IMC two-day conference focuses on IIoT

  • March 31, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Next week, the IoT M2M Council (IMC) turns its focus to industrial IoT with a two-day online conference as part of the Hannover Messe trade fair.

The event will take place on April 7 and 8, with two tracks each day covering LPWAN, agile supply chains, AI and machine learning at the edge, and how 5G can enable dynamic production in the factory.

Track one will open with a keynote on lowering manufacturing costs using IIoT technology given by Ricardo Buranello from Telit and Michael Finegan from MultiTech. This will be followed by a panel discussion on massive IoT, or how the widespread deployment of sensors has brought with it a need for lower power consumption and different connectivity options.

Led by moderator Jim Morrish from Transforma Insights, the panel will feature Arne Aßmann from 1NCE, Fernando Baena from BICS, Curtis Govan from FloLive and Ajay Joseph from iBasis.

The second track on the opening day will look at how IIoT can make logistics more secure in a keynote by Niall Strachan from Pelion. This will be followed by a panel on agile supply chains moderated by Anne Hoyer from GSH Tech Agent and featuring Mobeen Khan from Blues Wireless, David Ludwick from Tata Communications and Sridhar Ramachandran from Somos.

The first track on the second day opens with a keynote by Charlie Key from Losant on how IIoT technology can create new business models. The track’s panel moderated by Robin Duke-Woolley of Beecham Research will discuss how AI and machine learning depends on IIoT at the edge. Panellists will include Robert Andres of Eurotech, Andreas Burghart from Digi, Philip Hooker of Software AG and Syed Zaeem from Aeris Communications.

The final track will start with a keynote from Marco Bijvelds of Kore on the importance of integrating IIoT. The panel will be moderated by Matt Hatton of Transforma Insights and feature Christoph Berlin from Microsoft, Ricardo Buranello of Telit and Alistair Elliott of Pod Group.

More powerful edge compute technology is the basis for sophisticated concepts, such as AI and machine learning, digital twins, and cobots. And IoT platforms are allowing for integration of device data with MSE backbone systems to provide hands-on analysis. The IIoT adds up to reduced costs and increased opportunities for industry.

To find out how this can benefit your business, you can register for the conference here.