India Electronics and Semiconductor
Association (IESA) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE),
Bangalore, commenced the two-day IoTNext 2017 Summit on 8 November 2017. The event
showcased a 100 percent growth in the second edition of the start-up IoT
Directory, launched with IoTForum. With a focus on new perspectives and fresh
thinking on IoT Security, the summit is expected to attract over 1,000
participants, visionaries and stakeholders on a common platform.
The Directory includes 900 start-ups,
working in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) across the nation. It has been
compiled with support from NASSCOM, IoT CoE, IIT Mumbai, SINE, IKP EDEN, Revxx,
IoTBLR,T-Hub, Forge and Excubator.
The summit showcased innovations at the
IoT Hack Fest, with symposiums to discuss and debate leading topics to foster
an ecosystem to promote start-ups that develop fabless semiconductor and electronic
products especially around connected devices or in the IoT space. The summit
will address key challenges faced by the industry and build strategy for
scalable, secure and efficient IoT implementation, by determining which new
technologies will drive IoT to the next development stage. It will also focus
on the start-up ecosystem by upskilling the workforce in the field of IoT with
workshops on new technologies like LoRa and Julia Scientific computing.
Ashwini K Aggarwal, Chairman, IESA said, “The start-up ecosystem in
India has already reached great heights and with the support of emerging
technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics
the growth in this space has been exponential.”
The Summit will see an array of panels
covering ‘A connected life – Explore Home, Car, Work, Public and Personal
spaces and IOT in each space’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence & Analytics’,
addressing logistics and transportation challenges by BlackBuck, Loginext as
well as solutions from Hyperloop and OlaPlay.
The evening of on the first day
culminated with the IoTNext awards promoting start-ups and entrepreneurs in
fabless semiconductor and electronic products in the IoT or connected devices