IBM General Manager Watson Internet of Things Offerings Chris O’Connor to Keynote at IoT Slam® Live 2017

O’Connor to Discuss How Cognitive Computing and Blockchain are Enabling IoT to Deliver New Kinds of Industry Transformation

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Armonk, NY - 09 May 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that General Manager, Watson Internet of Things (IoT) Offerings Chris O’Connor will give a keynote address at the upcoming IoT Slam® Live 2017 Conference. The event takes place on June 21 and 22 at Research Triangle Park (R.T.P.) in Raleigh, N.C. 

IoT Slam Live delivers exclusive, cutting-edge IoT content targeting CxOs, executives and business line management, as well as technology-oriented executives. The event focuses on the rapidly changing landscape driven by the emergence of the Internet of Things. Topics are centered on themes and business models such as: cloud, big data, prescriptive analytics, autonomic computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, smart cities, wearables and much more.

Keynote details include:

  • “PROFITABLE IOT GROWTH IN AN INCREASINGLY CONNECTED WORLD,” Wednesday, June 21. In this session, O’Connor will examine how the IoT is transforming the way we work and live, enabling enterprises to create new business models, transform customer engagements and catapult entire industries forward. O’Connor will look at how technologies like cognitive computing, IoT Platforms, Blockchain and Digital Twin are rapidly reinventing how the IoT is being used to drive industry transformation and how businesses across the world are taking advantage of the ever-more-connected world to drive smarter and more profitable business.

About IBM Watson IoT

IBM is an established leader in the Internet of Things with more than 6,000 client engagements in 170 countries, a growing ecosystem of over 1,400 partners and more 750 IoT patents which together help to draw actionable insight from billions of connected devices, sensors and systems around the world. For more information on IBM Watson IoT, please visit

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