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Nov 22, 2023 Wisconsin IoT Council Announces New Scholarship Program For Upskilling and Re-skilling in the Manufacturing Industry

The Wisconsin IoT Council (WIoT) is excited to announce a new scholarship program designed to support technical education in the smart factory space. The program, available to existing workers looking to upskill,  high school and college students pursuing a career in the IoT space, will be accepting applications from now through to April 28, 2024.

According to the 8th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing Report by Rockwell Automation, 45% of Manufacturers feel that improving quality is creating the need to accelerate digital transformation in their organization. 40% see the lack of skilled workforce as the biggest struggle in the next 12 months to outpace the competition compared to 2022.

With the growing demand for data analytics, adopting smart manufacturing software, adopting cloud technology, and the increased use of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, the WIoT Council recognizes the importance of investing in the future of Wisconsin’s manufacturing workforce. The scholarship program aims to make it easier for individuals to access technical education and certifications and contribute to the growth of the manufacturing industry. Read more...

JUNE 1, 2021 - Wisconsin Internet of Things (WIoT) Quarterly Symposium - Spring/Summer Symposium

Sheboygan, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Internet of Things Council (WIoT) will host their first in-person symposium since the COVID-19 pandemic at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Chairman of the Council Jeremy Udovich said, “This is really exciting as one of the real value propositions of the Council is the beneficial exchange of information received from networking with new friends that are also reinventing their business models and how their products are built.”

The speakers for the symposium include Badger Meter Director of Marketing for the Utility Services John Fillinger, CEO and founder of the Ethical AI Consortium (EAIC) Sarah Alt, AVNET VP of Operations and Supply Chain Richard Diaz, and Director of Supply Chain Business Development Bill Ogden.

Since its inception in September 2019, the council has had two in-person events before going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council Project Coordinator Sala Sander said, “We continued to have our meetups and quarterly symposiums online. We wanted to maintain our goal of promoting Wisconsin as the epicenter for IoT and for driving technological advancements by continuing the mutual exchange of information and ideas relative to the Internet of Things.” Read more...

OCTOBER 15, 2020 - MEET WISCONSIN'S 2020 INNO ON FIRE - WIoT Receives Community Builder Award!

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WIoT Launches New Website

Sheboygan, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Internet of Things Council (WIoT) has hired a new Coordinator, Salaseini (Sala) Sander. Sala brings a rich experience in sales, marketing and business development experience while holding an engaging personality. 

Sala’s experience in television, advertising and account management will be used to propel WIoT into a proactive, professional membership driven organization that advocates for Wisconsin and the Midwest as the epicenter for the Internet of Things (IoT.) The WIoT will do this by providing its members with a forum and environment conducive for purposeful networking, relationship building, talent attraction and development and mutual exchange of information relative to the Internet of Things.  Read more


UW-Platteville helps lead statewide advancements in Internet of Things technology

“While the Internet of Things continues to expand at a rapid rate, Dr. Molly Gribb, dean of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, is leading efforts to position UW-Platteville at the forefront of this cutting-edge field. Gribb was recently appointed as a founding board member of the Wisconsin IoT Council, a professional membership-driven organization that promotes Wisconsin and the Midwest as the epicenter for IoT and drives technological advancement in the region.” Read more

OCTOBER 29, 2019 – ITECH INSIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY                                           

Wisconsin IoT Council supports companies as they explore building connected products

“That ability to share and learn from others’ experiences and mistakes is powerful, and the council will provide a platform to do just that, Udovich says. After the first event, he says people said they loved the presentations but gained so much from the networking. As companies explore IoT, it helps to know others are in the same position and no one has it all figured out, he says.” Read more


Standing room only at Wisconsin Internet of Things inaugural event in Sheboygan

“With its proximity to many Fortune 500 companies, existing business-to-business technology, and other strengths inherent to the Midwest, the region is already positioned to emerge as a national leader in the advancement of the Internet of Things. Kanouse explained that the Midwest has a rich history of supporting industries such as manufacturing, software, big data, retail, and healthcare, and the mission of the Midwest IoT Council is to establish Chicago and the Midwest as an epicenter of IoT.”  Read more


Wisconsin IoT Council holds inaugural event

“Two keynote speakers headlined the event. Shane Moll, president of the power tools division at Milwaukee Tool, shared his company’s commitment to creating a connected tomorrow. Don DeLoach, an IoT thought leader, author and CEO and founder of Rocket Wagon Venture Studios, discussed issues companies should consider as they implement IoT strategies.”  Read more

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