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N.C. Regional Internet of Things event coming to Charlotte

Speakers from a RIoT event in Greensboro. On Aug. 2, the organization will host its first event in Charlotte.
Speakers from a RIoT event in Greensboro. On Aug. 2, the organization will host its first event in Charlotte.

In today’s hyper technology world, everything seems to be connecting to the Internet somehow. A group called the North Carolina Regional Internet of Things (RIoT) is trying to capitalize on this notion.

And it’s hosting its first event in Charlotte next week. Still confused what the “Internet of Things” means? Executive director of RIoT, Tom Snyder, explains:

“It’s this concept of devices and really all kinds of physical objects that are being connected to the internet,” he said.

Snyder said the technology applies to many industries, including finance, education, medicine, transportation and more. North Carolina has the proper balance of these industries with startup innovation and creativity to help the IoT idea flourish, he said.

The networking and informational event on Aug. 2 is designed to bring the community together, to connect those who know about the industry with those who want to enter into it.

“We want everyone to recognize how big the IoT opportunity is and how easy it is to take advantage of that by working with the right group,” Snyder said.

Rachel Stone: (704) 358-5334, @RStone1317

When: Aug. 2 at 6 p.m.

Where: Center City facility at UNCC

Cost: Free, but register online here

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