IET formally launches the fourth edition of India’s largest platform for Internet of Things - IoT India Congress

New Delhi, March 12, 2019The Internet of Things (IoT) Panel of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) held the formal launch of the 4th edition of the IoT India Congress, the Platform of Platforms for the Internet of Things in India, here today. Mr N Sivasailam, Special Secretary – Logistics, Ministry of Commerce and Industry was the chief guest.  IoT India Congress 2019 will be held in Bengaluru on August 22 and 23, 2019.
The IoT India Congress will bring together digital technology stakeholders with an integrated focus across tracks on Healthcare, Manufacturing, Telecom, Smart Cities, Energy, Retail, Cyber Security, Skills & Development, IoT Standards, Legal & Regulatory and Agriculture.
Experts from the industry including Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya, CEO & Founder at Zerone Microsystems Pvt. Ltd, Lux Rao, Solutions Director & Leader, Dimension Data, Ganesh S, Co-Founder, CTO, Myelin Foundry and Sumit Monga, General Manager – Government Affairs, Unlimit participated in a Live Case Solution discussion to a pressing engineering problem – Boiler tube failure and Unplanned Shutdown. The experts looked at how unplanned plant shutdown can be minimized using predictive maintenance and thus minimise risk faced by personnel working in plants as well as save thousands of dollars resulting from such shutdowns.
Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman of IET IoT Panel, The IET India said"I am delighted to see the tremendous support that we have received from industry leaders in our endeavour to conceptualize a cognitive forum that will help in accelerating digital transformation through the Internet of Things. This will help in revolutionizing industrial environments where the automation and digitization of processes are critical. This year, our focus will be on 'Mainstreaming the IoT' to develop a new range of services to respond better to industry needs."
Mr. Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country Head of the IET India, said, “We are at an inflection point of digital transformation and every industry is set to be disrupted by the explosion of new technologies. To be able to stay ahead of technological changes, it is critical that industries come together and work collaboratively. Our continuous endeavour at the IET IoT Panel has been to bring key industry stakeholders together, demystify the future of IoT and change the way we interact and run businesses.”
In addition to immersive sessions and key notes featuring global influencers sharing their experience on the futuristic aspects of the Internet of Things, the two-day Congress will host live zones and hackathons where people can touch, feel and experience IoT and solve sector-specific challenges. A new addition to the Congress, “Future Tech Spotlight”, will provide a glimpse of technology trends in the next 5 to 10 years. Leading R&D engineers will be recognized for their innovations.
The 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 was formed with the objective of being a neutral and credible voice to evangelise the Internet of Things in India and help accelerate the adoption of IoT. Over the last three editions, this event has grown to be the region’s most important confluence of digital tech stakeholders ranging from Policy makers & Bureaucrats, Large Enterprises, SMEs, Start-ups and Academia.
About The IET:
The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.
The IET office started operations in India in 2006, in Bangalore. Today, we have over 13,000 members and have the largest membership base for the IET outside of the UK.
Given the increasing global importance of India as an engineering hub* our aim is to make an impact that has relevance both locally and internationally. Our strategy is to make a meaningful impact on the overall competency and skill levels within the Indian engineering community and play an influencing role with industry in relation to technology innovation and solving problems of public importance.
We want to do this through working in partnership with industry, academia and government, focusing on the application of practical skills within both learning & career lifecycles, driving innovation and thought leadership   through high impact sectors. Our volunteer led panels are means through which we deliver our strategy. The IET India IoT Panel was born out of this focus.
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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, being a first of its kind in India, focuses not only on technology but the application aspect of IoT in various segments.
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