Smart Industry conference promises real-life approach to IIoT

Three-day Industrial Internet of Things conference, Oct. 5-7 in Chicago, will show attendees how to use IIoT to achieve practical competitive advantages

Jim Montague
SM IIoT

Despite the buzz around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), many potential users don't understand IIoT's basic concepts or how to implement the IIoT to secure new efficiencies and achieve competitive advantages in their daily work and applications. To foster these crucial skills—and help engineers, designers and managers separate the reality from the hype—Putman Media is holding its inaugural Smart Industry 2015 conference and exposition Oct. 5 to 7 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago. Early registration by Aug. 7 will save attendees $200. Learn more about Smart Industry 2015 "The potential for improved operations and efficiency combined with the…

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