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8 best IoT conferences and events to attend in 2022

IoT events are changing to accommodate users worldwide by having both in-person and virtual options in 2022. Learn more about this year's top 8 conferences.

Many devices today connect to the internet and talk to each other, including light bulbs, medical diagnostic tools and traffic lights. This network of devices is known as IoT.

IoT is a domain of technology that encompasses consumer, industrial and embedded devices. Any individual thing that has some form of network connectivity, an IP address and can connect to the public internet is an IoT technology.

IoT deployments continue to grow year-over-year as organizations engage in digital transformation initiatives. IoT devices generate large amounts of data that organizations use to get a better view of operations and to inform business decisions.

Following IoT blogs is one way to stay up to date on news and trends in the global IoT industry. Other popular approaches include enrolling in online courses to keep your skills up to date and attending IoT industry conferences and other events.

The top IoT conferences in 2022

IoT conferences in 2022 are being offered around the world both in-person and virtually. These include industry vertical-specific conferences, such as those for industrial IoT, manufacturing or power generation, as well as broader multivertical events. IoT is also a topic of conversation at larger industry events, particularly those that involve cybersecurity and open source.

Here are some industry conferences and events to keep on your radar in 2022.

1. Embedded IoT World/DesignCon 2022

  • When: April 5-7, 2022
  • Where: Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Cost: All Access Pass onsite $1,149
  • Where to register:
  • Description: Embedded IoT World is now part of DesignCon 2022, bringing together the worlds of system design and embedded IoT architecture. Key event themes include connectivity management, device safety, artificial intelligence and edge computing.
  • Speakers:
    • James Odeyinka, technical cloud architect, Walgreens
    • Aditya Kumar, senior software engineer, Snapchat
    • Jonathan Beri, contributor, Zephyr Project

2. IoT Tech Expo North America

  • When: May 11-12, 2022
  • Where: Santa Clara, Calif., and virtual
  • Cost: $719 in-person (ultimate pass); $149 virtual
  • Where to register:
  • Description: This event covers a broad spectrum of IoT topics for decision-makers, including digital transformation, sensor development, cloud computing, smart energy and autonomous transportation. The event includes a mix of top-level content, including keynotes, and individual and panel sessions.
  • Speakers: The event has more than 250 speakers taking part in sessions and panels across the two-day event. Among the speakers are:
    • Gregory Brown, VP, global advanced tech, UPS
    • Kara Pellegrino, senior manager, Data + Analytics, PepsiCo
    • Donna Moore, CEO and chairwoman, LoRa Alliance

3. IoT Solutions World Congress

  • When: May 10-12, 2022
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain
  • Cost: €1,095 (full Congress pass)
  • Where to register:
  • Description: This event is looking to serve the same role for IoT that the Mobile World Congress serves for the mobility industry. The sprawling event has a broad range of diverse speakers talking about IoT in government, process engineering and industrial use cases. The key themes of the event include security, connectivity, business optimization, customer experience and data intelligence.
  • Speakers:
    • Ann Dunkin, CIO, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Nicole Coughlin, CIO, Town of Cary, N.C.
    • Sarah Bodo, digital operations center leader Europe, Dow

4. RSA Conference 2022

  • When: June 6-9, 2022
  • Where: San Francisco and virtual
  • Cost: Full in-person $2,195, Digital $495
  • Where to register:
  • Description: RSA Conference is one of the largest cybersecurity conferences in the world and includes multiple sessions, tracks and speakers that deal with the topic of IoT security. Multiple sessions with a specific focus on IoT are spread across an agenda loaded with content covering every aspect of modern cybersecurity.
  • Speakers: The speaker list for RSA Conference 2022 is staggering, with experts from the government, private sector, academia and law enforcement. Among the speakers are:
    • Jen Easterly, director, CISA
    • Rob Joyce, cybersecurity director, NSA
    • Bruce Schneier, security technologist, researcher and lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

5. IoT Week

  • When: June 20-23, 2022
  • Where: Dublin
  • Cost: Full delegate pass €795.00
  • Where to register:
  • Description: IoT Week explores 13 different thematic areas during the four-day event. Among those areas are IoT connectivity, market challenges, sustainability, emerging technologies, AI and big data, data protection, smart agriculture, edge computing, industrial IoT and smart cities, as well as tracks on both European and North American perspectives.
  • Speakers:
    • Stephen Mellor, CTO, Industry IoT Consortium
    • Tanya Suarez, CEO, BluSpecs
    • Latif Ladid, founder and president, IPv6 Forum

6. Embedded IoT Summit at Open Source Summit North America

  • When: June 21-24, 2022
  • Where: Austin, Texas and virtual
  • Cost: $1,250 in-person, $25 virtual
  • Where to register:
  • Description: The Embedded IoT Summit -- put on by The Linux Foundation -- is a co-located event at the Open Source Summit North America conference. The summit is host to a variety of sessions and discussion on topics related to the open source IoT ecosystem.
  • Speakers: Speakers have not yet been announced.

7. Black Hat USA 2022

8. IoT World 2022

  • When: Nov. 2-3, 2022
  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • Cost: Registration is not yet open
  • Where to register:
  • Description: IoT World 2022 takes place alongside The AI Summit event, which highlights the intersection of AI and IoT. A key theme is a discussion about the next wave of secure, connected IoT environments.
  • Speakers: Speakers have not yet been announced.

Other 2022 IoT conferences

Beyond the 8 IoT conferences listed above, there are several other IoT conferences in 2022 to take note of, including the following.

ICAITT 2022: 16. International Conference on Agricultural Internet of Things Technologies

ICITATL 2022: 16. International Conference on Internet of Things Applications for Transportation and Logistics

4th International Conference on Internet of Things (CIoT 2022)

8th Annual IoT in Oil & Gas Conference

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