oneM2M to host third Industry Day in India to advance worldwide IoT adoption

The global Internet of Things (IoT) standards initiative oneM2M and its partner Telecom Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI) will bring the third oneM2M Industry Day to India on Wednesday, September 20. The conference is part of a push for an industry-wide approach to further progress and grow IoT deployments, with Deloitte predicting India’s IoT market will grow from 1.3 billion USD in 2016 to 9 billion USD in 2020.

India, an ICT powerhouse with a pool of globally recognised research and innovation talent, is characterised by a highly price-sensitive but large volumes-driven market. Region-specific requirements, including modest power availability and diverse digital traffic distribution, need localised innovations. A globally harmonised standards-driven approach will promote the fast adoption and deployment of new technologies in India and worldwide.

“IoT and M2M technologies are key enablers for the National Priority missions, such as Digital India, Smart Cities, and Smart Villages, and adoption of a standards-based approach is essential for economies of scale, interoperability and inclusive innovation,” said TSDSI’s director general Pamela Kumar.

“The oneM2M Industry Day is a great opportunity for the Indian ecosystem – industry, start-ups, academia and government – to receive the latest updates on global trends and developments. We look forward to some lively discussions and global collaborations emanating from this event.”

Taking place in Bangalore, the oneM2M Industry Day will bring together local organisations and agencies – Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications, Centre for Development of Telematics, Indian Institute of Science, Tata Consultancy Services, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Gaia, Bosch, and the India-EU forum – and global organisations, such as Qualcomm, KETI, IBM, Nokia and TTA.

Dr Omar Elloumi

Discussion will focus on the value proposition of oneM2M in the IoT Standards landscape, the Digital India & Smart Cities Concept, critical infrastructure and use cases, protocols and semantic interoperability, and communication technologies. Architecture evolutions, testing and certification, device management, end-to-end security and privacy, device on-boarding and regulatory aspects will also be covered, as well as lessons learned from oneM2M deployments.

“As more and more devices become connected, IoT app developers, product managers and solution architects must collaborate to ensure systems allow seamless movement of devices and data in a safe and secure way,” said oneM2M’s technical plenary chair Dr. Omar Elloumi of Nokia.

“This third Industry Day is a great opportunity for oneM2M experts and the IoT industry to share information and ideas as to how we can tackle these challenges, further highlighting how a standardised approach can accelerate the adoption of IoT.”

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