Any company engaged in implementing telematics and IoT solutions is eligible to participate in the competition. The company location and size, software and equipment applied don’t matter.
The competition’s primary task is to demonstrate outstanding IoT projects by evaluating their economic benefit for the clients, scaling options, ability to deal with complex business challenges, and other criteria.
The winners will be selected in 15 nominations (long-haul shipping, public transport, local deliveries, agriculture, and others). The application for participation can be submitted free of charge until July 30, 2020, on the website. The projects implemented from January 1, 2019, to May 1, 2020, are eligible to participate. The competition rules can be found on the dedicated website.
The competition’s organizers intend to create a generally available global knowledge base with the best telematics and IoT projects, to exchange the experience, approaches, and best practices for generating solutions applied in fleet management, personal tracking, and monitoring of stationary units.
“Every month, thousands of projects worldwide are implemented on our Wialon platform alone. We have launched this competition to show that these technologies can streamline almost any business or even entire industries. So, the IoT project of the year competition is a chance for any company, regardless of its size and country of location, to quickly become a prominent player in the market, attract new clients, gain support from the telematics community, and influence the development of the industry as a whole.
We are confident that the exchange of knowledge, experience, and best practices will allow each participant to make their business more sustainable and profitable, advance business processes, and this will increase the level of service in the industry as a whole. Although our platform is a leading one in many markets, users of other solutions can participate in the competition. We remain as open as possible and welcome everyone”, – Aliaksandr Kuushynau, Head of Wialon Division at Gurtam, said.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awarding of the winners of the competition will be arranged online on August 13, 2020.
About an IoT project of the year
The IoT project of the year is the first global annual competition among the IoT projects with a focus on telematics solutions. Gurtam, the host of the competition, is the developer of Wialon, the platform for GPS tracking and IoT. The competition’s dates are June 15 - August 13.
Gurtam is a Belarusian software development company with offices in Minsk, Moscow, Boston, Dubai, and Buenos Aires. The company’s core product is Wialon, the platform for GPS tracking and IoT, with more than 2.4 million units connected worldwide. According to the Berg Insight analytical agency, Wialon is the largest platform by the number of connected vehicles in the CIS and Eastern Europe.