IOTSWC to face ‘challenges of industry digitalization’

Paul Barker | Oct 23, 2019 | The News

The IoT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC), international event focused on innovation in the field of the industrial internet of things (IIoT), will bring together 300 international experts on technologies such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain as a key transformational tool for businesses worldwide.

The fifth edition of IOTSWC, held from Oct. 29-31 October in Barcelona, will also host a dedicated series of sessions on the role of women within the IoT industry.

The keynote speaker will be U.S. analyst, Joe Barkai, a global thought leader with over 30 years of experience in the crossroads of business and technology and how to implement new technologies across an array of industries.

Under the title The Age of Artificial Intelligence: what will the World look like in 10 years?, organizers say Barkai will “shine a light on the potential of two technologies  -- AI and Machine Learning– that are transforming businesses at breakneck speed, what they can and cannot do, and discuss the opportunities and threats of autonomous machines in a future dominated by AI.”

Among the line-up of speakers representative from companies who are using IoT such as Hugo Boss, McLaren Group, Airbus, Sanitas, Carrefour Group, Daimler Motors, Ibercaja, Roca, SNCF Réseau, Maersk GTD and Brussels Airport, and major technology companies such as ABB, Dell, Ericsson, Google Cloud, Huawei, IBM, Hitachi, Microsoft, SAS, Wipro, Fiware, Honeywell, Amazon Web Services, and Thingstream.

IOTSWC will also probe women's role in the industry.

“Recent reports prove that companies with more women in leadership are more likely to have sustained, profitable growth, and are better prepared to handle digital disruption, and IOTSWC will organize the Women and Diversity in Industry program to address this topic,” organizers stated in a release.

Among the participants are Helena Lisachuk, global lead, IoT, Deloitte Consulting; Leila Dillon, vice president of marketing and communications at Ameresco Shannon Lucas, head of the emerging business global customer unit at Ericsson; and Teresa Tung, managing director at Accenture Labs.

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