Penton's IoT Emerge Chicago Event Hits the Road to Visit Four Local Companies Putting the …

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Penton‘s IoT Emerge, a new event that targets the opportunities and challenges posed by IoT devices, platforms and services, presented by the IoT Institute, today announced event attendees will have the opportunity to visit four local companies – UI Labs, Winzeler Gear, Plant Chicago and The Morey Corporation – to see the Internet of Things (IoT) applications in real-world scenarios.

“Our mission is to offer practical IoT education and insights, with an emphasis on Industrial IoT. These on-site visits including lunch and learns will allow event participants to see and hear the challenges and opportunities Internet of Things offers to companies in business today,” said Braughnwynn “Bibi” Jackson, Event and Marketing Director, IoT Emerge. “These innovative companies will address the critical topics they are facing each and every day from data analytics to security to sensor-based networks and much more. The visits are certain to be enlightening and will provide actionable guidance on how our audience can initiate their own IoT projects.”

IoT Emerge “Extreme Pass” holders will have the opportunity to tour one of the local facilities and participate in a lunch and learn where they will hear about real-world IoT use, strategy and implementation. Click here for details.

On Friday, November 4, IoT Emerge attendees will have the opportunity to visit:

UI LABS solves large-scale challenges by bringing University and Industry together with startups and government to accelerate the deployment of emerging technologies through collaboration. A first-of-its-kind innovation accelerator targeted at the convergence of big data, the IoT, and computing, UI LABS is developing a portfolio of applied research and commercialization Labs that address industries like manufacturing and urban infrastructure.

Known internationally as one of the premier designers and manufacturers of precision molded plastic gears for automotive clients, Winzeler Gear has expanded to create a highly automated facility with the capacity to produce 150 million gears annually. Winzeler Gear in collaboration with their molding machine supplier is creating a vision and culture for implementation of Industry 4.0 using IoT technology.

Plant Chicago is a non-profit organization established in 2011 to develop circular economies of food production, energy conservation and material reuse, while empowering people of all backgrounds to make their cities healthier and more efficient. 

The Morey Corporation offers ready-to-deploy IoT platforms, purpose-built edge devices and hardware-as-a-service solutions to dynamic and demanding markets across the IoT spectrum. It offers engineering, manufacturing and business solutions to support the design, development and deployment of IoT hardware backed by an industry-leading warranty and the highest standards in quality measurement. With an 80-year history of serving markets such as automotive, medical, industrial and heavy equipment, the company has shipped more than one million wireless devices worldwide from its 240,000 square-foot production facility in suburban Chicago.  

IoT Emerge, scheduled for November 2–4, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will offer real-world education and insights, hands-on experience of IoT enabled businesses through conference programs, live demos, case studies, and local tours. Mirroring the focus of the IoT Institute on Smart Cities and the Industrial IoT, the event will provide comprehensive insights and guidance on achieving success with IoT strategies and implementations in these segments. The event will feature strategic and technical sessions, workshops, hands-on training, cross-functional peer-to-peer networking, advice and lessons learned on achieving organizational readiness, leveraging data analytics, and instituting security best practices. Embracing the reality that IoT requires multiple stakeholders and departments working together, the event is targeted at private and public sector leaders; operations, IT, engineering, and facilities management; as well as system integrators and IoT product developers.

For additional information on IoT Emerge, click here to view the agenda.

IoT Emerge will be held in tandem with IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum, SmartGig Chicago and Empowering Customers & Cities.

Three registration options are available to attend IoT Emerge, The Energy Times’ Empowering Customers & Cities, and SmartGig Chicago. Click here for details. To register to attend IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum, click here.

Media interested in obtaining media credentials to attend IoT Emerge, contact Bibi Jackson at

To learn about exhibiting & sponsorship opportunities, contact Amanda Buehner at

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About Penton’s IoT Institute

Penton’s IoT Institute is an online community and live events franchise focused on practical B2B applications in the rapidly growing world of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT Institute provides actionable case studies, insights, research, and e-learning on the industrial and cultural phenomenon that’s changing the shape of business and cities today. The IoT Institute’s mission is to enable cross-industry and cross-job function learning to drive business performance.


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

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