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What’s right and wrong with the Internet of Things?

This will be a wide-ranging discussion that invites critical analysis of what the industry needs to do to make the Internet of Things more accessible to all industries, more cost-effective, and leaner in operations. Enterprise users say they want IoT solutions to be deployed more simply, quickly and cheaply. (Only 29% of companies surveyed by Vodafone in 2017 have adopted an IoT solution.) So how does the industry achieve this? What are the Next Steps to 2020 and beyond for the Internet of Things?

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Discussion Topics that cut horizontally across all IoT sectors:

  • How can Service Providers guarantee end-to-end data security?
  • Does the IoT need Device Standardisation to align with Connectivity standards?
  • Do Multiple Connectivity options make it easier or more complex for enterprises?
  • Are large partner Ecosystems best for delivering IoT? Can one company do it all?

Discussion topics on Industry Verticals:

  • How can strong Connected Health business models be rolled out worldwide?
  • Do Fleet Managers need global IoT technology standards?
  • Should field services or OTA support keep Smart Grid users connected when changing utility?
  • What more can Field Service providers do to protect their mobile workforce?

Speakers:

Mikaël Schachne
Vice President
Mobile Data Business, BICS

Mikaël Schachne joined the international division of Belgacom in 2001 which was then spun-off and merged with Swisscom International and MTN International. After having successfully led the product development and management of new international mobile data services such as Signalling, GPRS Roaming eXchange (GRX), SMS Hubbing, MMS Hubbing, Instant Roaming and Open Connectivity Roaming Hubbing, he’s now in charge of the Mobile Data Business at BICS. The portfolio which has been built over the last 10 years, now supports the international mobile communication needs for more than 400 Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs across the world.

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.

Bill Kramer
Executive Vice President
KORE

Bill Kramer brings more than 30 years of experience in the advanced communications technology solutions industry with a broad range of companies and functional roles. His experience spans wired, mobility, IoT, MMS, OEMs, professional services and cloud technologies.

Ed Maguire
Insights Partner
Momenta Partners

Ed brings more than 17 years of Wall Street experience in equity research and investment banking to Momenta, with deep domain expertise in enterprise software. He has proven success identifying strategic opportunities and articulating actionable insights based on rigorous analysis of technology, operations, competition and markets. Most recently he was senior analyst and managing director at CLSA Americas covering the software industry, technology and innovation.

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, www.IoT-Now.com, www.IoTGlobalNetwork.com, which focus on the Internet of Things and its impact on businesses and consumers, as well as www.VanillaPlus.com, the leading business information resource for Communication Service Providers and Network Operators worldwide.

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