IMC’s IoT Week at CES triples in size

  • December 21, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

The IoT Infrastructure Pavilion at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has drawn more than 70 exhibitors and the footprint is roughly three times larger than the same event last year.

Organised by the IoT M2M Council (IMC), in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the event includes not just the pavilion but also conference programming, interviews and panel discussions taped on the show floor, press events, and networking events. It should be one of the largest IoT events in the coming year.

“Last year’s show was affected by the pandemic, but it is nice to see that we have more than doubled the exhibitors we had at CES 2022 and, at the time, that was our best year ever,” said IMC chairman Romil Bahl, who is also CEO of KORE, “The IoT sector has realised that making mass-IoT a reality will depend on consumer applications like automotive, healthcare, smart cities and smart home. CES attracts tens of thousands of attendees from each of these segments. We are looking forward to a great show.”

The IMC is comprised of 25,000 enterprise users, product makers, designers including OEMs, and apps developers that deploy IoT technology in 27 different vertical end-use markets. Roughly 30% of these rank-and-file adopter members are from North America, with the rest dispersed around the globe. They qualify for membership in the trade group to gain access to IoT-related content, including online events, template RFPs, sourcing guidelines, news and use-cases

The IMC board of governors is comprised of 35 companies that provide IoT products and services. They joined the trade group to gain exclusive access to its adopter membership for purposes of thought leadership, lead generation, promotion and research.

“Our mission is to accelerate the deployment of IoT technology for the public good by bringing our 25,000-plus adopters together with our board,” said Bahl.

The IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT and M2M sector. Board companies include 1NCE, A1 Digital, Aeris, Airgain, Astrocast, BICS, Blues Wireless, Digi, ESat Global, Fibocom, FloLive, Ground Control, Gurtam, GXC, iBasis, Ignion, IoT Launch, Keyfactor, KORE, Kyocera AVX, Losant, Microsoft Azure, MultiTech, Pelion, Pod Group, Quectel, Sateliot, Somos, Tata Communications, Telit, Utimaco and Vodafone.