KMC Genius Summit 2018

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January 18-20, 2018


KMC is proud to present the 2018 KMC Genius Summit, hosted at The Langham Luxury Hotel in Chicago, IL. We're bringing together our best partners for two days of world-class training sessions and in-depth technical product training. Not to mention evenings of fun and new networking opportunities! Attending the KMC Genius Summit will open your eyes to new possibilities and potentially revolutionize the way you do business.


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Venue: The Langham Luxury Hotel, Chicago, IL

KMC Controls is proud to host our Genius Summit at the Langham Luxury Hotel in Chicago! Majestic views of the cityscape, the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan. All housed in a skyscraper designed by renowned architect Mies van der Rohe. Situated in downtown Chicago, The Langham is mere minutes from the Loop, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier. KMC Genius Summit room rate is $255 / night. If you'd like to stay through AHR, you will need to make a separate reservation beginning Sunday night.

Learn more about this fantastic facility at their website

Keynote Speakers

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Mike Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing ship in the Navy’s Pacific Fleet – 12 months later it was the best ship in the entire Navy… using the same crew. Having sold nearly 1 million copies of his book It’s Your Ship, he now helps individuals and companies take organizational change head on, without excuses. Josh Linkner is a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, five-time tech entrepreneur and hyper-growth CEO, and founding-partner of Detroit Venture Partners. To Josh, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress. As such, he’s spent his career harnessing the power of creative disruption.

Genius Summit Sessions

We're offering some incredible sessions to give you exactly what you're looking for. Want to learn to implement Commander and gain insight from our initial releases? Want to take your business to the next level and develop a holistic sales strategy to achieve new goals? Are you looking for a real-world IoT solution to provide your clients? We've got what you're looking for. Our 15 sessions are being provided over two identical days, allowing you to pick and choose the sessions you most want to attend without worrying about missing anything. Session sign up is available upon registration in our event app.

Business Sessions: Sales Strategies, Digital Transformation and Managed Services

Dig in and learn more about how you can take your business to the next level. Aslan trainer John Ferguson will be back to share more insights on how to improve your overall sales strategy, using specific industry examples to guide the conversation. In another session, we'll discuss how the changing digital climate is impacting your business. Other sessions will include how to add managed IoT services to your product stack and how workforce transformation influences your team.

Technology Sessions: APIs, Cybersecurity, Data Tagging and more!

As technology continues to explode (in a good way!), it becomes more and more difficult to stay in the know of what's going on or how things work. In our technology sessions, we'll cover the basics of how APIs work, the growing trends in cybersecurity, tagging conventions like Haystack and EdgeX, and the bigger role analytics is beginning to play in IoT and building automation.

Educational Sessions: Product Updates, IoT, and Other General Topics

These sessions will focus on KMC product updates, a demo of our updated KMC Commander IoT platform, an introduction to new products, as well as sessions regarding workforce transformation and the role of collaboration in IoT data sharing.

Session details and signup is available now to registered attendees. You don't want to miss this incredible opportunity, and we look forward to seeing you this Winter in Chicago!

Genius Summit Pricing & Registration

  • 1 Person
    (w/ Langham Reservation)
  • $ 550 / person
  • 2 People
    (w/ Langham Reservation)
  • $ 450 / person
  • 3+ People
    (w/ Langham Reservation)
  • $ 1,000 TOTAL

If you're planning on staying at The Langham, space is limited and the reservation deadline is December 15th.  The KMC Genius Summit room rate is $255 / night. If you'd like to stay through AHR, you will need to make a separate reservation beginning Sunday night. If you do not stay at the Langham, your registration fee for 1-2 people is $795 / person or 3+ people for $1,500 total.



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