September was officially announced as the Amsterdam season for the IoT Unit at Yalantis. We attended two international conferences well-known to every expert in the IoT domain – IoT Tech Expo and The Things Conference. We had the lucky chance to chit-chat with representatives of prominent industry players, listen to reports from industry leaders, meet our respected partners outside of Zoom meeting rooms, and delve into the background of emerging and established trends in IoT project development.
Obviously, one of the key directions of The Things Conference was LoRaWAN technology, a wireless protocol for data exchange between devices and the cloud.
Participants from multiple countries, including China, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, and the US, joined the event to shed light on LoRaWAN and its significance in the digital business realm. It was truly fascinating, and the numbers prove it: about a thousand people attended the conference, and hundreds of stands with various IoT devices and solutions were showcased in the exhibit area. Speakers represented companies specializing in developing solutions for smart homes, manufacturing, and agriculture.
Of course, the event wouldn’t be complete without IoT gateway vendors disclosing the latest trends in gateway development and management. One of them was our long-term client, RAKwireless, presenting their LoRaWAN-based devices.
Their CEO, Ken Yu, shared insights about the current state of the IoT market and the concept of ‘installation of things.’ He also brought up the topic of optimizing the implementation of IoT solutions for streamlined user experience and accelerated time to market.
“So, IoT, Internet of Things, well, RAKwireless, we believe actually that means installation of things. That is where there’s a huge challenge. So, the next big thing in installation of things is actually making that user experience and deployment journey as easy as possible to scale and to get those solutions out into the market. So, that’s the next big thing.”
— Gavin Brown, Principal Product Designer at RAKwireless.
Additionally, Yalantis’ representatives delved into reports on the exploitation of IoT in the healthcare domain, specifically how IoT solutions are used to improve people’s well-being.
The main concept of the event emphasized how rapidly the IoT sphere and LoRaWAN technology have been developing recently, as well as their potential in being domain-agnostic.
“I reflect on two days filled with insightful dialogues, insightful presentations, and a demonstration of the famous Wall of Fame featuring LoRaWAN devices. The key narratives of the conference are to collaborate and partner. This is the way to success for IoT end-to-end solutions: IoT device & hardware partners, LoRaWAN gateway solutions, and IoT software development companies, like Yalantis, to deploy and manage it all in a single software platform.”
— Andrii Burlutskyi, Marketing Director at Yalantis
The second conference, IoT Tech Expo, is one of the most significant events dedicated to IoT.
During those exciting two days, our experts had the pleasure to meet with industry giants and get into the recent insights, updates, and achievements in the industry. We are pleased to share the IoT-related topics we enriched our knowledge in:
- Utilizing AI and ML for forecasting energy consumption and transport maintenance. This topic was particularly enlightening for us, as we have several similar projects at Yalantis.
- Ensuring cybersecurity for IoT networks using cutting-edge technologies
- Providing connectivity and ensuring the stable functioning of IoT devices, even in the face of unstable connections
“IoT Tech Expo is undoubtedly about high-quality and inspiring content. Speakers with international renown shared their case studies and insights, discussing real-world problems and their solutions. In the exhibit area, we saw numerous companies – from hardware manufacturers to representatives from the blockchain, artificial intelligence, and online banking sectors. We were particularly interested in observing how IoT is utilized in the edge computing and AI segments. One of the main advantages was excellent networking. Open and friendly participants valued their time and the time of other attendees.”
— Den Hukov, Head of the IoT Unit at Yalantis
The Yalantis team had the opportunity to engage with highly skilled professionals interested in the Rust programming language as a powerful tool for software development. Our company has deep expertise in utilizing Rust and is currently involved in several projects in the green energy, medical, and industrial IoT sectors.
At the conference, Yalantis also exchanged working experiences, including projects with companies such as RAKwireless, Toyota, and projects related to electric vehicle charging systems (EV Charging).
Finally, this conference allowed us to demonstrate our expertise in developing software for IoT-based solutions as well as emphasize our approach to fostering effective partnerships with our clients. Our objective extends beyond offering outsourcing development services; we are dedicated to thinking outside the box and enhancing our clients’ products to help them gain a competitive edge in the market.
We also prepared a quick video recap from The Things Conference for you:
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