Cisco announced at the Hannover Messe conference that Berlin will host the fourth annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF). According to Cisco, Germany has made important strides in fostering IoT innovation, and the company is excited to bring the exclusive event to Berlin.
Cisco has previously recognized Berlin as a strategic city in its IoT efforts, having opened the openBerlin Innovation Center in October 2015. openBerlin serves as one of nine Cisco Innovation Centers worldwide, with the aim of bringing together customers, industry partners, startups, application developers, accelerators, government organizations and universities to solve industry problems. openBerlin is specifically focused on fostering innovation in manufacturing, logistics and transportation.
“It is an incredibly exciting time in the Industrial IoT market, and we are really pushing this market forward at Cisco, “ said Tony Shakib, vice president of Cisco's IoT Vertical Solutions Engineering. “Our announcements at Hannover are reflective of Cisco’s leadership in the space and our promise to continue innovating to meet customer demands. The fact that we selected Germany for IoTWF to share even more innovations with customers and partners demonstrates how valuable this region has become in advancing IoT technology.”
As the host of IoTWF, Cisco aims to bring together today’s most innovative companies to address the digital world.
Working with partners like FANUC to connect robots, Rockwell Automation to create factories of the future and with manufacturers like Hyundai to create new connected car technology, Cisco says it plays a role in creating innovative solutions that take advantage of the IoT.
Registration for the IoTWF will be launched in June.