World’s Leading IoT Conference & Expo Taps Rocket Wagon Venture Studios CEO Don DeLoach To Share His Vision of IoT While Judging Innovation Competitions

Thousands of strategists, technologists, developers and integrators gathering May 13 – 16 in Santa Clara California at “The Intersection of Industries and IoT Innovation”

Chicago, IL – May 9, 2019: After many years of speaking at what many consider to be the premiere event in the U.S. for IoT companies and industry analysts and influencers, Rocket Wagon Venture Studios CEO Don DeLoach is once again speaking at IoT World in Silicon Valley. This year he will be sharing his vision for leveraging the shift to a data centric world on Thursday, May 16.

“I’ve been attending and speaking at this event for many years,” DeLoach said, “and every year gets bigger and better. The educational and networking value is phenomenal, and the exhibition is always a great place to shop for the latest innovations and advances in IoT and IIoT technology. I’m looking forward to speaking, but even more so to supporting up and coming entrepreneurs participating in the always creative and inspiring competitions.”

DeLoach will also be judging two awards categories, also on May 16:

Industrial IoT & Connectivity

Companies include:

  • Aimirim
  • Blastwave
  • Cedalo AG
  • Cognosos
  • Connected Analytics
  • HUM Industrial Technology
  • Husarion
  • KETOS, Inc
  • UrsaLeo

Startup Elevate Pitch-off Finals

Other judges include:

  • Stephen Bernardez – Partner, Avanta Ventures
  • Chris Kocher – Co-founder & Managing Director, Grey Heron Venture Consulting
  • Hayley Leibson – Founder, Lady in Tech
  • John Meyer – Managing Partner, Starship Capital
  • Jerry Panagrossi – Executive Director, North America, Renovo Capital Limited
  • Safa Rashtchy – Managing Director, Think + Ventures
  • Ankur Saxena – Manager, Cisco Investments
  • Vishal Sharma – Principal, Metanoia Inc.
  • Ken Wong – Founder and Managing Partner, sFoundation

Internet of Things World is North America’s largest IoT event, bringing together top technologies, strategies, and case studies for the key industries implementing IoT, and is produced by KNect365, an Informa company.

Over 12,500 leaders and innovators from across the IoT community are expected to attend, along with journalists, analysts, students and educators interested in the hyperconnected world.

About Rocket Wagon Venture Studios

Rocket Wagon Venture Studios (RWVS) will be creating Internet of Things companies. The model will be a parent company providing shared services for a number of either vertically aligned IoT studios or studios focused on the interests of a single captive corporate investor wanting a studio as their skunkworks operation for a line of sight into innovation.

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