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Bosch ConnectedWorld Chicago speakers to highlight successful IoT projects in connected mobility and connected industry

Executives from Penske, PTC, GE Digital, Dell and IndyCar driver Will Power among featured presenters
-Leading voices in IoT technology and business strategy gather for premier conference
-Event focused on demonstrating real-world IoT applications
-Connected mobility, smart city and connected industry among key themes explored during the event

CHICAGO – Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, has announced top speakers for its Bosch ConnectedWorld event, to be held in Chicago, Sept. 27-28, 2016. Building on the success of a similar Bosch event held in Germany earlier this year, Bosch ConnectedWorld Chicago will bring leaders in business and technology together to present digital strategies, case studies and best practices around connected products, services and solutions in an ongoing, collaborative effort to advance the Internet of Things (IoT).

“Bosch ConnectedWorld Chicago will inspire attendees through a range of speakers, discussions and demonstrations all focused on the real-world, practical advancement of the Internet of Things,” said Matt Jennings, regional president of the Americas for Bosch Software Innovations. “The event content will provide a comprehensive view on how to plan and execute successful IoT projects and business models.”

IoT brings the future of mobility to life
From motorsports to everyday mobility, Bosch ConnectedWorld will investigate the key role IoT plays in the future of mobility. On the first day of the conference, a panel featuring Richard Hook, senior vice president and CIO of Penske Automotive Group; Tim Cindric, president of Penske Racing; and Will Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series, will discuss the very real impact that digital strategies and IoT technologies are having across the Penske organization, underscoring the fact that IoT technologies are already changing the way businesses operate. After an opening presentation by Hook on the digital strategy at Penske, the group will highlight the value of data across a number of areas of Penske, including the value of data in today’s world of automotive racing.

Additional mobility-focused sessions will feature speakers from organizations such as BMW, Nissan, Local Motors, Innova UEV, VMware, Qualcomm and more. Topics include how to advance connected mobility technologies and how organizations can keep pace as connected mobility rapidly evolves.

The intersection of mobility into smart cities will also be examined as part of a panel featuring Danielle DuMerer, first deputy commissioner and chief technology officer of the city of Chicago, as well as representatives from FivePoint and Sidewalk Labs. The panel will examine how successful smart cities have implemented strategies and solutions to create sustainable, connected and safe environments.

Connected Industry innovations empowered by IoT visionaries
Among the real-world IoT projects that will be highlighted at Bosch ConnectedWorld Chicago are multiple successful programs in Connected Industry, also referred to as Industry 4.0.

The second day of Bosch ConnectedWorld Chicago features a keynote address from IoT expert and visionary, Jim Heppelmann, CEO of PTC, who will discuss the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. He will specifically explore the emerging trend of augmented reality for manufacturing and servicing smart, connected products, as well as the experiences and opportunities augmented reality is creating for competitive advantage in the IoT.

Heppelmann’s address will be followed by a keynote panel led by Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch LLC; Dirk Slama, director of business development for Bosch Software Innovations; and Dr. Richard Mark Soley, chairman and CEO of the Industrial Internet Consortium. The session will feature live showcases for shop floor transparency, process quality, product variety and flexible automation as well as best practices from implementing Connected Industry on various levels.

Additional sessions featuring speakers from organizations such as GE Digital, KUKA Robotics and Airbus will explore how the industrial internet is making an impact in multiple industries and how the drive for innovation in manufacturing has accelerated the need for connected products and operations.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to walk through Bosch Rexroth’s Factory Automation Roadshow trailer to see the latest connected industry-ready drive and control technologies. The Roadshow emphasizes practical techniques on the implementation of connected industry today, with conveyors, tightening tools, multi-axis mechatronic systems, and electric drives and controls all integrated on board to show how connected automation can work in the real world.

Creativity essential to unlocking IoT innovation
In addition to content featuring connected mobility and connected industry, Bosch ConnectedWorld will also underscore how open creativity can supercharge innovation. Dan Makoski, chief design officer at Garage Partners, founder of Google’s Project ARA and design lead for the original Microsoft Surface, will facilitate a fast-paced, hands-on keynote session on how to break free of what is comfortable in order to create experiences that matter.

In addition to the keynote addresses, panel discussions and networking sessions, Bosch ConnectedWorld Chicago will also feature a large expo area where Bosch and its customers and partners will showcase IoT applications, both established and experimental, so attendees can experience firsthand where the future of the industry is heading.

For more information on the Bosch ConnectedWorld Chicago event, including how to register, details on the presentations or additional opportunities to engage, please visit:

About Bosch
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 31,000 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2015. In 2015, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $14 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit, and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of $78.3 billion (70.6 billion euros) in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at roughly 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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