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COMPUTEX TAIPEI Summit Forum 2015

IoT and the Cloud: Software to Hardware—The Next Step

TAIPEI, Taiwan. - Friday, May 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]


(BUSINESS WIRE) COMPUTEX TAIPEI Summit Forum 2015, the most seminal event in the global ICT industry and the most momentous tech gathering in Asia this year, will be held in the Banquet Hall (3F) of the Taipei International Convention Center at 9:00 on June 3rd, 2015. With mobile applications, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud technology still highly relevant, the theme of this year’s Summit Forum is “IoT and the Cloud: Software to Hardware—The Next Step”, and high-level decision makers from leading global tech companies have been invited. Together, the speakers and participants will explore the integration of software and hardware, brought about by mobile and cloud technology and the IoT, and its profound impact on the global industry and our lives.

According to research agency IDC, the IoT market size will top $2.9 trillion by 2016, surpassing that of smart and embedded systems ($2.6 trillion). To capture business opportunities and stay ahead in the IoT market, companies will need to go beyond providing software and hardware and bring innovative solutions and services by integrating software and hardware. Indeed, four years after Tim Cook took over for Steve Jobs as Apple's CEO, the company still dominates the global market with Cook’s confident proposition, “Only Apple.” The key to Apple’s success lies in its strategic planning and vision for software-hardware integration.

A gamut of other companies—including Google, Amazon, Samsung, and Xiaomi—are also strategically focusing on software-hardware integration. Taiwan’s tech industry—from upstream semiconductor vendors to brand owners—is also concentrating on software-hardware integration and introducing innovative products, services, and solutions as it vies for a share in the cloud and IoT boom.

Software-hardware integration has clearly become a strategic buzzword for the tech industry. Against this backdrop, COMPUTEX TAIPEI Summit Forum 2015 is honored to feature speakers like founder and honorary chairman of Acer Inc. Stan Shih; corporate vice president and chief marketing officer of Mediatek Inc. Johan Lodenius; chief marketing officer and executive vice president of ARM Holdings Business Development, Ian Drew; executive vice president of STMicroelectronics’ and president of its Greater China and South Asia Region, François Guibert; and executive vice president of NXP Semiconductors Global Sales & Marketing, Steve Owen. This impressive lineup of speakers, with collective decades of extensive experience in the industry, will delve into cloud and IoT software-hardware integration to help businesses better prepare for the new technological landscape.

Stan Shih will talk about how Acer turned losses into profit and rejuvenated the brand through its “Build Your Own Cloud” (BYOC) campaign. Johan Lodenius will share how Mediatek, as the world’s leader of mobile IC design, implements its key software-hardware integration strategies in the age of smart mobile devices. Ian Drew will discuss from the market’s perspective how integrated solutions will set off the next wave of smart revolution. François Guibert will analyze how software and services can be integrated into wearables and sensors to create sensor-defined networks in our lives. Steve Owen will explore how enterprises and people can truly enjoy the benefits of the IoT with enhanced data security solutions.

2015 will be the year of software-hardware integration, after its genesis in 2014. Research agencies continue to remain positive on this megatrend, which has also sparked a frenzy among global tech companies. Tech players around the world cannot afford to be marginalized in this industry-wide paradigm shift. COMPUTEX TAIPEI Summit Forum 2015 will be a must-attend event where industry giants share valuable insights into navigating the cloud and IoT and map out successful strategies for businesses on the cusp of a new tech era.

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