Final Call for Proposals for IoT Grand Slam™ and Health Slam™ 2016 Virtual Internet of Things Conferences

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Keynote speaker updates for December extravaganza

  • Early bird rate ends 9/16
  • Call For Papers Closes 9/18

San Francisco, September 15, 2016 – The Internet of Things Community (IoTC) today announced the final call for participation in its upcoming December IoT Grand Slam and Health Slam 2016 virtual conference.

The December 1, 2016 events are organized by experts in the IoT industry and backed by the world’s largest CxO IoT Community consisting of 16,000+ IoT practitioners. They provide the IoT community with a unique opportunity to learn from expert IoT practitioners that are designing and developing IoT modules, devices and applications, and IoT practitioners that are designing, operating, and using IoT networks and services, specifically network operators, service providers, and enterprises.

The IoT Grand Slam will pick up where affiliated IOT SLAM 2015 and IOT SLAM 2016 IoT Slam® events left off; further advancing the direction and uptake of IoT, highlighting key trends, real world industry use-cases, and important advancements in the development and management of IoT from a horizontal industry perspective.

The inaugural Health Slam commences on December 2, 2016 and focuses on the opportunities and challenges associated with the application of IoT across Healthcare & Life Sciences, to improve the provision of patient care, to advance the finding of new cures for diseases, and ultimately helping to save lives.

Confirmed Keynotes

Grand Slam 2016

Chris O’Connor - General Manager of Internet of Things Offerings at IBM
Sam George - IoT Chief at Microsoft Azure

Health Slam 2016

Shahram Ebadollahi - VP Innovation and Chief Science Officer at IBM Watson Health
Chris Sullivan - Global Healthcare Industry Leader at Zebra Technologies

The full list of speakers and overall conference agendas for both events will be unveiled 10/10/16.

“Following on from what has been an exciting and invigorating call for papers, I am pleased to update our IoT community and conference attendees that we have received a significant number of proposals so far, which makes for a world class virtual showdown for the IoT Grand Slam and Health Slam events on December 1st and 2nd,”  said Bill Mortimer, Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Spirent Communications, and IoT Community Advisory Board Chairman. “In addition to the elite keynote speakers we have announced today, we'll select and unveil the complete speaker line-up and agendas for both events 10/10/16. So definitely stay tuned for that. Today we put out a final Call to Action inviting people to come forward and bring the best and brightest ideas to our community of IoT practitioners. These ideas will enable the rapid and reliable development and operation of IoT devices and applications for the industry, ultimately realizing the enormous potential benefits from IoT.”

Core themes being covered at Grand Slam include:

  • Standards: rationalization and ratification
  • Interoperability and integration
  • Security and privacy
  • Devices and applications
  • Leveraging analytics at the edge
  • Platforms and DevOps
  • Cloud services and infrastructure
  • Cognitive and smart implementation

Health Slam explores the application of IoT in Healthcare across:

  • Digital transformation
  • Security and privacy issues
  • Regulatory compliance (HIPAA)
  • Consumer-driven healthcare
  • Remote patient monitoring
  • Patient centered analytics
  • Cognitive applications
  • Government regulations
  • Device interoperability and data integration
  • Sharing of patient data

Final Call for Papers

IoT practitioners interested in presenting a virtual session at the 2016 Grand Slam and / or Health Slam have until Sunday 9/18 to submit a session proposal. Visit here an /or here for full details on the submission process and to submit a paper.

Important Dates:

September 18, 2016 – Call for Papers Closes
October 3, 2016 – Speakers Notified of Acceptance
October 10, 2016 – Final Agenda Published
October 11, 2016 – Standard Registration Opens
December 1, 2016 – Grand Slam Commences
December 2, 2016 – Health Slam Commences

Early Bird Conference Registration Ends Friday 9/16

Early bird registration fee starts at £125 ($170 USD), and is available until September 16, 2016. For full registration details and to register now, visit and/or

Collaboration / Membership Opportunities

IoT solution providers seeking to explore membership to the IoTC and / or collaboration opportunities should email Media organizations interested in covering the December events should email

About Grand Slam™

Grand Slam is the Internet of Things Community’s third international virtual IoT conference, covering standards, interoperability, open source, integration, security, infrastructure, business models, research, innovation, best practices, technology, industry implementation and compliance, in the world of IoT. The online conference will take place December 1, 2016. For more information, visit Grand Slam delivers the best in class IoT Strategy, Leadership, Advisory and Methodology – (SLAM)™.

About Health Slam™

Health Slam – an IoT Slam® production – is the world’s first and largest virtual IoT conference, exclusively dedicated to the advancement of IoT within Healthcare and Life Science industries. Core focus is on the application of IoT in Healthcare and how this impacts digital transformation amongst the Healthcare / Life Science ecosystem: security and privacy issues, regulatory compliance (i.e. HIPAA), consumer-driven healthcare, remote patient monitoring, patient-centered analytics, cognitive applications, government regulations, component technology, device interoperability and data integration, extracting insights from new data points, and sharing of patient data, The inaugural online conference takes place December 2, 2016. For more information, visit

About Internet of Things Community™

The Internet of Things Community (IoTC) is the world’s largest CxO community of senior business leaders and IoT practitioners consisting of 16,000+ members. The function of the community is to focus on the adoption and application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand and contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical and operational issues. For more information about the Internet of Things community, or to apply for free membership, please visit

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