MeitY Defines IoT’s Importance At IoT India Congress 2019

  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) widely acknowledged IoT’s capabilities in solving many of the challenges in India.
  • The government of Karnataka stated its efforts in converging IoT with other emerging technologies.

At the recently held IoT India Congress 2019 in Bengaluru, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) stated that Internet of Things has the potential to revolutionalise technology and thus solve many problems faced in India and across the world.

“IoT is something that has enormous potential for India and the world. A combination of technology can help us solve problems that we never imagined we could solve,” said Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

He added that,”We must understand the combination of emerging technologies like IoT, blockchain, 3D printing etc, pluck them out of their spaces and deploy them to solve problems. IOT will be the champion in adding to the proliferation of data.”

Stressing the importance of Bengaluru as the start-up hub in initiating IoT, Additional Chief Secretary of Karnataka Dr E V Ramana Reddy said, “IoT startups founded in Bengaluru are conquering the world and collaborating with the best minds globally and given the widespread adoption of IoT in multiple industries, it is indeed time to mainstream IoT.”

He further elaborated Karnataka government’s focus on promoting IoT and its convergence with other emerging technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity.

“Karnataka and Bengaluru are leading the country in terms of the Innovation Economy, powered by its rich eco-system of over 450 research labs, more than 400 Fortune 500 companies, and over a lakh PhDs with diverse specialization”, Dr. Reddy said.

IoT India Congress has become a suitable platform to discuss the integration of IoT in the defence sector including the Indian army, DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), the Indian Air Force and BEL (Bharat Electronics Limited).