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Industrial IoT firmly on the agenda

With much spoken about in 2016 on IoT, Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) and smart technology, there is a vast amount of information and tips flying around the manufacturing sector.  The simple truth is that most, if not all, manufacturers should have it on their agenda as a key development point throughout 2017.

The event season kicks off early in 2017 and the first event for manufacturers will be held on 23rd and 24th January that looks more closely at industrial IoT.

We take a brief look at what is coming up at the IoT Tech Expo

Manufacturers will be able to explore the Industrial IoT with Shell, Maersk, BP, Rolls-Royce, Statoil, ThyssenKrupp & more as the leading global IoT conference and exhibition will arrive in London’s Olympia on the 23-24th January for 2 days of top-level content, discussion, case studies, live demos, workshops and plenty of networking. Within the dedicated Connected Industry conference, industry leaders will be discussing the IIoT and how to create a competitive edge, smart factories, automation, connectivity for M2M devices, smart farming, digitalising heavy industry, predictive maintenance, supply chain management and more.

Over 200 speakers will share their knowledge and experiences including:

• Paul Stein, Director of Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce
• David Bunch, Global VP, Retail Marketing & Chairman of Shell Brands International, Shell
• Henrik Jorring, Senior IT Manager, Liner Operations, Maersk Line IT
• Andreas Schierenbeck, Chairman of the Executive Board, Thyssenkrupp Elevator AG
• Blaine Tookey, Technology Principal, BP
• Steven Woodward, Senior Solution Architect, Astra Zeneca
• Chris Freeman, Technical Fellow, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing
• Colin Mair, Head of Innovation and Trials, IT Futures, Heathrow Airport
• Sudhi Sinha, VP, Product Development, Building Technology & Services, Johnson Controls
• Kalman Tiboldi, Chief Business Innovation Officer, TVH Group
• Klaus Bauer, Head of Basic Technology Development, TRUMPF

With 6,000 delegates expected to attend, the show will explore the entire IoT ecosystem, introducing the latest technology innovations across 7 conference tracks including Smart Cities, Connected Living, Connected Services and Data & Security, in addition to a vast exhibition 100+ companies.

Manufacturers can register for a gold pass for access to all 7 conferences, exclusive networking opportunities and session materials post event.

You can view the full agenda and register here:

As an example of what can be achieved by using this technology as an asset management tool, below is an overview of how ThyssenKrupp have embraced smart technology within their elevator business:

Image and video courtesy of ThyssenKrupp