1) Start in Hall 2 (Stand A10) and pay a quick visit to IBM’s Research Lab. In a small corner of the big booth is a new kind of computer chip that is not any longer based on von Neumann’s architecture and allows for processing of unstructured data.
2) Then walk a few steps to pay a visit to Intel (Stand B30), the most comfortable and nice booth, – including wine-tasting! Intel has a super IoT showcase: high-tech winemakers can now watch the status of the soil, water needs and sun using sensors and their smartphones.
3) Continue to Huawei, also in Hall 2 (Stand B54 and D29) and search for the car driving experience that helps you to understand how sensors in other cars interact and help you to navigate.
4) Huawei’s booth covers almost 50% of Hall2. Don’t miss out on the Smart Cities Cockpit. You can see how city mayors transition into the realtime digital steering of a city’s infrastructure.
5) Leave Hall 2 and continue to Hall 4. SAP (Stand C04) has a beautiful IoT showcase on a giant Microsoft surface table called Live Stadium Experience where sensors manage the crowd.
6) Next in Hall 4 is Microsoft (Stand C31), where “Germany’s digital economic wonder takes center stage. Here, IoT is called the “Internet of my Things”, meaning that each of us can manage their analog devices, too.
7) ABB has partnered with Microsoft to develop and manage service platforms for the super-fast recharging of batteries, for example in cars. All service stations are connected using Microsoft Azure (Microsoft booth).
8) Yet another automotive showcase is in Hall 4, this time with HP Enterprise. Here, efficient and safe driving using swarm intelligence and analytics support the driver.
9) Leave Hall 4 and move on to Hall 6 to visit the academics. Here, researchers from Lower Saxony applied a novel laser processing technology for 3D shape sensoring. The movement of a hand in the ‘Cyberglove’ is simultaneously translated to a robotic hand.
10) Fraunhofer Institut (Stand B36) demonstrates – among other showcases – the use of interconnected sensors in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital, a so-called “Proxemic Monitor” with a smart user interface that interprets user behaviour.
11) At the University of Munster (Stand C30) some people created the concept of “Crowdstrom”, the decentralized crowdsourcing of energy. The reversed gas station! Deliver engery, don’t take it away.
12) Last, but not least, the University of Zurich (Stand D30) has a very nice explanation and real-time demo of a novel Blockchain application, translated into a trading and monitoring platform for Bitcoins. A must.