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There is a new class of clouds on the horizon that are built specifically to handle the big data generated from the Internet of Things (IoT). These IoT clouds integrate that flood of data with real-time analytics to gain greater insight to increase productivity, improve real-time decision making, drive better interoperability between systems, strengthen customer/partner relationships, gain more efficient operations, and improve security and risk management. While the IoT opportunity is boundless, companies must understand and overcome challenges including security, performance, scalability, and reliability.

Interdependence Day – Internet of ThingsUnderstanding the Interconnection of Data, Devices, and Organizations In Today’s Software Defined World is invitation-only and limited to 40 senior business and technology leaders from major Oil and Gas, Energy and Manufacturing companies in the Houston area. Roundtable members will benefit from a highly interactive format that allows every leader to exchange knowledge and experiences while networking over a two hour lunch.

we will cover the following questions

  • What is the current and future landscape of the IoT infrastructure ecosystem?
  • Why are industry leaders using IoT clouds to make big data more accessible?
  • What are the best examples of how industry leaders are using cloud infrastructure to maximize their IoT strategies?
  • How do you reduce the amount of latency between data and predictive analytic services, enabling real-time insights into real-world customer preferences and network loads?
  • How are innovative organizations using the hybrid-cloud model to avoid risks of the public internet?
  • How do you accelerate big data and IT infrastructures while reducing cost by leveraging the cloud?

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Chiaren CushingChiaren Cushing
Director Business Development – Mobile Technologies & IoT


Christopher HicksChristopher Hicks
Director, Master Principal Enterprise Cloud Architect

Ron NeylandRon Neyland
Sr. Director Software Engineering and Solutions – Moonshot and IoT
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Robert SammonsRobert Sammons
Vice President & General Manager, Automation Engineering

Ahsan SohailAhsan Sohail
Vice President – Americas
INTECH Process Automation Inc.

rsvpIf you have received an invitation and would like to RSVP, or if you would like additional information and to be considered for participation, please email Steve Etzler at steven.etzler@bdionline.com.

While there is no cost to participate, we require registrants to show up and actively contribute to the conversation.

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
788 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77024

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

attendee profile
40 senior business and technology leaders from major enterprises in the Houston area



Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. In a digital economy where enterprise business models are increasingly interdependent, interconnection is essential to success. Equinix operates the only global interconnection platform, sparking new opportunities that are only possible when companies come together. Visit us at equinix.com.



Business Development Institute (BDI), founded in New York City in 2001, is a strategic B2B event marketing agency that specializes in helping enterprise technology and services companies by producing custom, invitation-only, roadshow events that result in new revenue and thought leadership branding. Accelerate Events are BDI’s exclusive demand generation programs that fill our customer’s sales pipelines with qualified leads while curating unique thought leadership content.

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