Get to grips with the future at IoT Impact 2018

Thursday, 23 August, 2018

Get to grips with the future at IoT Impact 2018

Several hundred Australian and international Internet of Things (IoT) experts will assemble at University of Technology Sydney on Monday, 10 September and Tuesday, 11 September at IoT Impact 2018, Australia’s largest IoT conference and expo.

Presented by the IoT Alliance, IoT Impact will be a two-day campus for Australian business executives. The aim is to assist in raising the awareness of IoT among Australian industry and government, and to understand and plan for the impact of the IoT in Australia.

The event will comprise an exhibition of 40 local and international companies, and an extensive conference and workshop program.

The conference will have dedicated sessions on each of the six key sectors that will be most affected by IoT:

  • Smart cities
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Manufacturing
  • Food and agriculture

The conference will also have a dedicated session on the key enablers required to make IoT work:

  • Security
  • Data
  • Technology platforms
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Communications networks

Keynote speakers include:

  • Christopher O’Connor, General Manager, IBM Internet of Things Offerings (USA)
  • Clayton Fernandez, Director IoT, Microsoft (USA)
  • Dr Stefan Ferber, CEO, Bosch Software Innovations (Germany)
  • Professor Dr Lutz Heuser, CEO, [ui!] Group (Germany)
  • Andre Kluge, Managing Director, Schaeffler Australia
  • Harry Debney, CEO, Costa
  • John Marcolini, Vice President, Itron (USA)
  • Gerhard Loots, Head IOT & M2M, Telstra
  • Terri Benson, Managing Director, South East Water
  • Michelle Price, CEO, Australian Cyber Growth Network
  • Dr Stephanie Fahey, CEO, Austrade
  • Professor Alexey Voinov, Distinguished Professor, School of Systems, Management and Leadership, UTS

Companies supporting the event who are either exhibiting, speaking or delivering a specialty workshop session include:

  • IBM
  • Bosch
  • CBA
  • Telstra
  • KPMG
  • Schneider Electric
  • Microsoft
  • Huawei
  • Vodafone
  • Nokia

“We’re at a pivotal time for business in Australia,” said Frank Zeichner, Chief Executive Officer, IoT Alliance Australia.

“IoT will make an enormous impact on nearly every business and industry, and whether that turns into an opportunity for your business or poses a serious threat to your future all depends on how well prepared you are.

“IoT impact is just the first step in a long road educating Australian businesses.”

What: IoT Impact 2018

When: Monday, 10 and Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Where: Faculty of Engineering and IT Building, University of Technology Sydney


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