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The European Alliance for Innovation Launches First Technology Summit: ‘IoT360: The Gateway to Innovation’ The conference , taking place on 28th days devoted entirely to the Internet of Things (IoT). Attendee will be able to get a 360-degree view of industry issues such as: understanding the IoT phenomenon, meeting leading European experts and innovators as well as opportunities to see demos of the latest technologies available and to understand how to develop and bring new solutions to market.
The European Alliance for Innovation, under the patronage of the Italian delegation of the European Commission and in collaboration with Fraunhofer Fokus Institute, University La Sapienza, IBM, INSME and Create-Net Institute, is announcing the upcoming summit on "IoT360: The Gateway to Innovation"
The event will be held at the Congress Centre in Rome Frentani and is already open for registration. IoT360 is the first of a series of events and is part of an initiative dedicated to exploring the phenomenon of the Internet of Things (IoT) in all its forms. The conference will cover all areas of the supply chain aimed at an Italian and European audience: from research to innovation, to marketing ideas, to projects and technologies.
"IoT360 aims to be a powerful source of inspiration for participants. Led by the most influential innovators, technology leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, companies, designers, experts and developers, the event will be a great opportunity to discover the immense potential of the Internet of Things and to build a network of contacts and ideas," said Prof. Imrich Chlamtac, President of the European Alliance for Innovation.
The summit will take place over two days with a programme organised in three different tracks:
• Innovation Track: The purpose of this track is to help attendees find new ways of bringing an idea to market and monetising it by seeking funding and further development. The track will explore how to evaluate an idea, how to handle issues related to intellectual property protection, how best to attract funds and more.
• Technology Track: In this track we will bring forward people and organisations that have been able to capitalise on the opportunities of the Internet of Things. Representatives from various sectors of the industry and the economy, including large, small and medium-sized organisations will share their vision of IoT innovation. The speakers will also share their experience in offering new solutions to vertical and horizontal markets and address the "hottest" themes for the community of vendors such as the path to standardisation, the social implications of IoT and the privacy issues arising from this phenomenon.
• Community track: The track is intended to encourage the creation of a community of people that together can "build" the Internet of Things. It is a way to meet individuals and organisations, to share research projects, initiatives, develop new ideas and do business via a series of face-to-face meetings. The goal is to drive the growth of the European Alliance for Innovation Community which is dedicated to the Internet of Things.
The three tracks will see the participation of speakers and experts of highest international standard such as Usman Haque, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Rafi Haladjian, Roberto Minerva, Michela Magas, Fabio Bellifemine, Mischa Dohler, Maurizio Decina.