|Some time during 2008 the number of individual devices communicating using the Internet exceeded the number of people on the planet, and the numbers continue to grow exponentially. It's estimated that by 2020 there could be as many as 50 billion uniquely-addressable networked devices around the world. They won't just be computers, or tablets - or even smart phones. |
Instead, huge numbers of wireless sensors and actuators in industrial machinery, vehicles, domestic appliances or even attached to our bodies will dominate this coming "Internet of Things".
This explosion in the scale and ubiquity of networked devices will enable an exciting range of new applications that will revolutionize global industries, connecting machines, people and data in entirely new ways, many not yet envisioned. However, it will also bring new technical challenges, such as burgeoning data volumes and the need to assure that complex, constantly-adapting assemblies performing life-critical tasks do so predictably, safely and reliably.
In this one-day program our distinguished panel of speakers from industry leaders, explores the promises and challenges of the Internet of Things. Join us to discover how the technologies we take for granted today are already evolving into the foundations of tomorrow's Internet of Things.