Innovations in Housewares – Recap of IHHS 2019

April 5th, 2019 | Jeff Ekdom | Events

The SpinDance team had a great opportunity, yet again, to attend this year’s International Home + Housewares Show located at Chicago’s incredible McCormick Place Convention Center. As the largest housewares-only event in the world, the event attracts thousands of manufacturers, retailers, product developers, designers, and technologists who gather each year to release their newest ideas and innovations in houseware products. SpinDance was excited to be a part of the event, meet up with current customers and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in the housewares industry.

Located in the Lakeside Building of McCormick Place, both the “Wired + Well” Expo Hall and the Smart Home Pavilion hosted companies from around the world showcasing their high-tech innovations for every room of the home.

Wired + Well Expo

In the Expo Hall, hundreds of companies – large and small – presented their newest products within the electronics and home healthcare space. This included everything from the classics like the KitchenAid Stand Mixer all the way to never-before-seen products like Gourmia’s new pressure cooker, which includes a built-in refrigeration system to keep your food chilled until you are ready to cook.


Smart Home Pavilion

Walking back through to the Smart Home Pavilion, which housed smart home innovations,…

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Roadmap to Success: An IoT Symposium

April 2nd, 2019 | Marcie Palmer | Events

IoT is Growing – Successful Projects Take Knowledge and Experience

The Internet of Things continues to explode. Over a billion new connected devices were installed in 2018, and spending on IoT is expected to top $1 trillion globally by 2020. The journey to a successful IoT strategy is not without its challenges, however: only 15% of business leaders believe their initial IoT projects were successful.

SpinDance invites you to buck that trend by joining us for our 2nd annual IoT symposium on May 6, 2019 at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. At this event, you’ll hear about the latest trends in IoT, learn how to systematically build an IoT strategy, see case studies from a variety of industries, and network with others on various stages of the IoT journey. This one-day educational event will give executives, marketers, engineers and IoT professionals the framework and inspiration needed to achieve success in IoT.

Event Itinerary

8:00-9:00 am  Check-in, Continental Breakfast, Networking

9:00-10:00 am  Trends in IoT presented by Brian Tol, VP of Engineering, SpinDance

10:00-11:30 am  Breakout Sessions (Choice of Session – Descriptions Below)

11:30 am-12:30 pm  Lunch

12:30-1:30 pm  Customer Journey – Jason Mathew, Sr. Director, Global Connected Strategy, Whirlpool

1:30-2:30 pm   Customer Journey – Dana Lowell, Global Director, Technology Scouting &…

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