Connected Industry IoT Summit, a networking event for Internet Technology enthusiasts was held with real world case studies at Hotel Lalit, New Delhi on 11th Nov 2016. The event emphasized the essential updates and latest strategies on how our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of “Make In India” and “Digital India” along with the Department of Heavy Industry’s focus on Industry 4.0 is set to pave the path for transformation of the world’s largest democracy into the world’s most powerful economy. Industry 4.0 is a way to connect embedded systems production technologies and smart production systems. Companies worldwide specially the Heavy Industry verticals have found India to be a lucrative market which has led to significant investments and partnerships in the field of technology.
Starting from how can IoT help in connected Government, Industry 4.0, Skill development for , Controlling the Capital and Operational expenditure of Industry to the Security of the Connected devices were among the many in depth topics discussed in this summit.
Various important government officials including Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Dr. Neena Pahuja – ERNET, Shri S Sathiyamani – Department of Heavy Industry, Shri Sushil Kumar DDG IOT-TEC deliberated upon the use of IoT and Industrial automation in Manufacturing, Fleet & Asset management and Logistics sector.
“It’s important to use the technology to address nations problems. Startups and industry should focus on evolving solutions based on these problems” said Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY.
“When we discuss IoT, Privacy is also important along with Security” said Dr. Neena Pahuja, DG – ERNET. She also said “The government is taking huge steps in promoting the use of IoT and Digitization. And to motivate the young generation various programs are being done to showcase their talent with respect to connected devices.”
Mr. Parminder Singh, Advisor Strategy and Sales, Crux Creative Solutions Pvt Ltd during his welcome address mentioned that Industrial IOT offers an opportunity to the Indian manufacturing industry to frog leap over years of technical lag and get in at the top floor. India is uniquely placed to leverage Industrial IOT and become a technology leader in this space. The key factor that makes India such a unique destination for implementation of industrial IOT as well as for development of the various types of sensors is that India is country in a hurry. He said that “India need solutions that can cover up for years of being laggards. We have the demand, as well as the purchasing power to justify investments in this segment.”
Attended by over 150 attendees, Interactive sessions and networking activities were conducted for providing the chance to assess the market potential for new growth, finding pragmatic solutions to the most common security threats and safe guarding the connected devices and data. The Event was also supported by Tata Docomo & IoTfy.