The Internet of Things World, is the largest and most comprehensive IoT event of 2016. It started yesterday in Santa Clara, California and highlights transformational IoT topics and industries, including smart homes and cities, connected healthcare, wearable devices, autonomous cars, and intelligent energy. Over 10,000 people and 200 exhibitors are attending this event over three days. This event combines Internet of Things World, Future Connected Cars, Wearable World Congress, and Apps World North America all in to one large event. Executives from BMW, GE, Lyft, Amazon, John Deere, and Microsoft will be presenting on a variety of panels. A complete list of speakers can be found at https://iotworldevent.com/2016-speakers/.Lyft will be participating on the panel “Embracing Shared Mobility and the Cultural Implications to Create Smarter Cities” with executives from Uber, Zipcar and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.“Smart cities require even smarter transportation. Whether people are traveling for business or leisure, transportation is a cornerstone of any city’s economic health. We can’t rely on minor improvements to the existing infrastructure to meet the needs of growing populations. Lyft is already laying the groundwork for tomorrow’s drivers and passengers by developing rideshare systems for autonomous cars and on-demand networks. I’m looking forward to a lively discussion about how private and public transportation organizations can work together to drive economic growth and greater shared mobility” – said Annabel R. Chang, Director of Public Policy for Lyft.Current, powered by GE will sponsor the ‘IoT for Cities Hackathon’ being held at the event on May 11 and 12. Over 200 pre-qualified developers, data scientists and urban experts will present app and product ideas that solve the problems affecting today’s and tomorrow’s cities to a panel of experts and civic leaders from around the world. They will address traffic, parking, building, public safety, economic development and public health challenges.The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 cash. Additional prizes include a spot in Wearable IoT World Labs, Glyph Mediawear, and a $2,500 fully paid scholarship to attend the Coding House School.According to John Gordon, Chief Digital Officer, Current, powered by GE – The next era of Intelligent Cities starts by digitizing the physical city and empowering individuals, innovators, and entrepreneurs to change the way they live, work and play using data. They are looking forward to partnering with the developer community to leverage insights from intelligent infrastructure to propel economic growth and bring to life new ideas that unleash a whole new world of potential.Click here to learn more about the IOT World Event.