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Houston, Texas, has become a hub for digital innovation, making it the ideal location for the Microsoft IoT Hackathon that took place May 13-15. Fed by a competitive university system, Houston’s growing engineering and IT talent base is leading disruption in the manufacturing, energy and life sciences sectors. The City of Houston is also partnering with Microsoft to realize a smart city agenda with the goals of improving the effectiveness of city employees, streamlining transportation and better connecting citizens to local services, especially during emergencies. Houston’s journey to work with Microsoft and its partners in leveraging the cloud for digital transformation and building repeatable Internet of Things (IoT) solutions was brought to life during the recent IoT in Action event on April 16, which featured Mayor Sylvester Turner as a keynote speaker. The success of this event with 700+ attendees was not the only reason Microsoft chose to host a hackathon in the City of Houston. We also saw it as an opportunity to provide startups and developers with the tools and resources they need to innovate and bring their IoT concepts to life—all in a city that is committed to its own IoT journey. CARL COKEN READ MORE