Businesses operating in the heavy industry environment are increasingly investigating technology solutions to improve business operations, drive efficiencies and cost savings.

ComputerWeekly reported last year that it is expected that the global number of IIoT connections will increase from 17.7 billion in 2020 to 36.8 billion in 2025, representing an overall growth rate of 107%.

Despite the growing interest and adoption many companies are uncertain about the full scope of the benefits that the implementation of IoT strategies can deliver. This will be the topic of conversation of IoT.nxt’s first webinar of 2021. Speakers Xander Coetzee, Senior Solutions Architect of IoT.nxt, and Alex Fenn, Head of Technology and Innovation at Sibanye Stillwater, will address IoT within the heavy industries sector.

“We will present a client case study about IoT in mining and also elaborate on industry developments, MPN and share IoT.nxt’s industrial solution roadmap. We have rolled out various solutions in diverse industries and our webinar will provide insight about what can be achieved,” Coetzee says.

“In the mining industry, IoT sensors are used to circumvent some of the safety and production challenges that many mining companies are faced with. IoT innovation is a way of driving mines into the future. Leaving the challenges of untrackable data and assets in the past. This can be applied in different heavy industry sectors, not only mining,” Coetzee adds.

The webinar will be presented at 15:30 (SA local time, GMT +2) on 14 April 2021 and is free to attend. Register here: IoT.nxt Webinar: Conversations about IoT for Heavy Industry.