A 16-year-old multimedia company is gaining recognition as a go-to expert on connected devices, wearable gadgets, and tag-and-touch technology.
The firm, Specialty Publishing, owner of Connected World magazine, is hosting its first pavilion and conference at the Chicago Auto Show in February to showcase how motorists of the future can connect their cars to their homes, doctors, health monitors and to other vehicles.
Auto show attendees will get to see and experience the latest tech breakthroughs, including wearables, fitness gadgets, connected apps and tracking devices. "We want to educate people about the connected technologies that are all around us and which many people still are not taking advantage of," says Peggy Smedley, who runs Carol Stream-based Specialty Publishing with her husband, Dave.
The Chicago Auto Show is getting to be as much for tech geeks as car enthusiasts.
Many of the 1,000 vehicles on display will be tricked out with sensors, wireless connectivity, hands-free controls and lightweight infrastructure.
"Consumers will see a renaissance in the auto industry, with a lot more vehicles of interest to a broader range of people than they've seen in quite a while," says Jamey Power, an automotive consultant whose father, Dave, founded J.D. Power & Associates.
In today's world, it's easy to be connected to everything. And with new advancements in technology, it's about to get even easier.
That's why the Chicago Auto Show has partnered with Connected World magazine to bring the latest in-car technology to consumers with the Connected World Conference.
The Internet of Things and Near Field Communication on Display at Connected World Conference at the Chicago Auto Show.
There has been a renewed interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) and "connected" devices since the recent CES show in Las Vegas. Driven by industry leaders like Cisco and Intel, people are taking a new look at just how "connected" our world will be. And near field communication (NFC) certainly has its role to play in that new world.
Enter the Connected World Conference. While we have seen NFC being used at major conferences like CES, there has never been a more pervasive use of NFC at a conference than we'll see on display at Connected World, with Tap "GO."
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Near Field Connects' Theresa Mary Gordon presented Tap and Go, which was hosted by Connected World Magazine, at the Chicago Auto Show Friday.
Tap and Go is a smartphone technology with an educational component that allows information to be adopted immediately from anywhere. By connecting a smartphone with an object, information is instantly gathered and redirected to a source.
The Connected World Conference partnered with baubleApp, Goggles, Ingage Solutions, Insteo, NFConnects, and Tap4Mor to bring NFC technology to show attendees. We are able to show how quick, easy, and simple NFC (near-field communication) can be used to receive or share information.
The Connected World Conference is the global expo for the connected technologies that are transforming our professional and personal lives. The only expo that provides access to the players and the products in front of and behind the Internet of Things: discover not only what the devices are, but what makes them tick.
Don't miss this special expo within the 2014 Chicago Auto Show in a 35,000-sq.ft. pavilion, designed to create awareness around connected devices within transportation, health/fitness, energy, and home.
Now in its 4th edition, NFC World Congress explores the emerging ways we shop, spend money, travel, connect, play, etc. through the mobile proximity technologies: NFC, QR Code, Bluetooth LE, HCE/Cloud-based, LBS... All are revolutionizing the user's experience in retail/e-commerce, marketing, transport and many other verticals!
From start-ups to leading players including all the verticals, over 600 attendees will gather to boost adoption and advance the mobile proximity business. The Congress combines a high level 3-day conference, a large exhibition and multiple "live experiences" to multiply opportunities to learn, meet, experience, network and innovate.