Internet of Things World, the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event, announced record attendance for Internet of Things World 2016, which took place May 10-12 in Santa Clara, Calif. The 2016 event saw a 74% increase in attendance compared to 2015 with over 10,100 attendees this year.
Several tech giants announced new products, platforms and partners at the conference including Hitachi, SAP, and Avnet, among others. The 2016 event had over 150 sponsors and exhibitors. Popular exhibits included Hitachi’s smart cities booth, connected car technology from Bosch, Samsung’s Otto robot, a giant Amazon Echo and more.
“The fact that two years ago we had less than 1,000 attendees at Internet of Things World and this year we had over 10,000 represents the widespread belief that IoT technology is here to stay,” said Gavin Whitechurch, Founder of Internet of Things World. “Companies are no longer just considering IoT, but are creating and advancing real–world solutions. We’ve already received signups for next year’s event and are looking forward to continuing to be at the center of IoT innovation.”
Three hundred and seventy-five speakers covering topics such as IoT security, architecture, smart homes, local infrastructure, wearable technology and the Industrial IoT. Startup City featured over 70 startups showcasing the latest technology advancements across the IoT market. Current, powered by GE, announced Ukrainian Ciklum’s engineering team as the grand prize winner of the IoT for Cites Hackathon who was awarded $10,000 cash. The team developed an integrated platform which operates with an autonomous external defibrillator (AED), designed to save human lives. The platform alerts first responders, gathers information about the victim, alerts of the nearest hospitals and gives voice prompts to doctors.
For more information about the conference please visit www.iotworldevent.com.