Internet of Things Expo offers high-tech vision for humanity

Global technology leaders this week unveiled a futuristic exhibition of new technological services and products that will advance the world’s transition of societies, processes and data into the digital age at the Internet of Things Expo (IoTx).

IoTx, held on Monday and Tuesday in Dubai, was designed to raise the abilities of UAE governments and regional companies to transform the region into the digital age. These leaders can digitize their models and use opportunities from smart devices to advance their businesses, communities and economies with technology.

“The Internet of Things is the building block for the next wave of the internet – the Internet of Everything,” Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president of exhibitions and events management at the Dubai World Trade Centre, said. “The Internet of Everything will offer intelligent networked connections, resulting in new customer and citizen experiences, improved operational efficiencies, breakthrough innovations, and entirely new economic models for services and growth. By collecting the industry’s most disruptive global brands and influential thought leaders, the Internet of Things Expo and conference is a strategic platform for regional firms to identify and adopt futuristic technologies that will make our cities smarter through creativity, collaboration and innovation.”

“There's an analogy that data is like the new oil. Like oil, data needs refining to be valuable, and you need to know where and how to drill,” Rod O'Shea, a regional director for Intel, a sponsor of IoTx, said. “The Internet of Things means we can drill for data everywhere and then glean value from it, both in terms of money and quality of life. The Internet of Things enables us to gather data from multiple new sources and use that data to make better decisions. Those decisions might make businesses more profitable and efficient, enable smart cities to manage increasing populations and the resulting pressure on resources, improve medical care by giving doctors more data more quickly, or even protect endangered rhinos via enhanced tracking techniques using sensors and GPS.”

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