Chicago Connectory hosted the first ever Connexion IoT event at the Chicago Connectory and 1871. More than 500 people from Bosch and other global companies attended to learn about IoT topics from 18 high-profile thought leaders, joined two featured meetups, experienced an IoT startup pitch contest, and visited an exhibition space where more than 40 interactive sponsors showcased their IoT solutions, including Microsoft, CDW and more!
Local influencers, progressive civic leaders, industry executives, innovative companies and cutting-edge startups gathered to network and discussed topics like the future of consumer IoT, the impact of IoT on healthcare, transportation and smart cities.
"As the Connectory just had its one-year anniversary, the goal of this event was to bring forth its essence and provide inspiration and education about IoT and all of the opportunities it provides for the greater ecosystem of Chicago," said Michael Blumenthal, corporate outreach coordinator at the Chicago Connectory. "This event is also about enabling connections and creating synergies between people who want to change the world through IoT."
Kyle Joseph, lead connector at the Chicago Connectory and creator of Connexion IoT, agreed.
"This is the culmination of so much hard work by an incredible team," said Joseph. "We are proud to show off the amazing IoT work being done by Bosch and our partners, and to continue to bring recognition to the Chicago Connectory as the heartbeat and backbone of the IoT ecosystem in Chicago and the Midwest."