October 14-16, 2014
In the past year, the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated at breakneck speed: Unprecedented capital investments, extraordinary acquisitions and disruptive business models across multiple vertical industries continue to validate this enormous opportunity. The Internet of Things is Here. Now. And it’s huge. In his keynote presentation, “The Internet of Things: Capturing the Accelerated Opportunity,” Wim Elfrink, Executive Vice President of Industry Solutions and Chief Globalization Officer at Cisco will share an industry perspective on the explosion of growth and accelerated opportunity for the IoT. He will highlight specific examples of the economic impact of the IoT, and discuss how collectively we can capture this enormous opportunity.Watch Replay
One can argue that the three essential ingredients for building a civilization are metals, energy and food; if any of these elements are absent, civilisation will neither emerge nor advance. In those places where minerals are concentrated and are economically viable to exploit, mines develop. Therefore mining is an activity deeply connected to the physical geography of the ore-body; this physicality has dominated the mining experience since prehistory through to recent times. In the last 30 years we have seen the world interconnecting at an unbelievable pace. Advancements allow processes and roles historically tied to a geographical location to be migrated to a network remote from the physical mining activity.
Rio Tinto was formed in 1873 and throughout our history we have strived to achieve excellence in areas that we hold to be core to our values; these values are built on safety, responsible stewardship, minimisation of environmental impact and generation of wealth for our shareholders and stakeholders. We also believe that innovative technologies will give us competitive advantage by allowing us to strive for excellence in areas that differentiate Rio Tinto within our industry.
At this forum, we will discuss our perspective on the “Internet of Things”. Our “things” are physical, large, and span a spectrum of vast mineral processing facilities. We will share our experience in building our Mine of the Future™ programme; an experience that spans nearly a decade of hard work and significant investment. During the presentation we will view real physical world activities as they are actually happening within our “Internet of things” mine-sites. Our Mine of the Future™ is a journey not a destination; we believe the journey has just begun.Watch Replay
Manufacturing companies are deriving tangible value from the Internet of Things (IoT) today. The convergence of information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) with IP-based networks as the backbone is enabling a Connected Enterprise where IoT helps convert data into information, knowledge and wisdom. This transformation is helping companies optimize their production and supply networks to realize unprecedented productivity gains and improved global competitiveness. We will discuss applications of IoT in industry and highlight progress in realizing value from IoT in the Connected Enterprise.Watch Replay
As the world’s insatiable demand for energy drives operational costs higher, enterprises everywhere are looking to harness Internet of Things applications in order to improve business performance. As proof of concept projects begin to show a path towards operational efficiency, a sense of urgency is building to scale these applications throughout the enterprise in order to realize their full cost-saving potential.
But moving a self-contained prototype to an application in the real-world with millions of interconnected devices presents unique challenges. In this presentation, we will use customer case studies to share the considerations that must be made during scale up, the challenges that must be confronted within the enterprise, and the technological solutions available to minimize risk during the process.Watch Replay
As technology spreads throughout our lives, whether in cities, workplaces, cars, wearables, mobile phones and into the home, the Internet of Things expands. In this ever-changing environment, many questions arise: How can cities benefit from IoT? Will they? Can IoT improve manufacturing efficiency and save costs? Will IoT save time in our daily lives? Will it remove bureaucracy? Will it make our children safer? Will it improve services that sometimes make our lives difficult? Will it warn us about traffic, pollution, fire, gas leaks, or water and food poisoning before they happen? Will IoT provide faster medical response when we really need it? Can it enable us to fix roads faster? Will IoT be a better way to provide transparency and fight corruption? Can we benefit from IoT without giving up our personal privacy? Can IoT make us feel part of a community? Can it enable sensors and social media to empower citizens?
Please join Mr. Mati Kochavi, founder and CEO of AGT International, in exploring the future of a connected world with their exceptional promises and exciting new opportunities.Watch Replay
There’s no stopping the powerful impact of the Internet of Things. But it is more than just things—it is also how people, process and data connect that is changing our world. Blair Christie will discuss IoE’s powerful impact on business operations and the future of work. From processes to data to our workforce requirements, how are you preparing for this new future? Where are the opportunities for your workforce innovation?
This era of IoE requires new models for innovation, new architectures and new kinds of companies. Padmasree Warrior will discuss what big companies need to do differently and what cities, universities, entrepreneurs and investors can do to stimulate innovation. Join Padmasree to celebrate innovation as she reveals the winners for the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge, IoT Security Grand Challenge and IoT World Forum Hackathon.Watch Replay
Last year Zebra Technologies spoke about why business should care about IOT and particularly how this was not only due to reducing expenses, increasing revenue and finding new customers, but about creating new experiences.
Leaders win by delivering better customer experiences that brings new customers, increase loyalty and reduce pressure on your profits. Leaders today need to understand that their businesses are facing new challenges not from their existing competition but from disruptive innovators.
Prof Clayton Christensen said - Good firms are usually aware of the innovations, but because they are not profitable enough don’t pursue them. Today IoT and Cloud software will enable new entrants to challenge established companies by bypassing the traditional channels, challenges and go-to-market models enabling them to reach direct users faster.
With IoT enabling more sensors and creating a more connected world that allows customers to be immersed in their environment, customers are seeking more information and are willing to share more. Can your business take advantage of understanding your customer’s location to deliver superior service or understanding information from your supply chain to create a better experience?
Automating pharmacy dispensing - Using RFID to speed up medication delivery while improving patient safety and visibility of medications using a cloud-based solution.
IOT Devices in business can range from simple to complex: Eg: Bar Codes devices, Tank level monitoring, RFID devices, GPS tracking, Temperature sensing, Building automation, Factory Automation, Vehicle telematics, Smart shelves, Smart vending
This session will focus on how the company with the best customer experience wins.
Uber – Changing the taxi experience
Re-engineer your customer experience using location information and mobility.Watch Replay
The Internet of Things (IoT) incorporates physical devices into business processes using predictive analytics. While it relies heavily on existing internet technologies, it differs by including physical devices (e.g. robots, cars, home appliances), specialized protocols (e.g. Modbus, OPC, DNP3), physical analytics (e.g., pressure, temperature, torque), and a unique partner network.
Since the introduction of Smarter Planet in 2008, IBM and its partners have been involved in hundreds of successful IoT projects. To capture the real business value of IoT, however, the industry must move beyond customized projects to general patterns and platforms. This movement must respect the deep experience of the operational teams and maintain the high levels of safety and security required in areas such as factories, hospitals, municipal services, and vehicles. In addition, both individuals and enterprises have legitimate privacy expectations.
Based on these successful projects, this keynote will identify over-arching themes that cut through the jargon and complexity that too often dominate IoT discussions. These themes can guide clients and vendors as they spread IoT both broader and deeper to capture business value.
Look around and you’ll find a sea of acronyms for the many networking technologies out there today. IoT, SDN, NFV, OTT, 5G - the list goes on. It’s easy to look at these as distinct technologies, but understanding the industry’s trajectory requires seeing how they fit together. From fifth-general cellular, where connecting millions of things to the Internet pulls it in one direction, but over-the-top video pulls it in another – to software-defined networking, which is ideal for engineering data center traffic, but also provides mechanisms to manage IoT gateways and offload the core cellular network . Viewing these technologies as a whole, instead of separate puzzle pieces, allows system designers to create solutions that best address the networking market.Watch Replay
The introduction of smartphones and tablets in the enterprise was largely driven by consumer demand, but organizations that embraced the new devices experience business transformation and improved employee effectiveness. Now, ordinary devices and appliances have become infused with smart technology and entire ecosystems of interconnected devices are being developed. At home, modern thermostats, lights, garage doors and kitchen appliances can all be controlled with a smartphone and have the ability to autonomously adjust settings or alert users based on information and sensors from other devices within the home. While the implications for our personal lives is evident, the challenge businesses face is what the Internet of Things means for the enterprise, how to scope projects that create true impact and how to enable employees while maintaining enterprise security. Join AirWatch by VMware as we explore real world examples and discuss the next generation of business initiatives stemming from the Internet of Things.Watch Replay
Audiences will come away from Davis’s talk with deep understanding of how the Internet of Things will unleash new business models, products, and services; open new avenues for critical problem solving; improve real-time decision making; and enable dramatic increases in efficiency and productivity. They will hear examples of how these benefits are transforming our cities, public utilities, and services, and all kinds of industries from manufacturing to retail, automotive to healthcare. Most importantly, they will gain valuable insights into the five “must-haves” for realizing the promise of the Internet of Things, the key players, and the essential next steps along each dimension to enable developers to be prepared to connect and secure the IoT.Watch Replay
In order to thrive in the future, every company and country will become an IT company or country first and a retail, finance, manufacturing, energy, etcetera company second. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the driving force behind this transformation, where Intelligent networks will form the backbone of enterprises’ converged IT.
John will discuss the transformation and convergence of IT and OT in enterprises and the key disruptive and agile business experiences that would be created through two main technology trends arising from IoT in enterprises – analytics and scaling applications from edge to cloud.Watch Replay