The fourth edition of India’s largest confluence of digital-technology stakeholders, the IoT India Congress 2019 concluded its two-day event in Bangalore with a footfall of 1600+ participants and 70+ speakers. The IoT India Congress is the platform of platforms for the Internet of Things. This year’s theme was ‘Mainstreaming the Internet of Things’.
The two-day session focused on ten tracks, namely: Energy, Healthcare, Defence, Standards and Regulatory, Retail, Digital Communication, Skills and Development, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Smart Cities. Each of the tracks included panel discussion, use cases and a Future Tech Spotlight segment, where discussions on the past, present and future of IoT applications were conducted.
Smt Aruna Sundararajan (Secretary of IT and Electronics, Department of Telecom), Arvind Tiwary, (Chair IoT Forum, TiE) and Dr Dhananjaya Dendukuri, (CEO and Co-founder, Achira Labs) were recognised for their excellence and leadership in the IoT space. They received the Thought Leadership Awards from Sir Robin Saxby, Technology Entrepreneur, Ex-Founding CEO and Chairman, ARM Holdings plc.
The PoP 91 Innovation Challenge awards were instituted to acknowledge teams that created the best working IoT solution to address existing industry challenges across 7 of our tracks. Kill A Watt from Smart City track, Ayati from Healthcare track, Megalodata from Manufacturing track and BackPropG from Agriculture track were announced the winners.
In this edition, the IoT India Congress focussed on application-based sessions like use cases and Future Tech Spotlight, which delved into the practical application of IoT to better business outcomes. There were business-case led panel discussions on current industry problems in each track at the event. Live problem-solving session were a highlight of this edition. The two-day event was inaugurated by Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, who addressed the gathering on August 22, 2019.