The 2018 IoT Fuse Conference was an amazing event to participate in. It featured a large roster of speakers and covered all layers of IoT stack from hardware, platform, and industry companies. Minnesota is one of the largest and fastest growing IoT ecosystems in North America and is positioned to become a global center of IoT expertise. The opportunity at hand is for Minnesota to recognize the lead it currently has and begin a larger regional initiative to develop it the ecosystem to systematically build, support and attract each layer of the industry by creating true regional advantage for the industry to flourish. It must also understand the growth opportunities of both the immediate horizontal or cross sector integration opportunities to existing industries , in addition, to the vertical sector develop that will eventually occur as IoT itself becomes its own complete sector. Global competition and other US cities are not sitting still and may be more aggressive in their attempts to become a global leader.
This event is growing rapidly every year attracting audiences from outside the state. It was impressive to see the number of companies and level of networking that was happening all throughout the conference.
Learn more about the event at IOT Fuse
See more images from the event and companies in attendance in the gallery