About the Program

The emergence of autonomous vehicles is causing a large-scale convergence of communication and mobility. Leveraging this convergence, applications of health and wellness are moving from clinical settings into homes, cars, and other places. As the boundaries between these areas continue to erode, the need for near ubiquitous sensing, data management, and artificial intelligence—in the cloud and at the network edge—is moving into virtually every area of life.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a class of technologies that may solve problems across those segments. ,As a result, players in the IoT space are changing how they think and operate. The traditional “value added” paradigm where ecosystem suppliers add technology and value along a linear path to the end user is no longer functional.

Solutions in the IoT space will not come from a single provider, but from an ecosystem of providers formed around the needs of customers. As a result, creating value in the IoT will come not from a chain of actors, but from a circle of partners.

To address these issues, this summit will focus on three principal applications/use cases which stand to benefit directly from the new “circular value ecosystem”:

By 2050, cities will host more than two-thirds of the world’s population, and today that number is already over 54% of the global population. In essence, by redefining and developing our urban areas as “Smart Cities”, we are, at the same time, defining how the future world will look and feel for most of humankind. Forecasted to be a $1.2 trillion market by 2025, Smart Cities is a lucrative and exciting economy. However, its many opportunities come with a profound responsibility and enormous complexity in understanding the best vision and strategy to protect our future.

This session will focus on:

  • the current status of technology, services and trends, with insight leading international cities
  • delivering a People-Centred Smart City framework
  • the role of open standards in the development of integrated & federated ecosystems.

The session will take the form of a panel discussion, with each panellist giving a brief introduction.

Pollution, congestion and traffic related problems are major societal problems. Consequently, new automotive solutions and more suitable transportation modes are urgently required to enhance traffic safety, reduce pollution and emissions, and improve utilization of roads and emergency resources.

One of the core ideas in intelligent transportation systems is the flexible, integrated deployment of advanced communication, coordination and enabling technologies among vehicles, infrastructure, and users. In this fashion, useful information from vehicles, drivers and users, e.g. pedestrians and cyclists, can be collected, processed and shared in an effective, secure and timely manner, making the transportation system more efficient and reliable. New vehicular applications have been developed and implemented which heavily leverage novel algorithms, including IoT architectures, machine and deep learning methods,  cloud/edge computing capabilities, and real-time V2X communication technologies for infrastructure and last mile.

This session will explore the potential of enabling technologies for real world automotive and transportation applications, including:

  • 5G/IoT enabled congestion, pollution and emission control
  • 5G/IoT based monitoring and safety for vulnerable road users
  • 5G/IoT technologies for enhanced driving experience
  • Collision prediction and avoidance system
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles in intelligent transportation
  • Applications and solutions for last mile

Healthcare addresses one of the basic human needs for the ~ 7.7 Billion people that are estimated to live on our planet today and is one of the most dynamics sector of the World Economy.

The healthcare sector is readily exploring and adapting new devices and technologies in the care of patients and their daily practices. More than 96 percent of hospitals have electronic medical records in place, and the use of connected devices is on the rise as the global Internet of Things (IoT) healthcare market is expected to reach $410 billion by 2022. Smart healthcare is moving to the direction of personalized services, precision medicine contributing to great benefits of wellness and health. IoT technologies and solutions can deliver value and can improve the quality of life at the individual level.

This session will showcases key areas where technology can play an integral role in delivering effective healthcare solutions, including:

  • Continuous monitoring of patient vitals through multisensory environments,
  • Tele-health and interactions with patients,
  • Performing technology-enabled remote surgeries,
  • Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to explore, compare sensory data and generate new medical insights.

The session explores the broad scope of healthcare and provides an environment where speakers and audience members can share experiences with practical steps in leveraging technology solutions for practical outcomes.

Additionally, the summit will provide opportunities to discuss how moving computation to the edge helps to increase data privacy & security for user/enterprise and diverse geographies, and how real-time data-analytics can provide predictive and preventive analytics for the smart and connected world