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Third edition of India’s largest platform for Internet of Things- IoT India Congress 2018 launched

New Delhi, June 13, 2018:  The Internet of Things (IoT) Panel of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), in partnership with Exhibitions India Group, announced the 3rd edition of IoT India Congress, which is the “Platform of Platforms” for the Internet of ThingsN Shivasailam, Special Secretary, Department of Telecommunication unveiled the event at the Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi. Unlimit was the presenting partner and Aeris was the gold partner for the event.

The curtain raiser ceremony is a preview to the 3rd edition of IoT India Congress which will take place on October 9th & 10th, 2018 in Bengaluru.  The conclave will provide a first of its kind, integrated focus across tracks on Healthcare, Manufacturing, Media and Edutainment, Smart Cities, Digital Communications and Standards. Technologies and approaches that have the potential to transform business including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Cyber Security will be discussed in all the tracks. Additionally, two pertinent issues in the IoT dialogue – Skills and Last mile/rural focus will also run as a common thread unifying the track themes.

IoT India Congress is conceptualized and designed by the members of the IET IoT Panel – an independent and neutral visionary think-tank led by acclaimed industry leaders. The panel’s vision is to lay a strong foundation for the adoption of IoT and related technologies in India. The event is focused on unravelling business opportunities and demonstrating business outcomes through the Internet of Things.

Chair persons of each of working group provided an overview of the current state of the Internet of Things adoption in India in their verticals. Impact of IoT in the future growth of India and proposed plan and content of 3rd edition of IoT India Congress was discussed.  

Speaking at the launch of the event, Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman of IET IoT Panel, IET said, “It gives me immense satisfaction to note that over 120 plus senior leaders including Vice Chancellors, Secretaries, government officials and academia turned up for the curtain raiser to understand what the third edition of IoT India Congress 2018 will showcase. This in itself is an indication of the tremendous value that the industry stakeholders see in attending the Congress which we have been conducting successfully for the past two years. This year we have the healthcare live experience zone. In the next edition of the IoT India Congress, we look forward to give our stakeholders the opportunity to experience live demonstrations of the kind of impact IoT has on various industries.”

Adding on, Mr. Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country head of the IET said, "As we witness an era of rapid digital transformation, it is imperative that all the industries join hands to enable one another. We at the IET IoT Panel understand and promote the need to bring together key industry stakeholders to be one step ahead of the changes happening around us owing to IoT. Led by the volunteers, the IET IoT Panel is working to influence the future of IoT, which will change the way we interact and do business. This year we are focusing on increasing the international presence at IoT India Congress, the largest platform for IoT in India where leaders from the global IoT ecosystem come together.”

“The Internet of Things is a giant network of everyday devices that are connected to the Internet. IoT allows devices to communicate with each other. And with billions of devices being connected together, it is a hot-button topic today. At Convergence India expo, organised by Exhibitions India Group, we’ve been talking about the importance of being connected through mobile phones for decades. Back then the traditional removable SIM cards revolutionised the telecom industry, and now they are being replaced by the dynamic embedded SIMs/eSIMs that will drive the IoT revolution. So, there is a new SIM in town that is set to have an enormous impact on our lives over the next few years, and that makes us proud partners of IET India that conceptualised this congress” said Shri Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group.

About The IET:

Founded 147 years ago, the IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 168,000 members+ in 150 countries, with active networks of members in 37 countries. In India, the IET has over 13,000 members, 8 Local Networks and focuses on Energy, Transport, Information & Communications, IoT and Education sectors.

Part of its remit is to promote, recognise and reward individual excellence and support emerging talent through a programme of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering scholarships.  The awards programme includes awards for individual excellence, research and innovation, scholarships, travel awards, prizes and competitions within the engineering and technology sector.

For more details, please visit www.theiet.in.

About IET IoT Panel:

Leveraging its position as a multi-disciplinary organisation, IET India launched its IoT panel on February 20, 2015 with Dr Rishi Bhatnagar (President – Aeris Communication) as the Chairperson. The panel has 8 working groups and the focus is to facilitate discussions that will help in making the inevitable connected world more efficient, smart, innovative and safe.

For more details, please visit http://www.theiet.in/IoTPanel

For more details on the IET India Congress event, please visit http://iotindiacongress.com/