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Unlocking the business potential of the Internet of Things
Taking place on 12-13 April 2016 at London’s ExCeL, Smart IoT London is the largest and most influential gathering of Internet of Things expertise in the world, for two days of invaluable knowledge sharing.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is redefining just what it means to be connected. It will present unmissable, undreamt-of possibilities for businesses all over the world. But it will need explaining. That’s where Smart IoT London 2016 comes in. Whether you are already running projects using the IoT, considering deployment or just want to make sense of the hype, this event covers all bases.
Join experts this April in London for the largest and most influential gathering of Internet of Things expertise in the world: for two days of invaluable knowledge sharing, education and business.
We will tell you why IoT matters to your business, how to implement IoT strategies, what other companies are doing and who can help you along the way. One ticket gives you access to the entire technology stack.
Why does my business need to think about the IoT?
The IoT represents the next big wave of real technological change, with the number of connected things to set reach 25 billion by 2020 and most analysts projecting its economic value to be well into the trillions by then. Organisations from virtually every industry will benefit from this technology by increasing efficiency, improving customer service, generating new streams of revenue and disrupting markets - if, that is, they have the understanding to make the most of this opportunity and avoid the potential pitfalls of both implementation and production.
Access 200 inspiring presentations in eight dedicated theatres - from in-depth technical advice to business case studies – and hear who’s done it, who’s doing it and how you can do it too.
How does my business implement an IOT strategy?
Smart IoT London can help you wherever you are on your IoT journey, whether you want to find out about becoming a data-centric business or you are looking at the next steps of securing, analysing and integrating this data with existing or new applications and processes. The Smart IoT London conference will cover scalable, secure platforms where data can be acquired and managed according to standards, as well as considering how devices connect and communicate seamlessly with all connected systems and infrastructure.
There are, however, many challenges and many issues to navigate. In addition to the technical aspects listed above, the conference will address questions surrounding security, data sharing and privacy, data storage, data analysis, legal implications, workforce skills
Plus the nut which everyone wants to crack – how can businesses use the IoT to generate revenue?
Source ideas, inspiration, products and services from leading suppliers including Software AG, Samsung, Plat.One, Eurotech, Aaeon, Kii, Dunavnet, Arrow, E-Peas, AQL, Simulity and Multitech to name just a few.
What are other companies doing with the IOT?
The IoT is being used in many imaginative ways across every industry. We’ve brought together some inspiring case studies to show you what’s possible.
The Smart IoT London conference programme will include presentations from the following sectors: utilities; building; automotive; manufacturing; retail; health and cities; including blue chip companies, start-ups, service providers, the public sector and leading enterprise organisations, such as General Electric (GE), Forrester, Startupbootcamp, House of Fraser, Kings College London, Google, Ford Motors, eBay, Essex County Council, the BBC, the Department of Transport, Microsoft, the University of Cambridge, the Met Office, Airbus, The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals.
Gain the latest insights from IoT thought-leaders, practitioners and visionaries including GE’s Bill Ruh, futurist blogger Robert Scoble, analyst and visionary Ray Wang, author and analytics guru Dr John Bates and Forrester’s Mike Gualtieri.
Smart ideas for smart cities
The Urban IoT Showcase will highlight how, through the lens of some of the most progressive and exciting IoT programmes developed for the urban environment, intelligent technologies and applications will benefit citizens, businesses, policy makers and planners.
Smart IoT London is collaborating closely with Innovate UK, the Digital and Future Cities Catapult and leading academics to create a unique space where technology providers, enterprise, city management, city planners, and the investment community can engage in order to harness the potential of IoT adoption and deployment.
Alternatively, The Innovate Launchpad will support the up and coming stars of the IoT space. This is a chance for start-up technology firms to showcase their developments and pitch their ideas to senior enterprises, big tech firms and the investment community.
Don’t miss our start-up competition: 20 start-ups pitching for a great prize! Come along and watch – you might just meet the future Facebook or Nest.
Relying on the cloud
If you’re looking at adopting an Internet of Things strategy, the cloud will form an essential part of your plan, since this is where data from remote devices will be stored and analysed. The IoT is what the cloud was built for – it is designed to connect and collect data and devices from disparate platforms.
Cloud Expo Europe, located alongside Smart IoT London, holds all the answers. The biggest and best attended cloud industry event in the world, Cloud Expo Europe attracted 15,286 visitors in 2015. A ticket to Smart IoT London will give free access to this exhibition and conference, which attracts the world’s leading suppliers and top industry speakers.
In partnership with the FinTech Circle, attend the Cloud Expo Europe FinTech programme to hear from technology leaders, individuals and business disrupting traditional financial institutions who are offering the same or similar services, but in cheaper, more innovative, and more interoperable ways, developed for and delivered in the cloud.
Four leading technology events, all through one ticket. You bring the questions, we bring the answers. Smart IoT London and Cloud Expo Europe take place alongside a brand new security conference Cloud Security Expo and leading data centre event Data Centre World.