IoT India Congress 2018 kickstarts in Bengaluru

The third edition of India’s largest conclave on IoT, the IoT India Congress 2018 in partnership with Exhibitions India Group, started at the NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bengaluru from 09th till 10th October 2018.

Inaugurating the event, Raj Kumar Srivastava, APCCF & Advisor, Department of IT, BT & S&T, Government of Karnataka said, “The government of Karnataka always aims to work with the players with an aim to co-create and co-innovate. This was followed by the formal launch of the IoT Live Experience Zones for healthcare and digital communications.”

One of the key highlights of the day is the launch of Future of Mobility and Transport (FOMT), India’s first neutral platform for all mobility stakeholders. The FOMT will focus on urban mobility, rural mobility, logistics and freight. The panel will focus on decongestion, decarbonisation, improving citizen convenience, enabling non-farm employment and improving efficiencies in the logistics sector.

IoT India Congress focuses on six tracks – Healthcare, Manufacturing, Digital Communications, Standards, Media and Smart Cities. On the technology front, the focus is on AI, Blockchain and Cyber Security.

An IoT Live experience zone where attendees can touch, feel and experience IoT. A primary healthcare center of the future, telecom experience zone for 5G, NBIoT, Sigfox and LoRa technologies, smart cities experience live zone for smart homes, education, grids and governance as well as a Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 zone will be on showcase.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman of the IET India IoT Panel and President, Aeris Communications said, “Started with a vision to provide people a platform for individuals, the IoT India Congress encourages them to meet and create a roadmap for IoT adoption beyond the borders of their organisations. We, at the IET IoT Panel, believe in connecting industry leaders to further the growth and adoption of IoT Technology. It’s encouraging to see the participation of IoT enthusiasts at the third edition of IoT India Congress and we look forward to more engaging sessions tomorrow.”

“It is exciting to see the entire tech community come together to chart out the way forward in the industry. In this edition of the congress we have multiple tracks and with the inclusion of sessions such as PoP +91, Speed dating, Healthcare Live Session and Argonaut, we see a greater level of excitement from participants.” said Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country Head of the IET.