India poised to lead IoT industry, says IT Secretary

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Launching the second edition of the ‘IoT India Congress 2017’, Information Technology Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said with the two largest industries — information technology (IT) and telecom — that power the IoT industry, India is poised to become a winner in this space.

According to IANS, Sundarajan told reporters in New Delhi that the capabilities in entrepreneurship in different sectors, the aspirational and second-to-none startup community in India and the young demographics makes me optimistic that India can forge ahead in this direction.

Conceptualised, designed and organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India, the IoT India Congress is country’s largest platform for accelerating business outcomes in IoT.

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The global IoT market is set to exceed $300 billion by 2020 and with almost 1.9 billion devices to be connected to the internet in India by 2023, Indian IoT market is forcast to secure 20 per cent of the global IoT business ecosystem to reach nearly $15 billion in next three years.

Dr Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman IET-IoT Panel and Organising Committee, IoT India Congress 2017, mentioned a Gartner report, informing that 8.4 million devices will be connected in 2017 — 31 per cent more than last year.

Shekhar Sanyal, Director and country head of the IET, said that the IET India IoT panel understands the need to create sentience and increase participation from the stakeholders in the IoT value chain.

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