A few days ago the Indian Business Chamber of Luxembourg (IBCL) organized a conference on the Internet of Things (IoT). Hosted at the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg, various IoT experts from local and foreign companies, ranging from startups to corporations, attended the event.
by: Torge Schwandt
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Under the conference’s theme “IoT Opportunities & Impact – Luxembourg: Gateway for Global Cooperation”, the participants had the unique chance to proactively discuss how the Grand Duchy can play a crucial role in bringing global players in the field together.
“It was a massive success and the results of the discussions and the debate generated will be of great interest,” said Kiran Nambiar, an IoT enthusiast and Partnership Developer of the IBCL, who helped to organize the conference. “More than 50 people from tech and non-tech backgrounds came to this evening event. They were all highly interested in knowing more about how Luxembourg is making plenty of changes to transform into a smarter nation with regards to IoT and digitalization in general.”
“It was a massive success and the results of the discussions and the debate generated will be of great interest.”
As the conference took place while celebrating women’s entrepreneurship week and women in technology, the keynote speech was fittingly delivered by Veena Samartha, CEO & Executive Director of VeCrear, an IoT solution company based out of Bangalore, India. VeCrear delivers various innovative solutions for clients across the USA and Asia. As the company is growing, it is also looking at offering its solutions to businesses in Europe through Luxembourg.
Another exciting speaker was Cristian Paun, Business CIO of DuPont Luxembourg. “He shared a lot of ideas on how big manufacturing giants are moving towards automation through IoT solutions”, as Mr. Nambiar noted.
The highlight of the conference was a panel discussion between different industry leaders and experts. The panel was moderated by Anil Nair, Global IoT Principal at Vodafone.
The panelists included Ajay Bali (Associate Partner Digital Advisory at EY Luxembourg), Georgi Taskov (Founder & CEO of EVVOS), Omar Qaise (Founder & CEO of OQ Technology), John Sharpe (Operations Director of Digital Barriers UK), and Ganesh KJ (COO of VeCrear).
“We will definitely take the IoT topic up also in the next series of ICT conferences in Luxembourg.”
“They all expressed numerous insights and outlooks on IoT,” as Mr. Nambiar stated. “For example, Mr. Taskov passionately spoke about the IoT data acquisition device his company has developed and builds in Luxembourg for agriculture applications as well as his plans to expand to various other markets.” Mr. Nambiar also mentioned that many participants expressed their strong belief in the potential of the Luxembourgish ecosystem for connecting the right people for companies in IoT, catering to future trends and specialized fields like space technology. “We will definitely take the IoT topic up also in the next series of ICT conferences in Luxembourg.”
He also said that the IBCL will continue to focus on giving startups and businesses from Luxembourg a great platform to connect with the Indian community and support them with all the essential tools and knowledge they need to explore the Indian market. In this regard, the IBCL also signed an agreement with Luxembourg’s very own Fox Beer on the occasion of the conference. Pierre Beck, Co-Founder and Managing Director, was present at the event as he planning to enter the Indian market with his company.
The conference ended with a kind note of thanks by the president of the IBCL, Mr. Sudhir Kohli.