The Internet of Things (IoT) will connect people and objects in unprecedented ways for events.
The Internet of Things is the connection of objects and people to transfer data over a network without the need for human interaction. Sensor chips in a myriad of “things” (appliances, thermostats, door locks, TVs, watches/bracelets, cars, buildings, roads, power grids, dams, livestock, toothbrushes and more) will provide unprecedented efficiency and convenience.
Results of IoT are coming soon in a wide range of attendee experiences. The hotel room will become “smart” with mobile guest room door locks and sensors to determine human presence for AC adjustment/lighting. Smart TVs are already in many rooms. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensors including iBeacons can track attendee movements throughout a meeting facility and local area to provide a wide range of assistance such as location-aware information and directions.