Microsoft Begins IoT Deployment with the Launch of Innovation Center
The first Microsoft IoT Expo is held at Hua Nan Bank International Conference Center today, together with the official launch of Microsoft IoT (Internet of Things) Innovation Center.
According to Microsoft, a total of 393 companies from 17 countries gathered at this expo which features over 70 keynote speeches and 33 IoT applications showcases, all focusing on smart city, retail, manufacturing, and life.
Microsoft expects that this event will foster cross-discipline and highly professional partnerships, which helps IoT players to not only get a foothold in Asia but also further target the global market.
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Since the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on IoT with the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) last October, Microsoft has been promoting several IoT related industry and talent development programs in Taiwan.
For example, the first DevDays Asia, which took place this past April with informative presentations from over ten information scientists and architects, who assisted with solving technical issues.
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In July, an IoT solution constructed by Taiwanese companies was introduced in WPC, an annual conference. Microsoft has helped 22 Taiwanese companies with over 87 IoT devices to be Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT by this September, with the number of certifications taking up over 40% of all certified devices worldwide.
Now Microsoft is holding the Microsoft IoT Expo 2016 (October 13 and 14), with the participation of 393 companies and around 1,100 visitors from Taiwan and abroad.
This expo displays 33 IoT solutions, offers match-making meetings which enable interaction among partners, and announces the official launch of Microsoft IoT Innovation Center.