IoT India Congress Opens Entries for Start-up & Thought Leadership Awards

31st August 2018 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Bengaluru, August 31, 2018: The IoT India Congress has opened entries for two awards – IoT Start-up Awards and Thought Leadership Awards. The awards, currently in the 3rd edition, aim to recognise extraordinary work by start-ups and individual thought leaders in the IoT space. The call for entries is open until September 15, 2018.

IoT ThoughLeadership Awards is awarded to individuals who have led business transformation through IoT or helped monetise its potential. Gopichand Katragadda, CTO, Tata Sons is chairing the awards and leaders including Mandeep Maitra, People Practioner, Leadership & Transformation Coach and Vinod Kumar, CEO and MD, Tata Communications are among the jury members. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog will felicitate the winners on the 9th of October 2018 at IoT India Congress in Bengaluru.

IoT Start-up Awards will recognise start-ups pioneering breakthrough innovation, possessing winning business models that monetizes their product/services using IoT. The Start-up Awards is chaired by Amitabh Sinha, Co-Founder & CSO, and the members of the jury for the awards include Jurgen Hase, CEO, Unlimit, Moshe Porat, Founder, CEO MESH (Modiin), Varad Krish, Managing Director, Induct AS, and Ravi Pagar, Ex- Regional Director, ASEAN, element14.

Nomination for the eligible IoT enthusiasts / company can be made by submitting their details online on the IoT India Congress website.

A platform for empowering business outcomes using the Internet of Things in India, IoT India Congress 2018 will be a two-day mega event between 9-10 October, 2018 at NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore. The event,in its 3rd edition is conceptualized and designed by members of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (The IET) IoT Panel.
The panel envisions laying a solid foundation in the next step of adoption of IoT by supporting policy makers and bringing together the practitioners and IoT enablers to work together and create a platform that is industry efficient as well as robust.

“As a neutral platform, IoT India Congress, allows organisations and individuals to come together to discuss and deliberate the future of IoT adoption and implementation in India. We are keen to identify and acknowledge the exciting work done by start-ups and individuals in the field of IoT through these awards. We received good number of nominations in the past two years and we are really happy to see great minds working in the IoT space. This year too, we look forward to seeing some great nominations coming in. Wishing luck for everyone participating”, said Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman of the IET IoT Panel.

Dr Gopichand Katragadda, Chair, Thought Leadership Awards, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Group said, “It is inspiring to see India aspire to serve as a catalyst for innovation in IoT. The IoT ecosystem is supported by a conducive start-up climate and concerted efforts of thought leaders. As one of the biggest platforms for IoT players in India, the IoT India Congress aims to encourage and acknowledge both, start-ups and thought leaders who have been working towards accelerating the adoption of IoT in the country.”

Amitabh Sinha, Chair, IoT Start-up Awards and Co-Founder & CSO, said, “As a nation with one of the largest startup ecosystems in the world, India is truly becoming the hub for IoT innovation. We have seen startups come up with outstanding innovations in the past and through the Startup Awards this year, we aim to provide young startups a stage and spotlight to launch themselves to a global arena.”

Beyond cutting edge knowledge sharing in its tracks – Healthcare, Manufacturing, Telecom, Standards, Media and Smart Cities, the 3rd edition bring a first of its kind, integrated horizontal focus across all tracks. Technologies and approaches that have the potential to transform business including AI, Blockchain and Cyber Security will be discussed in all tracks. Other than that, two pertinent issues in the IoT dialogue – Skills and Last mile / rural focus will also run as a common thread unifying our track themes.

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