The two-day session focussed on ten tracks, namely: Energy, Healthcare, Defence, Standards and Regulatory, Retail, Digital Communication, Skills and Development, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Smart Cities. Each of the tracks included panel discussion, use cases and a Future Tech Spotlight segment, where discussions on the past, present and future of IoT applications were conducted.
Aruna Sundararajan (Secretary of IT and Electronics, Department of Telecom), Arvind Tiwary, (Chair IoT Forum, TiE) and Dr Dhananjaya Dendukuri, (CEO and Co-founder, Achira Labs) were recognised for their excellence and leadership in the IoT space. They received the Thought Leadership Awards from Sir Robin Saxby, Technology Entrepreneur, Ex-Founding CEO and Chairman, ARM Holdings plc.
The PoP 91 Innovation Challenge awards were instituted to acknowledge teams that created the best working IoT solution to address existing industry challenges across 7 of our tracks. Kill A Watt from Smart City track, Ayati from Healthcare track, Megalodata from Manufacturing track and BackPropG from Agriculture track were announced the winners.
In this edition, the IoT India Congress focussed on application-based sessions like use cases and Future Tech Spotlight, which delved into the practical application of IoT to better business outcomes. There were business-case led panel discussions on current industry problems in each track at the event. Live problem-solving session were a highlight of this edition. The two-day event was inaugurated by Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, who addressed the gathering on August 22, 2019.
Speakers from renowned companies and universities both international and national, like DRDO, ARM Holdings plc, Quadrant AI, University of Oxford, Samsung R&D Institute India, Tohoku University Hospitals, Unlimit, Aeris Communications, Manipal Hospital, Wells Fargo, Bata India Ltd, MG Motor, Cognizant and Nissan among others took part in the conference.
The Congress also witnessed the launch of eight whitepapers in the Smart Cities, Healthcare, Digital Communications, Manufacturing and Skills and Development tracks over the two days of the event.
Speaking on the success of the Congress, Mr Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country Head, IET India said, “This edition was a proof that the internet of things has changed the way we interact and do business. It’s great to see the innovative ways in which IoT is being used to enhance business outcomes. We are happy that the IoT India Congress has been an enabling platform for the industry, academia and the Government to break from their silos and work together.”
“The fourth edition of the Congress was a great success that witnessed participation from over 6 countries. It was wonderful to see the excitement over the two days. We are happy that the IoT India Congress is able to see through the transitions from discussing what the future of IoT should be to what it is today.” said, Dr Rishi Bhatanagar, Chairman of IET IoT Panel and IoT India Congress.