The top internet of things companies are meeting in Barcelona, Spain between 16th and 18th October 2018. This conference will feature some of the top firms in the IoT market and is the place where big and small names meet and exchange ideas. This conference will be at Hall 2 of the Fira Barcelona Gran Via Venue. What is internet of things? Find out below what this is and read about some of the internet of things companies that you expect to see at the conference.

What is internet of things and what do experts say?

The internet of things is the connection of all physical devices to each other through the internet such that they can share data that enables them to work flawlessly. The internet of things provides intelligence to the physical world so that these devices can communicate without human intervention. The internet of things is, therefore, an amalgamation of the physical and digital worlds. The term IoT is used primarily in reference to devices that connect to the internet without human intervention, but would ordinarily not be expected to be connected to the internet.

Top Internet of Things Companies in 2018

Below we highlight some of the top internet of things companies that are expected at the conference in Barcelona this October.

IOT Solutions

  • Huawei

Huawei is a trend setter in the IoT World. The telecommunications company seeks to create a connection between things and people through deliberate actions like partnering with other IoT companies, for instance, DHL.

  • Google

Many are familiar with Google as a technology giant. However, the company embedded its footprint in the IoT in 2017 by buying Nest. Google bought the company at an astounding $3.2 billion. Nest is known as one of the first brands to make waves in the connected home space. Nest offers smart fire detectors and thermostats that can not only interact with humans but also learn energy use patterns. Another way that Google contributes to IoT is through the Google Cloud data management service.

  • Microsoft

Microsoft’s customised Windows Embedded OS does the collection and analysis of data, therefore, making IoT applicable in many businesses. Also, Microsoft’s products such as Azure cloud offers intelligent systems that offload heavy data analysis to Azure. Microsoft acquired Solair, an Italian startup in a bid to promote IT projects across sectors such as food and beverage, retail, manufacturing, and transport.

“I was extremely affected by the vary and quality of the shows and testbeds. a good supply of inspiration for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. I cannot wait to start implementing the new ideas and I am looking forward to coming back next year”, said Dr Jessica Walkenhorst, a data scientist at Scottish Power Retail Energy Limited, who attended the conference last year.

About the event:

The IoT Solutions World Congress is a digital transformation event. The event is dedicated to connecting the industry and IoT providers in a bid to help the IoT industry increase productivity. The event has taken place three times and has become a reference point for the global IoT industry.

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