IoT Asia 2016 Unveils Critical Insights and New Technologies that
Close the Gap between Vision and Reality
SINGAPORE – 20 January 2016 – Internet of Things Asia (IoT Asia 2016) returns with its third edition in 2016 with the theme of Closing the gap: From vision to reality. Jointly organised by the Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) and SingEx Exhibitions (SingEx), the IoT Asia 2016 conference and exhibition aims to go beyond addressing the benefits and promises of IoT in Asia and making it a reality. The event will be held from 30-31 March 2016 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Delegates to IoT Asia 2016 will see the introduction of a new conference structure featuring five dedicated tracks to address the latest industry needs, and six thematic zones on the exhibition floor. There will also be new elements which will explore real and relevant technological developments and capabilities that businesses, governments and communities can tap on to make IoT a reality. The event serves as a platform for participants from a wide range of verticals – including healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation – to discuss key issues faced by the IoT industry and seek effective solutions.
Adrian Sng, Director (Projects Management), SingEx Exhibitions, said: “IoT has long been a conceptual answer to many of the challenges that governments, companies and communities in Asia are facing today. Leading the change to progress, the focus of IoT Asia 2016 is on creating real outcomes with smart technology-centric solutions. This year’s edition will not only embrace successes in the region, it will also analyse past barriers, in order to uncover actionable steps. Ultimately, it’s about building a cohesive and smart IoT ecosystem in Asia.”
Bridging the gap from vision to reality
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide spending on IoT will grow from USD655.8 billion in 2014 to USD1.7 trillion in 2020. The analyst group also confirmed that Asia Pacific emerged as the leader in IoT spending in 2015, contributing more than 40 per cent of the worldwide total.
Keynote speaker Louisa Heinrich, Founder of Superhuman Inc, explained, “The Internet of Things is rapidly transforming the way governments, enterprises and communities communicate and connect with one another. It’s also – both intentionally and unintentionally – affecting the way people live, work and understand the world around them. Asia, as a key market for the development of IoT, needs to gain a deeper understanding of the potential impact of IoT on people as well as objective systems, in order to create smarter and more sustainable solutions that meet our needs today and build a future we want to live in.” Her presentation will feature the importance of human, communal and social dimensions that are instrumental to ensure growth and dynamism in the world of IoT by exploring the value of applying design perspectives in IoT deployments.
At the two-day conference, IoT Asia 2016 will deliver critical industry-driven insights featuring over 80 international speakers and industry experts from 17 countries. The main focus this year is to provide a platform for participants to address the real nuts and bolts, issues and challenges of IoT implementation, and propel the industry forward. The revamped and expanded conference structure will present an array of forward-thinking keynotes and panel discussions across five focused tracks: Smart Cities, IoT Data Analytics, Design Applications, Wearables and Industrial IoT (IIoT).
With the exponential growth of connected devices, there is an explosion in the amount of data being captured. The IoT Data Analytics track will feature how organisations across industries such as healthcare, are deploying data analytics to derive value into actionable insights. By making sense of the massive volume of data quickly, organisations can in turn make better decisions to improve and impact businesses, services and even individuals.
The Design Applications track will focus on the value of applying design perspectives in IoT deployments, from product and process design to user and service experience design, supported by examples. The Smart Cities track will highlight and discuss urban smart city projects from all over the world, their impact, significance and lessons learnt. The Wearables track will delve into issues like usability, integrated services and value for individuals and enterprises, as well as emerging applications. Lastly, Industrial IoT will discuss project case studies, initiatives and insights from test-beds, and new models for IoT deployments industrial space.
Fresher and more critical ideas for all
Alongside the conference is the IoT Asia 2016 exhibition covering an area of over 3,500sqm, featuring more than 80 sponsors and exhibitors from across the technology spectrum of IoT solutions and services. To offer attendees a more focused and guided experience, the exhibition floor is divided into six new and complementary thematic zones where exhibitors will be showcasing their key technologies based on their area of specialisation:
· Design Applications – A new thematic zone featuring some of the best-in-class vendors and IoT technologies demonstrating product and service design concepts including user interaction, ease of deployment and integration, scalability and business models
· Smart Cities – Features energy-efficient and smart technologies and solutions to increase efficiency and improve productivity for the smart cities industry
· Wearables – A showcase of cutting-edge wearable technologies for both consumer and the enterprise
· Enablers – The latest and most advanced solution providers and component makers that develop and implement innovative solutions to drive the IoT ecosystem to unlock consumer and business benefits
· Industrial IoT – A dedicated zone for stakeholders in the logistics, manufacturing and transportation industries on IIoT strategy implementations.
· IoT Data Analytics – A showcase of how different organisations are deploying data analytics to derive value and business insights from the front-lines
The third edition of IoT Asia will enable forward-thinking organisations in Asia to tap into the latest global developments in IoT to create life-changing initiatives for the communities across the region. The event continues to provide a platform for knowledge exchange and dialogue, while creating closer partnerships and new opportunities for the public and private sectors across the region to grow IoT adoption.
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