Last week, while our team were exhibiting at SAP CX Live 2018, we also spent some time back here in Singapore at the Cloud Expo 2018!
Held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre from the 9th to 10th October 2018, the show consisted of six shows together as a business event stack: Cloud Expo Asia, Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, Big Data World, Smart IoT Singapore, Data Centre World, and eCommerce Expo.
There were many great conferences at the event that attracted over 16,000 professionals, from talks on edge computing, blockchain, big data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and more. We were particularly interested in the Smart IoT Singapore show, which focused on the readiness of businesses in Singapore and Asia in terms of Industry 4.0 solutions.
There were some talks that discussed the importance of IIoT in the manufacturing industry; from farming to automotive, to Microsoft's manufacturing processes, the need for inter-connectivity and an end-to-end process was emphasized as a method to increase efficiency and reduce delays. We were very inspired by the discussions that were had about the practical implementations of IIoT.