Is Europe taking advantage of M2M and IoT?

There are only two weeks until one of the biggest IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (machine-to-machine communications) events of the calendar in Central and Eastern Europe. This year the 4th M2M/IoT Forum CEE moves to a new venue in the elegant surroundings of Vienna’s City Hall.

The event, organised by Succus GmbH, has grown consistently and in 2015 the M2M Forum CEE delegates attended from 20 countries across the region including Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia and Slovakia. Now delegates are coming together with experienced speakers and panels to examine questions such as ‘Is Europe taking advantage of M2M and IoT?’

The busy international agenda features English language presentations throughout and this year extends to two full days, Monday and Tuesday June 13 -14. I was lucky enough to be invited to moderate the 2015 event, said Jeremy Cowan, and found it to be lively and stimulating. So I’m looking forward to welcoming 400 delegates this year to the 2016 event’s spectacular new venue

If you are interested in learning more about the rapidly growing business opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe for companies there is still time to book your place. You will be able to hear, for example, how companies like Alfred Karcher are transforming themselves from a traditional product- and machine-based business model into a service-led revenue generating company.

International keynote speakers will open the proceedings which then split into three tracks bringing a total of 36 presentations over the two days. The organisers have also promised innovative formats and discussions, an exhibition of IoT and M2M products and services, plus 1-1 meetings. In addition, the Forum includes an ‘IoT Ideation Hackathon’, and Seestadt Aspern Tour.

Other speakers include:

  • Rami Avidan, managing director M2M & IoT, Tele2 Group, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dietmar Dahmen, Futurologist, Vienna, Austria
  • Dr. Barbara Flugge, head of Smart Logistics Initiative, SAP, Gallen, Switzerland
  • Jamie Grant, CEO & co-founder, MotionMetrics, London, UK
  • Gerhard Greiner, VP Digital Business Innovation, Infonova GmbH, Gaz, Austria
  • Phat Huynh, managing director, Telekom Austria Group M2M GmbH, Vienna, Austria
  • Simon Mokorel, FLAPAX, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and
  • Michael Ruffer, head of Infrastructure & Operation, Frankfurt Transport Authority, Germany.

Visitors to this site,, can enjoy a discount price of $425.68 [€380] (a discount of 35% on the normal $649.63 [€580] delegate entry price). Just quote the Registration Code “IoTNow-380” when applying at

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