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'IoT – Brave New World or Simply Evolved M2M?' - Connected Devices SIG

Start date/time :  11:00 13th March 2014
End date/time :  17:15 13th March 2014
Venue :  Microsoft Research Ltd, 21 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB

Is the IoT simply M2M on a gigantic scale with a vast number of devices feeding massive data repositories, or might it look like billions of tiny things inhabiting an abstracted world that simply gets on with their own interactions? There is an emerging plethora of technology, architectures and players covering a wide spectrum of markets and applications. Many now straddle industrial, consumer, medical and leisure sectors linking together previously isolated domains with innovative applications. We will provide a forum for a debate on products, technology, components and applications as we explore this brave new world of possibly a trillion things. This very popular SIG event will take place at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, and aims to open the world of IoT, and how it can learn from Machine to Machine (M2M). Speakers include, Paul Copping of TRL, David Dunn of Electric Imp, Dr Justin Hill and Purvi Parekh of Olswang, Pilgrim Beart of 1248, Dr Jon Lewis of Plextek Consulting, Georg Steimel of Huawei, Fredrik Sjostedt of Barco, John Hicklin of CGI and Antony Rix, TTP Group. The Debate/Vote/Panel Session will be chaired by Philip Laidler, STL Partners & Paul Green, Arkessa.

This timely event will discuss IoT and ask whether the concept is simply M2M on a gigantic scale with a vast number of devices feeding massive data repositories, or might it look like billions of tiny things inhabiting an abstracted world that simply gets on with their own interactions?  What can IoT learn from the world of M2M?  Is it just M2M with a consumer focus or is a paradigm shift required? How will this prediction be achieved, how will the future of technology and lives of consumers change?

We are grateful to Microsoft Research for hosting this event and Arkessa for sponsoring the Lunch. 

Speakers confirmed for this event include:

  • Paul Copping, Corporate Development Director, TRL
  • David Dunn, Software Engineer, Electric Imp
  • Dr Justin Hill, Co-Head of the Patent Prosecution Group, Olswang
  • Purvi Parekh, Co-Head of International Telecoms, Olswang 
  • Pilgrim Beart, Founder Director, 1248
  • Dr Jon Lewis, Chief Innovation Officer, Plextek Consulting
  • Georg Steimel, Head of M2M Solutions, Huawei
  • Fredrik Sjostedt, VP - Corporate Marketing, Barco
  • John Hicklin, Principal Consultant | Commercial Enterprise Markets, CGI  
  • Antony Rix, Senior Consultant, TTP Group 

The Debate/Vote/Panel Session will be chaired by Philip Laidler, the Consulting Director of STL Partners & Paul Green of Arkessa.

The Connected Devices SIG is championed by Paul Green of Arkessa, Nick Hunn of WiFore Consulting, Antony Rix of TTP Group and Tim Whittaker of Cambridge Consultants 

To follow this SIG on Twitter, @CambWireless, please use #CWDC

The last event was oversubscribed, so register early to secure your place!

This event is FREE to members of Cambridge Wireless. Tickets for non-members are £155 plus VAT. To join Cambridge Wireless as a member and attend future events for free, please visit: www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/sign-up 

Limited FREE places for non-members: We are keen to engage with, and foster the next generation of technologists so we have limited FREE delegate places at our events for non-members who are under 30. If you would like to register for one of these places, please register as a non-member and under job title please list your date of birth. We will then confirm if you have received a place within one week of the event.

This event:

Is kindly hosted by Microsoft Research:

 
 

Lunch sponsored by Arkessa:

 

 

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