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Bengaluru hosts first edition of IoT India Congress

The first edition of ‘IoT (Internet of Things) India Congress, 2016’ began in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

The three-day event was inaugurated by Union Information Technology (IT) and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and JS Deepak, Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunications.

Key Facts

  • The congress aims to bring together key stakeholders across the value chain and verticals to collaborate, ideate and share a common roadmap for IoT implementation.
  • It will bring the IoT practitioners (hardware-devices, portables, sensors, software, business) and IoT enablers (regulatory, training, investors in IoT, end users) to work together.
  • It seeks to create an IoT platform that is industry efficient as well as robust. For this purpose it has brought top executives from multinational companies and tech start-ups on one platform.
  • The event will also host the “IoT Start-Up Awards 2016” and “IoT Thought Leadership Awards 2016”.

What is Internet of Things (IoT)?

  • IoT is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, or people that are provided with unique identifiers.
  • Thus it can be said that it is an internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity.
  • The internetworking has ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
  • IoT is also dubbed as the infrastructure of the information society. It allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure.
  • Thus it creates opportunities for more direct integration of physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved accuracy, efficiency and economic benefits.

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