"We must understand the combination of emerging technologies like IoT, blockchain, 3D printing etc, pluck them out of their spaces and deploy them to solve problems.
IOT will be the champion in adding to the proliferation of data," Sawhney said.
Additional Chief Secretary of Karnataka Dr E V Ramana Reddy underlined the importance of Bengaluru as the start-up hub in mainstreaming IoT.
"IoT startups founded in Bengaluru are conquering the world and collaborating with the best minds globally and given the widespread adoption of IoT in multiple industries, it is indeed time to mainstream IoT," Reddy said.
Elaborating on Karnataka's role in making IoT popular, he said the government's focus will be on IoT and its convergence with other emerging technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and the impact it will have on Cybersecurity.
"Karnataka and Bengaluru are leading the country in terms of the Innovation Economy, powered by its rich eco-system of over 450 research labs, more than 400 Fortune 500 companies, and over a lakh PhDs with diverse specialization", Reddy said.
Supporting and handholding of startups has been the cornerstone of the government's IT Policy as they play a pivotal role in innovation and the roll-out of new technologies, he added.
With the latest edition, IoT India Congress became the first platform to discuss the integration of IoT in the defence sector with panellists from the Indian army, DRDO, Indian Air Force and BEL, the organisers said.
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