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A FEW WORDS FROM THE ORGANISER
"I believe that a perfect storm of innovation is coming our way that will finally make the Internet of Things (IoT) a reality in the home, business, and across many diverse industry sectors. Unlimited low-cost storage, processing power, and ubiquitous connectivity coupled with robust, accurate, low-cost sensors will drive the proliferation of smart connected devices. That is why I have decided to focus my attention on this dynamic and exciting sector".
Simon Montford (Organiser of IOT//EDI)
When the Web first evolved it became dynamic and collaborative, which led to the advent of social media. This became known as "Web 2.0". Since then it has continued to evolve, and today human-to-machine, and machine-to-machine communication via the Web has finally become a reality. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices in operation world-wide, commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), however we also like the term "Web 3.0".
Industry analysts predict that sales of smart wearable devices will generate $23 billion in revenue, commercial drones $1.5 billion, smart home technology $40-60 billion, and the Industrial IoT, $210 billion!
IOT//EDI (Edinburgh) is a one day conference about connected devices. The aim of the event will be to explore which IoT technologies will most likely have the greatest impact on consumers, business, industry and the environment as well as examine what social, technological, economic, environmental and political issues may arise as a result.
Attendees will hear domain experts discuss their views across a wide range of sectors from oil and gas, agriculture, environmental and conservation, logistics, health and fitness, fashion, home security and automation, transport and much more.