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India m2m + iot Forum 2017 receives support from Department of Telecommunications, Government of India

Honorable Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to Inaugurate the Exhibition on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) Startup’s at India m2m + iot Forum 2017
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, New Delhi, India – India m2m + iot Forum 2017 announced, Mr. J. S. Deepak, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications, Government of India, confirms to inaugurate the most anticipated and awaited m2m and iot forum of the year on 6 March 2017 at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India.
India m2m + iot Forum 2017
The 4th edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2017 will host a dedicated exhibition for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) Startup’s which will be inaugurated by Mr. J. S. Deepak, Secretary, DoT. The forum has also announced a ‘TEN Square Business Pitch Competition’ where the startups in the field of ICT (m2m + iot) will have an opportunity to present their business pitch to the live audience.

In his message to participants, Mr. J. S. Deepak mentioned, “I am delighted to know that Telecom Centres of Excellence, India (TCOE, India) with is hosting the 4th India m2m + iot Forum with the theme ‘capitalizing connected world’ bringing together the entire machine- to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) stakeholder community on a single platform.

“I am happy to note that TCOE India has scheduled a special session on TEN Square Investor Panel  and  Business  Pitch  Competition  to  encourage  start-ups  within  the  country.  This, TCOE India  initiative  on  incubation  of  start-ups  is  a  laudable  effort.  TCOE  India  needs  to work  with entrepreneurs  on  different  platforms  and  handhold  them  to  promote  start-ups”, he  further added.

India m2m + iot Forum will also be graced by Mr. G.K. Upadhyay, Member (T), Mr. N. Sivasailam, Additional Secretary (T) from Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications, Government of India and the Honourable Ambassador of The Delegation of European Union to India, H.E. Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski.

Now in its 4th edition, India m2m + iot Forum has become the signature forum in marketing ‘Brand Of India’ to the entire Information Communications Technology (ICT) stakeholders across the world. With an objective to promote India’s brand image and provide a preeminent platform to the m2m + iot companies from large, medium to small enterprises to showcase their business ideas innovations and capabilities in emerging markets, and has been at the forefront of this cause since 2014.

The forum aims at enriching the m2m and iot ecosystem with market intelligence, technology trends, success stories and capacity building, and offers the best opportunity for branding and positioning, learning and sharing, connecting and networking with eminent peers, senior decision makers from Central and State Government Agencies and Departments and Industry Experts and have created opportunities for the m2m + iot systems designers, application developers, and hardware manufacturers, to build realistic business contacts with leading buyers from within the country and the world.

In view of the key developments that the m2m + iot industry has witnessed in the last year, India m2m + iot Forum 2017 will lay emphasis on key topics where the policy makers and the games changer will discuss, deliberate on one single platform.

- INVESTORS PANEL – STARTUPs their PLACE in the ECOSYSTEM? – will discuss and deliberate on key topics such as:
1. Signs of maturity in the Indian ICT (m2m + iot) market.
2. Supply and demand – is there a real B2B – B2C – B2G appetite?
3. How competitive is the Indian ICT market?
4. Are most ICT (m2m + iot) Startups performing in line with investor expectations?
5. The evolution of ICT (m2m + iot) Startups – what type of ICT (m2m + iot) Startups are being targeted by investors in the market?

- TCOE INDIA’s TEN SQUARE BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION – India m2m + iot Forum 2017 under the TEN Square Entrepreneurship Enablement Program of TCOE India announces the ‘TEN Square Business Pitch Competition AWARD. The TEN Square Business Pitch Competition will focus on applications of ICT (including m2m + iot) in various spheres of daily life and how ready are the product, services and solutions for go- to-market and positively and really impact the lives of the society at large.

The best will be rewarded by the honorable minister in person!

The 4th edition of ‘India m2m + iot Forum 2017’ being jointly organized by and Telecom Centres Of Excellence, India (TCOE India) set up by Department  of  Telecommunications  (DOT)  in  PPP  mode  with  industry  and  academia,  and co- hosted by Department of Management Studies (DMS), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), has received the valuable support of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications, Government of India, European Union (EU), European Telecom Standards Institute (ETSI) and oneM2M as the esteemed conference partners for the forum.

About the organizers:

Inaugurated in April 2013, is a world-class news and resource portal of     latest     machine-to-machine     (m2m)     and     internet     of     things     (iot)     information. has very high quality collection of resources and references such as; articles, case studies, white papers, videos, interviews and events from across  verticals  of  the  machine-to-machine  (m2m)  and  internet  of  things  (iot)  eco-system  and value chain. Telecom Centres of Excellence, India (TCOE, India)

Telecom Centres of Excellence, set up in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, are an example of the Government, the Academia and the Industry working together for the sustained growth and progress of the country in the Telecom sector. The idea of Telecom Centres of Excellence was conceptualized in May 2007 and brought into existence by February 2008 with the signing of 7 MoUs between DoT, participating premier Academic Institutes and the sponsors from the Telecom Industry.

For further details, please contact;

Shilpi Batra
Forum Director – India m2m + iot Forum 2017 Mobile: +91 9599074767, +91 9818105643
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