The IET constituted a think tank called the IET IoT Panel in 2015 with representation from leaders in the Internet of Things (IoT) space to evangelise IoT and help accelerate its adoption in India. Within 6 years, the panel was able to engage key ministries with the government of India, contribute to policies as well as influence stakeholder action across the ecosystem.
The panel also organised 4 successful editions of IoT India Congress dubbed as the most important event for technology stakeholders in the region, which has had combined attendance from over 5,000 attendees from around the globe.
While all of this is indeed encouraging, we are constantly recalibrating our influence and impact – globally. We believe that IoT is indeed an all pervasive technology and are proud of the role we have played in building awareness and deployment in our region. We also believe that in the coming years (and we can already see evidence) IoT alone will not suffice. AI, Blockchain, ML, VR, robotics are taking centre stage and the use-cases that are coming in are indeed very fascinating.
Therefore, we decided to pivot and scale our focus to technologies beyond Internet of Things. With this in mind, we recast our panel in 2020 to be called as “The IET Future Tech Panel” which we think will help us become more inclusive for those technologies that need development of country-wide roadmaps and ecosystem building. With this, we also hope to be able to reflect the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s global legacy and connects.