The first sessions of #IoTIndiaCongress2019 as of May 27, 2019 are mentioned below!

Get a scoop of what you can learn at the 4th edition of the biggest IoT event in the region that focuses on Mainstreaming the Internet of Things.

The full program is currently in the design phase and more sessions will be updated regularly.


Prof Jeremy Watson

Prof Jeremy Watson

Chief Scientist & Engineer, BRE Vice-Dean of Engineering Sciences and Professor of Engineering Systems, UCL

Sir Robin Saxby

Sir Robin Saxby

Technology Entrepreneur, Ex-Founding CEO and Chairman, ARM Holdings plc



Track Chair- Ajit Kalghatgi, Ex-Director R&D, BEL (Bharat Electronics Ltd)

Defence is a complex, sophisticated and highly secured system driven by technology. In India, defence already harnesses a lot of IT infrastructure and enabled solutions in the fields of strategic, tactical, operational and logistics. Net-centric warfare, situational awareness, sensor networks are some of the systems based on technologies similar to IoT. While the growth in Internet and Internet based services have been phenomenal, their direct applications to Military and Defence have been challenging.

IoT and its applications ride on a grid of internet, which is not ideally suited for direct Military usage. Adoption of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence which are overlays on IoT framework are already being attempted. However, they are distinctly different in form and architecture than their civilian counterparts. They require modification before they are adopted for Military use.

Key takeaways:

The track on IoT in Defence is structured to discuss and explore the use of IoT for various applications in the Military and Defence segments. The panel discussion will focus on the “Challenges in adoption of commercial IoT in Defence” by experts from Ministry of Defence, User Agencies, DRDO, DPSU and private industries and certification bodies. An expert talk on the possible future scenarios with Internet of Military Things & Internet of Battlefield Things will also be presented.

Digital Communications:

Track Chair- Juergen Hase, CEO, Unlimit powered by Reliance

From 2G to 5G, mobile connectivity has revolutionised the magnitude, capacity and operations of Indian telecom players, both in terms of provider market and services. New entrants with updated and modern services are growing very strong, however there is a significant mismatch between services and infrastructure available in urban and rural areas.

The Digital Communications Track at IoT India Congress 2019 will focus on how to solve the issues related to services and their availability, smart communication technologies and smart investments in infra structure through IoT technology. It will also touch base on the Government policies and regulations along with value added services and future of Indian IoT connectivity.

Key takeaways:

This track will give you a sneak peek in the current scenario and the future of IoT connectivity from the key players in the market. It will also cover areas of network availability and service guarantee which will help you decide the network and service most suited for your application. The topics to be covered in this track include 2G up to 5G, low bandwidth solutions from LoRa up to NBIoT (Narrow-Band IoT), requirements for devices and backend systems and security strategies.


Track Chair- Prakash Chandrekar, Country Business Unit Head, MV & Systems, Siemens

“Power for All” scheme is a positive and ambitious initiative of the Government of India to ensure 24*7 power to all Indian citizens at affordable rates. However, providing an electricity connection to every household does not guarantee access to electricity. Many consumers are displeased with the power quality, reliability and affordability. Lack of trained manpower and high ATC losses continue to remain the persistent challenges in the energy sector. Smart grid and energy management solutions based on innovative IoT can help in effective management of energy assets and services in India.

Key takeaways:

The track will focus on the various challenges faced by the energy sector and explore IoT (Internet of Things) and GoT (Grid of Things) based solutions for efficient energy management and monitoring of transmission line assets. It will cover IoT based solutions and use cases for EHV transmission line management, predictive maintenance, smart distribution, asset management and electricity company revenue protection – technical and non-technical losses reduction. IoT based technologies and sensors that will enable predictive management of tower assets for reliable power supply will further be discussed.


Track Chair- Ajit Ashok Shenvi, Director, Marketing Solutions, Big Data & Analytics, Philips Innovation Campus

Comprehensive primary care reduces mortality and morbidity at much lower costs and significantly reduces the need for secondary and tertiary care. The announcement of Ayushman Bharat with its twin pillars of Health and Wellness centres for provision of primary healthcare and the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana represents a paradigm shift in holistic care and lays significant milestone towards India’s path on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, “Access” to Healthcare plagues all the developing economies. Lack of adequate infrastructure and qualified professionals, inaccessibility due to inconsistent geographies and affordability are some of the issues that can be mitigated by using IoT enabled smart solutions.

Key takeaways:

The Healthcare track will focus on realizing a comprehensive solution binding technology, policy, service, clinical, regulatory, insurance and government through Internet of Things applications. Topics like decentralization of care, preventive medication and wellness, alert mechanism, remote accessibility for healthcare providers, hospital management using IoT technology will be discussed at the event.


Track Chair- Lux Rao, Director and Leader, Digital Transformation Solutions, Dimension Data

It is expected that by 2021, over half of the global manufacturers will use data analytics tracked using connected devices to analyse processes and identify optimization possibilities (Source: IDC & SAP). Driven by the meteoric rise in data volumes particularly sensor data from the edge blended with computational power and connectivity, digital technologies are set to change the manufacturing sector. The role of IoT in Industrial Automation has been catalytic and is powering Industrial Revolution 4.0. At the crux of IoT powered Industrial Revolution is a network of machines that are digitally connected with each other and create shareable information thereby enhancing scale, efficiencies, response rates, and overall production quality and metrics like never before.

Key takeaways:

The Manufacturing track will essentially drive discussions on latest developments in the field of manufacturing automation.  It will also identify the optimal ecosystem comprising of IT & OT technologies that will help the Indian manufacturers to look at a catalog of IoT services / solution offerings and have the right references for them to implement the use cases. Challenges in automation and priorities to consider before embarking on the transformation journey will be brought to be forefront.


Comprising of a power panel of industry stalwarts with decades of experiential knowledge spanning the IT & OT spectrums, the Manufacturing track would be a perfect blend of real life scenarios, practical technology solutions and methodologies needed to traverse the chasm between As-Is to aspirational. The highlight of the track is the case study section that would address a real life problem and the panel of experts would discuss and find a practical implementable solution that can be deployed by large enterprises as also the SMB segment.