How OEMs can accelerate IoT deployments with embedded global connectivity

How OEMs can accelerate IoT deployments with embedded global connectivity

Connectivity is reshaping how OEMs approach product design. Now, hardware manufacturers need to produce devices and applications that can connect instantly to a network, in any corner of the world. To succeed, they require high quality, reliable and secure global connectivity that can be embedded while in the factory and managed in a simple and cost-effective manner thereafter.

In this roundtable, you will learn how OEMs can integrate global cellular connectivity to quickly deploy new IoT solutions around the world, unlock revenue growth, and tap into new commercial opportunities, with the IoT connectivity experts from BICS and hardware experts from Avnet Silica.

BICS provides simple, cost-efficient connectivity for IoT. With BICS’ SIM for Things global IoT solution, OEMs can directly embed 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT and LTE-M connectivity into their IoT devices and leverage a network of more than 700 mobile operators around the world to easily switch providers depending on quality and coverage.

Why You should attend this roundtable

  • Discover how to embed secure, reliable and flexible global 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT and LTE-M connectivity into devices to deploy new connected services worldwide
  • Find out how BICS and Avnet Silica are combining cellular connectivity with hardware expertise to help manufacturers accelerate their global IoT deployment
  • Overcome technical, operational and commercial challenges, such as deployment of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), to create new commercial opportunities
  • Futureproof your connected business – understand IoT-as-a-service and how it will make mass-scale IoT

Duration: 60 min.


Fernando Llobregat Baena

Fernando Llobregat Baena
Head of IoT Sales for Enterprise

Fernando Llobregat Baena has 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, having worked for several multinational companies in the fields of semiconductors, software and mobile services in France, Spain and Belgium. For the past five years, he has collaborated with Sigfox and several startups in the IoT environment. Fernando is currently in charge of the strategy and go-to-market for IoT at BICS, leading the sales and partnership programs to build BICS’ presence in the IoT enterprise market. He holds an engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a master’s degree in economy of telecommunications and enterprise finance from UNED.

Cyrille Saulet

Cyrille Saulet
eUICC Program Manager
Avnet Silica

Cyrille Saulet joined the Avnet group in 2003, where he has most recently held positions of General Sales Manager East of France and Vertical Sales Manager EMEA. For the past two years, Cyrille has been responsible for developing, extending and deploying the company’s eUICC product range. He graduated from Université de Technologie, Troyes with an electrical and electronical degree, and also has a degree in sales engineering.

Jeremy Cowan
Editorial Director & Publisher
IoT Now & VanillaPlus

Jeremy Cowan is Editorial Director of the publishing group that has specialised in IT, Hi-Tech and Communications for 19 years. The group includes the international titles,,, which focus on the Internet of Things and its impact on businesses and consumers, as well as, the leading business information resource for Communication Service Providers and Network Operators worldwide.