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WORLD’S LARGEST INTERNET OF THINGS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCES GRAND SLAM AND HEALTH SLAM 2016, VIRTUAL IOT CONFERENCES

World’s Largest Internet of Things Community Announces Grand Slam and Health Slam 2016, Virtual IoT Conferences

World’s largest IoT Community to host virtual conference extravaganza December 1-2 2016:

Grand Slam™ to be held on December 1st 2016

Health Slam™ to be held on December 2nd 2016

Registration and Call for papers is open!

San Francisco, July 19th, 2016 – The Internet of Things Community today announced that it is to host two new virtual conferences in 2016: Grand Slam™ and Health Slam™; to be held December 1st and 2nd 2016 – online in the cloud.

Organized by experts in the IoT industry and backed by the world’s largest CxO IoT Community consisting of 15,000+ IoT practitioners and industry movers and shakers, on December 1st 2016, the inaugural Grand Slam will pick up where affiliated 2015 and 2016 IoT Slam events left off; further advancing globally the direction and uptake of IoT, highlighting key trends, real world industry use-cases and important advancements in the development and management of IoT.

The inaugural Health Slam commences on December 2nd 2016 and is co-organized with Healthcare Executives Network (HExN), the world’s leading independent community of healthcare professionals, with a reach of over 250,000 members. Health Slam focuses specifically on the opportunities and challenges associated with the application of IoT across Healthcare & Life Sciences, to improve the provision of patient care, to advance the finding of new cures for diseases, and ultimately helping to save lives.

“In keeping with our aim to accelerate the adoption of IoT by bringing together leading practitioners and authorities, we are excited to announce the Grand Slam and Health Slam. These virtual conferences will once again bring industry practitioners together to share their experiences and best practices in developing and operating IoT devices, networks and applications”, said Bill Mortimer, vice president of Strategic Marketing at Spirent Communications, and IoT Community Advisory Board Chairman. “As the events are virtual, speakers and participants can easily join from anywhere in the world, and, if you have registered for the event, you can listen to the event recordings for three months after the event.”

Core themes being covered at Grand Slam include:

  • Standards: rationalization and ratification
  • Interoperability and integration
  • Security and privacy
  • Devices and applications
  • Leveraging analytics at the edge
  • Platforms and DevOps
  • Cloud services and infrastructure
  • Cognitive and smart implementation

Health Slam explores the application of IoT in Healthcare across:

  • Digital transformation
  • Security and privacy issues
  • Regulatory compliance (HIPAA)
  • Consumer-driven healthcare
  • Remote patient monitoring
  • Patient centered analytics
  • Cognitive applications
  • Government regulations
  • Device interoperability and data integration
  • Sharing of patient data

Also commenting on the announcement, David Hill, Executive Director of the Internet of Things Community, said “We are delighted to announce our next wave of cutting-edge IoT programs for 2016 and to see out the year of IoT in style. With several groundbreaking and significant plays being made by the IoT elite, 2016 has so far lived up to expectations, as being a defining year for the Internet of Things. However, the landscape is shifting and evolving faster than many anticipated and it is essential that organizations looking to embrace IoT start their journey on the right direction. Grand Slam and Health Slam are certain to provide enterprises and the Healthcare ecosystem with great insights on how to get things right first time.”

Call for papers is now open.
IoT practitioners interested in presenting a virtual session at the 2016 Grand Slam are invited to submit a session proposal here: http://iotslam.com/cfp.
Healthcare IT professionals interested in presenting a session at Health Slam should visit http://healthcare.iotslam.com/cfpfor full details on the paper submission process and to submit a paper by September 18th 2016.

Important Dates:
July 19th 2016 – Call for Papers Open
September 18th 2016 – Call for Papers Closes
October 3rd 2016 – Speakers Notified of Acceptance
October 10th 2016 – Final Agenda Published
October 11th 2016 – Standard Registration Opens
December 1st 2016 – Grand Slam Commences
December 2nd 2016 – Health Slam Commences

Also commenting on the announcement, Tim Foley – Founder and CEO of Healthcare Executives Network said, “We are excited to partner with the IoT Community on the production of leading-edge Healthcare IoT focused initiatives for our 250,000+ strong members. The inaugural Health Slam will set new standards in highlighting the huge opportunity, while addressing the risks associated with the future direction of connected information, which if secured and thoroughly tested for vulnerabilities, can lead to revolutionary personalized care. We look forward to delivering clear guidance for Healthcare practitioners and HIT executives on December 2nd.”

Conference registration is now open.
Early bird registration fee starts at £125, and is available until September 16th 2016. For full registration details and to register now, visit http://www.iotslam.com/register and / or http://healthcare.iotslam.com/register-now.

IoT solution providers seeking to discuss sponsorship or collaboration opportunities should email sponsors@iotslam.com.

Media organizations interested in covering the December events should email media@iotslam.com.

About Grand Slam
Grand Slam is the Internet of Things Community’s third international virtual IoT conference, covering Standards, Interoperability, Open Source, Integration, Security, Infrastructure, Business Models, Research, Innovation, Best Practices, Technology, Industry Implementation and Compliance, in the world of IoT. The online conference will take place December 1st 2016. For more information, visit www.iotslam.com. Grand Slam delivers the best in class IoT Strategy, Leadership, Advisory and Methodology – “SLAM”™.

About Heath Slam
Health Slam – an IoT Slam® production – is the world’s first and largest virtual IoT conference, exclusively dedicated to the advancement of IoT within Healthcare and Life Science industries. Core focus is on the application of IoT in Healthcare and how this impacts digital transformation amongst the Healthcare / Life Science ecosystem: Security and privacy issues, Regulatory Compliance (HIPAA), Consumer-driven healthcare, Remote patient monitoring, Patient centered analytics, Cognitive applications, Government regulations, Component technology, Device interoperability and data integration, Extracting insights from new data points, and Sharing of patient data, The inaugural on-line conference takes place December 2nd 2016. For more information, visit http://healthcare.iotslam.com.

About Internet of Things Community
The Internet of Things Community is the world’s largest CxO community of senior business leaders and IoT practitioners consisting of 15,000+ members. The function of the community is to focus on the adoption and application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand and contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical & operational issues. For more information about the Internet of Things community, or to apply for free membership, please visit http://iotslam.com/community.

About Healthcare Executives Network
Founded in 2007, the Healthcare Executives Network is the largest independent community of healthcare professionals. We strive to be a responsible advocate in thought leadership and professional development for healthcare executives worldwide. With over 250,000 members, the Healthcare Executives Network is the #1 networking and thought leadership organization for healthcare executives and their strategic partners. Learn more at www.HealthcareExecutivesNetwork.org or on Twitter @HealthcareExecN.

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