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Penton's IoT Expert, Will Wise, to Discuss Machine-to-Machine, Connected Devices, the Industrial Internet and the Networked Society at IWCE 2016
IoT and Connected Devices are a Major Theme Across Penton

SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton announces its Internet of Things (IoT) expert, Will Wise, Managing Director of the IoT Institute, will provide insights at International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2016, the premier annual event for communications technology professionals. The event takes place March 21-25, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. IoT and connected devices are a major theme across Penton. To register to attend IWCE, visit

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"The IWCE conference has a wealth of information and sessions on IoT. An important area for IoT to be leveraged is for public safety and security, and the supporting critical infrastructure. This will require a new level of collaboration by public and private sector leaders and technology experts, along with the global tech community of vendors and system integrators," said Will Wise, Managing Director, IoT Institute.

Wise will join industry thought leaders from Raveon Technologies, Nokia, Ericsson, Telecommunications Industry Association, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Association of State EMS Officials as moderator in two sessions:

  • The "Internet of Things and M2M Primer" session, part of IWCE's College of Technology, will take place on March 21 at 2:30 p.m. Whether you call it machine-to-machine (M2M), Connected Devices, the Industrial Internet, IoT or the Networked Society, it is hard to deny that more and more "things" are being connected every day. This session explores the industries, equipment and technology being connected – from healthcare to manufacturing to the home – and will examine connectivity, device management, the massive amount of data generated, the analytics involved, as well as the privacy, policy and security considerations.
  • The "Can the Internet of Things Save the World?" session, part of IWCE's Short Courses, will take place March 24 at 3:30 p.m. IoT has been around for a long time through M2M communications, but today's IoT is more like M2M on steroids. IoT sounds like a panacea to all our technology woes, but it also comes with serious concerns. This session will provide attendees with a toolkit of best practices for the many aspects of IoT. Key topics include security, reliability, access and authentication, scalability, data analytics, new devices, system upgrades and the technology for this brave new world.

Stay connected with Penton IoT on Twitter @IoTiPenton and Facebook:  IoT Institute.

Since 1977, the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has been the premier annual event for communications technology professionals. IWCE features over 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry. Over 7,000 individuals attend from a diverse group of industry professionals including government/military, public safety, utility, transportation and business enterprise. IWCE 2016 will be held March 21-25, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, visit

About Penton's IoT Institute
Penton's IoT Institute is an online community and live events brand focused on the rapidly-growing world of the Internet of Things (IoT). We provide real-world and actionable case studies, insights, research, and e-learning on the industrial and cultural phenomenon that's changing the shape of business and cities today. Our mission is to enable cross-industry and cross-job function learning to catapult IoT market value and results forward.

Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow.

Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.

Bibi Jackson
Penton IoT
(510) 423-0345

Nadira Ramatally
Marketing Manager
Penton Public Infrastructure
(770) 618-0121

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