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Ericsson IoT Community gathers to take on IoT together in Shanghai

On the eve of Mobile World Congress Shanghai, we hosted 90 members of the Ericsson IoT community. Senior executive attendees participated in an afternoon of informative breakout sessions and keynote addresses from IoT telecom frontrunners as well as from leading enterprises and ecosystem partners. We are very encouraged to see so much interest and many active dialogues, best practices and the future of IoT and 5G in Asia-Pacific. It’s truly an exciting time for IoT collaboration in the region.

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Kiva Allgood

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Ericsson’s IoT Day Shanghai 2019 was a great success! On the eve of Mobile World Congress Shanghai, we hosted a record 90 members of the Ericsson IoT community at our exclusive, invitation-only event. Senior executive attendees participated in an afternoon of informative breakout sessions and keynote addresses from IoT telecom frontrunners like China Telecom, China Mobile and Telenor Connexion as well as from leading enterprises and ecosystem partners, including LONGi, Lynk&Co, Steelcase and Gotell. We are very encouraged by the strong interest and active dialogues about the best practices and the future of IoT and 5G in Asia-Pacific. It’s truly an exciting time for IoT collaboration in the region.

Here is what we learned from this year’s IoT Day in Shanghai.

Asia-Pacific is really the powerhouse of IoT and 5G. Seventy percent of the 4.1 billion cellular IoT connections predicted in the next 5 years will be in this region, most them in China! That was why the theme of our IoT Day was “Taking on IoT together” as IoT is truly a team sport and only through collaboration can we all succeed in our IoT ventures.

We are on a quest to make cellular IoT easy for enterprises, telecom operators, and all partners by making it easy to adopt, easy to use, and easy to scale. The China Telecom and China Mobile keynotes outlined how the Ericsson IoT Accelerator is used to connect growing numbers of Chinese and global enterprises. We learned from Gotell how the company uses the platform to provide eSIM services to automakers. Lynk&Co elaborated on the future of the connected car and the long-standing relationships with Ericsson, while Solar technology specialist LONGi and smart workplace solution provider Steelcase were great examples of how IoT is transforming global enterprises.

Breakout sessions led by Ericsson’s IoT experts discussed hot topics like global connectivity management, IoT Accelerator service evolution and defining IoT ecosystems for enterprises. We also ran a breakout workshop focusing on reseller business models as part of our go-to-market support for telecom service providers. The breakouts featured lively discussions with best practices and insights shared among community members.

In summary, IoT Day Shanghai provided a platform where Ericsson IoT community members met to share knowledge, learn from and be inspired by each other. Our next IoT Day will be in Stockholm on September 23-24. We hope to see many of you there!

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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Kiva Allgood
As Head of IoT at Ericsson, Kiva is responsible for scaling Ericsson’s IoT offerings and building strategic partnerships for connectivity across industries. Kiva is a mom, wife, sister, tech lover, innovator and award-winning entrepreneur.
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