Scott Trubey: Chamber task force to pitch Atlanta area as hub of Internet of Things

The Metro Atlanta Chamber and some of its biggest corporate names plan to announce a task force Thursday to sell the region as a tech capital for the Internet of Things.

IoT.ATL, or Internet of Things Atlanta, is a task force corporate executives whose mission will be to recruit startups and established companies in the field to invest in Atlanta, grow talent here and raise the region’s profile as hub for IoT and “smart cities” programs.

In addition to creating jobs and recruiting venture capital, the aim is also to eventually influence policy to make the region more attractive to IoT companies.