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With a mission to foster entrepreneurship globally India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) along with the Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE, Bangalore Chapter), will be hosting the second edition of IoTNext to co-learn, discuss and debate current IoT deployment successes and challenges and as well as deliberate on the next wave of IoT possibilities on 9 – 10 November, 2016 at Hotel Sheraton, Bengaluru.

This year, with the theme Realities and Road Ahead, the Global IoT summit will include sessions and tracks on ‘Industrial IoT/Industry 4.0’,’Safe Nation’, ‘Smart Agriculture and Food’, ‘Road Ahead for IoT’ and ‘Innovations from India’.

The event will host a developer’s workshop in parallel and showcase top 50 IoT startups from India. For the startup ecosystem, IoTNext will have a panel discussion on how the incubators and accelerators can help the IoT startups with a star cast of hardware/IoT accelerators like SINE (IIT Mumbai), IKP EDEN, NASSCOM Deity IoT CoE and as well as HAX.

The billion dollar startup firm, General Electric will be presenting their IoT platform Predix. Harish Dave, Deputy Managing Director of NABARD will outline the role of technology in doubling farmer’s income and Cybersecurity for IoT will be explored with insights from Defcon and BlackHat. Speaking about the event, M N Vidyashankar, President, IESA, says,

To ensure India’s leadership in the IoT space, we need to capitalize on the opportunities available in the domestic and global markets and compete with companies on a global scale and transform technology companies into successful product and platform developers.

This event will also host The IoTNext 2016 Awards which will be jointly organized by IESA & TiE Bangalore. It will focus on IoT Startups highlighting the most innovative IoT products and solutions developed in India. All India based local and global companies that have a direct/formal presence in India or conduct product development in India can participate.

The Awards aim to promote and support startups and entrepreneurs in fabless semiconductor and electronic products in the IoT or connected devices space. Naganand Doraswamy, President TiE-Bangalore, says,

The IoT Forum has been instrumental since 2014 to build this India IoT ecosystem. IoTNext is the platform to celebrate this success.The IoT Forum has a special focus on AgricTech and IoT Security. We will be formalizing an IoT security taskforce with the CISO platform. 

Noteworthy guests for IoTNEXT 2016 includes Marc Carrel-Billiard (Managing Director of Global Technology R&D, Accenture), Shalini Kapoor (Distinguished Engineer at IBM and CTO – IoT Ecosystem Solutions), Sivakumar (Group Head, Agri & IT business, ITC), Sashikant Suryanarayan (CEO, SEDEMAC) and Dileep Mangsuli (CTO, GE Healthcare).

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) is the premier trade body committed to the development of a vibrant Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) ecosystem. It has over 250 members both domestic and multinational enterprises. IESA has been actively involved in evangelizing the dream of establishing ‘Brand India’ that is recognized worldwide as a go-to destination for electronic products.

TiE Bangalore was the first step towards TiE’s presence in the country. Started in 1999, the sole mission of the chapter has been to make Bangalore the “Start-Up Capital” of the country. TiE Bangalore has over 50+ Investors & VCs, 50+ mentors and 1000+ active startups in its network and each year impacts 100+ startups directly through its flagship mentoring and educational programs.


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