The first series of IoT clus­ter events was suc­cess­ful­ly com­ple­ted at the end of Sep­tem­ber. In Ber­lin, Frank­furt and Munich, soft­ware com­pa­nies, IoT start-ups and IoT ent­ry-level com­pa­nies came tog­e­ther to get to know and dis­cuss pro­mi­sing indus­tri­al use cases, IoT plat­forms and tech­no­lo­gies. At this series of events orga­nis­ed by IDSA mem­ber com­pa­nies Rit­t­al and Cloud Eco­sys­tem, IDS was also the focus of the World Café ses­si­ons and lec­tures, for examp­le with the topic of “Secu­re and sover­eign data exchan­ge in busi­ness eco­sys­tems”. “The topic of the Inter­net of Things (IoT) is cur­r­ent­ly pro­gres­sing out of the hype and ear­ly adop­ter pha­se and is beco­m­ing increa­singly important for many com­pa­nies,“ says Lars Nagel, Mana­ging Direc­tor of IDSA. “This makes it all the more important to actively exchan­ge ide­as, net­work with each other, unlock poten­ti­al and deve­lop future-ori­en­ted busi­ness con­cepts. The­re will also be more oppor­tu­nities to do this at other IoT clus­ter events, as the series is plan­ned to con­ti­nue.