- Web: http://www.internetofbusiness.net/manufacturingchicago/
- Date: March 7-8
- Location: Chicago, IL
- Cost: Passes to the conference alone are $1,299; passes to the conference, workshop, and tour are $1,599. You can save $400 from either price if you reserve your ticket before January 27.
This conference aims to assemble the elite, putting VPs and those in the C-suite and IoT manufacturers together and hoping the sparks fly, with lots of time set aside for mingling and one-on-one meetings. Individual session topics range from general discussions of cybersecurity and using IoT for lifecycle management to ultraspecific talks on IoT's use in elevator maintenance and power tool manufacturing. Attendees who shell out for the full package also get a tour of Chicago's UI LABS Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute.
This is the conference's second year. In 2016, a team from manufacturing solutions provider Lean Stream attended and came away impressed by the confluence of "decision makers, influencers and thought leaders" in attendance.
Who should attend? High-level execs looking to chat with other high-level execs about what IoT technologies can do for their manufacturing business.