Discover the skills needed for IoT projects

  • April 6, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Success in IoT needs expertise in multiple disciplines. That will be the message from Ricardo Buranello from Telit and Michael Finegan from MultiTech in the opening session of this week’s two-day IoT online conference as part of the Hannover Messe trade fair.

Run by the IoT M2M Council (IMC) with a focus on industrial IoT, 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 Buranello and Finegan. They will say that for an IoT project to be successful, skills are needed in sensors, networks, security, big data, application development, privacy and compliance, custom integration, analytics, AI, and machine learning.

The keynote 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.