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Next Chapter Meeting

  Joint Meeting with the Chicago Electric Association 
Monday May 1st, 2017   

Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago  

Consulting Electrical Engineers
Technical Forum & Tradeshow

2017 Technical Forum Topic:
The Internet of Things

Join us at the premiere professional networking and educational event of the Consulting
Electrical Engineers (CEE) division of the Electric Association! This event is open to Electrical
Engineers, Designers, Contractors, Architects, Specifiers & others. You do not have to be a
member to participate! Utilize this FREE opportunity to obtain important Professional
Development Hours, network with peers from the industry, and discover the latest in
electrical, lighting, and communication products & technology! 

2017 Technical Forum Topic:
The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the growing range of connected devices that send data across the internet. The IoT is now a reality due to the convergence of several technologies, including wireless communications, micro-electrical systems, cloud storage and of course, the internet. A "thing" is any object with embedded electronics that can transfer data over a network without human interaction. Examples are wearable devices, environmental sensors, machinery in factories, devices in homes and buildings, or components in a vehicle. Data from connected devices are the next natural resource to be mined for economic value. This presentation will provide examples of how the IoT is already creating value for businesses. How well do you know your total cost of building operations? Everything that happens in your buildings is producing data. How can you capture and make sense of it to improve operations? The IoT can provide a complete workplace management solution that combines data from
sensors and equipment with powerful analytics to optimize everything from core facilities maintenance to lease accounting, capital project management, space management, energy management, and more. Technology is changing how buildings are used, but it can also help you adapt your facilities management strategy to rapid change.

2017 Keynote Speaker: Mr. Rajiv Phougat
Watson Technical Strategy Leader at IBM Corporation, USA


TIME           EVENT
4:00pm     Check-In (5th Floor, Crystal Room)
4:30pm     Technical Forum Begins (5th Floor, Crystal Room)
5:20pm     Technical Forum Q&A and Completion
5:30pm     CEE Scholarship & Awards Presentation
5:45pm     Tradeshow Opens: 2nd Floor, featuring acomplimentary light

                   dinner buffet & open bar
8:00pm     Event Concludes