Announcing the IoT Influencers Summit

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Including Keynotes from the FTC & The Madison Square Garden Company and Featuring Major IoT Influencers and Global Brands Including Johnson & Johnson, Coldwell Banker, Wink, Intel Capital, Volkswagen, Accenture, Arctouch, KB Home, CBS, Evernote, Fandango, American Airlines, Citibank, Zebra, StubHub, Pac12 Networks, Adobe, Glu, IDC, and More

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M2 Events, the producer of the APPNATION and Chief Digital Officer Global Forum (CDX) event franchises is proud to announce the launch of our inaugural Internet of Things (IoT) Influencers Summit, set for July 21, 2015 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. This is the first executive-level and business developer event in North America to focus exclusively on the emerging business and use cases for Internet of Things platforms, applications and devices.

Unlike other vendor-dominated IoT conferences and events, The IoT Influencer Summit series is designed to feature and attract leading industry influencers, IoT device manufacturers, and leading global brands making significant investments in IoT devices, platforms and applications. A snapshot of the industry influencers that are assembled for this event include: Robert Scoble, Ben Parr, Michael Wolf of NextMarket Insights, Bruce Sinclair of IoT Inc., Mario Tapia of MobileMondays and Momentum, Jon Potter of App Developer Alliance, Edgar Figueroa of Wi-Fi Alliance, Noah Goldstein of Navigant, and Greg Walker of CABA.

M2 Events is pleased to announce our first two keynotes including Daniel Kaufman, the Director of Consumer Protection at The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Tom Tercek, the VP of Digital Strategy and Products at The Madison Square Garden Company, which includes the New York Knicks (NBA), Rangers (NHL), and Liberty (WNBA), Madison Square Garden, the MSG Network, Radio City Music Hall and other properties in its overall sports and entertainment portfolio.

"We are pleased to launch this new event series focused on the emerging IoT economy with a high-caliber group of major industry influencers and global brands making investments in the Internet of Things," said Drew Ianni, IoT Influencers Summit Founder and Chairman. “This event will move beyond the hype of The Internet of Things and explore emerging business and use cases, while offering best practices and working knowledge on addressing the challenges of scalability, device interoperability, and analyzing developing business models from across the IoT landscape.”

Additional speaker highlights include:

  • Sean Blankenship, CMO, Coldwell Banker
  • Ken Drazan, Head of California Innovation Centers, Johnson & Johnson
  • Phil Easter, Head of Mobile Apps & Wearables, American Airlines
  • Andres Wolberg-Stok, Global Mobile and Tablet Banking Director at Citi
  • Mark Young, VP, Strategy & Business Development, Fandango
  • Parag Vaish, Director, Mobile Product Development, StubHub
  • Vernon Turner, SVP & Senior Fellow, IoT, IDC
  • and many more to be announced soon…

Ranging from traditional keynotes to executive-level roundtables and on-stage interviews, the IoT Influencer Summit blends useful information, high concepts and strong networking opportunities. You can view the full agenda at

About the IoT Influencers Summit: The IoT Influencers Summit is a new thought leadership event and exposition singularly focused on the burgeoning Internet of Things economy and the sub-markets created by the developers, networks, brands, agencies, research organizations and media companies that are driving it. The IoT Influencers Summit is a unit of M2 Events, LLC, a conference and thought leadership production company founded by Drew Ianni and owners and organizers of the APPNATION and Chief Digital Officer Global Forum events. For more information visit:

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