Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

AWS, HPE and Tata headline at Hannover Messe IIoT conference

Steve Rogerson
March 19, 2019

Some of the most influence providers of industrial IoT will address practical issues of deploying software, hardware and connectivity services for embedded devices at a conference to be held at Hannover Messe in the first week of April in Germany.
The podium of the IIoT Infrastructure Conference will be shared by industry giants such as AWS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Tata Communications, but also by smaller IIoT native-tech firms such as MultiTech and Telit.
The conference is organised by the IoT M2M Council (IMC), and will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, 4 April 2019 at the conference centre of the fairgrounds. Attendance will be free to registrants attending the fair.
"We see Hannover Messe, with its emphasis on Industrie 4.0, as an ideal place to discuss operational requirements for implementing IIoT," said Volkhard Bregulla, the IMC's chairman and vice president for manufacturing, automotive and IoT at HPE. "For its part, the IMC is uniquely positioned to act as a conduit to bring these technology providers and users together, with 25,000 enterprise users and OEMs as adopter members."
The conference agenda will include panel discussions focusing on the complexities of edge computing in manufacturing, new choices in device connectivity including low-power, wide-area options, and selection criteria for IIoT software platforms.
The panel discussion on software platforms will be based on the IMC's template RFP, developed with input from both vendors and more than 100 users. The template RFP for software was so successful – drawing hundreds of software buyers to online workshops and live events – that the IMC is expanding the programme to encompass more connectivity and hardware, and expanding the format to include more extensive guidelines.
"There is clearly high demand for this kind of practical content, and it is perfectly in keeping with the IMC's role as an industry accelerator," said Bregulla.
The afternoon panel discussions will be followed by an evening networking event hosted by AWS on its stand in Hall 6. For information go to
With more than 25,000 enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT products and services as members, the IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT and M2M sector. Board member companies include 1NCE, Aeris, Amazon Web Services, Avnet, BICS, Digi International, HPE, Intel, Kore, Micro-Ant, MultiTech, Orbcomm, Pod Group, PTC, Semtech, Sigfox, Tata Communications, Telit, U-Blox, Verizon and Vodafone.