IoT Influencers Summit: The Business Case for the Internet of Things

The producers of APPNATION and the Chief Digital Officer Global Forum launched the inaugural Internet of Things (IoT) Influencers Summit in July at Levi's Stadium in Silicon Valley. As a champion for innovation in the IoT space, the Apps Alliance was honored to support the conference by hosting three sessions: Leveraging Data to Monetize Wearables and Drive Consumer Engagement; Connected Cars—Gaining Traction with Engaged Consumers; and IoT Developer Workshop—Connected Cars.

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All Politics Are Local: Apps Alliance and Rep. Ted Lieu Chat in Santa Monica

Tip O’Neill, the venerable Speaker of the House of Representatives for much of the 80s, used to remind legislators that decision making in Congress is really about those issues most important to their constituents back home. That is to say, once you leave the Congressional bubble and get “outside the beltway,” the issues that matter most to everyday Americans might vary greatly district to district or state to state, and may not be the sexy, headline-grabbing topics we are accustomed to seeing in the media. In short, politics are really about those bread and butter issues that help to put dinner on the table, create jobs, and grow our neighborhoods.

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Building, Marketing, Monetizing: Toronto App Strategy Workshop Recap

It was the Apps Alliance’s first workshop in Canada and we couldn’t have been happier with the evening. Toronto is the third largest tech city in North America, and our attendees certainly showed us how they earned that title through their insightful questions, tweets, and conversations. With more than 150 attendees, it was standing room only to hear the lineup of expert panelists talk through the ins and outs of app development.

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