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Five Reasons a Dynamics 365 Consultant Should Attend the Internet of Things World Forum 2017

4 October 2017
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The propagation of IoT devices across industries is Microsoft’s ‘anytime, anywhere’ agenda, fronted by Satya Nadella. Nadella has gone so far as to suggest that IoT integration should be labelled as the Forth Industrial Revolution. As an always on platform, Dynamics 365 has IoT at the front of its mind, enabling Dynamics developers to build products and services that are powered by the cloud and focus heavily on device-to-device and device-to-person communications. This year, the Internet of Things World Forum takes place on 15th-16th November, held in The Great Hall of Kensington Conference and Events Centre. Here you will get to hear how Microsoft – alongside other global industry leaders – are harnessing IoT technology to power devices, improving individuals’ and organisations’ productivity and more. Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons why you need to attend the Internet of Things World Forum 2017.

1. Endless Networking Opportunities

Surround yourself with industry vets and those you’re looking to network with. Speak to people at your level AND in your area of specialism. Imagine a space where you won’t need to dumb down a technical explanation. This is it.

2. Keep abreast of Microsoft’s latest ventures

On the first day of IoTWF, 15th November, a guest speaker from Microsoft will be exploring augmented reality for the industrial enterprise in IoT. Hearing first-hand how Microsoft intend to further expand their IoT offerings promises to be an exciting, thought-provoking experience that could guide your business’s five-year strategy.

3. Explore New potential with IoT for your business

Amongst the significant number of key speakers is Cumulocity CEO, Bernd Gross. Gross will be speaking on the first day of the event on ‘How to Scale an IoT Business with IoT Cloud’. With the recent news on how IoT is giving Microsoft opportunity for cloud leadership via Microsoft Azure, IoT Cloud – and how it can be incorporated into an effective business model, especially utilising Dynamics 365 – is a hot topic. Cumulocity is the IoT spin-off of Nokia, so Gross will surely be offering some key insights on the best practice of IoT Cloud.

4. Discover the Future of the IoT Market

Along with looking at recent applications of IoT, here at the IoTWF a 40-minute panel discussion ‘IoT Market Forecasts 2018-19’ looks to predict what the IoT industry will look like over the next 2 years. Industry luminaries on the panel include Vice President Global IoT Solutions at Telia Company, Lizardo Hernandez, Director of Innovation at Landis+Gyr as well as representatives from British Telecom and Amazon Web Services.   Attendance at IoTWF should fill you with inspiration. Once you’re back, consider your Dynamics resource needs for that next project. Then, get in touch with one of our consultants. Reach our consultants today on +44(0)1483 233000. Or, if you’re ready for that next position, begin your search today by uploading your CV.

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