If you are an expert on IoT, real-time analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, big data, or cognitive computing? We welcome executives, analysts, practitioners, and other experts who want to contribute their original knowledge, passion, and wisdom to help enlighten our community.

On RTInsights, your words will reach a highly engaged network of CxOs, operations executives, and other IT and sector professionals and decision makers.

Our focus includes Internet of Things (IoT), Real-Time Analytics, and the entire Big Data ecosystem (Think: anyone that moves, analyzes, processes, secures and stores the data critical to digital transformation).

As well, we cover the enabling technologies of these areas, including Decision Management, Edge Computing, Event Streaming Processing, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and any other critical technologies for real-time operations.

Finally, use cases across any sectors focused on applications such as predictive maintenance and customer experience are always welcome.

Please contact Editor-in-Chief Trevor Curwin for more information or to pitch your idea. Our submission guidelines are below; please read them first before you send us an article.

All of our content is available free of charge to our community.

Article Submission Guidelines

1. BE ORIGINAL: We welcome original bylined articles from end-user practitioners, independent analysts and consultants, researchers, academics and ecosystem executives. Note: Our audience reacts differently to seeing a marketing, product management or sales cycle than to other titles, so please consider that in you or your team contribution.

2. ASK FIRST: Before writing your article, please contact Trevor Curwin, Editor-in-chief to pitch your story idea.

3. NO SALES: Articles must be written from an independent viewpoint—with no mention of vendor product. We will edit out vendor product mentions at our discretion including the removal of links.

4. BE FOCUSED: Ideal and successful articles focus on market trends and research, insightful commentary, real-world applications (i.e., case studies or customer success stories), or advancements in technology.

Case study format should look like this.

5. NEUTRAL TONE: We don’t want you to tame your passion on your subject, but we suggest keeping the tone neutral. This increases an author’s thought leadership on the subject matter.

6. BE REAL-TIME: We like overall trend articles focused on our area of focus, but we’d like articles to have a “real-time” angle in mind. We define “real-time” as the time frame from receipt of data, analysis of that data, and presentation of possible outcomes. The decision process could be instantaneous (i.e. machine to machine) or could be the presentation of data for action to an operator in an industrial process within a time latency of several minutes.

7. LENGTH TARGET: We find long articles get better traction with our audience and our partners. Aim for 1,500-2,500 words.

8. SUBMISSION FORMAT: We’d prefer to have you submit copy via WordPress. Our editorial team will set up an account in WordPress for you. Otherwise, Microsoft Word will work.

9: AUTHOR INFO: With your first submission, please include the following:

a brief author bio (150 words or less)
author email address that can be posted publicly
a high-resolution, color headshot of author
Social media handles, including especially Twitter and LinkedIn and for the author and company

10: PHOTOS AND GRAPHICS: Relevant photos and graphics that enhance the message of the article are encouraged for each submission. The best formats are high-resolution, color JPEG files (.jpg).

Graphics can be uploaded to WordPress and can be embedded within your Word document to show desired placement, but they should always be sent as an e-mail attachment as well. And you will need cleared rights and a source for all photos or they will not be used.

11. SOCIAL MEDIA: We expect all contributors to our network to follow our social media channels with their own accounts and/or their company’s accounts. We will follow back. And please subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

12: HELP US AMPLIFY: We will let you know when we publish your article. We hope you will amplify it through your own social media, newsletter, etc channels, too.

13: THE FINAL WORD: RTInsights maintains final editorial control of all articles, including main copy, links, photos, graphics, SEO and social media copy.