The 8 Chicago Companies to Watch at CES 2016

This Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has consistently been a spotlight for rising and innovative technology. In CES 2016, there was a variety of successful and growing business from the Chicago area presenting and competing. William Flanagan of ChicagoInno listed ConnectSense as one of the top 8 companies from the Chicago are at CES 2016. ConnectSense was exhibiting at CES’ Smart Home Marketplace. ConnectSense showcased the new Smart Outlet device, which allows for total control over your home devices. In addition to the Smart Outlet, a variety of wireless sensors that monitor the conditions of your home were showcased as well. The ConnectSense panel was a “must see” at CES 2016.

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50 on Fire Chicago Photo Shoot

Thank you to everyone who attended 50 on Fire in Chicago! Here are a few pictures from the promo shoot of some of our fabulous ConnectSense Smart Outlet team members. Enjoy!

Erik Krietch, Developer
Cris Codreanu, VP of Engineering

Adam Justice, VP of Grid Connect and Founder of ConnectSense
Mike Justice, President of Grid Connect
Jon Allured, Lead Developer

#50onFire: The 18 People and Companies Heating Up B2C Tech in Chicago

This week Chicago Inno announced the 150 nominees for 50 on Fire, Chicago Inno's winter awards event. The nominees represent the people and companies that are making moves in Chicago's tech scene across several industries, including B2B tech; B2C tech; education; marketing and advertising; civic; investment; health and medicine; food, dining and delivery; and lifestyle, fashion and fitness.

To give you a closer look at the nominees, Chicago Inno wanted to highlight the contestants in each sector to show you how they are heating up Chicago's tech scene. (A group of judges will determine the 50 winners). Over the next couple of weeks we'll be publishing deep dives into the different sectors, starting now with B2C tech.

To read more about the 18 B2C tech nominees for 50 on Fire, click here.

ELECTRIC POWER Panel: Utilization of "BIG DATA" to Transform the Energy Industry

When: April 22, 1:45PM – 3:45PM
Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 9291 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL

Session Title: Utilization of “BIG DATA” to Transform the Energy Industry

This session will explore how plant data analytics is being used for plant efficiency, asset optimization and dispatch of generation assets.

Presentations and Panelists:
“How the Internet of Things Will Transform the Energy Industry” – John Marchiando, VP of Business Development at Grid Connect
“Big Data Analysis: Mining and Analyzing Utility Data” – Michael Steifman, CEO and Founder of UtiliSave
“What is Energy Intelligence?” – Gregg Dixon, Senior VP of Marketing and Sales at EnerNOC
“Advanced Technology Update” – Matt Evans, Director of Smarter Service at Siemens Energy, Inc. and Bernie Cook, Director of Maintenance and Diagnostics at Duke Energy Corporation

Roosevelt Huggins, Associate Vice President at Black and Vetch Corporation

About the ELECTRIC POWER Conference + Exhibition:

As the official event of POWER magazine, the ELECTRIC POWER Conference + Exhibition is a platform for generating companies to come together in one place to address current industry trends and the challenges confronting power plant professionals today. It’s a chance to go beyond the pages of POWER and interact with the stakeholders and newsmakers you read about in each issue.

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Join Us at Internet of Things North America 2015!

When: April 15-16, 2015
Where: Chicago, IL
Booth #: 102
Silver Sponsor

Internet of Things North America is an innovative event covering advanced connectivity and cloud based monitoring/controlof devices, facilities, automobiles and enterprise operations. After a successful 2014 event in Milwaukee, the 2015 will be held in Chicago on April 15-16.

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Session Title: 10 Things to Consider When Developing IoT Devices
When: April 15, 1:30pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) was named the most hyped technology of 2014 by Gartner, and designers are responding by feverishly working to add connectivity to products in all industries, especially in the connect home, medical devices, industrial automation and transportation. Connected products require a new approach to design. This session will dive into the 10 things designers need to consider when developing IoT devices.

Speaker: Adam Justice, VP and General Manager of Grid Connect