IoT Tech Expo North America 2023: Highlights

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IoT Tech Expo North America 2023, held on May 17-18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, was a resounding success, attracting over 6,000 attendees and engaging an additional 800 individuals through online access. This premier event brought together industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts to explore the latest advancements and opportunities in the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT).

With a vibrant mix of presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, the conference proved to be a captivating experience. Let’s dive into some of the highlights from this groundbreaking event.

A gathering of innovators

The IoT Tech Expo North America showcased the convergence of technology and real-world applications through its impressive lineup of speakers. Representatives from esteemed companies such as Starbucks, Levi’s, Rivian, WSP, Netflix, Georgia-Pacific, Boeing, Amazon, and NASA took the stage, sharing their insights and experiences in leveraging IoT to transform their respective industries.

The conference featured a diverse range of keynote presentations and panel discussions, covering various sectors and aspects of IoT implementation. Renowned industry experts delved into smart cities, IoT security, digital twins, IoT data analytics and much more. Attendees gained valuable insights from the experiences of these thought leaders and learned about the latest trends shaping the IoT landscape.

Here’s a taster of a couple of key sessions:

Interactive exhibitions

The exhibition floor at the Santa Clara Convention Center bustled with excitement as exhibitors showcased cutting-edge IoT technologies and solutions. Attendees had the opportunity to interact with live demonstrations, explore innovative products, and engage in meaningful conversations with industry representatives. The exhibition area served as a hub for networking, collaboration, and exploring potential business opportunities.

Networking party at the home of the San Francisco 49ers

As the first day of the expo ended, attendees were treated to an unforgettable networking party at the iconic Levi’s Stadium—home of the San Francisco 49ers. Against the backdrop of one of the most technologically-advanced sports venues, participants enjoyed an evening of lively conversations, forging new connections, and fostering collaborations. The networking party not only provided a relaxed atmosphere but also reinforced the spirit of innovation and camaraderie within the IoT community.


The IoT Tech Expo North America 2023 served as a catalyst for innovation, knowledge sharing, and collaboration within the IoT community. As we reflect on the success of this year’s event, we eagerly anticipate the upcoming editions.

Mark your calendars because the IoT Tech Expo North America is set to return to Santa Clara on 5-6 June 2024. With a promising lineup of speakers, engaging discussions, and an expanded exhibition floor, next year’s event is bound to be even more impactful! But you don’t have to wait until next year, take a look at IoT Tech Expo Europe (26-27 September 2023) and IoT Tech Expo Global (30 November – 1 December 2023) for other events in the series this year.

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