SA Manufacturing ‘Indaba’ to Hold Internet Conference at Sidelines

Updated on 8 May 2018

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A manufacturing conference scheduled for June will host a forum on the sidelines focusing on internet-based technologies, organisers said on Monday.

The “Internet of Things and Industry” meeting will look at the latest global trends affecting the manufacturing sector.

Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.

“An annual 12 percent increase on average is expected on the number of connected IoT devices worldwide, from approximately 27 billion in 2017 to 125 billion in 2030,” the organisers of the annual manufacturing ‘indaba’ said in a statement.

“This emerging IoT movement not only has a significant impact on almost all aspects of the manufacturing industry, but on all facets of the economy as a whole.”

It said discussions would cover the fundamentals of connect, collect, compute and create, highlighting how manufacturers could capitalise on these innovations to optimise operations, create unique business models and solutions and enhance their ability to collate and use data through advanced, autonomous computation methodologies. (via African News Agency)

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