IoT Evolution World Week in Review: Mobile World Congress, Accenture, Kontron

By Ken Briodagh February 27, 2016

Hey folks, happy Week in Review, not from from IoT Evolution World headquarters this week, but in Barcelone for Mobile World Congress. We’ve got some big news and great interviews coming for you from this week, and we’ll get to all of that in just a bit, but first, a little plug for the IoT Evolution Expo coming up in Las Vegas in July. If you want to get in on it as a sponsor or exhibitor, now’s the time, so hook up with Matt Gleeson, our Biz Dev maestro, at

And now, the news:

The scope of Mobile World Congress is epic. Brands from Japan to Sweden and everywhere in between are bringing all the noise they can muster, and IoT is the star. Everywhere you look, everyone is trying to claim a piece of the industry, some with more success than others, sure, but the eagerness just to be part of the conversation is palpable. You can feel it as you walk through giant booths like Ericsson’s, where connected transportation solutions are front and center, and over at Qualcomm’s exhibit IoT has fingers in almost every solution the brand’s put out.   

News coming out of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event is almost as thick as it is out of CES. A new bit from Accenture and SEAT is showing off not only a new combined project, but also a good look at what drivers are looking for these days in cars: more connectivity. The new combined effort ultimately yielded a proof of concept design that showed off new potential services for cars, drawing on developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) to not only allow access to new options within the car itself, but also, options outside of the car.

Kontron recently announced a new hardware and software security platform for Internet of Things (IoT) environments. It uses multi-layer encryption and real-time analytics to secure all points across the network and detect rogue devices as they attempt to connect. This announcement comes at an opportune time, given that the IoT is growing at a rate that outpaces efforts to secure it even adequately. A report commissioned by AT&T, for example, found that in the past two years, vulnerability scans increased in IoT devices by 458 percent.

There’s plenty more to read, listen to and watch, so visit us on IoT Evolution World for all the IoT news, my friends. Keep the IoT Evolution Expo in Fort Lauderdale in your calendar. Also, please get in touch with us when you have stories. As always, if you have questions, comments, input or abuse, please send it to our editorial director, Ken Briodagh at or on Twitter @KenBriodagh. 

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