10th M2M Summit: Deep insight into digital transformation
The 10th anniversary of the M2M Summit proved once again why the event is deemed to be the most important gathering for M2M, IoT and digital transformation in Europe. Experts and users from all over the world met in Düsseldorf to discuss the latest solutions and developments. The list of sponsors, exhibitors and speakers included industry leaders such as Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, SAP and Bosch as well as many independent experts and start-ups. A lively exchange about standardisation, data protection, industry 4.0, and other topics took place. New ways how small and medium-sized enterprises can benefit from the latest networking solutions were also outlined at the event.
Themed "Digital Transformation powered by M2M", the anniversary event of the M2M Summit attracted users and experts from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in networking. Among the highlights of the event were interesting lectures and speeches by Scott Amyx (CEO, Amyx +), Christina Rux (Volvo Car Corporation), Eric Goodness (VP Gartner) and Dr. Rainer Kallenbach (CEO, Bosch Software Innovations).
Jeremy Cowan (IoT Now magazine) and Magnus Melander (Swedish M2M Service Enablers) led the programme, consisting of more than 40 lectures and panel discussions.
The diverse exhibition offered companies like Vodafone, Rutronik and Finpro, from the official partner country Finland, the opportunity to meet potential users face to face. In addition, many start-up companies such as Logarithmo, Kepler Communications, and Cybus took the opportunity to showcase their solutions for M2M connectivity and their industry 4.0 applications.
Under the patronage of Sigmar Gabriel, a wide range of products and strategies were presented, highlighting how companies can use the digital transformation to become even more efficient and competitive. In particular small and medium-sized companies were shown new ways of how they can - with the right know-how and a little bit of courage - introduce new processes and business areas. The most important topics included the Internet of Things (IoT), standardisation, data management, and security.
Not least, thanks to the networking event on the first day of the M2M Summit, first talks for national and international partnerships were held. The Academic Day of the M2M Alliance, hosted by Prof. Sikora, was also a huge success.
The detailed after show report can be found here
The M2M Summit 2017 takes place from 10th - 11th October.
The pdf version of the M2M Summit Special edition of the M2M Journal can be downloaded here.