Date: 30 November 2016 10:34
Conference on the theme "Internet of Things. The next generation " kicked off today within International Exhibition of Telecommunications and Information Technologies BakuTel-2016.The conference is organized by the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies and sponsored by company Huawei.
The event is being attended by representatives of global information technology companies such as Huawai, SAP and Cisco, as well as representatives of a number of international organizations in the field of high-technologies , consulting agencies, chip/module/equipment suppliers and mobile operators.
It was noted at the conference that the "Internet of Things" ranks the first place among technologies that will change the world in the evaluation of the World Economic Forum, and this technology is expected to be the main trend in the world economy in the next 10 years.
It was reported that some countries have already adopted national strategies, action plans in this regard, funds allocated to research in this area is increased by states, grants are allocated to involve start-ups in this process, preferential loans are granted, as well as future staff is prepared.
Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union Houlin Zhao spoke about main development prospects of the "Internet of Things".
Saying he visited BakuTel exhibition in the past years, the Secretary General stressed that the composition of the participating companies is getting more and more year after year, especially new companies from European countries participated in the exhibition:
"Our region is considered to be a region paving the way for the most dynamic development in the IT field. In recent years, not only in this region, we are witnessing the growth in mobile phone sales all over the world. "
Saying best performance was achieved in this area in the last 10 years, ITU official emphasized the importance of the development of the "Internet of Things" in this regard. Houlin Zhao noted that efforts to promote the development of mobile networks and devices should be increased. The Secretary-General also noted that Azerbaijan has chosen the right direction in this area:
"Progress is observed in the field of ICT in Azerbaijan and the impact of ICT on other areas is also evident. Support is provided to this area at the state level in Azerbaijan and the development of this sector is on the agenda of the government ".
Providing information on the situation regarding the "Internet of Things", Director General of the Executive Committee of the Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications (RCC) Nurudin Mukhitdinov spoke about prospects and expectations for the future development of the industry.
Speaking at the event, representatives of global companies such as Huawai, SAP and Cisco shared their experiences and ideas on the development of this area.
Note that during the two-day event, the participants will discuss topics such as “Plans for ICT strategy and the Internet of Things”, “The Internet of Things” Environment and Marketing Analysis” and related new business opportunities, as well as improving governance by mobile operators, digitalization and business development strategies.
At the same time, issues such as creation of open and neutral platform for the development of “smart things” industry, challenges and future prospects in this area will be discussed at the forum.