AGENTS Networking – IoT Tech Expo Europe 2020 – Berlin, GermanyLast Updated: October 1, 2020
Learn all about the latest developments in mobile technology and associated business opportunities at IoT Tech Expo Europe in Berlin next month. It’s the European leg of a ‘world series’ of events that covers the entire global Internet of Things ecosystem.
Internet of Things events (IoT) tend to be the stage for the most exciting spectacles and discussions about the future of business and technology, and the IoT Tech Expo series is no exception. The latest in this ongoing series of exhibitions devoted to all things IoT takes place in Berlin at the start of next month.
If you are not familiar with the Internet of Things events or even IoT, you soon will be. While it began as a concept of connecting any device to the Internet and to enable inter-device communication—and that includes not only smart phones but domestic appliances, wearable tech, right up to airline jet engines. It’s estimated that by 2020, there will be more than 26bn connected devices on the planet. The IoT describes the network of connected elements (devices and people), and relationships between the elements, whether between people and people, people and things, and things and things.
Obviously, this convergence has massive implications for the way we will live and work in the future, and it is at events such as the IoT Tech Expo series, that the technological developments are explored as well as associated business applications and opportunities. As such, the series is a must for any business in the tech space. There are three main events in the series. The European fixture takes place in Berlin in the Summer, ahead of the North American leg in Silicon Valley this November, and the global series finale in London next year.
Everything you need to know about IoT Tech Expo Europe 2020
Here then is everything that you need to know about the Europe IoT expo if you intend travelling to Berlin next month!
1. What is the IoT Tech Expo all about?
The Expo is the leading global IoT events & conference series, which hosts two-day events across the world, covering the entire Internet of Things ecosystem. Each event has 6 dedicated conferences Smart Transportation & Cities, Developing for the IoT, Connected Industry, IoT in Enterprise, IoT Innovations & Technologies and Data & Security, in addition to a free exhibition.
The World Series 2016 had 14,000 attendees register and the 2020 World Series is set to be even bigger. Delegates attend from the key industry verticals including government, energy, education, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, M2M and many more. The IoT Tech Expo will showcase the most cutting edge technologies from more than 150 exhibitors and provide insight from over 200 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences. The Expo is also co-located with the Blockchain Expo and AI Expo.
2. Where and when does the next IoT Tech Expo take place?
The next event takes place on June 1-2 in Estrel, Berlin. This will be followed by IoT Tech Expo on November 29-30 in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, and then, in 2020, the IoT Tech Expo Global event in London.
3. What will be happening in Berlin?
Berlin, like all events in the IoT Tech series, will host more than 200 leading speakers from industry, and upwards of 150 exhibitors. There will be a speaker line-up very much focused on bringing end-user communities to the stage, from a range of industries, to present real-life case-studies of IoT/M2M technologies and solutions. There will be six conferences over the two days of the expo, organised under the following themes:
- Connected Industry
- Data & Security
- IoT in Enterprise
- Smart Transportation & Cities
- Developing for the IoT (free to attend)
- IoT Innovations & Technologies (free to attend)
4. Why should startups attend this event?
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the event, both as attendees and as exhibitors. The free conference tracks explore the future of IoT development, with dedicated sessions to funding and investment. These events will also hear from startups themselves, and what they have learnt on their journeys.
In addition to the expert content, the free exhibition also gives attendees a chance to see the latest technology innovations, while a dedicated startup zone will create opportunities for startups to exhibit themselves and their products or services. As there will be a large number of press and investors in attendance, it’s is a great opportunity for businesses at all levels of development for brand showcasing.
5. Who are the main speakers at the Berlin event?
Each IoT Tech Expo assembles a panel of more than 200 industry-leading speakers from companies such as Cisco, Schneider Electric, Ford, Boeing, Sigfox, Porsche, Bluetooth, Volvo, Telenor and many, many more. Henri Troillet, Senior Manager Investor, Germany Trade & Invest, will be speaking at the Europe show in Berlin this June, while Prith Banerjee, EVP and CTO, Schneider Electric; and Maciej Kranz, Vice President, Strategic Innovations, Cisco Systems, have confirmed attendance for the North America event.
6. Ticketing/admission & registration details
There are a range of admission options available, from Free Expo Passes to all-access Gold Passes. Gold passes provide access to the conferences and networking opportunities, and to the IoT Tech Expo networking tool that allows you to directly message and set up meetings with paid attendees, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors. This pass also admits you to the Day One networking party, and gives access, post-event, to all materials from sessions that you are interested in.
The Free Expo Pass, for which you must register, gives free access to the exhibition and the ‘Developing for the IoT’ and ‘IoT Innovations & Technologies’ conference tracks. Visit IoT Tech Expo Europe for more information on the June expo in Berlin. Other expo details are available at IoT Tech Expo North America and IoT Tech Expo Global.