YSU, YBI Partner for Internet of Things Workshop

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University and the Youngstown Business Incubator will host a workshop Sept. 26 covering the Internet of Things and how it can be integrated into businesses.

The free workshop, part of the OH-IoT program supported by Cisco, will be held 5 to 7 p.m. in Kilcawley Center’s Ohio Room. Among the topics are implementation techniques and the benefits of the Internet of Things. Faculty from YSU’s department of computer science and information systems developed the seminar and workshop materials.

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the network of “smart” devices, ranging from home appliances to vehicles to smartphones to manufacturing and health-care technologies. Connectivity of these devices can improve efficiencies within business. Last year, the number of IoT devices increased 31% year-over-year to 8.4 million and it’s estimated there will be 30 billion such devices by 2020.

“The Internet of Things is, without a doubt, a game-changing technology. It’s poised to revolutionize how our government works, companies operate, educators teach and how each of us live our daily lives,” the YBI said in a release. “It’s going to create countless new opportunities for existing organizations and amazing new ones for startups.”

Registration, as well as more information, is available at the OH-IoT website here.

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