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IoT conferences worth visiting in 2016

We’re in the middle of the 3rd quarter this year and, as always, it will probably pass by extremely quickly. So I decided to take a closer look at some interesting IoT events coming up before we have to get used to typing 2017 instead of 16.

Just Finished, recommended next year

IoT Poland 2016

22–23 September, Poznań Poland

http://www.iotpoland.com/

Our recent visit to the IoT Poland conference confirmed that it’s always worth a trip to meet passionate people, share your knowledge with them and, most of all, listen to what they have to say.

This is the most recognisable Polish IoT event. At an extremely low price you get access to both business and technology-oriented talks. Moreover, you can join the special hackathon on the first day of this event - test your skills as a developer, or seek inspiration as an investor. This conference’s uniqueness comes from the fact that it is being organised by one of the top Polish universities that brings multiple students and more experienced scientists there to share some unique context from what we know from our daily lives. There were two paths of presentations at the conference: Consumer IoT and Industrial IoT. Topics varied for both, so everyone could find some interesting lectures.

We were happy to be one of the 2nd day’s speakers, presenting how a specific technological advantage can be also translated into business value (Over The Air Deployment helping Agile, Iterative development). If you were there we hope you liked it, if not you should definitely come the next year!

What’s next

Below, you can find the two alluring conferences we picked up from the endless list of what’s currently happening in the world of IoT, sorted chronologically. Hope to see you there!

IoT World Congress Barcelona

25–27 October, Barcelona Spain

http://www.iotsworldcongress.com/

This high profile conference is a must-go event for everyone who is treating the IoT market as a serious business opportunity. There are six streams to choose from including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Business Transformation
  • Innovation & Technology

This is not a cheap one, but you can lower the price by buying a group ticket from 995 down to 300 EUR per person. Definitely worth every cent, it features professionals from multiple worldwide companies as speakers.

IoT World Europe

21 - 22 November, Dublin Ireland

https://iotworldeurope.com/

The European edition of one of the largest global IoT events - IoT World San Francisco. The presentations, discussion panels and case studies will encompass the following industry verticals:

  • Energy, Environment, & Agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Smart Homes
  • Smart Cities & Transportation
  • Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Connected Cars

In addition, there are three more general categories, addressing IoT on a broader spectrum:

  • IoT Architecture
  • IoT Security
  • IoT Analytics & AI

Until September 9th, the price for a two-day conference pass is 995 EUR per person, with a 50% discount when purchasing 3 or more tickets. As the conference is also targeted at IoT startups, it features a dedicated Startup Zone and Pitch Theatre, offering a Startup Networking Package for 600 EUR.

Summary

Our last place to visit this year is IoT World Congress Barcelona. We chose this one over the conference in Dublin as it seems to fit our interests just a little bit more by giving a broader context on both the technological and the business perspective. For those of you who are more into startups and looking for partners/investors, I would highly recommend a visit to Dublin instead.

Again, Both events look to be extremely fascinating and interesting so make a choice based on your interests and general feelings. It's also a great option to visit both!

If you’re visiting Barcelona for IoT World Congress leave a comment below or drop us a line at iot-team@monterail.com! Let’s catch up there and share our thoughts and feelings!

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