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Internet of Things World Congress – Barcelona, October 3-5

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If you want to know about the Internet of Things (IoT), where it is heading and what new technologies you can expect to see in the coming year, then you need to be in Barcelona, Spain in October of this year.

The third edition of the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) which will take place on 3-5 October at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue will be the biggest ever. As part of the Barcelona Industry Week, the leading global event on industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will bring together over 220 companies and 250 international experts to discuss and showcase the latest products and applications of this disruptive technology that will change the business models in many industries and is already increasing production through automated processes.

The Congress program will feature 8 tracks -Manufacturing, Utilities, Connected Transport, Healthcare, Buildings & Infrastructure, Open Industry, Blockchain and Quantum Computing- and will tackle some of the key challenges companies around the world are facing in an ever-growing digitalized world to help them seize the full potential and benefits IoT solutions are bringing.

Among the key companies showcasing at IoTSWC 2017 are ABB, Accenture Digital, Analog Devices, Dell Technologies, Deloitte, Everis, Fiware, Harting, HBC, Honeywell, Huawei, Intel, IoT Works-HCL Technologies, Kaspersky, Microsoft, National Instruments, Optimal Plus, Orange, PTC, Red Hat, Schneider Electric, Sigfox, T-Systems, Tech Mahindra, Telefonica, Telit, Thales, Vodafone and Wipro.

In addition, IOTSWC will have a testbeds area for live demonstrations where companies and institutions will show the operation of 10 industrial internet applications developed by leading companies. These testbeds explore untested technologies or combinations of other technologies with the aim of creating products and services capable of generating new international standards.

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Among the confimed speakers are John Ellis, former Global Technologist and Head of the Ford Developer Program; Mikko Hypponen, Cybersecurity expert and Chief Research Officer at F-Secure Corporation; MiT Media Lab’s Joe Paradiso, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences; and Joe Spagnoletti, Technology expert and former SVP and Chief Information Officer of the Campbell Soup Company.

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Kirstie Magowan

Kirstie Magowan is the managing editor of IT Chronicles. Kirstie is an experienced journalist and publisher who has been working in the IT Service Management industry since 1999. Kirstie is a regular speaker at industry conferences globally.