WIoT Council Q4 Symposium

  • Tuesday, December 08, 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
  • 3:00 PM




It's our final event of the year and another opportunity to hear from industry leaders in the IoT sphere. This is a 2 day virtual event. Only one registration is needed for all sessions.

Date: Tuesday, December 08, Wednesday, December 09

Time: Session 1: 10 - 11am, Session 2: 2 - 3pm

Topics & Discussions

Session 1: Case Study - Sub-Zero 

Steve Nackers is the Corporate Manager of Controls with the Sub-Zero Group. In this session he will discuss IoT security transition and their partnership with Microsoft Azure.

Session 2:  American Family Ventures - The rationale behind their IoT Investments

American Family Ventures has made numerous venture capital investments into IoT companies, including an early stage investment in Ring video doorbells and a home automation partnership with Microsoft. Managing Director Dan Reed will discuss the nexus between IoT companies and the insurance industry, the rationale behind their IoT investments, and his thoughts on opportunities for further partnership.

Day 2: 

Session 1Oshkosh Defense - Data Integration in a large Organization

We will hear from Paul Tedesco, Prinicipal Engineer - Analytics/ IoT at Oshkosh Defense. Paul will talk about his team’s work in leveraging IoT devices, and how IoT has fit into their data journey. 

Session 2:BH IoT Group - How to Sell IoT 

With over 30 years+ industry experience, Steve Brumer is a Partner at BH IoT Group – a consultancy firm providing companies across all industries and verticals with IoT go-to-market strategy and execution services. Brumer’s specialty is working with Executives & Entrepreneurs to define and rapidly execute their IoT products, services and solutions.

Leading the Wisconsin Connectivity


What We Believe

To inspire Wisconsin and the Midwest to be a leader in the internet of Things evolution. We believe that our rich history of supporting industries such as manufacturing, software, retail and healthcare give the region the experience and knowledge needed to foster the Internet of Things. 

We also believe if our companies and their employees are to continue to stay and grow here, and if new companies are going to be built here, we need to promote Wisconsin and the Midwest as the epicenter for IoT and drive technological advancement in the region so the world knows if you want to succeed in the Internet of Things evolution, you build it in the Midwest.

What We Do

WIoT is a professional membership driven organization that advocates for Wisconsin and the Midwest as the epicenter for IoT by providing the WIoT and 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.

How We Do It

We provide statewide programming for our WIoT membership in the form of a regular event series focused on Education, Capital, Talent and Policy as it pertains to the Internet of Things.  Additionally, we provide an IoT Inventory of regional companies focused on IoT and source and publish case studies of IoT products and implementations that have taken place in Wisconsin.

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