Zigbee in China: The Opening of the 2015 IoT & Smart Home Global Summit

The Opening of the 2015 IoT & Smart Home Global Summit

By Lan Zhou from Wulian Co,Ltd  

From an ancient Chinese capital to a smart city, Nanjing has developed over thousands of years.

With the latest trends in the information industry and applications of IoT technology, Nanjing, once an ancient capital of China, has grown into a smart city. On October 23, the IoT & Smart Home Global Summit, jointly organized by the Zigbee Alliance and Nanjing IoT Sensor Technology Co., Ltd., was held in Nanjing. Ms. Yan Hu, Inspector of Electronics Division, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, and Sumin Cao, General Director of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department, made wonderful opening speeches. Next, a variety of guests delivered keynote speeches, including Mr. Tobin Richardson, president and CEO of The Zigbee Alliance, Mr. Jungang Zhu, Founder and President of Nanjing IoT Sensor Technology Co., Ltd., Dr. Hui Zhang, Deputy Director of IoT Research Center of China Electronics Standardization Institute and Secretary-General of National IoT Basic Standards Working Group, Dr. Shuyi Chen from Wu Xi IoT Industry Research Institute, Dr. Reza Kazerounian, Senior Vice President of Atmel, Mr. Henk Veldhuis, Director of Philips Lighting Standards and Interconnection, Mr. Haopeng Zhu, Core Network Chief Architect of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Mr. Xu Dong, Internet and Business General Manager of Aliyun Computing Co., Ltd., Mr. Hahe Fang, Executive Vice President of iSoftStone Information Technology Co., Ltd., Mr. Han Qin, R&D Director of V-Mark, as well as Ms Luting Peng, International Certification Director of Element Material Technology Group.

 IoT Forum

 

Building “World Economic Forum” of IoT Industry

The forum aimed to create an authoritative and impactful global platform for the IoT industry. With the trends like “Internet +” and “Internet of Everything”, it was also dedicated to exploring opportunities and challenges in the industry, as well as discussing relative issues, including standards, big data, cloud platform, trends in smart home and solutions to energy-saving buildings.

Wulian has hopes to to grow the IoT and the Smart Home Global Summit into a “World Economic Forum”, and to invite hundreds of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, scholars and media practitioners each year. It was reported that this event attracted about 400 enterprisers, experts and media representatives specializing in the IoT and other similar industries, from companies including Huawei, ZTE, Ali Cloud, Microsoft, Philips, Schneider, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, Suning , Gome, Haier, TCL, Samsung Research Institute, China Unicom Research Institute, Nanjing TV, Sohu and Sina.

The forum was attended by the Ministry of Industry and Information of the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, Jiangsu Science and Technology Department, and Nanjing Municipal Government. Moreover, a list of organizations provided great support, such as China Electronics Standardization Institute, IoT Research and Development Center of Chinese Academy of Science, China Smart Home Industry Alliance, IGRS Alliance, China Communications Industry Association, National Base for International Cultural Trade, China IoT Association, China Smart City Construction Investment, China Electronic Information Industry Development Institute, and Jiangsu IoT Research and Development Center.

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Driving the growth of IoT

In recent years, China has listed the IoT as a national strategic, emerging industry. In particular, according to China’s Twelfth Five-year Development Plan, “The IoT has become one of the strategic trends in the new world’s economic and technological development, and this industry can significantly promote our economic growth and social progress”. On this occasion, IoT experts, industry leaders and executives of the Global Top 500 Enterprises from home and abroad gathered in Nanjing, discussing the key technologies of IoT, as well as the solutions to build smart cities and drive the industry.

Sumin Cao, Director General of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department, made an opening speech and praised the forum. Mr. Cao said Jiang Su had achieved its initial milestone in developing a smart city. The forum, which was hosted in the heard of Nanjing, focused on IoT standards and new technologies, explored global IoT opportunities and challenges, and shared case studies of smart cities at home and abroad. Thus, it provided a platform to exchange ideas while working toward pushing the scientific development of the IoT. It was also an excellent opportunity to build cooperation, to improve sensor network standards and intellectual property, and to create core technologies for sensor networks. Moreover, the forum hoped to contribute toward a more complete system of sensor network technology, as well as the sound and sustainable development of IoT industry.

Ms. Yan Hu, Inspector of Electronic Division, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, mentioned in her speech that the forum, co-organized by The Zigbee Alliance and Nanjing IoT Sensor Technology Co. Ltd., was very rich in content, coving the latest global progress in the IoT, the smart home, relative needs in retailing and other areas, case studies of companies’ IoT industrialization and applications, cloud computing and integration of Internet+. According to Ms. Yan Hu, with focus on the IoT and the smart home, the Roundtable Conference of the forum fit well with China’s current desire to develop the IoT.

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Following the Trends of the Smart Home

With goals like greater analysis and control, the IoT can connect the whole physical world and provide unprecedented data support, as such it is recognized as the third wave in the global information industry following the computer and the Internet. The smart home is the IoT in practice, pointing to the interconnected world under the influence of the Internet. Because of this, the IoT industry has grown rapidly. According to 2012-2020 China’s Smart Home Market Development Trends & Investment Opportunities Analysis, the smart home market in China has grown by 20% annually from 2006 to 2011; during 2012-2020, the annual growth rate is likely to reach 25%, with a sheer market value of USD 60 billion (RMB 357.6 billion).

The smart home involves a wide range of devices, including Internet-based smart appliances and ones related to home security, energy-efficient lighting, family health, entertainment, and so forth. As a new field, the smart home is at its critical initial and growing stage, thus it has not yet been adopted fully by the general public. However, with the growth of the smart home market and consumers’ acceptance of this idea, now is the time to prepare for the realization of the IoT.

To address this, Mr. Jungang Zhu, founder and CEO of Nanjing IoT Sensor Technology Co. Ltd., made a speech titled The Developing Trend of the Smart Home. He started with the current landscape of the smart home, and then introduced several of its development models. He believes the smart home will ultimately change people’s interaction with their home, gradually leading to wireless, family-oriented, cloud-based, non-mobile phone, wearable and extensively connected devices.

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Focusing on IoT Standards and Applications

The IoT is by no means a new concept. It has been nearly 20 years since this idea was first proposed by MIT professor Kevin Ashton back in 1991. In recent years, with the continuous development of information technology, IoT becomes a technical buzzword. Although gradually known to the public, it still faces two major issues, namely a wide range of adopted standards and the lack of applications. Currently, these two problems have blocked the further development of IoT.

The forum then covered the popularity of IoT, corresponding the two pressing issues, standardization and applications. The guests engaged in a panel discussion on pressing issues and proposed possible solutions.

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For the issue of standardization, panelists agreed the standards were created by market competition, only via successful multilateral cooperation could we promote the development of IoT standards. In terms of the applications, guests shared their views on the prospects of the IoT. Specifically, it could make our world smaller, greatly improve our life quality and create a great deal of opportunities. It was noted that China shows potential for quickly adopting the use of smart devices among the wider population.

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Mandarin Version

打造物联网界的达沃斯论坛

——2015物联网暨智能家居全球高峰论坛隆重召开

从“十朝都会”到“智慧城市”,南京用了千年的时光。

伴随信息化产业发展的第三次浪潮,借助物联网技术的落地应用,“古都”南京正被逐步打造成一座“智慧之都”。10月23日,由国际Zigbee联盟、南京物联传感技术有限公司联合举办的“物联世界,智惠万家——2015物联网暨智能家居全球高峰论坛”在南京举行。中国工业和信息化部电子司胡燕女士、江苏省科学技术厅曹苏民厅长分别致辞,Zigbee联盟总裁兼首席执行官Tobin Richardson先生,南京物联传感技术有限公司创始人兼总裁朱俊岗先生,中国电子技术标准化研究院物联网研究中心副主任、国家物联网基础标准工作组秘书长张晖博士,无锡物联网产业研究院陈书义博士,Atmel公司高级副总裁Reza Kazerounian博士,飞利浦公司照明标准及互联总监Henk Veldhuis先生,华为技术有限公司核心网产品线首席架构师朱浩鹏先生,阿里云计算有限公司互联网+事业部总经理徐栋先生,软通动力信息技术(集团)有限公司执行副总裁方发和先生,V-Mark公司研发总监秦瀚先生及Element Material Technology集团国际认证事业部总监彭璐婷女士出席并演讲。

打造物联网界的达沃斯论坛

据介绍,本次论坛旨在为物联网行业搭建最具权威以及影响力的国际化交流平台,在“互联网+”、“万物互联”等全球发展新形势下,深入探讨物联网发展的机遇和挑战,并针对行业标准、大数据、云平台、智能家居发展趋势以及建筑节能解决方案等相关问题展开讨论,以进一步发掘物联网产业的巨大潜力,把握物联网及其应用所创造的价值。

主办方希望,将物联网暨智能家居全球高峰论坛办成物联网界的“达沃斯论坛”,每年邀请数十个国家的数百位企业界、学术界和新闻机构的领袖人物参加。据悉,本次活动聚集了近400位从事物联网及相关行业的企业家、专家学者和媒体代表,主要来自华为、中兴、阿里云、微软、飞利浦、施耐德、霍尼韦尔、德州仪器、苏宁、国美、海尔、TCL、三星研究院、中国联通研究院、南京电视台、搜狐网、新浪网等知名企业、专业研究院或权威媒体。

此外,本次论坛不仅得到了国家工信部、国家住建部、江苏省科技厅以及南京市政府的指导,而且还得到了中国电子标准化研究院、中国科学院物联网研究发展中心、中国智能家居产业联盟、闪联产业联盟、中国通信工业协会、国家对外文化贸易基地、中国物联网产业协会、中国智慧城市建设投资联盟、中国电子信息产业发展研究院、江苏物联网研究发展中心等单位的大力支持。

助力物联网产业健康发展

近年来,国家已经明确将物联网列入国家战略性新兴产业。国家《物联网“十二五”发展规划》提出,“物联网已成为当前世界新一轮经济和科技发展的战略制高点之一,发展物联网对于促进经济发展和社会进步具有重要的现实意义。”借助本次论坛,来自国内外的物联网专家、业界翘楚以及多家500强企业高管得以齐聚南京,就物联网关键技术交流观点、发表看法,为加速智慧城市的建设,推动物联网产业发展献计献策。

现场,江苏省科学技术厅曹苏民厅长致辞,对此次论坛的举办给予了肯定。曹厅长表示,在智慧城市建设和物联网产业发展上,江苏已取得了阶段性成果。尤其是,本次论坛在南京举行,研究物联网行业标准和新技术,解读全球物联网发展机遇和挑战,分享国内外优秀智慧城市应用案例,既为我们提供了交流平台,也带来了推进物联网科学发展的新动力。我们将充分利用这次契机,加强交流与合作,推进传感网标准制定和知识产权相关工作,努力突破传感网核心关键技术,加快形成较为完善的传感网技术体系,为促进物联网产业的健康持续发展作出新贡献。

中国工业与信息化部电子司胡燕女士在致辞中则表示,本次论坛在主办单位Zigbee联盟和南京物联传感技术有限公司的精心组织下,会议内容十分丰富,有全球物联网发展态势解读,有智能家居、零售业等需求导入,有企业和机构物联网产业化与应用实践案例分享,有基于大数据、云计算、互联网+等融合发展的讨论,还有物联网标准争鸣圆桌会议,聚焦物联网,聚焦智能家居,非常符合当前国内物联网发展的需求。

把握智能家居发展脉搏

据悉,物联网是通过感知、分析、控制等技术,将整个物理世界连接成网并提供前所未有的数据支撑,被称为继计算机、互联网之后世界信息产业发展的第三次浪潮。作为物联网的应用,智能家居是在互联网影响之下物联化的体现,并在最近几年得到快速发展。据《2012-2020年中国智能家居市场发展趋势及投资机会分析》,从2006年至2011年,我国智能家居市场的年平均增长率为20%,预计2012年到2020年,年增长率将达到25%左右,到2020年市场规模将达到3576亿元。

智能家居涉及设备十分广泛,包括基于互联网的智能家电、家庭安防、节能照明、家庭健康、影音娱乐等所有设备,与大众家庭生活息息相关。作为一个新生产业,智能家居正处于一个导入期与成长期的临界点,市场消费观念尚未形成,但随着智能家居市场的推广,消费者使用习惯的培育,其所蕴藏着巨大商机将被进一步挖掘。因而,智能家居未来将走向何方,成为当下很多创业者尤其关心的问题。

对此,物联传感创始人兼总裁朱俊岗先生发表了主题为《智能家居的发展趋势》的精彩演讲。朱俊岗先生以智能家居的现状为切入点,介绍了智能家居的几种发展模式,并认为智能家居将改变人与家的交互方式,逐渐走向无线化、家庭中心化、云端化、去手机化、穿戴化以及泛连接化。

聚焦物联网标准和实践

物联网不是一个新概念,最早由美国麻省理工学院的Kevin Ashton教授在1991年提出,距近已二十多年。近年来,随着信息技术的不断发展,物联网才真正成为科技流行词。尽管物联网逐渐被大众所知,但仍然存在物联网标准不统一和缺乏真正实践应用两大问题。目前,这两大问题已经成为物联网进一步向前推进的掣肘,渐渐阻止了物联网应用的落地。

本次论坛分别对应物联网联接和普及,即物联网标准协议和实践应用进行探讨,正是物联网领域急待解决的问题。而除了精彩演讲、方案展示外,演讲嘉宾还通过圆桌对话的形式,聚焦物联网发展的两大问题,发表真知灼见,提出解决之道,从而推动物联网产业的进一步发展。

在当天的圆桌论坛环节中,嘉宾围绕“物联网技术标准的争鸣”和“物联网的应用前景”两大主题进行了讨论。关于物联网标准和标准化,讨论嘉宾一致认为标准从市场竞争中产生,只有通过多方合作才能成功,才能推动物联网标准产业的发展;在物联网的应用前景方面,讨论嘉宾分别就物联网的前景进行了畅想,如物联网会让我们的世界变得更加小,物联网将极大提升我们的生活质量和创造非常多的机会,物联网时代中国潜力在世界上是领先的,明天智能或将无所不在,物联网与人有关等等。