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Want to build a connected business or a smarter home? Come to Structure Connect!

Adding the internet to everyday devices isn’t as simple as placing a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth radio inside. There are design considerations, figuring out your cloud services and the all important app. And once something is connected be it a product for the consumer or the enterprise, the influx of data can irrevocably change how your business operates and even how it makes money.

And yet, the technology industry and businesses are adding connectivity to things at breakneck speed. So we’ve gathered some of the most successful people in the business at our Structure Connect event happening next week to ask them how they’ve handled the many details of building a connected device as well as how such connectivity has changed their business.

Jawbone’s CEO Hosain Rahman, John MacFarlane, CEO of Sonos and Eric Migicovsky, the founder and CEO of Pebble Technology, can share how they build products designed with connectivity in mind, and how that has changed how they approach the business of selling consumer electronics. Christopher Quatrochi, global director of user experience and connectivity for Whirlpool, will be speaking on the appliance maker’s strategy to bring connectivity to its products, while Mario Queiroz, VP, Product Management in charge of Google’s Chromecast, will discuss the challenges of adding connectivity to existing devices in the home from a very different point of view.

On the enterprise side, we have Michael Simon, CEO and Chairman of LogMeIn, discussing how businesses can prepare themselves for connectivity. He’s given us a bit of a sneak peek already, as has Ashley Simmons, the director of performance improvement at Celebration Health, a hospital that’s three years into a massive real-time data tracking initiative that has changed everything from how the hospital designs its buildings to how its schedules its nursing staff.

The future is represented as well with innovative talks from Usman Haque, the founding partner of Umbrellium and Thingful.net, on how we will map the internet of things, and a presentation from Chris Harrison at Carnegie Mellon University on new user interfaces. Drone lovers will hear from Chris Anderson, the co-founder and CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones, while the network nerds can get details on Facebook’s Internet.org efforts from Chris Weasler, director of global connectivity at the social network, and Qualcomm’s plans to network at both a wide scale and a smaller scale from Dr. Murthy Renduchintala, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and co-president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. We even cover smart cities, privacy, security, advertising, wearables and the connected car.

In short, if you are at all interested in how the rising tide of connectivity and ubiquitous data will affect your personal life, your city’s plans or even your business, you should be at Structure Connect. The internet of things is as big a revolution as the internet was, and we’ve gathered a group of people who will help you start understanding it so you can change your businesses and make better decisions.

We have one week left, so register today before the show sells out.