M2M Alliance announces programme for M2M Summit colocated in Cologne with StartupCon

Andreas Fink, chairman, M2M Alliance

This year’s M2M Summit, organised by the M2M Alliance, will take place in the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany on October 11. On 80,000 square metres, visitors of the M2M Summit will get an overview of the latest machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT) developments, while also having access to StartupCon.

Now, the M2M Alliance has revealed the programme for the event, which includes keynotes from leading experts at thyssenkrupp, IBM, Sigfox, Cumulocity and other companies and organisations. The Academic Day will also be part of the event, which attracts experts and users from around the world.

After joining forces with StartupCon, Europe’s largest one-day conference for start-ups and innovation, the M2M Alliance has revealed the programme for the 11th edition of the M2M Summit. On the main stage, thyssenkrupp will present its keynote about Predictive Maintenance, highlighting how IoT and M2M solutions can transform the elevator service industry at large – to cut downtime by half and to keep cities moving more efficiently.

Experts from IBM, Sigfox, Cumulocity and other companies will also share their knowledge and latest developments live on stage. The list of topics include “Seamless Security Solutions for the IoT” and “How Industry 4.0 drives the requirement for a Hybrid Cloud and Edge Architecture”. The keynotes and discussions address some of the most pressing issues and challenges many businesses are currently facing.

The Academic Day, organised by Professor Axel Sikora, will also be part of the M2M Summit. In addition, research projects on the latest M2M/IoT technologies and innovations will be presented and discussed.

Similar to the M2M Summit 2016, young companies will be given the opportunity again to present their ideas and solutions for M2M/IoT technology in the form of a pitch. This start-up pitch will be organised by the M2M Alliance. The winner will get a wildcard to present their pitch again live on stage in the StartupCon arena – with a chance to pitch in San Francisco and win US$1 million.

The M2M Summit and StartupCon expect to attract more than 5,000 visitors. As a result, exhibitors as well as the speakers at the M2M Summit can present their latest solutions, ideas and findings to a large and innovative audience. In addition to a wide range of start-ups, several big names and organisations such as Ford, Toyota, and TÜV will attend the co-located event. “While visitors will have access to StartupCon, the M2M conference and exhibition will take place separately,” says Andreas Fink, chairman of the M2M Alliance.

There will be an exclusive M2M Alliance exhibition area as well as a conference hall where experts and users can experience the latest M2M and IoT developments and technologies. All holders of M2M Summit tickets will have access to the StartupCon activities such as the conference, exhibition, pitches, workshops, and VR cinemas. This way, participants of both events will get the best of both worlds, and will benefit from making new contacts and further lead generation.

“The M2M Summit has a lot to offer to experts and users alike,” says Andreas Fink. “For experts, it is the ideal event to exchange ideas and knowledge with other experts from the M2M and IoT sector, while users get a great overview of the latest solutions, including improved as well as completely new, disruptive technologies that can give them the competitive advantage they are looking for.”

Tickets for the M2M Alliance conference and exhibition and the 4th StartupCon on 11th October 2017 are available for interested founders – including all lectures and workshops – from €19 (for students) to €69. Investors pay €199 and entrepreneurs €249 for access to all lectures as well as workshops and the StartupExpo. Tickets as well as more information are available on www.m2m-summit.com and www.startupcon.de.

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_OR @jcIoTnow


How will OEMs manufacture the smart factories of the future?

Posted on: September 23, 2022

“By 2025, there will be approximately 27 billion connected IoT devices. Someone is going to have to manufacture these, and OEMs are gearing up to enable as many functions as possible to be integrated into the devices they build.”REGISTER NOW TO READIoT relies on manufacturing efficiency to get massive volumes of devices out into the

Read more

IoT meets the property sector to combat rising energy costs and climate change while increasing property value

Posted on: September 23, 2022

Ericsson released a Connected Buildings Energy Management report in partnership with Nordic property technology company Kiona and Arthur D. Little.

Read more

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, home automation using iot is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things

Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live.

Read more

What is IoT?

Posted on: July 7, 2019

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

Read more
IoT Newsletter

Join the IoT Now online community for FREE, to receive: Exclusive offers for entry to all the IoT events that matter, round the world

Free access to a huge selection of the latest IoT analyst reports and industry whitepapers

The latest IoT news, as it breaks, to your inbox