24 March 2015, SINGAPORE – In the past year, momentum has gathered to apply Internet of Things (IoT) technology and solutions to industry, beyond commercial and retail applications. The IoT industry is rapidly growing, especially in countries that have a manufacturing base with pervasive wireless and wireline broadband infrastructure such as Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. IDC Asia Pacific estimates that the IoT market in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) will grow to USD 862 billion in 2020, with some 8.98 billion autonomous intelligent/embedded systems, or “things”, connected to the internet by then in APeJ.
It is in this context that SingEx Exhibitions and the Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) have jointly organised the second annual edition of the Internet of Things Asia (IoT Asia 2015). Themed “Deriving Value from the Internet of Things”, IoT Asia 2015 aims to explore how the Internet of Things can transform businesses, government and societies in a manner that builds value beyond monetisation. The event comprises of a conference and an exhibition which will be held on 8-9 April 2015 at MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO.
Mr Aloysius Arlando, Chief Executive Officer of SingEx Exhibitions says, “IoT Asia 2015 is the largest Internet of Things trade show to take place in Southeast Asia. It is a showcase of new developments that will demonstrate how to harness IoT technologies and solutions to derive value, beyond monetisation to transform businesses, government and societies; how IoT can offer social insights, predictive analysis and forecasts; as well as how people will live in smart cities.”
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment & Water Resources and Minister-in-Charge of Smart Nation is the Guest-of-Honour, who will give the opening address at the IoT Asia 2015 conference.
At the IoT Asia 2015 conference, more than 85 speakers from 16 countries will discuss how to apply, evaluate and implement IoT technologies. Key areas that are expected to drive growth in the industry are addressed in the program content, which will touch on Smart Buildings, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Smart Cities. IDC Asia Pacific will present the findings of an industry-wide survey on the state of IoT adoption in Asia Pacific, which provides indicative trends and directional insights for IoT's development and proliferation in the region.
Mr Sudhi Sinha, VP Product Development, Building Efficiency for Johnson Controls in the USA says, “Over 50 billion devices will be connected using IoT related technologies by 2020, up from a current of less than 15 billion in 2014. Asia has the highest percentage of M2M connections globally. IoT Asia conference is a leading forum that brings together the best of thinking, latest technical advancements, and innovative practical applications from different industries into one common platform.”
The IoT Asia exhibition will feature 3 country pavilions, with 2 new entrants from Singapore and The Netherlands, in addition to returnee Japan. Over 40 vendors of hardware, software and solutions will showcase the latest IoT technologies, products and services available in the market at the exhibition and will help trade visitors brainstorm how to implement ideas, or explain how their IoT technologies could be integrated to into existing business operations, in a manner that boosts productivity and lowers operational costs.
This year, IoT Asia will mark Global IoT Day on 9 April and the day’s founder, Rob Van Kranenburg, who is also the Founder of the Internet of Things Council, will be at the event. During the evening of the 9th, the ArtScience Late series at the ArtScience Museum will also mark Global IoT Day by offering free entry to its museum between 7pm-10pm.
Post show, on Friday 10 April, a site visit has been arranged to demonstrate IoT technologies in practice, which will be hosted between 9am and 5pm. The tour includes visits to Daikin to witness how IoT is aiding intelligent control solutions; TabSquare, which provides digital menus on devices for restaurants; and SAP’s Hyperconnected Asia Showcase, where you can see the Internet of Things in action.
Key sponsors of IoT Asia 2015 include Bosch Software Innovations, KORE Wireless, ThingWorx, Nordic Semiconductor and NXP Semiconductors, TZ Limited, Telefónica Global Solutions, Nomos Systems, MediaTek and Fusionex. Exhibitors include the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Anewtech Systems, Advantech, AAEON Technology, G-Element, Hutcabb Consulting, Telit Wireless Solutions and many more.
To register or get more information, please visit www.internetofthingsasia.com.
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About Internet of Things Asia 2015
Jointly organised by SingEx Exhibitions and the Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA), the Internet of Things Asia is a conference and exhibition that is the largest Internet of Things trade event in Southeast Asia. It aims to drive the transformation of business, government and societies through Internet of Things technology adoption, opening up a new realm of opportunities across multiple business sectors. The second edition of IoT Asia in 2015 gathers key business verticals together with government and solution providers to discuss how they can leverage IoT technology to lower operating costs, or improve productivity as well as add value, beyond issues of monetization.
About SingEx Exhibitions
SingEx Exhibitions is a subsidiary of SingEx Holdings, and is wholly owned by Singapore’s investment company, Temasek Holdings. SingEx Exhibitions owns, develops and manages a series of trade exhibitions and conferences in various industries including urban solutions, logistics, information technology, healthcare and commodities. The company collaborates with both local and international partners to create new market platforms via trade events in key industries with high growth potential. SingEx Exhibitions has an extensive network of relationships with regional governmental agencies, international trade associations, and leading businesses in key sectors which enables it to form joint ventures, acquire, market and scale events around the world.
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