IoT World Congress set for Barcelona in October 2016

IoT Solutions World Congress announces its 2016 conference program tracks and contents

Fira de Barcelona has announced the main tracks of the next edition of the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC), the leading industrial IoT event. The core content of the 3-day program will focus on key verticals including Manufacturing, Transportation & Logisitics, Healthcare, and Energy & Utilities as well as Innovation & Technology and Business Transformation. Held in October at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue, the event offers attendees the ability to quickly connect technology, solutions, and their applications in an industrial environment.

Organized by Fira de Barcelona the IOTSWC in partnership with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the trade show and conference will answer some of the challenges that companies face as they gauge the benefits of adopting industrial IoT technologies and begin to implement their IoT vision. Topics as Asset performance, Predictive maintenance, Industrial Data Ownership and Interoperability are key to companies heavily invested in bridging legacy systems and will be in the spotlight during the three-day meeting.

Other topics that will be discussed include Autonomous and connected vehicles, Smart mobility and Use & Management of drones and Mass Transit (Transportation); Remote monitoring, Mobile Healthcare and Interoperability of Health devices (Healthcare); Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Safety and Distributed Generation (Energy & Utilities); Standards & Methodologies, Edge computing, Intelligent platforms, Systems & Architectures (Innovation & Technology); and Business transformation, IT/OT Convergence, New Revenue Streams, and Finance & Funding (Business Transformation).

Program Committee
The content of the congress has been developed by a Program Committee comprised of industry leaders and technology experts from the world’s top companies and institutions. Among its members are Douglas Bellin, Senior Manager at Cisco; Mark Crawford, Open Standards Strategist at SAP; Christine Englund, Director of Marketing at GE; Steve Hanna, Senior Principal at Infineon; Eric Harper, Lead Software Architect at ABB; Helena Lisachuk, Director-High Tech Competence Center, Deloitte; Edy Liongosari, Global Managing Director Technology Labs at Accenture; Tony Milne, Business Development Manager at Advantech; Geoff Mulligan, Executive Director at IPSO Alliance; Tim Scannell, Director of Strategic Content at CIO Executive Council; Arthur Silva, VP Marketing Strategy – Industrial Segments & IoT at Schneider Electric; Will Sobel, Chief Strategy Officer at Vimana; Said Tabet, Senior Technology Strategist at EMC; Theresa Woodiel, Global Campaign Manager at National Instruments; Ron Zahavi, Chief Strategist for IoT Standards at Microsoft; Bill Hoffman, President at OMG, Richard Soley, Executive Director, IIC; and Terry Wiese, Program Director, IIC.

On its first edition, IOTSWC featured 120 top experts, 88 exhibiting companies and 4,500 visitors from 53 countries. For this coming edition the organization expects to grow significantly both in terms of speakers, exhibiting companies and visitors.


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