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10/05/2021

The IOTSWC tackles the main challenges of digital transformation at its second Digital Summit

What are the challenges posed by the adoption of the IoT, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity in industry? What will digital factories look like? What opportunities will technological disruption provide in the post-pandemic scenario? On 11 and 12 May, the IOTSWC (IOT Solutions World Congress), the leading event covering the IoT (Internet of Things) organised by Fira de Barcelona and the IIC (Industrial Internet Consortium), will address these and other issues, with more than 37 sessions and 80 experts and executives from major companies at its second Digital Summit.

The digital event is structured around two themes, technological disruption and cybersecurity, as well as a schedule of side events showcasing real cases, while technological companies, end users and experts will debate the main trends involving digital transformation in multiple sectors.

The first theme will feature, among other experts, John Vickers, a technologist and senior manager at NASA, who will explain how the space agency operates in the digital ecosystem, while Michael Grieves, chief advanced manufacturing scientist at the Florida Institute of Technology, will discuss the evolution of smart products and digital twins, Sultan Aziz, director of the supply strategy at Johnson & Johnson and Ahmet Hasanbeseoglu, digital supply chain transformation director at Unilever, will offer their vision of the digital factory in the post-Covid-19 era, Sandy Smith, CIO at Kimball Electronics, will discuss how to develop innovative and resilient success strategies and experts from the Husqvarna Group and NXP Semiconductors will address the main challenges of industrial digitalisation.

The technological transformation of the health sector will also feature during several sessions, such as the one with Maria Sanz, a sports cardiologist at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona.

Cybersecurity will be the basis for the second theme of this digital event, which, with the participation of specialists and executives from companies such as IKEA, Security Solutions, SAS Institute and the Security Agency of Catalonia, will analyse this key factor in business digitalisation, smart mobility, health services and the adoption of compliance policies.

The second IOTSWC Digital Summit is supported by Siemens, ABB, Emnify, Fiware, Huawei, Kaspersky, Relayr and Hornet Security.

Preparing the IOTSWC
The Digital Summit series seeks to engage and connect the industrial IoT ecosystem ahead of the next IOTSWC, which is due to take place from 5 to 7 October at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition venue. Under the slogan Connect with Game Changers it will have an innovative format combining a congress and an exclusive face-to-face exhibition for high-profile executive professionals, together with streaming content and virtual participation. The event will go beyond the Internet of Things to offer transformational solutions that combine several disruptive technologies to companies from any sector and will feature the latest applications based on the IoT, AI (Artificial Intelligence), Quantum Computing, Blockchain and DT (Digital Twins).

Digital Summit Schedule here

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Pedro Mier

Pedro Mier holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineer ing from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, MBA from ESADE and PADE from IESE. He is currently President of AMETIC (Association of Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunications Companies of Spain), Shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TRYO Aerospace & Electronics, Board Member of the Premo Group and Committee of CTTC. member of Space Angels Network and Member of the Sc ientific Advisory