An Auditorium of techies, innovators, tinkers, movers, and shakers was all it took to spark the discussions about the status quo and future of the Internet of Things during the IoT Summit 2016.

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An Auditorium full of technologists, innovators, tinkers, thinkers, movers, and shakers was all that it took to spark the discussions about the status quo and future of the Internet of Thing. At the Swiss Startup Factory’s IoT Summit 2016 were presented 6 intense hours of top content to a room full of journalists, students, entrepreneurs and representatives of cutting edge tech companies in Switzerland. This lead to worthwhile interactions, the transfer of knowledge and debates on the “hot topics” in the Internet of Things.

The speakers were innovators and influencers from top companies and universities in Switzerland.

Hansjürg Inner – the man behind IoT at Zühlke, unpacked the current challenges that IoT faces as well as the many opportunities that arise through this new frontier of technology. As the first speaker, Hansjürg elaborated on the important business foundations that are key to embracing IoT.

Professor Roland Siegwart, the founding co-director of the Wyss Zürich and director of the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zürich, was on stage next and presented what the robotics industry has in the pipeline for the next years. These technologies are already changing the world we live in.

The key takeaway of Professor Siegwart’s keynote was that Switzerland has the potential to be (if not already) the Silicon Valley of Robotics. Switzerland’s top technical universities (ETH, EPFL FHNW, and more), the government, and industry stakeholders are working together to influence the development of robotics.

In completing the keynotes, Sasha Corti, the technology evangelist at Microsoft Switzerland, demonstrated applications of IoT for companies and startups. Using a self-made IoT device, based on Raspberry Pi, Sasha Corti was able to demonstrate how to integrate IoT into a company’s operations. The product features, such as measurement and predictive maintenance, were showcased in real time by his prototype.

In following the keynotes and completing the event, the startups Scubo, See Your Box, Modum, and Yaler showcased their IoT-Based products to an audience that had a lot to say. Moreover, the startup presentations created great material for the networking part of the event that went well into the evening.

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