‘Digital Revolution’: Internet of Things Expos Bloom in Dubai and NYC

The Internet of Things represents the most dramatic changes in many fields since the creation of the Internet, opens up a world of opportunities, and transforms our lives.

Photo: Internet of Things Expo Dubai

Photo: Internet of Things Expo Dubai

According to lots of researches in the field of technology, there will be billions computers, smartphones, tablets, and other devices connected to the Internet by 2020.  Moreover, this number is expected to increase really fast in the future.

With large technology firms and startups seriously embracing Internet of Things strategies, IoT enthusiasts and enterpreneurs are able to attend @ThingsExpo organized by the SYS-CON Media which will take place from the 9th June to the 11th June 2015 at the Javits Convention Center in New York, USA, and IoTX 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre from the 8th June to the 9th June 2015 in Dubai.

With Dubai Smart Government, Smart Dubai and Dubai Internet City among the numerous UAE-based public sector entities participating at IoTX 2015, 42 of the world’s leading technology firms are championing a host of ‘disruptive’ solutions for effective digital transformation across more than 6,500 square metres of exhibition space, reports WAM.

“The Internet of Things is no longer a futuristic buzz term – it is here, it is now and it is already improving our lives,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions and Events Management, DWTC. “As multiple machines, devices and appliances connect to the Internet through increasingly sophisticated networks, the status quo is evolving on a daily basis.”

He continued: “Consumers and businesses face an avalanche of innovative new services in the home, at the office and across society at large. The Internet of Things Expo addresses the need for seamless interaction of these devices and services by providing a critical platform for companies from different sectors to ensure optimum collaboration and inter-operability.”

“Achieving and succeeding people’s expectations are the core pillars of the Dubai Smart Government vision,” said Bin Humaidan, Director General, Dubai Smart Government. “Innovation is the primary driver of the knowledge economy and society in general, collaboration between government entities and the private sector is the key to providing value-added services to citizens. The Internet of Things is one of the enablers for Dubai Smart Government as technology is the vehicle to reach and please our consumers – the population of Dubai.”

As for the convention which opens today in New York, there will be 45 breakout sessions in all, with keynotes, general sessions, and power panels. Participants are going to discuss various topics in the fields of consumer IoT, enterprise IoT, and IoT for developers such as smart travelling, customized shopping, open source hardware, etc.

According to the three-day technical program, visitors of @ThingsExpo will be able to learn exactly why Internet of Things is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint, hear first-hand from industry experts the common issues and requirements for creating a platform for the Internet of Things, and see what new tools and approaches the Internet of Things requires.

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