Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Aeris to Open New Aeris IoT Hub in Chicago

Office Focused on Building and Supporting Market-Leading IoT Technologies; Accommodates 40 Employees

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 6, 2016 –Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly will join Aeris employees today to cut a ceremonial ribbon at the company’s new Chicago office at 435 N. LaSalle Street in River North. Aeris, a pioneer and leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, moved more than 40 employees into a 18,132-square-foot office space in Sept. 2016. The company’s global headquarters is in Santa Clara, California. The Aeris office in Chicago houses portions of the company’s engineering, product management, sales, marketing, operations and customer support, finance and talent acquisition functions, as well an innovation center showcasing the IoT products and services depended on by the company’s customers worldwide. Originally constructed in 1906, historic 435 N. LaSalle Street is a 50,000-square-foot, five-story loft office building that was purchased in 2015 by an investment team including Chicago-based developer Elmdale Partners. The investment team is currently underway on a full redevelopment of the property that coincides with the build-out of Aeris’ offices on the 3rd and 4th floors. Unconnected products to connected services Based on more than a decade of experience managing millions of devices and coupled with more than 50 patents, the Aeris® IoT Solutions platform sets a new bar in terms of cost-efficiency, scalability and reliability. Hundreds of enterprises, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and service providers rely on Aeris technology every day to enable their mission-critical IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) programs. The Aeris IoT Solutions platform is delivered as platform-as-a-service (PaaS) out of multiple data centers in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific regions, providing a complete set of capabilities from connectivity services, data management, analytics, application enablement and vertical platform solutions. CLICK TO TWEET: Aeris (@AerisM2M), @RahmEmanuel, @AldReilly to cut ribbon today on new Aeris #IoT hub in #Chicago #M2M #AerisM2M http://www.aeris.com/news/ Supporting Quotes
  • Governor Bruce Rauner, State of Illinois
“A strong tech community and an educated, innovative workforce have made Illinois a center for the emerging IoT technologies and services, and the companies that use them. I am glad to welcome Aeris to Illinois, and to be a partner in their growth here.”
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City of Chicago
“Chicago is home to an expanding ecosystem of tech talent, research and development that make us not just a great place to do business, but an ideal place for the kind of innovation and collaboration that help great companies like Aeris thrive. I look forward to watching Aeris grow and succeed in Chicago for years to come.”
  • Brendan Reilly, Alderman of 42nd Ward, City of Chicago
“Aeris is a wonderful addition to the 42nd Ward of Chicago. We welcome Aeris with open arms and look forward to working with Marc Jones and his team. Aeris offers Chicagoans a collegial working environment in our growing technology community of River North.”
  • Marc Jones, Chairman and CEO, Aeris
“Chicago’s flourishing tech community made it a logical choice for Aeris to launch our U.S. expansion here. The property we now occupy is in the heart of the River North market and increases our visibility in Chicago’s tech epicenter. We thank Governor Rauner and the state of Illinois, Mayor Emanuel and the city of Chicago and Alderman Brendan Reilly of the 42nd ward for their partnership and continued support.” Digital Assets Invitation
  • Journalists, bloggers and industry analysts are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on today, Dec. 6, at the Aeris office, 435 N. LaSalle St., Suite 400, in Chicago.
  • Video and photo opportunities are available. 1:1 interviews with Aeris executives may be arranged.
  • Contact Kevin Petschow at 312.985.9182 to RSVP and arrange your 1:1 interview.
Supporting Resources About Aeris Aeris is a pioneer and leader in the market of the Internet of Things – as an operator of end-to-end IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) services and as a technology provider enabling other operators to build profitable IoT businesses. Among our customers are the most demanding users of IoT services today, including Hyundai, Acura, Rand McNally, Leica, and Sprint. Through our technology platform and dedicated IoT and M2M services, we strive to fundamentally improve their businesses – by dramatically reducing costs, improving operational efficiency, reducing time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams. Tags/Keywords: Aeris, Aeris IoT Solutions Platform, Internet of Things, IoT, machine-to-machine, M2M, Marc Jones, Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Brendan Reilly   For more information, contact: Grant Klinzman City of Chicago, Mayor’s Office +1.312.744.2430 Grant.Klinzman@cityofchicago.org Kevin Petschow Aeris +1.312.985.9182 Kevin.Petschow@aeris.net