Today, cellular phones are linearly connecting people to other people and devices. Machine to machine automation with wireless sensors is being deployed but usually in islands of disparate systems. The Internet of Things (IoT) will both attempt to connect these existing systems and then augment that by connecting more things, thanks to wireless sensor networks (WSN) and other technologies, such as passive RFID.
But where and how, in the scale of hype to reality, can the Internet of Things profit suppliers and users today? What are the pragmatic steps needed to enable the Internet of Things and widespread deployment of wireless sensor networks that are feasible and based on an ROI and not the hope someone else will pay for this?
These are the questions addressed by the IDTechEx event “Internet of Things & WSN Europe” held in Berlin, Germany on 1-2 April 2014 – http://www.IDTechEx.com/IoTeurope. The event addresses the business models, case studies, actions, profitability and missing gaps.
There will be examples within key market verticals and appraisal of the new enabling technologies becoming available, such as printed electronics. It will help you assess your business strategy and timing, the technical, consumer and governmental challenges, new business models and opportunities.
Attendees will learn the latest progress from companies such as IBM, Volvo, Disney, Intel, Deutsche Telekom, CSICO, ABB, NEC, Bosch, Gemalto, ARM and many more. For the full agenda, see http://www.IDTechEx.com/IoTeurope/Agenda
Hosted by IDTechEx, a 15 year old market research firm on the topic, this event offers a platform to gain insight, informed analysis and to meet new partners through the conference, tradeshow, masterclasses and networking sessions. For more information, visit http://www.IDTechEx.com