PRESS RELEASE: The IoT Solutions Awards acknowledge the year’s best innovations for the industrial internet

IoTSWC 2018 awards Huawei, IoTerop-Synox, Nokia and Intel-ARM-Pelion for their innovative solutions

Huawei, IoTerop-Synox, and Nokia were this year’s winning companies at the IoT Awards held at IoT Solutions World Congress, the leading international industrial internet event organized by Fira de Barcelona in recognition of the best projects developed in the field of the industrial internet throughout the last year. Similarly, the solution jointly developed by Intel, ARM, and Pelion enabling users to connect any IoT device to the cloud in a matter of seconds received the award for the best testbed at the show, which is being held for the fourth time until tomorrow at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue.

In the Business Transformation category, the award went to the Huawei OceanConnect IoV (Internet of Vehicles) platform applied by the Groupe PSA car firm. This platform makes vehicles smart by transmitting data to the cloud securely, reliably and efficiently, transforms the service provided by car manufacturers and contributes to the development of smart transport.

The Industry Award went to the system for non-intrusive industrial monitoring at nuclear plants, based on smart cameras built by the IoTerop and Synox companies for Électricité de France EDF, the leading electricity generation and distribution company in France. This IoT solution is capable of managing assets and optimizing the existing equipment and maintenance tasks at the EDF Golfech nuclear plant in real time.

Nokia’s “Sensing as a Service” project won the award in the Innovative Technology category. This is a platform developed for Cellcom, a regional wireless service provider in the USA, which collects and processes data from sensors in real time and sells it in a marketplace managed on the blockchain platform. The information collected includes environmental data and data for predicting anomalies in the industrial environment, controlling hardware and monitoring production plants.

The IoT Awards also presented an award to the best of the 10 testbeds exhibited this year at IoT Solutions World Congress. The jury decided that the winner was the solution developed by Intel, ARM, and Pelion for Hitachi and Infosim, enabling its operators to plug in, connect and use any device on IoT platforms in a matter of seconds. This prototype is highly innovative, as it currently takes between 20 and 40 minutes to configure an IoT device and provision it in a cloud management system and, in most cases, prior configuration by the manufacturer or manual configuration by a qualified installer is required.

Among the finalist companies of this year’s IoT Awards were Serimag, Libelium, Tellmeplus, Witrac, Neuron Soundware, Huawei Technology, Dassault Systèmes, and Nymea.

The IoT Solutions Awards Gala was held in the Italian Pavilion at the Montjuïc venue and brought together the main actors in the international industrial internet field.

Barcelona, October 2018

IoT Solutions World Congress will focus on the role of Women with the Women Leadership in IoT panel

The leading IoT event aims to contribute to reducing the gender gap within the technology industry

When the gender gap in the technology industry is analyzed, everyone admits that there is a significant difference in the number of women working in this sector if compared to men, with some studies concluding that only one out of every five tech workers is a woman. Reversing this situation is one of the challenges that the IoT Solutions World Congress, the leading event on the industrial applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) is addressing with the Women Leadership in IoT panel.

The conference will feature six inspirational women leaders in industrial IoT representing established corporations and startups: Leila Dillon, VP of Global Marketing; NA Distribution at Big Belly; Helena Lisachuk, member of the IoT Global Initiative; Beverly Rider, SVP; Chief Commercial officer and Hitachi; Eva Schönleitner, Group Vice President of Digital partnerships at ABB; and Adriana Estevez, Executive
Director for Digital Transformation and Innovation at Microsoft.

The director of IoT Solutions World Congress, Roger Bou has stressed that “for us, as the top international event within the IoT industry it is paramount to promote initiatives not only to help the sector grow but also to make it better. We strongly believe that helping women to have more presence and more important roles will also help the industry thrive.” “With this Women Leadership in IoT initiative, we also aim to create a
networking space for women in the sector to meet, discuss new ways to reduce the gender gap and network to create new opportunities for them and other women in this field”, added Bou.

Following the panel, a cocktail will be provided giving you the opportunity to connect with the panelists and other women in various aspects and careers in Industrial IoT.

The international IoT benchmark event

IoTSWC is the leading event on the industrial internet and the digital transformation of business sectors, combining a congress, a commercial exhibition, and test benches. Its next edition expects to gather together 300 exhibitors and 250 speakers from around the world. This year’s show is set to showcase the growth of the IoT and its widescale implementation across a range of industrial and business applications and will
also demonstrate the convergence of this technology with artificial intelligence and blockchain. More than 13,000 professionals from 114 countries visited the IoTSWC 2017.

IOTSWC is a part of the Barcelona Industry Week, a platform organized by Fira de Barcelona to promote the so-called Industry 4.0 and its application in all sectors. In 2018 it comprises three events, Healthio, In(3D)ustry From Needs to Solutions and IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC).

Barcelona, 25th of September 2018

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