IET India launches IoT Indian Congress 2016
New Delhi, India, 20th May, 2016: The IET India IoT Panel announced the IoT India Congress 2016 – a three-day mega event on the Internet of Things that will be held between September 6 – 8, 2016 in Bengaluru. Shri J S Deepak – Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India made the announcement and unveiled the website and brochure of the conclave in New Delhi. The IoT India Congress will be supported by The Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India.
Conceptualized and designed by the members of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (The IET) IoT Panel – an independent and neutral visionary think-tank led by select industry leaders, The IoT India Congress envisions laying a solid foundation by supporting policy makers, industry in the next step of adoption of IoT.
The conclave aims to help uncover new business opportunities, outcomes and revenue streams, help move research forward to create newer technologies, discuss governance and policies and thus create a roadmap for the evolving movement of IoT in India. MCI is a co-organiser of this event. Industrial Internet Consortium, Indian Electronics and Semiconductors Association (IESA), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (India) and Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) are Association Partners for the IoT India Congress 2016.
A panel discussion featuring senior leaders from the industry was organised as part of the event. Participants discussed the theme ‘Collaboration is a Mantra for IoT success in India’.
In line with the government’s Startup India mission, the conference series will also have a special section for startups in the IoT space. These include exhibition spaces, an award series, and mentoring and advisory sessions facilitated by veteran technologists, to equip startup organisations with essential knowledge and skills to better leverage the full potential of the IoT.
Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman IET IoT Panel and & Chairman, Organizing Committee – IoT India Congress 2016 said, “India is on the threshold of innovation and technology. It is an exciting time for all businesses, and we at the IET IoT Panel understand the need to spread awareness and increase participation from the stakeholders in the IoT value chain. The IoT India Congress is a platform that brings together industry leaders from different sectors, opening up a plethora of opportunities for varied industries to collaborate and work in tandem with each other to truly amplify the impact of IoT in their business environments and for the society at large.”
T V Ramachandran, HonFIET President, Broadband India Forum, said, “The IoT India Congress, 2016 is an exemplary effort by the IET IoT Panel to bring to one platform all stakeholders of Internet of Things, the next revolution of information and Technology. Machine sentience is the way forward and it is time the corporates work together to propel India towards being a digitally empowered economy.”
Dr Gopichand Katragadda, CTO, Tata Sons and Chair of IET’s India Development Panel said, “The cyber-physical nature of the current phase of the digital age is throwing open many opportunities for large corporations to reinvent themselves and for start-ups to disrupt established products and services. From factory productivity to consumer comfort, the internet of ‘things’ (IoT) is now a reality moving to a necessity. The Institution of Engineering and Technology, in India, has picked IoT as part of its focus technologies. Under the leadership of Rishi Bhatnagar, I am happy to see the year-round activities of the IoT Panel, including the upcoming IoT India Congress.”
“The Internet of Things will change everything” – one frequently comes across this quote. How will it change “everything”? What does it mean to us in everyday life? When will this visibly happen? These are some questions that spring to mind. If you are looking for definitive answers & want to leverage the emerging business & professional opportunities in the IoT space then you better participate in the IET IoT India Congress in Bengaluru on September 6-8, 2016”, said Mustafa Wajid, CEO, Meher Group.