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Geneva to Gather the Internet of Things Experts, Researchers, and Industry at 7th IoT Week Yearly Conference and the Global IoT Summit

IoT Week 2017 is a major conference on the Internet of Things (IoT) co-organized by the IoT Forum, the International Telecommunication Union, the HES-SO and Mandat International.

By CBR Staff Writer

Geneva will be the host of the 7th annual conference IoT Week 2017 together with the Global IoT Summit. This unique gathering on the Internet of Things (IoT) will be held June 6-9, 2017 at International Conference Centre of Geneva. The event gathers IoT leaders from all continents and more than 40 countries. IoT Week 2017 is a major conference on the Internet of Things (IoT) co-organized by the IoT Forum, the International Telecommunication Union, the HES-SO and Mandat International.

A study conducted by IDC and TXT for the European Commission, estimated that the Internet of Things market value in EU will exceed one trillion euros in 2020. It has been growing at a steady pace, including more and more devices, entering more and more areas of life, and connecting more and more people.

With more than 200 sessions and 180 confirmed speakers, including IoT thought leaders and world-class experts, IoT Week will yet again be a great place to be for everyone interested in IoT innovation, technology and business. The impressive speaker line-up includes keynote sessions held by personalities and experts such as:


  • Robert Kahn, CEO and President at CNRI and Father of the Internet Protocol.
  • Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education and Research, Federal Department of Home Affairs – SERI
  • Chaesub Lee, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) Director
  • Paul Nemitz, Director for Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship at Directorate-General Justice of the European Commission who with a view on IoT & Privacy future challenges
  • Dr. Ralf Michael Wagner COO, Data Services at Siemens who will be talking about Innovating IoT Services
  • Martin Bürki, Country Manager at Ericsson Switzerland AG on  5G and IoT
  • Vlad Mihail Trifa, Head of Digital Lab at Swisscom presenting vision on future IoT
  • Benedetto Vigna, Executive VP, Analog and MEMs Group General Manager at ST Microelectronics, with a vision from the blue-chip and MEMS industry.
  • Domenico Arpaia, CEO, OrbiWise SA
  • Marianne Janik, General Manager Microsoft Switzerland
  • Nasser Saleh al Marzouki, Chairman of the ITU SG 20 on IoT and smart cities
  • Benoit Revaz, Director of the Swiss Federal Office for Energy
  • Latif Ladid, President of the IPv6 Forum

The programme and complete list of speakers is available on the conference website:


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Security & Privacy

The explosive growth of Internet of Things has entered into people’s private lives – homes, cars, gyms, schools. With its pervasive character, the Internet of Things raises numerous questions in regards to privacy. Protecting people’s sensitive information has become an important challenge to be faced.

In parallel, a recent worldwide cyber-attack has affected hundreds of thousands computers in more than 150 countries. The attack called WannaCry has brought major companies in Europe to a standstill.

It practically hijacked people’s computers and demanded a ransom in exchange for releasing their data. The number of reported ransomware attacks continues to grow and the scale of their impact is unimaginable. This calls for immediate measures and actions from all sides.

At IoT Week 2017, we have dedicated a whole track of sessions to ‘IoT Security and Privacy’ which will tackle a series of questions of great importance to the success of IoT technology, taking deep dives into topics such as:

  • Privacy, personal data protection and IoT deployments
  • The impact of the new data protection regulations (European GDPR, etc.) on IoT
  • Emerging trends and technologies in encryption
  • Addressing constrained devices security, authentication and reliability


By joining the IoT Week 2017, you will also find out all the latest IoT developments in many fields of life including Smart Cities, Smart Transportations, Smart Agriculture, Smart Living & Ageing Well, eHealth, Smart Factory and Smart Energy.

The Global IoT Summit (IEEE endorsed), will be collocated with the IoT Week and will present industry sessions and selected peer-reviewed scientific articles on the most recent IoT innovations from all over the world.

During the four conference days participants will be able to attend prime quality plenary sessions, interesting panel discussions, numerous workshops and the Hackathon competition with the total prize fund of more than 9’000 CHF. They will also have a chance to visit IoT Week’s Exhibition Area showcasing the latest projects, products and research results.

As the ultimate meeting point for modern IoT decision makers, IoT Week 2017 is an event that should not be missed!

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