The Telangana government will come up with IoT and Smart Technology Policy that will encourage startups and IoT based product development companies, a senior official said. “The Telangana government will be coming up with IoT and Smart Technology Policy, which will be encouraging the start-ups, home grown players and the IoT based product development companies,” Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said.
He was speaking after inaugurating a conference on Internet of Things (IoT) with the theme ‘Current and Future Trends – Managing Data, Devices and connectivity in Digital world’ organised by CII Telangana. “IoT has come a long way with immense social impact. No technology is worth its name unless it has social impact,” he said. Ranjan shared some of the examples on how IoT is impacting the society, quality healthcare in rural areas, real time scientific information to farmers, prior prediction of severe heatwave conditions, besides others.
He also spoke about five parameters to identify best IoT solutions impacting society – relevance, ease of usage, value proposition, replication and inter-operabilty. The conference discussed and addressed the challenges and opportunities present in IoT and data analytics for transforming India into digital economy. V Rajanna, Vice Chairman, CII Telangana and Vice President & Regional Head, TCS, in his address said the transformational value of IoT is significant, especially in the areas of healthcare, agriculture and retail. CII Telangana Chairman Nrupender Rao also spoke on the occasion.