5 Key Takeaways from IoT India Congress 2016

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According to leading analyst firm Gartner, more than 50% of major new business processes is going to incorporate Internet of Things (IoT) elements. With the rapid growth of IoT, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) ideated a platform of platforms, IoT India Congress, to bring together the key stakeholders across the value chain and verticals to collaborate conceptualise and share a common roadmap for IoT implementation.

IoT India Congress 2016, a 3-day tech platform organized in Bangalore from September 6 to 8, brought the IoT practitioners and the IoT enablers on the crossroad to assist them in working together. To ensure a quicker adoption of IoT in all domains, discussions focused on technology, security and regulatory concerns across 30 sessions with 65 eminent speakers in a 750 sq. m. expo.

As an attendee of this brainstorming machine sentience event, I will come up with 5 key takeaways from these 3 days that can be treasured in our Enterprise IoT journey.

5 Key IoT India Congress Takeaways:

#1 Pre-care

IoT India Congress 2016 emphasizes on pre-care and estimates to save 3 million lives through it next year. According to Dr S Varanasi, Founder – 108 Service, IoT enabled mobile hospital services has already saved 1.5 million lives. All IoT practitioners, including Harsha Vardhan S (Head Consumer Business, Tata Digital Health), A Vijayaranjan (CEO, Innaccel), Dr Satish Prasad Nath (Chief Innovation Manager Healthcare Research, Xerox Innovation Group) and more, highlighted the need of an effective relationship among the 3Ps (Patient – Provider – Payer).

#2 Remote Monitoring

IoT in India supports remote monitoring, rather post care operations. The tech geeks said that it is useless for a patient to come back for a check-up after a week to listen from the doctors that he was better and the medicines need to be continued. Instead, remote monitoring can help save time, money, effort despite of offering the same effective care.

#3 Manufacturing IoT Ecosystem

The IoT ecosystem in manufacturing is revamped with newer amendments in smart solutions ranging from smart homes, smart appliances, smart cities, smart automobiles, and more. The practitioners aim to contribute in the successful development and deployment of IoT for smarter cities with connected healthcare, connected education, connected retail and overall 5G connected devices.

#4 Learn with Fun

Good things come with great demos. Workshops arranged by element14, Revvx, innomantra, and Philips depicted real time use cases through live demonstrations. Mr Jagadeesh A, Director, Strategic Innovation Group, Philips explained MOM (Mobile Obstetrics Monitoring). He highlighted on how Philips has aimed towards a Healthy Indonesia leveraging MOM through training technicians who visit pregnant ladies on a regular basis and send back the patient vitals to the doctors on the MOM application. The speaker quoted that MOM has reduced the death of pregnant women from 420 to 17 in a year and also enhanced women safety against pregnancy complications from 5% to 17%. The interactive demo on a smart drilling machine project built by a team from Tech Mahindra, Cisco and Bosch was also found to be helpful.

#5 Increased Customer Engagement

IoT India Congress 2016 furnished the perfect stage for companies to meet their potential clients and share their views with other top-notch industry experts. Apart from bringing the top 10 IoT startups in limelight, the event also appreciated the contributions of the leading IoT thought leaders, ALTEN Calsoft Labs, Tech Mahindra, IBM, Philips being some of them.

Certainly, attending IoT India Congress was an enriching experience. To know more about what happened in IoT India Congress 2016, follow hashtag #machinesentience.

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