Top 10 must-attend IoT conferences in 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of products connected to the Internet. It’s still developing, but it’s gaining more and more importance.

Whether you are a founder of an IoT startup, a corporate leader looking to improve your established business’s bottom-line, or an enthusiast curious about the latest trends, attending IoT conferences would help you expand your network, meet like-minded people, and discover new business opportunities.

For your convenience, we compiled a list of must-attend IoT conferences in 2017. The events are sorted in a chronological order.

1. Internet of Things World 2017

Dates: May 16-18, 2017 | Book here (a startup? Get $100 off)
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley, The United States

Internet of Things World 2017 is the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event with over 11,000 attendees, 400+ industry thought leaders and 250+ exhibitors.

For IoT startups, the conference offers an exclusive program and access to the IoT community through Project Kairos.

2. Internet of Things Conference Sweden

Dates: May 23-24, 2017 | Book here
Location: Malmö, Sweden

Internet of Things Conference is a conference aiming to provide a clear picture of the Internet of Things landscape – what’s the current state and what might unfold in the future?

The theme for the 2017 conference is future trends. Internet of things is rapidly becoming more mature. Technology has evolved to such extent that now is creating real value for business

Attending this conference you will understand the value of IoT and learn how to use it to make your business grow.

3. MIT Internet of Things Bootcamp

Dates: May 23, June 3, 2017 | Book here
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

The MIT Internet of Things Bootcamp is a short, intense course that teaches people how to solve big problems with tiny computers. By the end of the event, you will learn to:

  • Choose appropriate sensors and collect data
  • Use microcontrollers to transfer data from sensors to the Internet
  • Apply web tools to remotely analyze the data
  • Send processed information back to a device
  • Control electronic systems over the Internet
  • Apply the information to solve big problems
  • See what new IoT technologies MIT is developing
  • Understand how to make money from IoT
  • Predict key trends in emerging IoT industries

4. IoT Tech Expo Europe

Dates: June 1-2, 2017, | Book here
Location: Berlin, Germany

The event will cover the entire IoT ecosystem including Smart Transportation & Cities, Developing for the IoT, Connected Industry, IoT in Enterprise, IoT Innovations & Technologies and Data & Security, in addition to a free exhibition

It brings together over 4,000 attendees from across the entire IoT industry with representatives from different sectors.

This event is set to showcase the most cutting edge technologies from more than 100 exhibitors and provide insight from over 200 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.

It’s not to be missed!

5. Global IoT DevFest

Dates: June 2-3, 2017, | Book here
Location: virtual

Join the Global IoT DevFest Conference and learn about IoT innovations, future trends, tips and tutorials straight from the expert.

This event brings together more than 25 IoT experts including Preston Holmes (Head of IoT, Google Cloud ), Brian McCarson (CTO of IoT, Intel), Katalin Bartfai-Walcott (Principal Engineer, Intel) plus many others.

You will have full access to each session and will be able to ask questions in real time. Plus you’ll have the chance to book 1-1 mentoring sessions with speakers.

But don’t worry if you can’t attend all the sessions live because they’ll all be recorded for replay at any time!

6. IoT Cup 2017

Dates: June 3-4, 2017, | Book here
Location: Melbourne, Australia

The inaugural IoT (Internet of Things) Cup is a fun, innovative competition for university students, academics, and professionals to showcase their creativity, technology expertise and passion for business innovation in the Internet of Things.

Its mission is to celebrate skills of forward-thinking professionals and students that can prepare, adapt, thrive and lead in the next major technology growth area – IoT.

7. IoT Global

Dates: June 21-22, 2017, | Book here
London, United Kingdom

IoT GLOBAL CONGRESS 2017 is the world’s leading Internet of Things Conference 2017 focusing on IoT applications, IoT Solutions and IoT Companies for all verticals including automotive, healthcare, asset and fleet management, manufacturing, security, retail point of sales, smart grid, smart metering, smart home and consumer electronics industry.

8. IoT Solutions World

Dates: October 3-5, 2017, | Book here
Barcelona, Spain

The IoT Solutions World Congress is the leading international event that links the Internet of Things with industry.
The event will focus on IoT solutions for industries and use cases in seven dedicated areas.
Attending this event you will see keynotes from top experts in the industry, who will discuss the opportunities offered by IoT technology as well as its transformative role in the business world.
The event will also offer multiple networking opportunities and activities.
Whether you are an enterprise end user, an organization looking for sales leads, a researcher, an association member, or a developer, the IoT Solutions World Congress offers a high return on investment.

9. IoT International Innovation (I3C’17)

Dates: October 5-7, 2017 | Book here
Saidia, Morocco
The paradigm of the Internet of Things has become a core element of the Internet. Low-cost sensing and actuation are available to everyone.
It allows seamless information exchange and networked interactions of physical and digital objects. Thanks to the wide availability of smartphones, not only companies but also consumers are part of this networked world.
This interconnectivity together with large-scale data processing, advanced machine learning, robotics and new fabrication techniques steadily brings innovation and business models of the digital space into the physical world.
All of this indicates that we are on the brink of another industrial revolution.

10. IoT Tech Expo North America

Dates: November 29-30, 2017, | Book here
Santa Clara, CA, USA

The world leading Internet of Things conference & exhibition series will host two days of top-level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations in the Internet of Things arena.

Bringing together over 6,000 attendees from across the entire IoT industry with representatives from sectors including government, energy, education, transportation and may others, this event is a must-attend!

The IoT Tech Expo is set to showcase the most cutting edge technologies from more than 100 exhibitors and provide insight from over 200 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.

Have you already registered to any of these events? Are there any other IoT conferences that you would like to recommend? Let me know in the comments below!

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