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The CEWIT International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World
Co-sponsored by IEEE and Stony Brook University, the CEWIT Conference continues its tradition of providing the premier international forum for presentations of original research results as well as the exchange and transfer of innovative applications of emerging technologies in infrastructure, healthcare, and energy — three of the most critical components of a smarter global environment. The CEWIT Conference features multiple parallel sessions on major vanguard themes including the Internet of Things; Cybersecurity; Big Data Analytics and Visualization; Health Technologies and Medical Devices; Smart Energy; Smart Urban Systems; and Information Technology and Society, with a focus on the concept of the Internet of Everything as a means to drive the intellectual discussion and to explore new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunities that exemplify the qualities of a smarter global environment.

Overview
The NYSTAR-designated New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University, a next generation research and educational facility, has been organizing this annual international conference since 2003 with a repertoire that has expanded significantly over the years to now encompass technology entrepreneurship and dynamic cross-disciplinary research. Gaining recognition as one of the leading information technology conferences, converging academic research, industry advances and entrepreneurial innovations at a single forum, the CEWIT Conference offers a rich networking environment and a unique opportunity to collaborate with a wealth of renowned technical experts, business mentors and aspiring entrepreneurs among a diverse international audience.

Furthermore, a joint effort by CEWIT, MATIMOP, the Israeli Consulate of New York, CEWIT Korea and CEWIT’s community of forward-looking industry partners, the Conference hosts an International Business-to-Business (IB2B) component. The IB2B provides an organized platform for participating companies to pursue well-crafted business and investment partnerships, enable technology transfer and maximize access to international and regional markets while securing a rich environment for the exchange of innovative ideas and information within the burgeoning entrepreneurial communities of the Long Island and New York regions and those of CEWIT’s partnering international organizations in Israel and Korea.

The IB2B component will serve as the second portion, the business function, of the CEWIT Conference’s three-part objective – Technical: to disseminate cutting-edge developments and applications of emerging technologies in infrastructure, healthcare, and energy; Business: cultivate commercialization potential of resulting technologies to drive the local, regional, and global innovation economies; and Social: to enhance industry, academia and government synergy.

The CEWIT2015 program welcomed a 50/50 blend of industry and academia participants across 15 countries, with chief and director level executives accounting for 40% of the audience base. A total of 80 presenters took the podium in 12 breakout sessions, including a parallel entrepreneurship-focused track on the principles of both starting and funding an emerging technology venture. The Conference additionally hosted over 45 high-profile regional and international exhibitors across IT, Engineering, Health, Law, Education, and Media sectors, as well as a 50 company delegation from Israel and Korea in over 150 privately held business-to-business meetings. The CEWIT Conference strives to build onto the existing program with the incorporation of the Parade of Emerging Technology Companies, a forum to showcase the next generation of the region’s emerging technology startups, and two distinguished c-suite panels that will offer an exclusive look at the strategic perspectives of those on the cutting edge of technology leadership.

With more than 175 participating private and public organizations and over 500 attendees, the CEWIT Conference is a destination for researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs, across borders and disciplines, to exchange ideas, build valuable partnerships and bring cutting-edge technology to the marketplace.

Upcoming: CEWIT2017 Conference
The 13th International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter Wolrd (CEWIT2017) will be held on November 7 & 8, 2017 at the Melville Marriott Long Island, Melville, NY, USA. For more information, Call for Papers, and Sponsor Prospectus visit: www.cewit.org/conference2017
Retrospect: CEWIT2015 Conference
Our 2015 program welcomed a 50/50 blend of industry and academia participants across 15 countries, with chief and director level executives accounting for 40% of the audience base. A total of 80 presenters took the podium in 12 breakout sessions, including a parallel entrepreneurship-focused track on the principles of both starting and funding an emerging technology venture. The Conference additionally hosted over 45 high-profile regional and international exhibitors across IT, Engineering, Health, Law, Education, and Media sectors, as well as a 50 company delegation from Israel and Korea in over 150 privately held business-to-business meetings. 

Interested in sponsoring the CEWIT Conference and CEWIT programs? Learn how to be a part of our trajectory, contact Office of the Vice President for Economic Development at Stony Brook University VP Coordinator and Director of Special Programs, Kathleen Ferrell at kathleen.ferrell@stonybrook.edu, +1 631-216-7606. 

Interested in participating in CEWIT programs, proposing a joint initiative, or advantaging a cross-promotion partnership? Contact CEWIT Programs and Communication Coordinator, LeeAnn Iassogna at leeann.iassogna@stonybrook.edu. +1 631-216-7333. 

For all general CEWIT Conference inquiries, contact the CEWIT Conference Committee at conference@cewit.org, +1 631-216-7000.