IOT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC), the largest international event devoted to industry transformation through disruptive technologies, will return to Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue from May 10 to 12 2022. In its sixth edition and under the theme Game-changing technologies for industry transformation, IOTSWC will gather the leading suppliers of industrial solutions and information technology providers to showcase the latest trends that are providing an edge to companies across many industries and promote collaboration in the tech solutions ecosystem.
Organised by Fira de Barcelona in partnership with the Industry IOT Consortium® (IIC™), the 2022 edition of IOTSWC will structure its congress program around five themes: Business optimization, Artificial Intelligence, Connectivity, Security and Customer Experience. Moreover, the conferences and sessions will focus on use cases that provide clear examples of how disruptive technologies are changing businesses and transforming industries. Among the confirmed speakers are Airbus, Bühler, Dow, Johnson & Johnson, LEGO, Nestlé, PCL Construction and Volkswagen.
At six months out from the event, IOTSWC has confirmed over 100 exhibiting companies including ABB, Altair, EMnify, Fiware, Hornet Security, Huawei, Kaspersky, RFPD, Relayr and Siemens. All of them will showcase examples of how the Internet of Things, Artificial intelligence, Digital Twins, Blockchain and other technologies have the potential to transform entire companies and businesses.
The Director of IOTSWC, Roger Bou, says: “IOTSWC 2022 will be a critical milestone for the ecosystem of business transformation technologies. After two years of being apart, companies, thought leaders and innovators will finally be able to get together. This will surely provide a much-needed push to relaunch collaboration and joint initiatives in a field where multi-actor projects are key in the development of new solutions capable of being scaled worldwide.”
Along these lines, IIC Executive Director Dr. Richard Soley emphasises the practical focus of the event, which showcases not only the latest advances in the IIoT but also in the enabling technologies that are driving the transformation of multiple industry sectors. “IOTSWC aims at companies who are looking to leverage emerging technologies. At the event they will not only be able to learn from fellow users about how they have successfully adapted and implemented some of them, but they will also be able to see at our exhibition floor some of the most innovative trials being conducted worldwide.”
Providing tangible examples of successful combinations of these technologies is also key to driving innovation. In 2022, IOTSWC will bring back the testbed area that has become a trademark of its own. Submission for testbed proposals is open until January and all entries will be reviewed by a jury comprised of industry leaders. Announcement of the 10 selected entries that will be showcased at a central location within the exhibition floor will take place in early February. Testbeds are experimentation platforms deployed and tested in an environment that resembles real world conditions and shows how new services can be developed and deployed.
Barcelona Cybersecurity Congress
Cybersecurity has become a critical field within the technology landscape as an essential layer for every solution. To underline this importance, the Barcelona Cybersecurity Congress, an annual event co-organized with the Catalan Government, will be jointly held on the same dates as the IOTSWC. The event brings together the main cybersecurity agents and experts and aims to analyze the current challenges in this field, defining patterns to protect against cyberattacks at a sectoral level, and presenting real solutions, tools, and success stories to extend the culture of cybersecurity across all industries.