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Recap of Industry of Things World Day 1

The first day of the Industry of Things World 2016 is already over and we have witnessed quite a number of gripping presentations by the Movers & Shakers of the Industrial Internet of Things scene. With 900+ high-level executives sharing their knowledge and so many best practices introduced in one place, it is hard to make a short list of the ones worth mentioning. Nevertheless we picked out some remarkable keynotes that provided us with valuable learnings and fruitful discussions in the course of Day 1.

From the start.

After the official congress opening carried out by the chairwoman Dr Melinda Crane from Deutsche Welle. Prof Wolfgang Wahlster from the German Research Center for Artificial entered the stage to start with the opening keynote “Beyond Industrie 4.0”. He showcased several innovations enabled or accelerated by IoT such as Smart Services, Smart Data and Autonomous Systems.

Another astonishing morning keynote was held by HPE Fellow Colin l’Anson on generating the new ecosystem for Industrie 4.0. Colin expanded on enabling horizontal cross company value chains by new partnerships and business models especially focusing on the role of alliances and startups during the implementation of IoT scenarios. In the meantime the attendees got their first chance to discover the exhibition areas packed with IoT enablers like Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, Teradata, GE, Bosch Software Innovations, IBM and much more.

Shortly before the lunch break our first IIoT workshop led by cyber-innovator and real rocket-scientist Robert Katz started. Latter introduced Structured Analytics Techniques, or short: “SATs” – techniques to connect and glean actionable-insight from disjoint and disparate dots of data.

What happened in the afternoon?

The afternoon provided 4 parallel streams with presentations from Industrial Internet thought leaders on certain fields of the Industrial Internet landscape – key topics were Business Model Generation, Technology & Infrastructure, Data Driven Decision Making and IIoT Applications. Afternoon Stream 1 was introduced by Hans-Joachim Köppen, Technical Leader IoT & Industrie 4.0 of IBM. He delivered answers to the question of how products and services continuously learn about and adapt to the needs of the end user.

Of course the other streams are also worth a mentioning: Oliver Edinger, Head of IoT/I4.0 at SAP, demonstrated fast business benefits with end-to-end IoT processes while Dave Raggett from W3C enlightened the attendees with standards for semantic interoperability and end to end security.

At 6:15 PM Dr Melinda Crane concluded an exciting but also exhausting day at the bcc Berlin Congress Center to invite the attendees to the networking dinner taking place at the iconic Clärchen Ballhaus.

That's it from Day 1 of the Industry of Things World 2016 in Berlin. We can’t wait for Day 2 to come!