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.
- 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.