Meet on LoRaWAN, IoT kicks off in hyderabad city
Asia’s Largest LoRaWAN conference, The Things Conference India 2019, commenced at HICC on Friday.
Madhapur: Asia's Largest LoRaWAN conference, The Things Conference India 2019, commenced at HICC on Friday. Focussed on IoT and LoRaWAN, and bringing together global leaders and government bodies, the 2-day global conference drives India to become a smart nation at a low cost. Leading experts from organisations including ISRO, Microchip, MultiTech, ARM, The Things Industries came together to discuss endless possibilities with IoT & LoRaWAN.
The event is presented by CyberEye, a technology company with a vision to build a smart, secure and sustainable planet. CyberEye is supported end-to-end by iB Hubs.
The conference is being supported by various state governments including Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Himachal Pradesh and several government bodies. Industry leaders like Microchip and The Things Industries are platinum sponsors for the conference.
The Things Conference India featured keynotes from Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary - I&C, ITE&C, Telangana, Dr Seshagiri Rao V, former Associate Director & Distinguished Scientist at ISRO, and other dignitaries who play a prominent role in transforming India into a technologically strong and advanced nation. Global leaders in IoT and LoRaWAN such as Co-founders of The Things Industries Wienke Giezeman and Johan Stokking, Prasad Kandikonda, Vice President of Software Engineering at MultiTech Systems, Rob Spurrett, CEO of Lacuna space, Sanjiv K Aiyar, Group Advisor of iB Hubs have graced the conference.
Speaking at the conference, CEO of CyberEye, Mr. Ram Ganesh said, "We're committed to making India a sustainable, secure and smart nation. Technology affordability is a big concern here. LoRaWAN has all the right ingredients required for the Indian scenario - affordability, low power and long-range.
With LoRaWAN, we believe, the smart nation is near to reality. The conference aims to strengthen the advanced technology ecosystem and encourage innovations. Our focus is to enable individuals, businesses and governments to create and implement smart and secure solutions — this brings phase-shift in India and creates immense opportunities.
Jayesh Ranjan said, "I had the good fortune of attending the inaugural edition of The Things Conference India last year. This year, the conference is much bigger with richer insights, inviting the best of industry leaders. The Government of Telangana has been actively adapting IoT and the 100 smart cities initiative is one such example.
When IoT becomes mainstream, it will be a gamechanger for not only enhancing the economy but also the lives of people. Pilots in Telangana have seen tremendous results in many sectors including power-saving, healthcare, weather-monitoring. LoRaWAN plays a crucial role in making IoT sustainable and affordable. I congratulate iB Hubs and CyberEye for hosting such conferences.
Wienke Giezeman, the Founder and CEO of 'The Things Network' said "we're in India for the second time and it's great to see the entrepreneurial energy and high technological competence spreading across the region." Kavya, CEO of iB Hubs, said, "We want to see India as a global leader in Industry 4.0 technologies.
We are very happy to support The Things Conference India which helps build a strong IoT and LoRaWAN ecosystem in the country. When we have such an ecosystem, innovations flourish and startups thrive. To foster the adoption of Industry 4.0 worldwide and bring advanced technologies to India, we are very proud to announce iB Hubs Global Tech Valley - The World's largest Upskilling Centre - our 1130 acre campus in California, USA."