TiE Hubli in association with KLS IMER, Belagavi has organized a 'Panel Discussion on Internet of Things (IoT) - Opportunities and Threats' on Wednesday (20th July 2016).

The Panelists were Mr. Divyesh Shah, Founder & CEO, LinkEZ Technologies, Bangalore, Mr. Abhishek Latthe, Founder & CEO, SenseGiz, Sanfrancisco, US, Mr. Swapneel Patnekar, Founder and CEO, Shreshta IT Technologies, Belagavi, and Mr. Koustubh Karnataki, Chief Engineer, FluxGen Engineering, Bengaluru.

Mr. Karnataki who also moderated the discussion, initially gave a bird's eye view of Internet of Things. The discussion focused on the impact of IoT on consumers and on industries in Belagavi such as manufacturing, logistics, health-care, etc., While some degree of misuse was inevitable, panelists were of the opinion that the threat from not adopting IoT and therefore falling behind the curve was greater. Panelists also spoke about the role of educational institutions in spreading awareness about this next phase of the industrial revolution, i.e., the fourth industrial revolution that encompasses IoT. The Panel Discussion was followed by a Q&A session. Dr. Shashidhar Chiniwar and Dr. Arif Shaikh of KLS IMER coordinated the event.

150 plus members including TiE Hubli members, industrialists, businessmen, academicians and students attended the panel discussion. Dr. Shashikant Kulgod, Surgeon and Shri. Rajendra Belgaumkar, Chairman, GC, KLS IMER, convened this event on behalf of TiE Hubli.