Build vs. Buy: How to Make the Right Decision for your IoT Application


Join KORE for an educational webinar that will provide the information necessary for IoT companies that need to make the fundamental “build vs. buy” decision. As part of it’s “DNA” – device, network, and application – any IoT solution needs a “thing”, or a device, to connect, posing businesses with the question: should I design and build the device for my IoT solution in-house? Or should I buy an off-the-shelf device? During this presentation, KORE will discuss the many key factors that must be considered during the decision-making process, examine the pros and cons of each option, and provide guidance for making the best possible decision for your unique business requirements.

This presentation will provide:

  • A basic explanation of the “build vs. buy” decision in regards to IoT device selection
  • Key areas of consideration that must be taken into account during the decision making process
  • A comparison of “build” and “buy” for each key consideration
  • Information around additional business-specific characteristics that may influence the decision
  • Best practices suggestions for both “build” and “buy” scenarios



Gilli Coston
VP, Strategic Development, EMEA
Kore Wireless

A senior leader in the field of The Internet of Things, M2M and Telecoms, Gilli Coston’s pedigree and background spans 3 decades developing strategy, business and commercial partnerships in senior management and leadership roles. Gilli has spent many years building high performing groups and held key roles such as Chief Strategy Officer, Managing Director and now Vice President of Strategic Development in the dynamic field of IoT, technology and telecoms industry.

Peter van den Houten
Director, Pre-sales Engineering, EMEA
Kore Wireless

An experienced technical professional in the Telecommunications field, Peter van den Houten has an extensive background in deploying cellular-based solutions for the enterprise market. Peter spent a number of years working in Tier 1 telecommunications, where he held various roles in Support, Technical Solution Design and Pre-sales Engineering. More recently, he has specialised in delivering complex M2M and IoT platforms and solutions for carriers and enterprise customers across multiple vertical markets.

Robin Duke-Woolley
Analyst, CEO
Beecham Research Ltd

Robin Duke-Woolley is one of the best-known and most respected names in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, with over 20 years’ experience as an analyst and consultant in telecommunications. Beecham Research combines successful business experience, and extensive analysis expertise in both research and consulting practices. The company operates globally and has research partners in many parts of the world.

George Malim
Managing editor
IoT Now Magazine

George is a freelance technology journalist. He has covered the telecoms market since 1999 and contributes to Global Telecoms Business, The Mobile Network, VanillaPlus and Wireless magazines in addition to producing content on behalf of operators, vendors and creative agencies.

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