The retail track of IoT Congress will delve into how IoT is disrupting the brick and mortar Retail as well as its online avatar E-commerce. It’s common knowledge that any improvement in retail primarily focuses on the twin objectives of how do we improve front end merchandising processes so that we progressively get higher sell throughs and second but even more importantly how do we elevate the customer experience once the customer has decided to enter a store. As retail gets increasingly more digital by the day by way of all kinds of Omni-channel initiatives, conversations in the track will focus on what kind of work is currently happening in this space and what to expect in the next 3-5 years.
The Smart City track will focus on issues and challenges that current smart city implementers (green or brown field) are facing and what are they doing to solve it. Regulatory frameworks, interoperability standards, unified control and legislation will form the conversations with key stakeholders including citizens. A live case solving on stage will add to the excitement of the track.
Skills & Development
The worry that our higher education system is not geared up to manage the deluge of work change that technology such as IoT continues to echo in board rooms and drawing rooms alike. With the help of our newly formed think tank on Future of Work, we bring to you a in depth discussion on this topic where stalwarts from the higher education institutions and government, high talent forecasters from the industry and work futurists will get together and try create a roadmap jointly owned by the industry and academia.
The track on IoT in Defence is structured to discuss and explore the use of IoT for various applications in the Military and Defence segments. The panel discussion will focus on the “Challenges in adoption of commercial IoT in Defence” by experts from Ministry of Defence, User Agencies, DRDO, DPSU and private industries and certification bodies. An expert talk on the possible future scenarios with Internet of Military Things & Internet of Battlefield Things will also be presented.
This track will give you a sneak peek in the current scenario and the future of IoT connectivity from the key players in the market. It will also cover areas of network availability and service guarantee which will help you decide the network and service most suited for your application. The topics to be covered in this track include 2G up to 5G, low bandwidth solutions from LoRa up to NBIoT (Narrow-Band IoT), requirements for devices and backend systems and security strategies.
The track will focus on the various challenges faced by the energy sector and explore IoT (Internet of Things) and GoT (Grid of Things) based solutions for efficient energy management and monitoring of transmission line assets. It will cover IoT based solutions and use cases for EHV transmission line management, predictive maintenance, smart distribution, asset management and electricity company revenue protection – technical and non-technical losses reduction. IoT based technologies and sensors that will enable predictive management of tower assets for reliable power supply will further be discussed.
The Healthcare track will focus on realizing a comprehensive solution binding technology, policy, service, clinical, regulatory, insurance and government through Internet of Things applications. Topics like decentralization of care, preventive medication and wellness, alert mechanism, remote accessibility for healthcare providers, hospital management using IoT technology will be discussed at the event.
The agriculture track will focus on how IoT technologies and emerging mobility trends can be leveraged to reduce produce wastages. The track will feature IoT and mobility experts, representatives from transportation, logistics and food industries, farmer organizations, and government agencies to discuss solutions which can improve awareness about government schemes, promote collaboration among stakeholders to co-develop solutions under appropriate schemes, and provide end-to-end transparency to government agencies for accountability and impact evaluations.
Standards & Regulatory
In the Standards track, convergence of IoT related technologies, challenges faced by the industry and the process of implementing standardized M2M/IOT platform and wireless technologies will be discussed. Further, the panel will review and discuss on how to avoid duplication efforts of multiple SDOs such as 3GPP, oneM2M, ITU-T, ISO/IEC/JTC1, ETSI, IEEE etc. in implementation of M2M/IoT in development of smart cities in India.
Comprising of a power panel of industry stalwarts with decades of experiential knowledge spanning the IT & OT spectrums, the Manufacturing track would be a perfect blend of real life scenarios, practical technology solutions and methodologies needed to traverse the chasm between As-Is to aspirational. The highlight of the track is the case study section that would address a real life problem and the panel of experts would discuss and find a practical implementable solution that can be deployed by large enterprises as also the SMB segment.
Skills & Development
Standards & Regulatory