From this year forward, the IoT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) – the world’s leading event for the Industrial Internet of Things – will go beyond the IIoT to become a global platform to provide companies with cross-industry transformational solutions based on a combination of disruptive technologies.
Under the theme Connect with the Game Changers, IOTSWC will hold its coming edition at Barcelona Fira’s Gran Via venue from October 5 to 7. It will showcase applications that take advantage of IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Quantum computing, Blockchain, and Digital Twins, among other technologies.
IOTWSC will combine a physical congress with an exclusive face-to-face exhibition for top executives, ranging from management to operations and IT, with additional digital content for a broader audience. The goal is to bring together the main actors involved in the digital transformation ecosystem, including all verticals, and promote a dialogue between them.
Several companies have already confirmed their participation for this edition, including Siemens, Deloitte, Kaspersky, Orange, Nutanix, SAS Institute, and Relayr.
The Congress program will tackle the challenges companies face to successfully innovate and advance in digitalization through five tracks: Security, Connectivity, Business optimization, Intelligence, and Customer Experience.
Roger Bou, Director of IOTSWC, says “this new approach will provide companies a one-stop-shop for corporate strategists as well as operation and technology managers to discover state-of-the-art solutions that will deliver a competitive edge for their business through a comprehensive end-user approach that will not only offer results and ideas but also detailed experiences from other industries and professionals on how to successfully deploy these solutions.”
Richard Soley, Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium, emphasizes that “This year we focus on IoT game changers, people who have been there before and can share their experiences — to make a better IoTSWC than ever before.”
The emergence of this new technological approach to the transformation of companies coincides with the rise of new technology hubs worldwide, amongst which is the city of Chicago (USA). To reflect this new reality, IOTSWC will feature a large delegation from Illinois, including representatives of the Chicago City Council, the Government of Illinois, the P33 Tech initiative, and other tech communities. According to KPMG’s annual Global Technology Innovation report, Chicago recently became the 7th innovation hub in the world, only behind San Francisco, Shanghai, New York, Tokyo, Beijing, and London.
IOTSWC will be jointly held with the Barcelona Cybersecurity Congress, an annual event co-organized with the Government of Catalonia, which brings together the main actors in cybersecurity. The event aims to analyze current challenges in terms of digital security and find real solutions. The program will address privacy and data protection, Cloud computing, 5G, Blockchain, and Threat Intelligence, among others.