Internet of Things World Forum Event Aims to Accelerate Innovation, Inspire New Ways to Transform Governments, Industries and

Internet of Things World Forum Event Aims to Accelerate Innovation, Inspire New 
Ways to Transform Governments, Industries and Lives 
Internet of Things World Forum Will Take Place in October in
Barcelona, Spain to Address Internet of Things Industry, Challenges,
Opportunities and Next Steps 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 --  To accelerate the
development of the rapidly emerging Internet of Things market, Cisco
(NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced the inaugural Internet of Things World
Forum, a global event that will unite thought leaders, business
leaders and practitioners in business, industry, government and
academia. This event will unite leaders and innovators who will come
together to create a framework for collaborative industry innovation
and market adoption that will accelerate the impact of the Internet
of Things on the global economy, society and the environment. 
The Internet of Things World Forum will take place in October 2013 in
Barcelona, Spain. The event will bring together global leaders,
professionals and innovators representing markets such as
manufacturing, transportation, oil and gas, utilities, healthcare,
sports and entertainment, government, education and retail.  
The Internet of Things World Forum is guided by a steering committee
representing businesses, universities, cities, governments and
thought leaders. The steering committee, which met for the first time
February 20-21 in San Jose, Calif. in a meeting hosted by Cisco, is
committed to working together to drive industry standards and
solutions that will seize the transformational capacity of the
Internet of Things. The goal of the committee is to shape the agenda
and tracks of the Internet of Things World Forum based on top market
opportunities and challenges that will address global, political and
environmental issues. The event will also address topics that aim to
improve the lives of citizens in broad areas such as health,
education, innovation, transportation, job creation and security. 
The Internet of Things World Forum steering committee participants
include representatives from Accenture, Airbus, Alstom, Barcelona
City Council, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE)
at UC Berkeley, Bosch Software Innovations, City of San Jose (CA),
City24/7, City Protocol Society, COSM - A Division of LogMeIn,
Continental, EVRYTHNG, Ford Motor Company, GainSpan, General
Electric, Grundfos, Honeywell, Internet of People, IT Leadership
Academy, Itron, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency, Misfit
Wearables, National Information Society Agency of Korea, New York
Academy of Sciences, Oracle, Panduit, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.,
Rockwell Automation, SAP, Shell, Smart Cities Council, Tata
Consultancy Services, Thales, TTTech, Verizon Wireless, Wind River,
and World Wide Technology, Inc. 
The objectives of the Internet of Things World Forum include: 

--  Addressing social, policy, technological and environmental issues
    pertinent to the Internet of Things
--  Fostering cross-industry, cross-discipline innovation and best
--  Defining relevant standards and solutions in areas such as security,
    policy, compliance, and interoperability
--  Addressing common issues and requirements across industries to create
    a technology platform for the Internet of Things
--  Accelerating the market for the Internet of Things

According to recent Cisco research, the Internet of Everything --
defined as the intelligent connection of people, processes, data and
things -- is predicted to create business opportunities of up to
$14.4 trillion in private sector economic "value at stake" over the
next 10 years. A critical component of this $14.4 trillion in created
value is the predicted flood of networked sensors, devices and things
that will enable the Internet of Things, radically transforming
today's business operations into dynamic, intelligent, data driven
and innovative business processes.  
Supporting Quotes 

--  Doug Merritt, senior vice president, Product, Solutions and Industry
    Marketing, Cisco:

"Cisco is a strong proponent of the opportunities created by the
Internet of Things, and is committed to developing the technologies
and alliances to move the industry forward. Cisco looks forward to
our continued work with the Internet of Things World Forum steering
committee in order to advance the development of industry alliances
and working groups that will help create a sustainable business and
technology environment for the Internet of Things." 

--  Wim Elfrink, chief globalization officer and executive vice president,
    Emerging Solutions, Cisco:

"Over the next decade, 700 million people will be urbanized, existing
cities will be revitalized and 100 new cities of more than a million
people will be built. These changes are creating a need to transform
the way services are delivered to citizens and organizations. The
Internet of Things based on an intelligent network infrastructure, in
combination with the trend towards open data, apps and cloud-enabled
applications, will be at the heart of this transformation and will
enable the delivery of education, healthcare, transportation, real
estate, safety and security and other services in more productive,
secure and responsible ways. We believe that cities need to be
competitive and sustainable -- economically, socially and

--  Rob Soderbery, senior vice president, Enterprise Networking Group,

"The Internet of Things requires innovation in key technology domains,
including sensors, networks, data analytics and control systems. And
it requires creative thinking about applying this new technology to
diverse applications including manufacturing, process control, smart
cities, healthcare, transportation, energy and beyond. The Internet
of Things World Forum will bring together thought leaders from
technology, industry and government to work together on these
challenging problems."  

--  Jason Urso, chief technology officer, Honeywell Process Solutions:

"Honeywell has a long history of using open technology to help the
process industry make better business decisions and be safer and more
productive. As part of the Internet of Things World Forum, we want to
help develop the innovative plant of tomorrow, that offers customers
an even deeper and broader awareness of their plant operations." 

--  Vernon Turner, senior vice president and general manager, IDC:

"IDC sees the Internet of Things as a key transition which will impact
organisations globally. The upcoming Internet of Things World Forum
in October will provide an opportunity to learn and share experiences
and come away with clear actions on how to ensure that your
organisation fully benefits from this transition." 

--  Russ Vanos, senior vice president, Strategy and Business development,

"Faced by the competing trends of the world's growing population,
government mandates for improving energy efficiency and the need to
update aging critical infrastructure, Itron believes applying
technology innovations to solve these pressing challenges has never
been more imperative. The Internet of Things connects millions of
devices and extends intelligence to utilities, city leaders and
consumers, creating new opportunities for harnessing the power of

--  Ellis Rubinstein, president, NY Academy of Sciences:

"The Internet of Things will disrupt -- for the good of humanity -- all
kinds of industries. This will result in new opportunities for
visionary institutions. And Cisco is at the forefront among companies
that are committed to the change that is coming. This is why our
Academy is looking forward to partnering with Cisco to make a
meaningful difference in the world: in healthcare, education, poverty
reduction, security, and so much more. And this is why we are looking
forward to the Internet of Things World Forum." 

--  Judson Althoff, senior vice president, Worldwide Alliances and
    Channels, Oracle:

"The leaders in the Internet of Things era will be those who can turn
the data from devices into actionable business opportunities. Oracle
and its partners, with technologies that span from the device to the
data center, are in the best position to make these types of
solutions real. With its expertise in both embedded Java and data
center systems, Oracle is well-positioned to help companies
interested in leveraging this growing arena." 

--  Rob Chandhok, senior vice president, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.;
    president Qualcomm Innovation Center:

"Qualcomm believes that the Internet of Things will drive connections
into devices that haven't been connected previously. Through both
peer-to-peer and Internet connectivity Qualcomm sees the opportunity
as exciting and relevant." 

--  Blake Moret, senior vice president Control Products and Solutions,
    Rockwell Automation:

"The Internet of Things brings together people, process, data, and
things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than
ever before. Rockwell Automation is identifying specific value
unlocked by this technology in a variety of different activities --
turning information into actions that create new capabilities and
richer experiences. As the industrial space continues to become a
more pervasive element of The Internet of Things, Rockwell Automation
looks forward to advancing our collaboration with Cisco and the
Internet of Things World Forum steering committee. Together we will
help organizations use this technology and associated services to
achieve greater productivity."  

--  Suhas Uliyar, general manager and GVP, M2M/IoT, SAP:

"SAP is delivering solutions built on our leading mobility, big data
and cloud technologies that is at the core of all Internet of Things
solutions. SAP is excited to be working with the partners in this
alliance to help our customers achieve higher efficiencies and create
new business opportunities." 

--  Chris Neisinger, Executive Director-Network Architecture &
    Planning, Verizon Wireless:

"With its commitment to innovation and its leadership in 4G LTE
technology, Verizon believes the Internet of Things brings together
people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more
relevant and valuable than ever before -- turning information into
actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and
unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses and individuals." 
Supporting Resources 

--  Cisco's view of the Internet of Everything
--  Cisco's view of the Internet of Things
--  Cisco Unified Access Enables the Internet of Everything
--  Cisco white paper on the Internet of Everything "Value at Stake"
--  Cisco white paper: "The Internet of Everything; How More Relevant and
    Valuable Connections Will Change the World"

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