IoT to drive digital transformation in ASEAN

The Asia IoT Business Platform series will be returning to Southeast Asia for the fourth consecutive year. The programs, which are organized by Industry Platform will take place in major cities across the region, including in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Jakarta, in July and August.

The programs will continue to facilitate the digital transformation of enterprises and organizations in Southeast Asia.  It will also have an additional focus on addressing challenges and issues that organizations face in adopting and implementing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

The prestigious programs will involve Government officials, senior business leaders in the IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sectors, as well as local enterprises that are looking to explore business growth and improved business efficiency with IoT.

The rapid technological developments in Southeast Asia have led to great demands for IoT technologies. A recent survey conducted by Asia IoT Business Platform on local enterprises shows that more than 70 per cent of local enterprises and organizations are currently in the process of exploring or finding possible IoT solutions to be deployed or implemented. However, only 7 percent of them report benefitting from any IoT implementation. These enterprises and organizations cite cost, legacy systems, and complexity as the top three concerns in adopting IoT.

Following the great interest in IoT technologies but low benefits from implementation, Irza noted that it is now important to understand the challenges that enterprises face in trying to deploy IoT in their businesses.

The Asia IoT Business Platform series across ASEAN will feature a line-up of esteemed speakers comprising IT leaders from local enterprises such as Sampoerna Strategic (Indonesia), Garuda Indonesia, Bank of Thailand, Charoen Pokphand (Thailand), Petronas (Malaysia), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (Malaysia), Philippine Ports Authority, Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (Philippines), and many more.

The programs include keynote address and panel discussions covering a wide spectrum of topics including industry trends and outlook, industrial IoT, transport and logistics, public services, smart city, banking, finance and retail, and next generation technologies.

Since its inception in 2013, the event has secured strong support from local governments and telecommunication companies. The 2017 series will focus on engaging IoT solution providers and enterprises to address pain points and key challenges in implementing IoT in businesses.

13th edition Asia IoT Business Platform – Bangkok, Thailand; 24 – 25 July 2017

14th edition Asia IoT Business Platform – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 27 – 28 July 2017

15th edition Asia IoT Business Platform – Manila, Philippines; 1 – 2 August 2017

16th edition Asia IoT Business Platform – Jakarta, Indonesia; 7 – 8 August 2017

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