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December 2018 Newsletter

Connecting Alberta with IoT

The Alberta IoT Association was formed by numerous Alberta businesses rooted in the Internet of Things industry. With IoT soon becoming one of the largest industries in the world, it is important that Albertans are on the forefront of both IoT operations integration, and business opportunities and expansion.


Latest News

What have we been up to since the last newsletter? Read on to find out.
IEEE Event Recap
On December 4th our Chair, Mark Scantlebury, and Vice Chair, Victor Lee, gave a presentation on behalf of Alberta IoT at the IEEE Industrial Internet of Things/Edge Processing event.

This event was organized by the IEEE Control Systems and Instrumentation chapter, of which Matt Eskandar (MR Control Systems) is Vice Chair. There were about 55 people in attendance.

Mark and Victor's presentation focused on the opportunity for Alberta to become a world leader in IoT due to our uniquely skilled professionals from the telecom and industrial automation industries. They communicated Alberta IoT's plan to bring companies together and help educate other organizations on how they can adopt IoT. Microsoft followed with a presentation focusing on cloud computing using Azure and edge computing. This involved a number of case studies which led to a very interactive discussion on how IoT can be applied to industrial automation.

Thanks to Matt and IEEE for inviting us to speak. If you have an event that you would like to invite Alberta IoT to speak at, please reach out.

Save the Date - Alberta IoT Launch Event, Feb. 26th @ 6pm!
We've tentatively booked the Sheraton Cavalier in Calgary, Alberta for our launch event on February 26th at 6:00pm. Please save the date, and if you can help with the planning we would greatly appreciate it. 
Looking for Leaders!
If you are passionate about marketing, events, memberships, or anything else that goes into running an association, let us know! We need people to lead committees and help with planning and execution.
Have Something You Want to Share?
If you have an announcement you'd like to share about your business, let us know in advance and we will share it through our social channels and/or in this newsletter.


Newest Members

Please join us in welcoming the following new members to Alberta IoT.


Upcoming Events

We hope to see you at the following events in the near future!
Please Note: Our next meeting is January 11th due to the holidays. This will also be our be Annual General Meeting (AGM). We invite you to put your name forward if you would like to be considered for a director position.

January

Friday, January 11th
AGM: 10:00am - 11:00am
Members: 11:00am - 12:00pm

February

Friday, February 1st
Board: 10:00am - 11:00am
Members: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting (AGM) are open to interested members!
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