In two weeks, CeBIT, one of the world’s largest tech trade show, will begin. As you would expect, this year CeBIT will have a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT). In Europe, especially Germany, IoT is very focused on the Industrial IoT and the Industry 4.0 initiative, so this will be a big deal at CeBIT.
The Eclipse IoT Working Group will be well represented at CeBIT. Mike Milinkovich is giving an ‘Open IoT’ keynote talk on March 15 in Hall 13. Benjamin Cabe will be demoing Eclipse IoT technology in the Eurotech booth.
In fact, Eurotech is showcasing at CeBIT the power an open IoT strategy can have for company. Eurotech is a huge supporter of the Eclipse IoT Working Group and leads the Eclipse Kura project. They have also been actively involved in open standards like MQTT and OSGi. Their commitment to IoT open source and IoT open standards has allowed them to create a significant partner ecosystem and showcase at CeBIT, including Red Hat, Hitachi High-Tech, BitReactive, Eclipse, OSGi Alliance, Om7Sense, Misurio, ELCO, and FSI.
For IoT to be successful, the industry needs to break down the proprietary silos that still dominate IoT solutions. A commitment to open standards and open source is how companies will win and grow their markets. If you are planning to attend CeBIT, check out the Eurotech booth in Hall 13 to see an open IoT strategy in action.