The IoT India Congress 2016
, the country’s largest conclave on IoT concluded its 3 day sessions post a series of enthralling discussions, recognition of outstanding Thought Leaders and IoT Start-up and whitepaper launches. The sessions saw engaging participation from over 500 delegates, industry leaders, IoT enthusiasts from across India. The two day congress, inaugurated by J S Deepak, Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunications, GoI witnessed multiple panels on impact of IoT in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail and Smart Cities along with key notes from prominent industry leaders such as Jim Morrish
, Founder and Chief Research Officer, Machina Research, Srinivas Prasad
, CEO- Philips Innovation Campus, Mark E Cratsenburg
, Vice President, Global Sales, Aeris, to name a few.
The Congress recognised top three Thought-Leaders and Start-Ups as part of the two day awards series that aimed to reward and celebrate individual excellence and leadership in the IoT ecosystem. Dr.Shyam Vasudeva Rao
from Forus, Sudhir Brahma
from Wifi Camera and Controller and Vikrant R. Sankhe
from IBM were facilitated by T V Ramachandran
, HonFIET, President, Broadband India Forum+D56 and Jim Morrish
in a special ceremony that took place on September 7, 2016. Dr. Ravi Ramaswamy
received a special mention for his incredible efforts towards adoption of IoT in the healthcare sector and evangelising the decentralization of healthcare across borders.
FluxGen Engineering Technologies Pvt. Ltd
, Pin & Park
and Personal Air Quality Systems Pvt. Ltd. (PAQS)
were recognised by Smt. Rita Teaotia, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
for their exemplary work in the IoT space.
The Congress also witnessed launch of multiple whitepapers during the course of two days around adoption and growth of IoT in various sectors including Energy, Business, Security and Healthcare.
Speaking on the side lines of the Congress, Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman of the IoT India Congress Organizing Committee said,
“The excitement and encouragement from the technocrats across India has been very inspiring and a huge motivation for the success of the IoT India Congress, 2016. The innovative business models presented by the start-ups and the passion and enthusiasm of the thought leaders has been contagious and a proof to the astounding economic progress that India is about to lead globally. We are going to lead the transformative growth of businesses from the front and the IoT India Congress is an effort to provide a platform for similar conversations
“Understanding the shift in healthcare spending pattern and new financing realities within India's diverse healthcare system, determining the 'core care logic' and embedding it within the IoT solution architecture will determine customer adoption in the target care segment. The right business model will be key in executing the winning strategy in the complex ecosystem of IoT in healthcare
”, said Dr. Nirod Kumar Singh, Associate Director, Transformational Health Practice, Frost & Sullivan.