Call for Speakers and Additional Sponsors of Haystack Connect 2017

Project Haystack

Call for Speakers and Additional Sponsors of Haystack Connect 2017

Richmond, VA - November 2, 2016 - Project Haystack (, a 501(c) non-profit organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, today announced the Call For Speakers for Haystack Connect 2017 and the latest additions to the list of Sponsors.

Taking place May 8 - 10, 2017 at the Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Florida, Haystack Connect 2017 is Project Haystack’s open-forum biennial conference that provides a unique opportunity for professionals involved in automation, control and the Internet of Things to learn and share the latest techniques for connecting systems and utilizing device data in applications, including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring and other smart-device applications.

The technical sessions for Haystack Connect 2017 are starting to take shape, covering a wide range of topics that will include Data Modeling, Next-Generation Hardware, XaaS, Analytics, Data Visualization, Large-Scale Systems, Energy, Financials, Security, and more. The community that Haystack Connect serves is encouraged to share their experiences and submit abstracts of proposed presentations. The Call for Speakers is open until February 1, 2017 and can be submitted online at

It was also announced today that there are 5 additional sponsors and exhibitors to the line-up, with new companies signing up every week. Recent additions include Automated Buildings, CABA, Contemporary Controls, ControlTrends and IoTium.

It’s a known fact that machine data can produce amazing results – it’s also known that it takes real work, knowledge of the underlying systems, and new skills to implement successful data solutions. The Project Haystack community is singularly focused on addressing the real-world challenges involved in using machine data to create and drive value.

Haystack Connect 2017 will be the place where data and creating value from it gets real. The sponsors, speakers, and technical program will provide attendees with the most concrete, factual information available. This Information will help owners, operators, and systems integrators and end-users separate reality from hype. Vendors will present solutions that demonstrate their tangible value from hype-filled claims that gloss over the real-world challenges.

To get the real story and see the real technologies that are changing our physical world, there will be one place to be – Haystack Connect 2017.

More information about the Haystack Connect 2017 conference, the new sponsoring companies and for information about becoming a Sponsor is available at

Attendee Registration for Haystack Connect 2017 is open and an Early Bird registration discount is available through January 31, 2017. Online registration is available at


About Project Haystack

Since its formation in March of 2011, the Project Haystack Organization (a 501(c) non-profit trade association) has been providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment to address the challenge of making data self-describing using semantic modeling, also known as data tagging. The work developed by the Project Haystack member companies and community streamlines the process of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data produced by smart devices and equipment systems. The Haystack methodology can be used with virtually any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol. More information about Project Haystack is available at:



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