IoT Asia 2019 at Singapore EXPO

By Ewell Tan - Project Manager, IEEE Asia-Pacific Limited, Singapore

The rapid changes and advancement of Internet of Things (IoT) is going to change our lives and could be the next industrial revolution that reshapes the connected economy.

With these technology trends, the 6th edition of IoT Asia, an award winning event, was held on 27–28 March 2019 at the Singapore EXPO, with topics focused on smart cities, industrial IoT, artificial intelligence, blockchain, data analytics and enablers.

IEEE Asia-Pacific Ltd. is proud to be one of the knowledge partners for IoT Asia this year. This event brought together technology solution providers, technology heads, design/ solution architects, engineers, academic institutions, investors and starts-ups for an enriching learning and sharing experience.

Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, graced the event at the IoT Asia opening ceremony. In his speech, Dr. Balakrishnan underscored the importance of revising legislation in light of developing big technology trends.

IEEE Staff at at IoT Asia (from left to right): Leo Hwa Chiang, Director of Singapore Office; Prof. Takako Hashimoto, IEEE R10 Secretary; Ewell Tan, Project Manager; Min Bia Gunawan, Office Administrator.

In addition, at one of the workshops of IoT Asia, Prof. Takako Hashimoto, Vice President of Chiba University of Commerce, Japan and a dedicated volunteer from IEEE Region 10, was invited to give a talk on sustainable development goals toward a distributed energy society through the RE100 university initiative. As part of the Region 10 Industry Forum initiative, R10 Industry Relations Committee Chair, Dr. Chris Gwo Giun Lee, also joined us in this event.

IEEE Asia-Pacific also invited Prof. Simon Chestermon and Adjunct Prof. Yu Chien Siang from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Mr. Jiten Hanwat from the IEEE Singapore Blockchain Initiative group as speakers at the event.

This event attracted over 6,000 delegates and over 180 exhibitors. At the IEEE exhibit booth, staff from IEEE Asia-Pacific helped to promote IEEE membership, products and services to the trade visitors and conference delegates.