Transforming India to a Smart Nation faster in a cost-effective way with LoRaWAN!1 year ago Guest - Akash Yeshwanth
● IITians bring ‘The Things Conference’ for the first time to India
● CyberEye, going to be the face of ‘The Things Network’ in India
● CyberEye is supported by iB Hubs which provides end-to-end assistance to startups
‘The Things Conference India’, happening for the first time in India, has kick-started at HICC, Hyderabad today. The 2 day conference happening on 9th-10th of November witnessed global technology leaders, governments, technology experts, academia, research organisations and industrialists who came together to discuss the immense possibilities with IoT & LoRaWAN. These technologies can drive India towards building Smart Cities in a cost-efficient and effective way. The event is presented by CyberEye, a technology company with a vision to build a smart and secure world. CyberEye is supported end-to-end by iB Hubs.
The conference, happening for the first time in Asia, witnessed Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary – IT, Govt. of Telangana, Shri. Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director – Atal Innovation Mission, Shri. Karuna Gopal, President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities, and other leaders who play a key role in developing India into a smart nation. Global leaders in IoT and LoRaWAN such as Mr. Wienke Giezeman, CEO & Co-founder, The Things Industries and Mr. Johan Stokking, CTO & Co-founder, The Things Network, Mr. Prasad Kandikonda, Vice President Of Software Engineering at Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., Mr. Sanjiv K Aiyar, Group Advisor and Board Member, iB Hubs have graced the conference.
Speaking about the conference, the CEO of CyberEye, Ram Ganesh said “Many countries across the world have recognized the potential of LoRaWAN and are implementing the technology to build Smart Nations. The changes it could bring in India are immense. LoRaWAN can reduce the costs involved in building Smart Cities multifold. With this technology, a Smart India is not very far.”
Smart and connected cities will bring substantial improvements in the urban way of life that would effect 1⁄3 of the Indian population. Smart cities also affect the core infrastructure elements like solid waste and energy management, efficient urban mobility and public transport. This will give way to a robust and sustainable e-governance.
“Through ‘The Things Conference India’, we have set up a platform for people to come and discuss problems and bring out solutions. We are excited to take this disruptive technology forward in India.
We are committed to build tech communities across the country and together, we will realise the vision of a Smart & Secure India. I’d like to thank everyone for supporting and boosting the conference. iB Hubs has been supporting us end-to-end throughout the journey since our inception. Without their unending support ‘The Things Conference India’ wouldn’t be possible. ” Ram added.
Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, and Law & Justice, Govt. of India, also sent his wishes to The Things Conference, over a video message
Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission said “Indians fare well when an ecosystem is provided to them. Our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, is also keen towards leveraging the new technologies that work for greater good. We want to make thousands of Satya Nadella’s and Sundar Pichai’s in India. India has a huge demographic dividend with 65% of India’s population below 35 years of age. This is an incredible time for greater research and innovation. The opportunity ahead of us is fantastic. It is time to grab it with both our hands.”
Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, IT I&C Dept., Govt of Telangana, said “The Telangana Government made a conscious decision to strive for being pioneers and leaders in emerging technologies. There are at least 20 IoT innovations from the state. Internet of Things can be a potential game changer. With this technology, the ability to make people realise the importance of technology and adapt to it is very much possible.”
Wienke Giezeman, the Founder and CEO of ‘The Things Network’ said “We see a vibrant community in India. We are glad to be here & India will be a great avenue for LoRaWAN. We strongly believe in the capabilities of the tech community in the country. We’re very happy that India is also on the frontlines of adopting emerging technologies with the efforts of companies like CyberEye. We are partnering with CyberEye to provide professional services in India. We are really excited to work with them. “
Kavya, CEO, iB Hubs quoted “It’s great to see such a huge response for the first ever ‘The Things Conference India’. We are very glad that CyberEye is taking successful steps in bringing the new-age technology to India. It gives us a boost to see startups making such a difference. We would be supporting many more startups in future which can drive the nation forward. ”
Over 300 delegates from across the world including industry leaders in Governments, IoT, developers, corporates, governments, thought leaders, & academia have come together to discuss the immense possibilities and overcome the challenges in building smart applications at scale.
CyberEye is a technology company with a vision to build a smart and secure world. CyberEye is on a mission to build cutting-edge technologies which impact billions. With a determination to build an army of hackers and makers, CyberEye has trained more than 2500 professionals, scientists, state and central defence personnel, faculty and students.
CyberEye has a diverse clientele and associations like DRDO, Government of Telangana, Government of Uttar Pradesh, DSCI, SSC NASSCOM, Telangana State Police, Himachal Pradesh Police, EY, and NASSCOM. CyberEye is also associated with international organisations like Cyber Security Group Israel, Cyber Composites LTD – UK
CyberEye is also a member of The LoRa Alliance, an SIG (Special Interest Group) Member of NASSCOM on Cyber Security, a member of Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and many more.
CyberEye is end-to-end supported by iB Hubs.
About iB Hubs:
iB Hubs is a PAN India startup hub, that provides end-to-end assistance to startups. Within 2 years of launch, iB Hubs has supported 100+ startups, and has given 25,000+ trainings in entrepreneurship and emerging technologies. With a strong foothold across 60+ countries, iB Hubs established 45 hubs across the globe.
To nurture the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in every nook and corner of India, iB Hubs is planning to set up 2500 hubs across India by the end of 2019.
About The Things Network & LoRaWAN:
● The Things Conference is an initiative of The Things Network
● The Things Network has built the largest open LoRaWAN network in the world with coverage over 50+ countries and has more than 50,000 developers in its community. Thus, it is offering abundant data connectivity, so that applications and businesses can flourish
● LoRaWAN is a Low Power, Long Range Wide Area Network technology. It enables sending small packets of data over very long ranges with extremely low cost and low power requirement.
○ Range: 2-5 km in urban and 15 km in rural areas
○ LoRaWAN optimises the battery consumption of IoT devices. It can make them work
for years together.
○ Both the points together, this technology cuts down the costs involved multi-fold.
● Hence, LoRaWAN offers many advantages in building smart cities and smart nations.
● Wienke Giezeman and Johan Stokking, the founders of The Things Network based out of
Netherlands, are also joining the conference in Indiahttps://www.thethingsnetwork.org/
For more details about CyberEye or iB Hubs Contact :
Girish, VP – Public Relations, iB Hubs. – 9800141844