The new edition of the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) will gather once again the world’s leading industrial internet experts in Fira de Barcelona in October. During three days companies such as ABB, Accenture, Bosch, Dassault, Deloitte, GE, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, MIT, Red Hat, Schneider and Vodafone will showcase their latest solutions and breakthroughs in Internet of Things (IoT) field while over 200 speakers will analyze through a six-themed conference program how the industrial internet is radically transforming industry as we know it.
Top experts will explore the opportunities offered by IoT technology to such industries as Manufacturing, Transportation & Logisitics, Healthcare, and Energy & Utilities as well as Innovation & Technology and its transformative role in the economy. Among the first confirmed speakers are Jonathan Ballon, VP Intel; Matthias Machnig, German State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Energy; Prith Banerjee, Executive VP and Chief Technology Officer at Schneider Electric; Michael Raynor, Director at Deloitte Services LP; Sam George, Director of Azure IoT at Microsoft; Richard Savage, Senior Managing Consultant – IoT Specialist at IBM; Tony Guerion, Head of IoT Southern Europe & Middle East at Vodafone Group Enterprise; and Derek O’Halloran, Head of Information Technology & Electronics Industries at the World Economic Forum.
Among the topics discussed within the nearly 100 sessions scheduled feature Industrial Internet and Industrie 4.0 – Combining the best of two worlds; The factory of the future, Repair intelligence, and Security in industrial cloud hosting; The Internet of Energy; Innovative applications of Artificial Intelligence in automotive maintenance, Lab-In-A-Box: A Diagnostic Device for the Internet of You; and Big Data solutions for decreasing traffic fatalities. The Industrial Internet Consortium, the sector’s leading association, has advised once more Fira de Barcelona in the design of the conference program. IoTSWC will also include an exhibition area that will feature not only companies and their latest innovations but also a testbeds area with real-life applications of these solutions.
Over 80 exhibitors have already confirmed their participation in IoTSWC 2016 almost matching last year’s figures three months in advance of the actual event and making it the leading industrial internet summit. Among these confirmed companies are Accenture, Analog Devices, Dassault Systèmes, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, EMC, Everis, GE,Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Interdigital, Kaspersky, Microsoft, National Instruments. PTC, SAP, Schneider, Sigfox, Telefonica and Vodafone.
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.