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BENGALURU, September 18, 2018/PRNewswire/ --
The Platform of Platforms for IoT to focus on leveraging the business potential of IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) Panel of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), in partnership with Exhibitions India Group, is organizing the third edition of IoT India Congress, India's largest all-inclusive platform for Internet of Things on October 9th and 10th, 2018 at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru.
Dr. R S Sharma, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Mr. Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY, will address the delegates. Mr. K J George, Minister for Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka and Mr. Jawaid Akhtar, Principal Secretary to Govt. of Karnataka, Health & Family Welfare Services will also be present.
The tracks that will be in focus this year include healthcare, manufacturing, telecom, standards, media & edutainment and smart cities. Emerging technology trends such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Skills and Last Mile Focus will serve as common threads that will bind the various tracks together.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Niti Aayog, Department of Telecommunications, CPWD, Government of India have already pledged support for this edition. The platform has, in the past gained encouragement and support from key ministries within the Government of India. Associations include Industrial Internet Consortium, IEEMA, IEEE, FISME, NASSCOM, European Business Group, Broadband India Forum and many other industrial bodies.
Key highlights of this edition include:
. IoT Live Zones , where attendees can touch, feel and experience IoT first-hand. A primary healthcare center of the future, telecom experience zone for 5G, NBIoT, Sigfox and LoRa technologies, smart cities zone and an Industry 4.0 zone will be showcased.
. Speed Dating - a unique platform where corporates get acquainted with great start-up ideas. Led by 100 Open Start-ups, the Speed Dating segment will feature curated, focused meetings between high calibre start-ups and enterprises geared to demonstrate business outcomes.
. Innovative experience such as PoP +91, a firs-of-its-kind Open Innovation Platform for celebrity speakers, industry experts and thought leaders which also serves as an open platform for product launches, demos, success stories and use case presentations.
. Workshop sessions to share success stories and explore business models. An exclusive session for academia to discuss their concerns in evolving an IoT-centred curriculum and guidance to take on challenges.
. 'Argonaut - Money on the Table', an exclusive live funding session that will provide a platform to empower the vibrant start-up ecosystem.
To recognise the contributions of thought leaders in the IoT space, the Congress will host the Thought Leadership Awards, chaired by Gopichand Katragadda, CTO, Tata Sons. The Start-up Awards, instituted to recognize the exemplary work done by start-ups, will be presented by Amitabh Sinha, Co-Founder & CSO, meetingsandofffices.com.
Source: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)