Saturday, February 27, 2016

Internet of Things Summit Philippines has Arrived!

With major technology companies and start-ups seriously embracing Internet of things strategies, now is the best time to introduce and educate more people about the power of this revolutionary technology.
This coming March 4-5, 2016, be prepared to be amazed by the technology of the things around us with the first ever Internet of Things Summit Philippines 2016. Aimed to introduce the IoT ecosystem to the country, the IoT Summit Philippines 2016 will feature more than 50 exhibitors from the tech industry, all of which are big movers of the Internet of Things in the Philippines and in Asia. 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.
Being the social media and texting capital of the world, the market in our country is undeniably big, with millions of users of smartphones, laptops, and wearable technology that is getting to be popular to most of us.
The IoT Summit Philippines 2016 will be having a Plenary session that will focus more on what´s the latest advancements on Wearables such as Android Watch, Virtual & Augmented Reality. They will also cover Connected Health, Connected Living, Big Data and Security, 3D Printing and Future of 5G in the Philippines.

“We want to prepare the Start ups & Tech community for Internet of Things” according to Elaine Cedillo, the Project Lead of IoT Summit Philippines “and to raise the profile of the Philippines that we are ready for the ‘Next Big Thing’  “ she added.
IoT Summit Philippines will also have pre events that will ultimately culminate towards the opening of the summit. Bootcamps and hackathons shall take place on February 20,21, 27 & 28 at Palet Express, Makati powered by A Space prior the event to reinforce the audience, with more than 200 participants varying from High School & College students, to Programmers, Engineers, I.T. developers, System Integrators and Hobbyist Makers.
The Bootcamp will be headed by Microsoft Philippines, Egizmo and Thinklab as the training partner while the IoT Hackathon is a project of Department of Science and Technology – Information and Communication Technology Office (DOST-ICTO), all happening at A Space_Palet Express, Chino Roces Makati City.
About 200+ makers composed of High School, College Students, Engineers, I.T. Professionals, System Integrators and developers will be expected to showcase their prototype project on March 4-5 which will open to the public to see. 
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During the day 1 of IoT Bootcamp at ASpace Palet Express, Chino Roces Makati.


Internet of things promises to innovate customer experience by allowing objects embedded with communications technology to transfer data over a network, helping them “communicate” with each other.  For example, car sensors can notify the driver if the vehicle’s condition is alarmingly dangerous; a washing machine’s status can be accessed via Wi-Fi; and your package or delivery can be tracked anywhere in the world in real time.

To put it simply, we will be able to communicate with all sorts of devices as long as they are connected to the internet.

With the continuous rise of the tech industry in the Philippines, major companies and start-ups are catching on the new revolution that this type of platform has to offer. The IOT Summit aims to drive more opportunities to this unceasing movement of IoT in the country, as well as prepare the industry and community in the foreseeable future, where most devices will also take part to this one of a kind technology.

The Internet of Things Summit Philippines 2016 is happening on March 4-5, 2016 at the Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong, Philippines. The event is organized by Econnext Ideas and Media and Red Wizard Events Management in partnership with DOST-ICTO and supported by Smart Communications, Smart Devnet, and PLDT Innolab with  MTTagorda Management Consulting and American Technologies.

Some members of the Philippine Cyberpress with DOST-ICTO Deputy Officer Monchito Ibrahim with IoT Summit Phililpines event partners, Thinklab, and the organizers from Redwizard Events Management and EConnext Ideas and Media.

You can check out the event website at or like their facebook : for more details or if you want to be an exhibitor or major partner, you can email or text 09209734926 and 09179048777.


1 – Morgan, Jacob. ‘A Simple Explanation Of 'The Internet Of Things’ (May 13, 2014)

2 – Burrus, Daniel. ‘The Internet of Things is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes’

*This is Press Release

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