IoT experts to assemble in Sydney

Thursday, 23 August, 2018

IoT experts to assemble in Sydney

Several hundred Australian and international Internet of Things (IoT) experts will assemble at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) from 10–11 September at IoT Impact 2018 — Australia’s largest Internet of Things conference and expo.

To assist in raising the awareness of IoT among Australian industry and government, the IoT Alliance is presenting IoT Impact — a two-day learning campus for Australia business executives — to understand and plan for the impact of the Internet of Things in Australia. The event will consist of an exhibition of 40 Australian and international companies, and an extensive conference and workshop program.

The conference will have a dedicated session on each of the six key industries which will be most impacted by IoT: smart cities, transport, energy, water, manufacturing, and food and agriculture.

There will also be a dedicated session on the key enablers required to make IoT work: security, data, technology platforms, artificial intelligence and communications networks.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Christopher O’Connor, General Manager, IBM Internet of Things Offerings (USA)
  • Clayton Fernandez, Director IoT, Microsoft (USA)
  • Dr Stefan Ferber, CEO, Bosch Software Innovations (Germany)
  • Professor Dr Lutz Heuser, CEO, [ui!] Group (Germany)
  • Andre Kluge, Managing Director, Schaeffler Australia
  • Harry Debney, CEO, Costa
  • John Marcolini, Vice President, Itron (USA)
  • Gerhard Loots, Head IOT & M2M, Telstra
  • Terri Benson, Managing Director, South East Water
  • Michelle Price, CEO, Australian Cyber Growth Network
  • Dr Stephanie Fahey, CEO, Austrade
  • Professor Alexey Voinov, Distinguished Professor, School of Systems, Management and Leadership, UTS

Several companies are meanwhile supporting the event by either exhibiting, speaking or delivering a specialty workshop session, including IBM, Bosch, CBA, Telstra, KPMG, Schneider Electric, Microsoft, Huawei, Vodafone, CSIRO and Nokia, to name a few.

“We’re at a pivotal time for business in Australia,” said Frank Zeichner, Chief Executive Officer, IoT Alliance Australia. “IoT will make an enormous impact on nearly every business and industry, and whether that turns into an opportunity for your business or poses a serious threat to your future all depends on how well prepared you are. IoT impact is just the first step in a long road educating Australian businesses.”

IoT Impact runs from 10–11 September 2018 at the Faculty of Engineering and IT Building, University of Technology Sydney. For more information, visit

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