IMC’s IIoT Infrastructure Conference will take a new approach, focusing on practical issues of procurement for industrial buyers
The IoT M2M Council (IMC), the largest trade organization dedicated to the Internet of Things, will join forces with Hannover Messe, the world’s largest manufacturing trade show, to produce a conference that will give practical advice on procuring IoT technology solutions. Machine communication has become an integral part of advanced manufacturing, allowing for predictive maintenance in production lines, more efficient supply chains, and many other benefits.
Hannover Messe has been a focal point for these cutting-edge technologies, but the IMC’s IIoT Infrastructure Conference will take a new approach, focusing on practical issues of procurement for industrial buyers.
“The industrial IoT is in many ways a convergence of operational technology and information technology,” says Volkhard Bregulla, the IMC’s chairman and vice president for manufacturing, automotive and IoT at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Volkhard added, “A plurality of our IMC rank-and-file members represents the operational-technology industry, as do visitors to the show. Our role as an industry accelerator is to help educate these people about the value of IT and communications technologies, and in doing so, speed deployment cycles. The new IIoT Infrastructure Conference will be an excellent fit for our IMC mission.”
The conference will consist of panel discussions about selecting connectivity for industrial applications, advances in edge computing hardware, and selection criteria for IIoT software platforms. It’s clear that industrial IoT applications (sometimes referred to as “IIoT”) will be one of the very largest application sectors for the nascent technology. The IMC is also the exclusive IoT Infrastructure partner for the Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest trade event for electronics that are embedded in automobiles, housewares, medical devices, and wearables sectors – another set of large-scale applications for the technology.
The IMC’s IIoT Infrastructure Conference @ Hannover Messe will take place on 4 April 2019, at the Conference Center located centrally on the Hannover fair-grounds.
Currently, with over 25,000 enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT solutions as members, IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT/M2M sector. Board Member-Companies include 1NCE, Aeris, Amazon Web Services, Avnet, BICS, Digi International, HPE, Intel, KORE, Micro-Ant, ORBCOMM, MultiTech, Pod Group, PTC, Re-Teck, Semtech, SIGFOX, Tata Communications, Telit, u-blox, Verizon, and Vodafone.