Smart City Expo (SCEWC)

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Over the past few  years, Barcelona has been one of the most innovative cities  in the world and it is committed to being a smart city. That’s one of the reasons why Barcelona has been hosting the Smart City Expo since 2011.

Event Tech Live (ETL15)

Event Tech Live is Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology

Event Tech Live (ETL15)  was held on 11th November in London .

Most of the featured speakers were experienced people from the IT industry. Moreover, there were also startups and Venture Capital firms .

The main goal of ETL15 was to present innovative ways technology can improve all kinds of events. One of the speakers pointed out:

“Our mandate is not to bring tech to events but to make events better”


Big Data Spain (BDS15)

From 15-16 October Madrid hosted the 4th edition of the Big Data Spain.

It was a set of conferences that gathered more than 600 Big Data professionals in about 40 conferences. The featured speakers were senior developers from companies like Facebook, Linkedin, SAP , HP or IBM  that covered Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL technologies.

Internet of Things World Europe (IOTWE15)


From 5-7 October Berlin hosted the Internet of Things World Europe , an event where leaders of the industrial and consumer IoT industry shared their forecasts about IoT.

The featured keynotes covered several topics such as smart cities, smart homes, healthcare and wearable or IoT and agriculture and large companies from different industries discussed about IoT applications. For instance David Holecek, from Volvo, talked about monetising the connected car.

Connecting the world: IoT Solutions World Congress 2015

From 16th  to 18th of September Barcelona hosted the 1st edition of the IOTSWC, an event  focused on industrial  IoT solutions . It received more than 4,500 attendees and there were about 120 speakers and up to 90 exhibitors.

At the exhibition area there were large companies such as GE, IBM, Intel, Vodafone or Accenture , though there were also small startups from all over the world.

Most of the solutions which were presented were focused on how to implement an IoT ecosystem and how to connect the world through smart devices, smart homes and smart cities .