With restrictions easing, there’s been a flurry of tech events in 2021, but the IoT Expo really pricked our ears. The well-established field is on the brink of further evolution, and the event was perfectly timed to understand the latest developments.
As my first year in attendance, I entered the expo with great excitement. Albeit missing my well-established colleague Ian Liddle, who was struck by illness. Nevertheless, I pressed on solo and found a myriad of different businesses in both the physical and meta realm. That being said, the vast topic of Crypto verse is perhaps a conversation for another time!
Plenty OV IoT solutions
Over the course of two days, there was much to learn about the recent progress. Including best practices and the impact of IoT across completely different industries. Speakers discussed the importance of the field in manufacturing, transport, energy, utilities, healthcare and many, many further areas. The ‘connected brewery’ presentation was a personal highlight… who knew IoT could support the perfect pint? Well, as it turns out, even Heineken have turned to the field for increased security, up-time, and efficiency.
Whilst in some sectors IoT can be useful for business continuity, assurance, and reliability; to others, it means much more. To illustrate, our recent blog addresses the importance of IoT in mission-critical settings: including manufacturing, medical and more.
Partner OV choice
Where does OV sit in all of this, I hear you ask? To answer, I would say firmly in the middle. As a tier 1 telecoms connector and NMO, OV is an intermediary. Furthermore, we link with over 600 mobile network providers to offer dependable connectivity between technology and people. Our innovative approach, combined with a multi-network focus (the only choice for total reliability), makes us a global leader.
To sum up
The IoT Tech Expo was an excellent way to both expand my knowledge and make some great contacts, whom I will no doubt stay in touch with.
To my colleague Ian, all I can say is… there’s always next year.