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Views - India m2m + iot Forum 2016

"I expect that India m2m + iot Forum should give a bird’s eye view of the role of m2m in the emerging vibrant Digital India, the role of m2m across industries, in the metros, cities, suburban and even rural areas."

Dr. K. Ganapathy, President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (A.T.N.F) Thank you very much for your continued patronage to India m2m + iot Forum Dr. Ganapathy, we are indeed very honored to have you at the second edition of India m2m + iot Forum 2015, and we sincerely appreciate your very valuable contribution to the forum.

May we request you to kindly let our previous and our presently confirmed and prospective participants of India m2m + iot Forum 2015 know of your views and your experiences from India m2m Forum 2014 and the key takeaways, since you were a very eminent participant of our very first forum in 2014.

Dr. K. Ganapathy - It was Mark Twain who had once remarked that “the future is always ahead of schedule’ It is sometimes scary to see the speed of obsolescence in technology. Becoming “future ready” appears impossible. I am of the opinion that even if I do not use or propose to use a technology I should at least be aware of the existence of the technology what it is meant for, its uses and everything about it . In these days of super specalisation we know more and more about less and less. I have spent the last 15 years talking about telemedicine telehealth, digital health, ehealth and, mhealth . I am sure that from 2015 onwards the emphasis will be on the Internet of Things. m2m is growing so fast that the only way to have an idea of what is happening even at the periphery to listen to a diversified experienced group of speakers who may not necessarily be deploying the technology but have in depth knowledge and wisdom to critically analyse the inevitable hype which MNC’s want to enthuse. RoI, P&L are the buzz words to CEO’s. Nerds and geeks get initially turned on by the epithet “Innovation”. This leads to teenagers heading start ups waiting to be listed in the Stock Exchange!!

To a senior citizen like me trained like in the BC era (Before Computers and Before Christ) are the same, I am also concerned of the misuse of m2m. If machines start communicating with each other and human intervention becomes progressively reduced what will happen to the maturity, judgment and wisdom which (perception in the 2oth century!!) white hair was supposed to bestow. Today technology is in search of an application. An apple a day kept the doctor away. Today a hundred apps a day keeps the health care provider far far far away. I already see signs that clinicians as we know them today will soon become an endangered species. - Do you think a forum such as India m2m + iot Forum, that brings together the stakeholders from the m2m and iot ecosystem in India and globally and provides a platform to discuss, deliberate and exchange, important and necessary? If yes, why? If no, why?

Dr. K. Ganapathy - With the Prime Minister of India announcing “ Digital India’ and smart cities it is no longer optional to talk about m2m. Rather than list industries and verticals with the most potential for m2m growth which budding entrepreneurs should look at I would rather list out areas where m2m cannot be deployed, because such a list would probably be non existent!!. – A forum which brings together potential converts and stakeholders in India and globally could provide a platform to discuss, deliberate and exchange, important and necessary information. The advantage of a Forum in a newly emerging niche area is that all participants immensely benefit. The speakers spend ( or are expected to spend!!) considerable effort and time doing their homework , reviewing the global literature, sharing their personal experience and making an honest attempt to point out the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of the product. This Indianised information would normally not be available in a double distilled digestible easily assimilable form shorn of all unnecessary appurtenances. The speaker should have a selfish reason to do better than his best – otherwise the first invitation would be the last!! To condense hundreds of hours of wide reading into 20 minutes presupposes a thorough understanding and an ability to precisely deliver the Take Home Message. Ignorance clothed in attractive phraseology still remains ignorance. – What companies/organizations, participants, panel discussion topics would you like the forum, India m2m + iot Forum 2015, to cover and deliver? And, what would you like to take away from India m2m + iot Forum in 2015?

Dr. K. Ganapathy - Ideally the major part of this Forum should be informative, disseminating information to a diversified heterogenous audience of different backgrounds, experience and skills. The Forum should give a bird’s eye view of the role of m2m in the emerging vibrant Digital India, the role of m2m across industries, in the metros, cities, suburban and even rural areas. It should give a general overview of various applications at the national and International level stressing on need based cost effective appropriate technology in an indian setting. Rules, regulations, standards enforcement, safeguards, scalability in m2m should be discussed. At this point there should not be parallel sessions. There could be a separate industry sponsored session where the sponsors are given time to exhibit their products and if necessary make a “sales pitch” but the general session should not be used to promote a specific product. These talks should be generic using a company product purely for illustrative purposes
M2m is still in its first trimester – the gestation period may be prolonged but there should be no miscarriage, no MTP. It should be a full term natural delivery with an APGAR score of 10!!

India m2m + iot Forum 2016 Highlights!

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