Thursday, October 27, 2016

Global IoT Summit on Realities and Road Ahead On Nov 9-10, 2016

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, along with, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE, Bangalore Chapter), with a mission to foster entrepreneurship globally, will be hosting the second edition of IoTNext to co-learn, discuss and debate current IoT (Internet of Things) deployment successes and challenges and as well as deliberate on the  next wave of IoT possibilities on November 9 and 10, 2016 at Hotel Sheraton, Bengaluru.

This year, with the theme “Realities and Road Ahead”, the Global IoT summit will include sessions and tracks on 'Industrial IoT/Industry 4.0’, 'Safe Nation', 'Smart Agriculture and Food', ‘Road Ahead for IoT' and ‘Innovations from India’. Companies like Samsung, Accenture, GE, IBM, Intel, NABARD and many more have already partnered with IoTNext in its 2016 journey. The event will host a developer’s workshop in parallel and showcase top 50 IoT startups from India. For the startup ecosystem, IoTNext will have a panel discussion on how the incubators and accelerators can help the IoT startups with a star cast of hardware/IoT accelerators like SINE (IIT Mumbai), IKP EDEN, NASSCOM Deity IoT CoE and as well as HAX. Benjamin Joffe, General Partner at HAX, the most successful IoT hardware accelerator will be at the event.

The billion dollar startup firm, General Electric will be presenting their IoT platform Predix, Mr. Harish Dave, Deputy Managing Director of NABARD will outline the role of technology in doubling farmer’s income and Cybersecurity for IoT will be explored with insights from Defcon and BlackHat.

 IoTNext will also recognize the most promising start-ups in the Safe Nation, Industrial IoT, Agriculture and Food, Medical/Healthcare and Automotive space. The last date for receiving nominations will be October 28, 2016.  

Applications need to be registered at IoTNEXT 2016 is bringing together an esteemed list of global experts and decision makers from IoT focused system integrators, multinational entities, IT Services companies, network providers, industry leaders, research organizations, IoT startups/entrepreneurs and also, various government representative and decision makers for this two day summit to reflect on the IoT realities and explore possibilities for the future. The Road Ahead session will debate and discuss IoT platforms, cognitive and AI technologies for IoT and Low Power Wireless LAN solutions.

‘Digital India’, ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Make in India’ are also taking big leaps with the Indian government’s aggressive to drive the growth and development of the nation. The India talent base is also ripe for IoT to take advantage of the IoT growth worldwide in the next 10 years, as it has done so effectively in the IT space.

Speaking about the event, M N Vidyashankar, President, IESA, said, “To ensure India’s leadership in the IoT space, we need to capitalize on the opportunities available in the domestic and global markets and compete with  companies on a global scale and  transform technology companies into successful product and platform developers.”

“Digitizing India is going to create immense opportunities for India’s technology companies, with emerging areas like Smart cities, Smart healthcare, Smart transportation, Smart agriculture etc. The change has started happening with IoT start-ups introducing and familiarizing the market with smart devices. We believe that this is the beginning of India’s IoT revolution. Hence, we expect IoTNext 2016 to identify   areas of growth, leading to a mature IoT ecosystem in the coming years,” he added.

“India is transforming into a digital economy, with IoT being the catalyst. There is no doubt IoT space is growing at an exponential rate and creating a thriving ecosystem around it. The startup culture is now imbibed into IoT sphere and we see 500+ startups adding momentum to the IoT space, particularly the product startups. The IoT Forum has been instrumental since 2014 to build this India IoT ecosystem. IoTNext is the platform to celebrate this success.The IoT Forum has a special focus on AgricTech and IoT Security. We will be formalizing an IoT security taskforce with the CISO platform. ” said Naganand Doraswamy, President TiE-Bangalore.

This event will also host The IoTNext 2016 Awards The awards session, jointly organised by IESA & TiE Bangalore, will focus on IoT Startups highlighting the most innovative IoT products and solutions developed in India. All India based local and global companies that have a direct/formal presence in India or conduct product development in India can participate. The Awards aim to promote and support startups and entrepreneurs in fabless semiconductor and electronic products in the IoT or connected devices space.

 Version 1.0 of IoTNext in December 2015 saw a full house with 750+ delegates, 50+ expert speakers from all around the globe, 50+ innovative IoT startups, MNCs, systems integrators, academicians, government officials and investors engaged over 2 full days. IoTNext was commended for a great mix of high-level overview of state of IoT affairs and vision with ground up, hands-on sessions on actual pilots and deployments. Sharad Sharma and the iSPIRT team launched IndiaStack at IoTNext 2015 and the first public presentation of IndiaStack was a much acclaimed session at the event. Please view the newsletter for IoTNext 2015.

Noteworthy guests for IoTNEXT 2016 include: Marc Carrel-Billiard, Managing Director of Global Technology RnD, Accenture; Shalini Kapoor, Distinguished Engineer at IBM and CTO - IoT Ecosystem Solutions; Sivakumar, Group Head, Agri & IT business, ITC; Sashikant Suryanarayan, CEO, SEDEMAC; and Dileep Mangsuli, CTO, GE Healthcare

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