The IoT Evolution Expo is coming up in just a bit more than a week, from January 25 to 28 in Ft. Lauderdale. (You’re already registered, right?) For the first time, we’ll be naming the best innovations in the IoT industry for last year, across several categories, in our Best of the IoT Awards competition.
Editors from IoT Evolution and Crossfire Media will judge exhibitors based on creativity and technological innovation. To qualify, your product or service must be on display in the Exhibit Hall and be available for viewing by all attendees during posted Exhibit Hall hours January 26-28, 2016. We’re going to be choosing the best technology in the industry in this first-ever IoT Industry Awards. If you want to get in on the action as a sponsor or exhibitor, hook up with Matt Gleeson, our Biz Dev maestro.
The categories and criteria are as follows:
Best Consumer or Industrial Drone Innovation 2015
Judging criteria: Technological innovation that fundamentally improved or changed how drones operate within the IoT, or increased functionality of an existing capability. (Must be exhibitor or sponsor)
Best Smart Home Product 2015
Judging criteria: Product or underlying technology that helped move Smart Home from a gadgety/novelty industry to a mainstream quality of life enhancement for consumers. (Must be exhibitor or sponsor)
Best Consumer Smart Transportation Innovation 2015
Judging criteria: Forward-looking research, development or engineering that improved operation, security, user experience or safety for connected, automated and smart consumer vehicles. (Must be exhibitor or sponsor or presenter in Case study theatre.)
Best Commercial/Supply Chain Smart Transportation Innovation 2015
Judging criteria: Forward-looking research, development or engineering that improved operation, security, safety and directly improved business operations for commercial shippers and supply chain operators. (Must be exhibitor or sponsor or presenter in Case study theatre.)
Best Fog/Edge Computing Solution 2015
Judging criteria: The fog or edge computing solution or underlying technology that was best able to bring the technology from simple analytics to actionable intelligence and automated services. (Must be exhibitor or sponsor or presenter in Case study theatre.)
Best Wearable Tech 2015
Judging Criteria: Wearable device or underlying technology that showed best practice in user experience and/or business outcomes enhancement.
Best Consumer M2M Implementation 2015
Judging criteria: This is a case study that shows how machine-to-machine communications or underlying technology improved the quality of life and experience for consumers and end-users. (Must be presented in Case Study theatre During the Expo)
Best IIoT M2M Implementation 2015
Judging criteria: This is a case study that shows how machine-to-machine communications or underlying technology improved business operations, cost-efficiencies and moved the IIoT forward as an industry. (Must be presented in Case Study theatre During the Expo)
Best Battle of the Platforms Overall IoT Solution– Battle of the Platforms Winner
Best IoT Use Case/Full Stack Implementation of the Year
Judging Criteria: The one of the category winners that best exemplified the IoT industry and moved the industry as a whole forward in terms of technology, media attention, scope and societal improvement. (Chosen from Winners of other categories)
For more information contact Ken Briodagh, Editorial Director, IoT Evolution at [email protected].