What not to miss out on at this week’s IoT Tech Expo

By: Jon Kennard

19, October, 2016


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With so much to see and do at IoT Tech Expo North America it’s impossible to cover it all, but if you can, we recommend checking out some of the panel discussions beneath. There are plenty more to go around across the two days but these few provide a good snapshot of the key verticals the expo covers.

Automation, advanced manufacturing and the workforce.

2pm, October 20th, Connected Industry track.

Join representatives from EDF Energy, Convetit, Clearblade and Momenta Partners to discuss digital labour, new factory concepts, and a manufacturing model that uses the full capabilities of the IIoT.

Future directions for the IoT in insurance.

10.50am, October 20th, Connected Services track.

CRC Farm Bureau, Aite and Acord get together with other insurance innovators to discuss how to drive more customer value through IoT innovation, the importance of data transparency and importantly –  what can the insurance industry learn from other industries’ IoT experience?

Raising the bar – can IoT improve our fitness and performance?

12pm, October 21st, Wearables track.

Where do wearables go next? Speakers from YouGov US, Lumo and Sensoria discuss the convergence of sport and tech, the latest in smart fabrics and examine the challenges and future connectivity.

Connected cars, autonomous driving and the future of mobility.

4.10pm, October 21st, Connected Living track.

Innovators from GeoTab and Navigant join speakers from Ford, Renault and Panasonic to detail all the latest developments in the IoT automotive space. They’ll discuss immediate issues such as progress in vehicle design alongside more fundamental questions of how we will perceive mobility in the future, and what the IoT means for the future of the transport ecosystem.

Tackling data security and privacy challenges of the IoT.

2.30pm, October 21st, Data & Security track.

Experts from both public and private sector join forces to discuss the security challenges of IoT development, addressing the risks of Big Data and the importance of balancing privacy and data utility. An essential topic in the progression of internet of Things exploration.

Digitalising heavy industry.

10.40am, October 21st, Connected Industry track.

Representatives from WirePas, Synapse, Harbor Research and Caterpillar come together to discuss the challenges, opportunities and evolution of heavy industry and the IIoT. What new tools and systems are enabling digitalisation? How far have we come and much further can we go? Come along to find out all the answers.

Smart grids, sustainable cities and innovations in energy.

4pm, October 2oth, Smart Cities track.

Speakers from Xaptum, Centrica, Wi-Sun Alliance and Schneider Electric talk smart grids, business strategies for energy efficiency and public-private partnerships. This panel provides the link between enterprise, government and energy to drive home the importance of how open, networked cities can benefit everyone from citizens to multinationals.

How retail blends physical and digital worlds using the IoT.

12.30pm, October 2oth, Connected Services track.

Speakers from Softbank Robotics, Leantegra, ABI Research and Bloomingdales/Macy’s discuss the evolution of IoT in retail, how this affects the customer relationship and what part other areas such as wearables and NFC might play in furthering the future of retail in the physical and digital spheres.

There’s so much more to see, but drop in on any of these and you’ll be sure to get energised for your own journey of IoT discovery at the expo.

Author: Jon Kennard