IoT – Where is Greece today

Last week I had the privilege to speak at the 2nd Technology Conference entitled “Internet of Things: Evolution in Action” in Athens, Greece. The conference was hosted by Naftemporiki (www.naftemporiki.gr).

In fact there have been two presentation I delivered:

  1. Industrial IT – Why isn’t it happening for SMEs?
  2. Consumer IoT applications: Advantages & Concerns

About 400 people gathered together to discuss the latest IoT related topics in and around Greece. The level of the presentations was – as expeceted – great and thanks to simultanous translator even understandable to me.

Key takeaways:

  • Greece has a great potential of young professionals
  • The government is willing to support the local initiatives
  • Local startups with high potential are already established
  • Supporting Greek industry with own ressources gains highest priority for the local government

The press release about the conference you may find here: http://www.naftemporiki.gr/finance/story/1181699/to-iot-metasximatizei-psifiaka-tin-oikonomia for those of us that are not proficient in English … Google Translator is your friend 😉

 

Watch my speech published on YouTube: