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The second edition of the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress organised by Fira de Barcelona
The Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) will hold its second edition in Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue, from October 25 to 27, 2016. Organized by Fira de Barcelona in partnership with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), both trade show and conference aim to surpass previous records, quickly connect technology and industry, and create the best possible platform for companies and experts to discuss new strategies and Internet of Things (IoT) developments.
September 16th, 2016 – Barcelona will hold on 25, 26, and 27 October the second edition of the benchmark congress dedicated to technology and processes related to the Industrial Internet of Things: Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC).
Organized by Fira de Barcelona in partnership with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), both trade show and conference will answer some of the challenges that companies face nowadays as they gauge the benefits of adopting industrial IoT technology, as well as adapt to the Industrial Internet. Topics such as asset performance, predictive maintenance, industrial data ownership, and interoperability are key to companies heavily invested in changing from legacy systems to new technologies.
The main tracks that the IOTSWC will focus on include: Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Innovation & Technology and Business Transformation.
What is IoT?
Internet of Things (IoT), is a network of physical objects connected to each other by way of the Internet. Not only are these objects on the net, but they can also program events according to the commands received due to the hardware with which they are equipped.
The rapid evolution of emerging trends related to sensors, networks, and data analysis systems, alongside the staggering figures that refer to the thousands of ‘things’ analysts forecast will be connected to the Internet in the near future, is giving rise to the appearance of disruptive technology that allows solutions and IoT applications within productivity to be quickly interconnected.
The show’s director, Roger Bou, stated: “We are very excited about this second IOTSWC. Last year’s first edition exceeded our initial expectations so we are very confident this second edition will also promote the adoption of these technologies amongst companies. We are dealing with a disruptive ensemble of technologies that will change industry as we know it, so gathering in Barcelona all key players in the Industrial Internet scenario is undoubtedly the best way to make our contribution to this global transformation.”
In its first edition, IOTSWC featured more than 120 speakers, 88 exhibiting companies, and 4,500 professional visitors from 53 countries, figures the Organization expects to surpass during this second edition.
The Congress has already confirmed attendance for more than 200 top industry speakers, among which are Prith Banerjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Schneider Electric; Sam George, Director of Azure IoT for Microsoft; Tony Guerion, Head of IoT Southern Europe & Middle East for Vodafone Group Enterprise; Derek O’Halloran, Head of Information Technology & Electronics Industries for the World Economic Forum; Richard Soley, Executive Director for IIC; and Matthias Machnig, the German State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Additionally, more than 160 exhibiting companies have informed of their participation in IOTSWC’s second edition, a figure that nearly a month before the event doubles that of companies participating during September 2015. Accenture, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, EMC, Everis, GE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Schneider, Sigfox, Telefonica, and Vodafone are amongst those confirmed.
About Roger Bou
Roger Bou, Director of the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress, points out the idea for the Congress emerged in 2014 when Fira de Barcelona started to promote innovative projects and congresses made up of different components. After creating an initial capsule for the hotel industry as to provide solutions based upon IoT, a necessity to create a congress that encapsulated different profiles framed within this technology field was born.
Roger Bou, originally from Barcelona, is the current International and Technology Business Director for Fira de Barcelona. He studied Marketing at ESADE Business & Law School and the PPD Program at IESE Business School. He had previously been Key Account Sales Manager for Yellow Pages and Trade Marketer for Ceys.
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