KMC Controls to Host KMC Genius Summit in Chicago
IoT and building automation company KMC Controls is once again hosting its semi-annual customer event, the 2018 KMC Genius Summit, on January 18-20. Taking place at the beautiful Langham Luxury Hotel, KMC is helping equip its customers with product knowledge, best practices training, and a heavy dose of innovation. As KMC prepares to launch its latest iteration of the KMC Commander IoT platform, partners couldn’t be more thrilled to attend the event.
Keynoting the event are two prominent personalities and well-known speakers. Headlining Friday morning’s general session is Michael Abrashoff, former Naval captain, who took command of the worst-performing ship in the Navy’s Pacific Fleet. Twelve months later it was the best ship in the entire Navy… using the same crew. Having sold nearly one million copies of his book It’s Your Ship, Abrashoff now helps individuals and companies take organizational change head on, without excuses.
Saturday morning will be equally as riveting as Josh Linkner joins the event, a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, and founding-partner of Detroit Venture Partners. To Linkner, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress. As such, he’s spent his career harnessing the power of creative disruption – no doubt a relevant topic as Genius Summit attendees dive into the world of IoT.
The remainder of the event is dedicated to in-depth training and breakout sessions focused on helping move attendees into a world of digital transformation. “We have built a curriculum of sessions that will help draw our partners into the coming age. IoT is not going away, and we believe our complete line of edge-to-edge solutions is exactly what will help them achieve a firm footing for the future,” said Richard Newberry, CEO for KMC Controls.
“When I go out and speak with customers, there’s always a sense of wanting more and looking ahead for what’s next. Our customers are outgoing like that. They want to be the ones at the forefront of new technology in the smart building space,” said KMC Controls’ VP of Sales, Mitch Kehler. “When they come to our Summit, they’ll be able to see how KMC Commander, and our core building automation solutions, will help them achieve that goal and lay a foundation for the future.”
Aligning to this vision, KMC has garnered the support from many of its top partners for the KMC Genius Summit. Sponsors at the Platinum level include Intel, Dell, Tridium, Cochrane Supply, and Arrow Electronics. Gold level sponsors include Veris Industries, ACI, and Hawken Media. “We’re fortunate to have the relationships we do. Shared vision for the future is not something we take for granted. Our sponsors are truly partners, and we are all excited for the future,” said Newberry.
To cap off the event Saturday night, there will be a whiskey tasting while prizes are given away for the most engaged attendees. This year’s KMC Genius Summit is poised to be an incredible event, and one attendees won’t soon forget.
About KMC Controls
Founded in 1969, KMC Controls is an American manufacturer of open, secure, and scalable Internet of Things (IoT) and building automation solutions. From secure hardware devices to smart and connected software, KMC delivers embedded intelligence and optimized control. KMC is committed to providing innovative and intuitive solutions from responsive and supportive people. By teaming up with leading technology providers, KMC’s solutions help their customers increase operating efficiency, optimize energy usage, maximize comfort and improve safety.
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