What is the Internet of Things and how can businesses capitalize on an increasingly connected world?

Two of the top technology minds in the Triangle join WRAL TechWire Sept. 29 for an Executive Exchange event to help answer those questions.

Jim Davis, chief marketing offer at SAS, and Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T in North Carolina, headline the program.

Secure your tickets today and mark your calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 8:30 a.m.

Davis is one of the most creative minds in Triangle business, helping shape products and marketing that have made SAS a global powerhouse in analytics and data mining. As SAS turns attention to the world of interlinked devices, Davis will share what they have learned and applications for small business.

Harrison is a driving force within AT&T to bring expanded fiber-optic network services to North Carolina, including the North Carolina Next Generation Network now being built in the Triangle and Triad.

She’ll detail how AT&T is expanding its services beyond traditional communications to include “smart home” products that are part of the IoT trend.

The Sept. 29 WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange: The Internet of Things begins at 8:30 a.m. at Perimeter Studio & Conference Center with breakfast and networking.

After a keynote from Davis, a panel of business leaders putting the Internet of Things to work will take questions and share best practices, failures and successes. Matthew Davis, NC RIoT founder & co-chair and the vice president of product marketing for Reveal, will moderate the panel which includes representatives from the North Carolina State University ASSIST Lab, the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina and Cary-based Connected Development.

The ASSIST Lab, formally the National Science Foundation Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies, is a collaborative effort of NC State, Penn State University, the University of Virginia and Florida International University where researchers are developing minuscule, self-powered sensors and devices to help individuals monitor their health.

The Wireless Research Center is a nonprofit hub in Wake Forest where developers can incubate, test and grow ideas. WRC General Manager Larry Steffann, a serial entrepreneur and mentor, will join the Executive Exchange panel.

Dave Hoover, president of Connected Development and holder of nine US patents, completes the roundtable.

Tickets are $29 and seating is limited. WRAL TechWire Insiders can use their login for a $10 discount.