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Wisconsin Internet of Things (IoT) Council Announces Coordinator and Inaugural Event

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Sheboygan, WI – The Wisconsin Internet of Things (IoT) Council is pleased to announce the date of the organization’s inaugural event, as well as the hiring of Ronald S. Rumack, who will be the council’s first employee.

The IoT Council is a professional membership-driven organization that promotes Wisconsin and the Midwest as the epicenter for IoT and drives technological advancement in the region by providing the WI IoT and its members with a forum and environment conducive for networking, relationship building, talent attraction and mutual exchange of information relative to the Internet of Things.

Ron, a Wisconsin native, spent most of his career on the coasts as a commercial and investment banker but found his passion later in life in Technology. Ron is a graduate of UW-Whitewater’s Master of Business Administration program, with an Emphasis in Information Technology Management, and received a Graduate Certificate in Business Data Analytics.

“Ron has a lot of work ahead of him formalizing the administrative structure, planning events and leading the organization to become a standalone entity,” stated Jeremy Udovich, IoT Council Chair. “We are very lucky to have someone leading the organization with his decades of experience in management and finance, and passion for emerging technologies.” The Wisconsin IOT Council is currently being incubated by the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation.

With Ron now on board the Wisconsin IoT council is planning its inaugural event, “Challenges and Opportunities: Internet of Things in Wisconsin and the Midwest”, on the morning of September 17, 2019, at Blue Harbor Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to formally announce its vision to Wisconsin manufacturers.

Speakers and Panelists at this event will include:

  • Keynote by Don DeLoach CEO & Founder of Rocket Wagon Venture Studios
  • Julia Kanouse, CEO of Illinois Technology Association & Founder of Midwest IoT Council
  • Shane Moll, President of Power Tools at Milwaukee Tool
  • Steve DeCabooter, Director of Connected Platforms at Gilson Inc.
  • Edward Ward, Smart Home Program Manager at Kohler Co.

Additional information and registration for the inaugural event and the newly formed Wisconsin IoT council can be found at


For more information:

Dr. Joseph Sheehan, Executive Director
Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation

Ron Rumack, IoT Coordinator

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is a countywide private/public partnership, leading economic development efforts to improve the economic wellbeing and long-term prosperity of the businesses, residents and communities of Sheboygan County, through collaborative retention, expansion and attraction efforts for business and employment development. The SCEDC leverages a variety of tools available to encourage business growth and job creation. Key performance indicators tapped by SCEDC track and measure businesses assisted and resources leveraged. By applying many tools to assist businesses and communities and help them succeed, SCEDC achieves increased economic prosperity for Sheboygan County.