If you haven’t yet bought a ticket to the 2019 IoT Festival on Tuesday June 18 next week at the Melbourne Convention Centre, here’s what you’ll miss.

Real-world issues: we’ll have City of Melbourne, Boral, Kennards Hire, Melbourne Water, City of Greater Bendigo, Transurban, Carwoola Pastoral and others sharing insights they’ve gained working on IoT projects.

They’re involved in everything from weather tracking to road network monitoring and storm water flood prevention.

Those end-user organisations will be joined by IBM, Reekoh, Blackberry Cylance, Pactera, Zi-Argus, Reesby Recruitment, Myriota, Attentis, KPMG and others on stage.

There will be sessions looking at the realities of scaling up small IoT trials, securing IoT, finding people with the right skills, and other issues. 

And BMW will connect live from Germany to discuss how it is tackling the huge task of connecting its cars to IoT.

Where IoT is headed: Cisco, Telstra and Microsoft will be among the participants talking about where 5G, AI, edge computing and other developments will take our connected society.

Advice for IT providers: The channel stream will feature IoT vendors, practitioners and consultants, offering a 360-degree view of what partners need to do to take advantage of the IoT opportunity.

CRN Editorial Director Simon Sharwood will also speak, offering his view of the skills that IT resellers already have that are and will remain relevant to emerging IoT jobs.

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The IoT Festival on June 18 at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Get tickets here. See the IoT Festival agenda.