IoT India Congress

The Platform of Platforms for the Internet of Things

In 2015, IET India volunteers designed and conceptualised a think tank called the IET IoT Panel of industry leaders in IoT space. The panel was formed with the objective of being a neutral and credible voice to evangelize Internet of Things in India and help accelerate the adoption of IoT. One of the outcomes of the year-long work of the panel is the flagship event called IoT India Congress. It brings together global industry leaders, researchers and technology evangelists, government policy makers and academia under one roof, making it a powerful source shaping the evolving IoT movement in India.

Over the last 3 editions, the event has grown into becoming a Platform of Platforms for the Internet of Things, gaining significant traction from the entire ecosystem. The first edition was devoted to unifying the fragmented IoT, the second edition focused on exploiting this platform for unravelling business outcomes while the third on demonstrating business opportunities and outcomes. The event has gained noteworthy support from the key ministries of the Government of India. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Department of Telecommunications, NITI Aayog – India’s apex planning body of India over these years.

With the clarity that IoT is now Business as Usual and a significant growth driver for enterprises across all segments, the 4th edition was themed as ‘Mainstreaming the Internet of Things’. The conference provided valuable insights on how you can apply IoT in your projects and companies right away. It also provided an opportunity to meet fantastic and globally renowned practitioners from the IoT ecosystem with whom you can explore and unlock opportunities that the world of IoT.

Key highlights of the 4th edition:

  • We had a high-energy inaugural ceremony that left the audience in awe. A 10ft holographic logo of the IoT India Congress was unveiled when the attendees clicked the launch button on their app making it a truly democratic launch.
  • A facial recognition powered entry debuted at the IoT India Congress this year, giving a sneak-peek into the opportunities of the future.
  • In his Special Guest Address, Dr EV Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of ITBT highlighted the need for up-skilling in areas like IoT, AI and Data Science as well as initiatives taken by the GoK in this direction.
  • Addressing the audience at the inaugural, Chief Guest, Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney said, “IoT is something that has enormous potential for India and the world. A combination of technologies can help us solve problems that we never imagined we could solve. We must understand the combination of emerging technologies like IoT, blockchain, 3D printing etc., pluck them out of their spaces and deploy them to solve problems.”
  • Discussions and presentations in various industry tracks – manufacturing, smart cities, agriculture, defence, digital communication, energy, retail, healthcare, standards and regulatory, skills and development received an overwhelming response. The expert panels engaged with the audience while solving the business case study.
  • Pop91 Innovation Challenge – A unique innovation contest that commenced 12 weeks before the event, concluded with the showcase of shortlisted projects at the Live Exhibition Zone. A distinguished jury panel judged the entries and declared the winners who were given a cash prize of INR 1,00,000 each.
  • Live Exhibition Zone – 53 exhibitors demonstrated the state of the art technology solutions and proof of concepts for IoT implementation.

Catch the highlights of IoT India Congress 2019

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

The IET IoT Congress brought together a diverse set of World and Indian leaders to identify real life applications and opportunities. Particularly exciting for me were live demos in transport, healthcare and data gathering / analysis.
Sir Robin Saxby, Technology Entrepreneur, Ex-Founding CEO and Chairman, ARM Holdings plc
I very much enjoyed the “fireside chat” as well as the whole congress. Congratulations for putting together such a fantastic event together. It did the IET proud. Really enthusiastic and influential people, a very relevant agenda and excellent participation from the wider industry. We couldn’t have hoped for more. This is going to be a hard act to follow.
Mike Carr, Past President, The IET
The IoT India Congress 2019 has become the Gold standard in conferences. A must do on everyone's calendar, the congress this year had a rich array of initiatives ranging from practical Business case led presentations to concurrent topics to future tech spotlight. The quality of content, the bevy of hi-tech organizations, the spectrum of programs and the caliber of speakers is nonpareil and raises the bar for IoT Congregations in this part of the globe.
This event is the holy grail for anything & everything on IoT.
Lux Rao, Director & Leader – Solutions, NTT India
The Panel discussion around Exploring IoT based solutions to provide primary care to remote locations “ is definitely a topic which has a relevant today and that is the need of the hour for the government and private players. Unlike a usual panel discussion, here the discussions were more around a case study. Infact this brought in a deeply involved preparation and discussion. The issues and solutions were discussed in detail by eminent panellists and the presence of an interactive crowd helped the discussion too. Overall an excellent program and I personally enjoyed the interactions too.
Venukrishnan Unnikrishnan, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer & Ostrich Mobility Instruments Pvt Lyd
Thank you to all the panelists and the contributors of the retail track. The discussion was not only relevant from a future perspective, it very clearly laid out a path for what needs to happen now in order to make that future a reality.
Bishwanath Ganguly, Senior Vice President & Head- International Brands, Bata India Limited
IoT India Congress'19 was a fantastic two-day event with some excellent speaking sessions and good footfall at the booth. I highly recommend this event to the IoT community.
Kush Mishra, Chief Technical Officer, SenRa
IoT India Congress was a wonderful experience. The event saw a very different perspective of technology this year with specific tracks like Smart Cities, Defence and Smart healthcare. The Super Keynotes were amazing and eye-opening indeed. Good to be a part of it.
Dhaval Doshi, Founder & Director, Smarthome NX
This was my first time as a panelist at the IoT event. In the two days, I also managed to catch a few other tracks which were thought-provoking. The event was well put together both in content and conduct. I wish IoT India the very best in future events as well.
Shiv Subramaniam, Mentor for Change
I want to convey my appreciation and congratulations on the success of the IoT India Congress 2019 event. The technical sessions and the keynote speeches were very engaging and insightful. The networking sessions were quite helpful for us who implement Watson IoT for Engineering companies. We hope to engage further with IET to take our IoT journey forward.
Somasundaram, Managing Director, Finixel Technologies Private Limited
A big shout out to the team for organising one of the best IoT events in the country and setting a benchmark. It was an engaging discussion around implementing standards for IoT & M2M communications while developing smart city solutions.
Amit Rao, VP - Trusted Objects, APAC, Tech Evangelist
I really enjoyed the congress and had the privilege of giving the super keynote. It brings together all the different parts in the IoT ecosystem: the fragments and stakeholders alike. I was very impressed with the inauguration at the event- I was expecting a lamp but the whole multi-media extravaganza was very impressive.
Prof David De Roure, Professor, eResearch, University of Oxford
When we started 3 years back, it was very academic in nature: we were thinking of imaginary healthcare solutions. But as time went by, we focused on practical solutions and now it has become Business As Usual. This year we focused on how IoT can be used to solve an actual industry challenge: Ayushmaan Bharat health and wellness centre. Next year you can expect applications of technologies like AR, VR and AI actually being implemented in some of the Ayushmaan Bharat Wellness Centres here. This is truly a common, neutral platform where people can ideate and co-create solutions.
Ajit Ashok Shenvi, Director, Marketing Solutions, Big Data & Analytics, Philips Innovation Campus, Philips Health Tech

2018 Testimonials

Well done! This movement has acquired tremendous momentum thanks to your focus and persistent efforts. It has certainly helped to build confidence in the credibility and availability of solutions. The ecosystem at large has certainly benefitted!
Best wishes in the years ahead for scaling it to even greater heights!
VS Shridhar, Senior VP and Head of IoT Business Unit, Tata Communications
It was indeed a pleasure to be present at the 3rd edition of IoT India Congress as a speaker and witness the exuberant atmosphere of the budding startups from various verticals of IoT and supporting ecosystem participants. Congratulations for the very well arranged event!!
Shilpa Sehgal
Associate Partner, Equanimity Investments
Thanks for brining industry together on the platform of platform IOT India Congress
It was a delightful learning experience while searching for some critical answer and same time propagating our thought.
Prosenjit Sarkar
GM, IoT & Enterprise Voice, Sify Technologies Limited
I wanted to thank you for the amazing experience at the 3rd edition of IOT India Congress event at NIMHANS. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and look forward to helping out with the event in the near future.
Kunal Gajwani
Healthcare| Analytics| Business transformation, Philips
Kudos to entire organising team. Clearly the scale has grown significantly. It was worth for me travelling all the way from Singapore for attending this and meeting many of you. Great learning opportunity.
Vivek Mehrotra
Head - Digital Transformation (SEA), Dell EMC Singapore
IET’s IOT India Congress 2018 was a good platform to bring together companies with the next generation Technologies. Provided an excellent opportunity to network and find partners and new business opportunities. Many Thanks.
J T Rao
CMD, winAMR
This is by far the best event I had in-terms of visitor interactions in the last 18 months attending various shows globally.
Deepak Kesarwani
Director - Business Development and Strategic Partnerships IoT, Entrust Datacard
Congratulations on a wonderfully conducted event. This was indeed a step up from previous editions!
Dileep Mangsuli
Chief Technology Officer, Wipro-GE healthcare
Not only was I extremely honoured to be part of the panel discussion, but everyone one that I met was incredibly friendly, welcoming and genuinely interested in making a difference. Taking the time to use our experiences in the pursuit of solutions to address critical needs is the hallmark of caregiver and thought leader. I am fortunate to have shared the stage with all of you and will hold this experience as a key highlight in what I hope is a direction of continued contribution to focusing on the challenges we face in healthcare.
Dino M Martino
General Manager, PerformSpecialty