Open Connectivity Foundation sponsors its first event in India – The 5th edition of India IoT Symposium
Product description:Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) was the Title Sponsor for the event – India IoT Symposium which took place on 15th& 16th November 2017 at Nimhans Convention Centre, Bengaluru. OCF is a Global IoT Consortium dedicated to ensuring secure interoperability for consumers, businesses & industries by delivering a standard communications platform and an open source implementation. A recent McKinsey report states that total economic value to be generated by IoT in 2025 will be $5.2 Trillion just by enabling Interoperability!OCF intends to help Indian companies to get into this market for new revenue generation. IoT Symposium Highlights As the part of the symposium, OCF organized many engagingsessions including a Keynote, Panel discussion, a hands-on workshop&an exhibition booth demonstrating multi-deviceinteroperability. The Keynote was delivered by Dr. VikramVij, Senior Vice President, Samsung R&D, Bengaluru. Dr. Vij explained the key benefits of open standards & how it will bring harmony to the fragmented IoT industry. Dr. Vij also stated that “Without solving the interoperability problem, industry cannot monetize IoT”. Dr. Aloknath De, CTO, Samsung R&D, Bengaluru moderated the panel with representatives from Nasscom IoT CoE, Intel India, Indian Institute of Science &IoTrek Technology. The panel discussed how open standards can play a role in faster IoT adoption in India. Also, OCF organized a workshop on “How to build interoperable IoT devices with OCF & IoTivity: A Hands on primer”. Samsung Artik IoT development boards were distributed to the registered participants. The exhibition booth showcased wide range of OCF compliant Samsung smart devices (including a Family Hub refrigerator, smart washing machine, air purifier, robot vacuum cleaner, air conditioner& Galaxy S8). Samsung demonstrated how these appliances can be controlled using Samsung Connect app on the smartphone.