Software AG and Vodafone Will Present Interconnected World at CEBIT 2018

Software AG and Vodafone Will Present Interconnected World at CEBIT 2018

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About two years from now there could be as many as 50 billion things connected to the Internet. This will open up new value creation opportunities for companies from all industries.

According to recent studies, which suggest that up to 85 percent of all companies will be using IoT applications by as soon as 2020, it's hardly surprising that the IoT will be at the top of the agenda at CEBIT 2018. Enterprise software provider Software AG and telecommunications giant Vodafone will be among the companies using the show to present real-world IoT applications.

Software AG's showcase at CEBIT 2018 will focus mainly on innovative IoT application scenarios. The German-based company will present applications ranging from smart devices for smart homes to technologies for tomorrow's digitally integrated factories. As Vodafone Germany CEO Hannes Ametsreiter points out, realizing the full potential of the Internet of Things will not be possible without high-performance networks to support the high data rates involved.

The Internet or Things offers enormous potential for global economic growth and is therefore rightly one of the keynote themes at CEBIT 2018. "The world is becoming increasingly connected. It's a fast-moving trend that is opening up major opportunities for new business models," commented Oliver Frese, Chairman of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe, the owner and organizer of CEBIT. "IoT is the backbone of digitization, and with Software AG and Vodafone as exhibitors, we now have two global technology leaders to champion it at CEBIT."

As well as being a keynote theme in CEBIT's exhibition lineup, IoT will feature extensively in the show's conference program. Among its biggest highlights will undoubtedly be a presentation by Ina Schieferdecker, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (Fraunhofer FOKUS), Berlin. Schieferdecker develops automated testing systems and is engaged in many areas of research.

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