Monday, February 6

2017 IOT Summit Philippines: Connecting the Country via Smart Technology

With the advances in technology, major tech companies including start-ups are now considering IoT strategies in order to compete and thrive in this technologically driven world.

This is the perfect time to introduce and integrate the advancement of this revolutionary technology in the Philippines since our country is considered as the texting and social media capital of the world.

According to several studies, statistically speaking Filipinos are utilizing social media platforms in an average of 53 hours per week, which is 11 hours more than the global average usage of just 42 hours. 

It goes to show that more Filipinos are relying and using their mobile devices and gadgets to connect and interact with the rest of the world. There is a huge market in the Philippines that can benefit from introducing the latest innovations when it comes to technology.

Almost everything is getting connected through the internet and according to statistics, there are 38 million Filipinos internet users, communicating with each other and sharing information. 

Soon, almost everything will be connected such as cities, home, cars, traffic light, appliances and many more. The number of connected devices is expected to hit 50 billion by 2020 so it is important that any business takes the lead in employing the necessary solutions to facilitate this transition, no wonder, Internet of Things is considered to be the “NEXT BIG THING “ in the world of technology and innovation. 

Ms. Elaine Cedillo, (outmost left)  during last year’s opening of the IoT Summit Philippines together with Ms. Emmylou Delfin of DOST-ICTO, Ms. Dara EverJuan of PLDT Innolab and Mike Tagorda of Millennia Suites

On March 3-5, 2017, the 2nd Internet of Things Summit Philippines will be held at the Megatrade Halls 2 and 3, Building B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City Philippines.

The event will feature an exhibit of different applications, gadgets and technologies related to Internet of Things. The event also aims to create an avenue for the audience to appreciate the technology, bridging in the gaps and helping the Internet of things to unleash its full potential through various medium.

The IOT Summit Philippines is a great avenue to learn more about IoT and how it can be fully integrated into any business, company or organization.

IoT Summit Conference with distinguish speakers experts in their field

The IoT Summit Philippines 2017 will be having a conference that will discuss the following topics:

  • Clearing the Hurdles of IoT adaptation
  • Smart Technology for Smart Cities
  • Benefit of IoT in the consumer appliance space 
  •  Smart Banking
  • Industrial IoT
  • Agriculture IoT
  • Wearables
  •  Emerging trends in Healthcare
  •   Enterprise IoT
  •  Security of Things in IoT
  • The role of AR and VR to the developers
  • Cloud computing
  • Big data and a lot more

SPEAKER PROFILE : Listen to Reekoh's Co-Founder, Dale Rankin as he shares how to clear the hurdles in IoT Adaptation

Objectives of 2017 Internet of Things Summit Philippines

Enterprises have been tossing with innovations dealing with big data, the cloud, mobility and social networking. Yet the Internet of Things - connected, data-gathering devices embedded in everyday object - is more than just another wave.

  • Business executives and technology managers need to comprehend the benefits of updated technology and open their minds to the possibilities of IoT for their organization. 
  • Introduce the IoT ecosystem consisting of hardware, software and cloud providers.
  • Drive revenue opportunities and solving business problems across multiple industries and in nearly all business functional areas

  • Unleash the power of IoT through cloud, big data and analytics

  • For technology and business decision makers to evaluate IoT and its impact on their businesses

  • To prepare the Tech and Start up community for 2020, where most devices will be connected to the internet and expected to exceed 40 Billion and we want to get started

  •  Train and educate the students and professionals through IoT Bootcamp and Hardware Challenge

  • Raise the profile of the Philippines among Southeast Asia as a country that is ready for the Internet of Things

Other than the Conference, there will be exhibition, product demonstration and cool gadgets/electronic items on sale. 

IoT Summit Philippines will have some interactive activities that everyone can enjoy to understand more about Internet of things applications and solutions.

There will also be different iot workshops during the 3-day event, 
such as:

  • Robotics for Kids and Adults
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality

  • 4D technology

  •  IoT Hackathon

  • Hebocon Challenge

A robot sumo-wrestling tournament for those who do not have the technical skills to create robots would be an exciting activity. The robots that will be used for the wrestling match are actually made of recyclable materials that originated in Japan.  

An example of a Crappy Robot during Hebocon. Photo courtesy of engadget.

The IoT Summit Philippines 2017 is organized by Redwizard Events Management with EConnext Ideas + Media and presented by Unionbank of the Philippines in partnership with 2NT Cambodia, Concepcion Industries Corporation and Millenia Suites. 

This is also in collaboration with Philippine Internet of Everything Consortium (PIOEC) and supported by Google Developers Group, VR Philippines, Philrobotics, Mobily IT 4 Youth, Infinite Digital Solutions. and IoT Incorporated. While Microsoft Philippines, PLDT Innolab, e-Gizmo Mechatronix , Thinklab are the IoT Bootcamp partners  and ABS-CBN News Channel,, Geekypinas  and Hubnob.TV as media partners.

For complete details of topics, program, exhibit and activities for the 2017 IOT SUMMIT PHILIPPINES click here:  

If you want to know more about the event or be an exhibitor, you may visit their website at or like them on facebook :  or follow them on twitter @iotsummitph. 

You may also email them at  or call 218 9023, 0917 9048777 and 0920 9734926.

General Admission is P100 while the students will get a 50% discount just present the ID at the registration booth. For a limited free one day exhibit hall pass, pre-register here :

Get ready and be informed, Internet of things is real and it’s happening everywhere.

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