Strong Dutch presence at IoT China 2012

The Netherlands has a strong international position in development and application of IoT (Internet of Things). This was, once more, underlined at the two days conference IoT China 2012. A total of four Dutch experts presented their in-depth views on various topics related to IoT.

IoT China 2012 took place on 28 and 29 June in Shanghai. This year the conference touched upon four different topics: 1. Frontier IoT technology, 2. Traceability, 3. Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS), 4. Telematics.

Mr. Peter Potman, Consul General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Shanghai gave an opening speech at the start of the ITS session. Mr. Potman emphasized the good collaboration between China and the Netherlands and encouraged more collaboration in the future.

During the ITS session Mr. Eric-Mark Huitema; Smarter Transportation Leader Europe at IBM showed successful examples of transport management in cities that lead to increased public safety and optimal use of the city’s infrastructure. Mr. Maurice Geraets; Senior Director ITS & Mobility at NXP Semiconductors gave a presentation about the world leading key-technology of NXP where cars start to function as sensor for traffic management and active influencing of driver behavior.

Other Dutch speakers at the IoT China 2012 were Prof. Paul Havinga; University of Twente and Rob van Kranenburg; Founder and Director of the Thinktank for the Internet of Things. Mr. Rob van Kranenburg will also give a lecture on IoT on Saturday 30 June in Shanghai. For those interested to join this lecture, please see: XinDanWei

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