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Experts of the Sixth Internet of Things Conference by Smile-Expo Discussed 5G and IoT in Business Processes

Publication date: 24 apr 2019

Experts of the Sixth Internet of Things Conference by Smile-Expo Discussed 5G and IoT in Business Processes

On March 27, Smile-Expo hosted the sixth Internet of Things conference in Moscow, where attendees could listen to presentations of 15 IoT specialists and 2 themed panel discussions. The audience comprised 190 attendees.

Conference: discussion topics

Speakers shared experience of using IoT in business processes (logistics, commerce, manufacturing), and viewed the prospects of smart technologies for cities of the future and transport systems.

Representative of the Internet of Things Association (IOTAS) Gleb Pyzhov was the moderator of the event. He gave a welcome speech focusing on the problems that the IoT industry may face after the bill about “sovereign Internet” comes into effect. The speaker voiced concerns that in case operators have no possibility to control their equipment, it will be difficult to forecast delays between IoT sensors. It can hinder the development of smart transport, smart cities, and provoke failures in the manufacturing industry that uses IoT systems.

Several experts touched on the development issues of smart cities of the future. Head of Laboratory and Competence Center for Smart City and IoT, Moscow College of modern technologies, Anton Chupilko forecasted that the number of smart devices used in cities would grow to 50 billion by 2025.

Innovation evangelist at SAP and Enterprise Irregular Tom Raftery from Spain spoke about the transport system in smart cities. He cited several latest developments in this field, in particular, of Google, Apple, and Mercedes-Benz.

Igor Girkin from Cisco talked about the Internet security of smart devices and data, and reasons of hacking attacks. The speaker noted that usually norms are violated due to unreliable sensors and equipment as well as careless attitude to passwords (for example, when default settings are used).

Besides, experts shared real business use cases of smart technologies. For instance, Nikita Dogadchenko from Bosch showed how IoT streamlines railway transportation through the example of the open source platform Suite. Speaker Aleksandr Serbul from 1C-Bitrix explained how to speed up operations in Bitrix24 service using voice control (Yandex.Station and Google Assistant).

Two panel discussions

Apart from standalone presentations of speakers, our event offered two panel discussions. Each of them featured groups of IoT experts including entrepreneurs and developers working in this field.

One of the discussions focused on the up-to-date issue of 5G-network development and its influence on the evolution of the IOT. Opinions were shared by Maxim Somow from Somow Design Bureau, Oksana Pogodaeva from GroozGo, and Alexey Kornilov, the author of the course “Basic design of Internet of Things apps”.

The last expert also participated in the second panel discussion that revealed the differences between the consumer and corporate IoT. Other panelists were founder of ANNA Systems LLC Timur Khamdamov and head of projects at MIKRON JSC Mikhail Godenko.

Guests and exhibition area

Representatives of companies that develop software, produce smart equipment, and provide communications services or legal consultations attended the sixth Internet of Things industry-specific event. Among others, there were officials from JSC RTComm.RU, Impuls Telecom, KaR-Tel LLP, etc.

Top Russian supplier of electronic components EFO presented products in the exhibition area. The company distributes goods of such well-known producers as Vicor, PHOENIX Contact, RECOM, OKW, and Intel PSG. Besides, EFO acted as the sponsor of the sixth Internet of Things conference.

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