MILWAUKEE- Foxconn has recently announced that it will be opening a $10 billion technology plant in Wisconsin, ultimately solidifying Wisconsin as a premier state of the emerging midwestern tech-hub, dubbed the “Silicon Prairie.” Due to the multi-billion dollar investment into Wisconsin’s technology industry, tech startups within the state are now in a position to grow to unprecedented levels. One such startup company, Scanalytics Inc., who recently garnered international acclaim as it was recognized by Cisco as the producer of the best Smart Building technology, at Viva Technology 2017 in Paris, France. Given Scanalytics’ recent successes and investments that Foxconn will bring to the Wisconsin technology industry, Scanalytics’ future looks peerlessly promising.
Over the last few years, the term “big data” has garnered an ambience of mystique. Although sources of media have taken a liking to the term, the multitude of ways it has been used has given “big data” an ambiguous definition. As a result of this, it comes as no surprise that people have obtained both a sense of confusion and an ambivalent understanding of big data and its actual meaning. With this said, the question inevitably arises of “So what actually is big data?"
Originally published by Xconomy, written by Jeff Buchanan.
Scanalytics, a Milwaukee-based developer of Internet-connected floor mats and complementary software that helps customers track foot traffic and other activity in physical spaces, says it has begun working with the Silicon Valley tech giant Cisco Systems to integrate some of the two companies’ products.
Originally published by Wisconsin State Journal, by Tom Still, President of the Wisconsin Technology Council.
Joe Scanlin is about to come down with a double case of jet lag.
Scanlin, who co-founded Scanalytics with fellow UW-Whitewater graduate Matt McCoy, will travel this month to China and France as the company continues its remarkable rise in the world of “smart building” sensors.
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The trade show market is thriving with 1.6% growth and consumer spending up 3.8% over the past 12 months. With this increase in spending, companies have increased their trade show budget. You might be surprised to hear that just five industry segments make up 65.2% of the total trade show market:
18.2% Consumer Goods/Sporting Goods, Travel and other Consumer Services
18.1% Medical and Healthcare
10.5% Business Services
9.2% Communications and IT
Out of these major market segments, consumer goods narrowly lead the pack in front of medical and healthcare. What makes this segment so sizeable that it beats out the rest?
For attendees, trade shows can be an overwhelming experience as the sheer amount of exhibitors puts constant pressures on attendees to make decisions. Which booth should I start at? Where should I go next? Is it worth my time to stop by this booth? Given that trade shows force attendees to make these decisions roughly every 10-30 feet, it comes as no surprise that people take mental shortcuts in an attempt to make the best decision on their next direction.
Originally published on CB Insights.
While grocers have traditionally not been as affected by the migration to e-commerce as other retailers, e-commerce has now begun to hit the grocery space. As Amazon — the leading threat in nearly every retail industry— pushes more heavily into grocery, brick-and-mortar grocery stores will continue to face increased pressure to optimize every inch of their physical stores.
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You‘ve probably heard of the Internet of Things by now, and if you haven’t, you might be surprised to discover it's likely already made an impact on your life. The Internet of Things, or IoT for short, refers to connecting everyday objects to the internet and allowing them to exchange data on their performance and the environment. By gaining the ability to communicate, common items you interact with every day are becoming “smarter.” IoT is making an impact on businesses across the board, including commercial buildings, manufacturing, retail and events.
Trade shows are an excellent investment for increasing brand awareness and generating leads for your business. Even if you’re not on the main stage, it doesn’t mean you can’t be the one to steal the show. In order to grab the attention of passing attendees, your booth should be eye-catching, entertaining, and informative. Follow these tips to maximize the ROI of your next show.