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Karen Quatromoni
Industrial Internet Consortium
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Advisory board of the 2018 IoT Solutions World Congress established

Committee gathers 17 experts to help set out the general strategy of the event

Barcelona, Spain - March 21, 2018 - The IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) has recently established the Advisory Board for its upcoming edition to be held from October 16 to 18. The advisory board is commissioned with setting out the general strategy for the event, organized by Fira de Barcelona, and is formed by 17 members, among them renowned visionaries within the industry, technology experts and executives from leading companies dedicated to accelerating the awareness and implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) in a range of environments.

This committee of experts is presided by the executive director of Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Dr. Richard Soley. It is dedicated to publicizing the world's number-one event in loT and ensuring that the upcoming edition of the IoT Solutions World Congress will provide practical knowledge on the deployment of loT in different industrial environments, contribute to professional networking of the highest level, and demonstrate the necessary partnership of companies in the loT value chain in order to transform business and society using this technology.

For this purpose, the Advisory Board works in close collaboration with the programme committee, formed by nearly thirty representatives from leading companies and organizations in charge of defining and identifying the most topical issues, speakers and success stories that will be presented over the course of the Congress. This way the highest quality content is assured and the panel of conferences and speakers covers a wide variety of industries, technologies, standards and applications.

In addition to Dr. Soley, the Advisory Board of the IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 is formed by the vice-president of Intel, Jonathan Ballon; the senior client partner at Korn Ferry, Prith Banerjee; the IoTSWC director, Roger Bou; the vice-president and General Manager of Connected Enterprises at Honeywell, Stephen Gold; the Global Head Sales of IoT at Vodafone, Tony Guerion; Global Leader, Consumer & Industrial Products at Deloitte, Tim Hanley; Chief Architect of the Internet of Things at Redhat, James Kirkland; the Director of Industry Solutions Product Management and IoT Strategy at SAS, Jason Mann; Global Head IoT, VP of Wipro, Jayraj Nair; the president of the Industrial Value Chain Initiative, Yasuyuki Nishioka; the representative of World Economic Forum, Derek O'Halloran; CEO of RTI, Stan Schneider; Senior Vice President of Global Industry and Government Affairs at Schneider Electric, John Tuccillo; the president of ODVA, Katherine Voss; President of IoT Solutions at Huawei, Jiang Wangcheng; and the vice-president of IoT and Security at Analog Devices, Joy Weiss.

The IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) is the world's largest event on internet innovation that brings together a congress, trade show and testbeds area. Its October edition expects to gather 300 international exhibitors and 250 speakers. This year's show is set to confirm the boom of IoT and its wide scale implementation in a range of industrial and business applications, and will also demonstrate the convergence of this technology with artificial intelligence and blockchain. Last year more than 13,000 professional from 114 countries visited the event.

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