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Start With Why. IoT.

One of the most important professional platforms for the development of the IOT ecosystem in the Czech Republic

Prague, October 18, 2018

What's It About?

Inspired by Simon Sinek’s concept of Start With Why, in the world of IOT people need to understand their “why IOT” to inspire and lead.

IOT has been part of our everyday life for several years now. The IoT market is growing through available solutions from an extensive ecosystem of technology vendors that provide IoT components or products, services, and expertise. While access to solutions depends on the level of end-user experience, the true benefit of IoT is based on a successful combination of IT and operational models, services, and expertise across ecosystem partners.


Knowing your "why IoT" offers you a filter that allows you to decide the ideal solution for your work or home to help you find a better fit in everything you do.



Key Topics

IDC IOT Forum offers valuable insights and practical advices through expert lectures, case studies, and round table discussions. Participants will get acquainted with global trends and best practices in ICT and will be able to engage in informal discussions with colleagues during scheduled breaks.

New business models creation

Data monetization

IOT transforming organizations internally

Using IOT data externally

Connect Session Topics

IDC Connect Session gives you the opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion with up to 8 delegates on relevant industry topics allowing delegates to have in depth discussions with one another, led by industry experts. IDC analysts provide guidance on the initial hot topics for the discussion but are open to further suggestions from Forum partners.

  • Smart Quality Control
  • Smart Warehouse Management
  • Smart Process Control
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Smart Grid based on IOT
  • Water and Waste Metering
  • Gas Smart Metering
  • Preventive Health
  • Patient Care
  • Traffic Management
  • Parking
  • Waste Management
  • Fright monitoring
  • Fuel Consumption Monitoring
  • Asset Tracking
  • Security for the Connected World
  • Seeking for the IOT Use Case
  • Energy/Lightning Optimization

Each table will be taken up by 1 sponsor and have a dedicated topic (see list above) allocated to that table. Sponsor is free to choose the table, subject to availability.

Who's It For?

The IDC IOT Forum provides managers with an opportunity to explore in depth the issues, opportunities and best practices in implementing IoT. A forum for C-level managers and other executives responsible for innovation, digital strategy, traffic management, municipal and regional development strategies, remote monitoring, intelligent gauging projects, enterprise IT and infrastructure from leading local businesses and major organizations.

The event focuses on information sharing and expert-level encounters of IOT's complete ecosystems: IOT technology users, complex solution providers, system integrators, telecom operators, software / platform developers, academics, hardware vendors and distributors, industry- ups and accelerators, the investor community, and representatives of research and development.

Past Events





Dana Vanickova

Associate Vice President, & Head of CEE Events / Country Director, Czech & Slovak Republic

Milan Kalal

Program Manager, Internet of Things, CEMA

John Gole

Research Director, Telecoms & Networking, CEMA

Jonathan Rutherford

Head of Enterprise Business, Vodafone

Tomáš Záruba

CEO, Byzance

Ondřej Tomáš

Co-Founder, CEO at CleverAnalytics

Ondřej Bačina

farmář, Klíčany u Prahy

Juraj Miškovič

tajemník, Žiar nad Hronom

Václav Kobera

Director of Intelligent Transport Systems, Space Activities and R&D and Innovation, Ministry of Transport

Aneta Klímová

CMO, Spaceti


Strategic Partner
Gold Partner
Gold Partner
Gold Partner
Silver Partner
Silver Partner
Connect Roundtable Partner
Connect Roundtable Partner
Connect Roundtable Partner
Demozone Partner
Demozone Partner

General Information

 The IDC IOT Forum provides insights and actionable advice through a mix of expert presentations, case studies, and roundtable discussions. Delegates hear about global trends, learn from ICT best practices, and participate in thorough discussions with colleagues and peers during dedicated networking breaks.

 The European IoT Spending reached €125 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow with a 16% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in the next 4 years. The Czech Republic IoT Spending reached 715 € millions in 2017 and is expected to grow with an 18% CAGR in the next 4 years.



Official language

Presentation and panel discussion will be held in Czech or English language. Simultaneous translation will be prepared for you.


Cancellation of the registration 

If you registered but cannot attend the meeting, you can delegate the registration. Registration can be changed or canceled only by e-mail sent to the address below no later than October 10, 2018. If you are unable to participate and do not cancel registration by October 10 inclusive, we will charge you an administration fee of 400,- CZK without VAT. Registration will close on Friday, October 16, 2018.  

Dress Code

Smart Casual



We reserve the right to refuse registration and to modificate the program.

The number of registrations is limited.   



If you would like to attend the event or get further information,

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Přístavní 22, 170 00 Prague 7




Lucie Padourkova

Senior Conference Specialist

+420 736 608 563

Petra Krizova

Sales Manager, Czech Republic and Slovakia

+420 602 608 405

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