Press Release

Karen Quatromoni
Industrial Internet Consortium
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IoT Solutions World Congress Focuses on End-user Adoption and Explores Cutting-edge Industrial IoT Strategies

Record-breaking number of visitors expected for fourth annual event

BARCELONA – SEPTEMBER 10, 2018The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™), the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is partnering with Fira Barcelona to bring IoT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) to Barcelona. With exhibits spanning two halls, 300 exhibitors, and more than 14,000 visitors from 120 countries expected, IOTSWC has grown to become the global reference for industrial IoT and the annual meeting for industry stakeholders to establish new partnerships.

The Congress, which runs from October 16-18, 2018, will be co-located with Blockchain Solutions World and AI & Cognitive Systems Forum. At the Congress, 300 top-level industry speakers will talk about how the IIoT is transforming industries, improving efficiencies, reducing costs, changing business models and creating new service revenue streams. IIC continues to build thought leadership, with 25% of the Congress represented by speakers from the global talent from IIC member companies.

“IOTSWC will continue to explore the latest industrial IoT innovations to bring visitors the expertise and strategies they need to capitalize on IoT,” said Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, IIC. “Regardless of where your organization is in its IoT journey, the Congress is where you will the gain the knowledge to move forward into the next phase of your IoT vision.”

IIC Member Pavilion
In the IIC Member Pavilion - Hall 2, Stand D411 - the following IIC members will showcase their industry specific solutions to customers: Asavie, Basler AG, Entrust Datacard, FogHorn Systems, Fraunhofer IOSB, Juniper Networks, Kx, Lynx Software Technologies, Moxa, Inc., NetApp, Real-Time Innovations (RTI), Rubicon Labs, TCS/NetFoundry, Thales eSecurity, and Wibu-Systems.

The following IIC Member demonstrations will also be on display:

  • Smart Factory Web Testbed, led by IIC members Fraunhofer IOSB and Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), the Smart Factory Web Testbed forms a network of smart factories that share production resources and assets to improve order fulfillment. The testbed provides insight into how to connect factories to a Smart Factory Web and exchange data reliably; how to provide information securely to authorized partners; and how to adapt production capabilities quickly and efficiently in response to orders.
  • Automotive Security Demonstration, which addresses safety violations resulting from cybersecurity compromises. The demo validates assurance scenarios for safety and cybersecurity within a vehicle, orchestrates security threats and vulnerability compromises in a vehicle. The demo includes a LiFi-based V2X wireless communication system that transmits real-time data about brakes, steering and safety and security.

New Interface to IIC Library of Knowledge
At IOTSWC, the IIC will launch the IIC Resource Hub, a new interface to its library of knowledge and a web-based tool guiding users through the analysis and planning of their own IIoT projects, referencing IIC resources and providing actionable intelligence. This library of knowledge is represented in IIC foundational documents, testbed insights, toolkits, demos and relationships with standards and industry groups around the world. The IIC Member Pavilion will feature a demonstration of the Resource Hub designed to make it easier for IIoT project managers and system architects to access the IIC library of knowledge.

The Testbed Area
In the IOTSWC testbed area, attendees will see live demonstrations of Industrial IoT, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in action and will learn how the solutions can benefit their organizations. Testbeds remain the centerpiece of the IOTSWC exhibition floor, giving attendees the opportunity to experience these most advanced and innovative solutions in a visual, dynamic and tangible way.

Awards Program
The IOT Solutions Awards is set to recognize the work, leadership and transformation that stand out in IOT, Blockchain and AI solutions for both the public and private sector in the areas of innovative technology, business transformation, testbed and industry. Nominees will be notified in September and will receive their awards at the gala reception on October 17th in Barcelona.

Members of the press interested in meeting IIC Executive Director Richard Soley or IIC member companies represented in the IIC pavilion can request appointments via the IIC press office. Press and analysts will need to register for IOTSWC and apply for a press pass.

About Industrial Internet Consortium
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