- Robin Duke Woolley, Founder and CEO of Beecham Research Ltd
- Ian Pearson, Futurologist at Futurizon
- Nick Hunn of WiFore Consulting
- Richard Cockle, Programme Director Connected Living, GSMA
- Nick Foggin, Independent Consultant
- John Haine, u-blox AG
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With the concept of ’50 billion connected devices by 2020’ looking ever more likely, has there been any consideration to how making this a reality will actually work?
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Wireless technology has become an integral part of our lives, but how and why should it progress further? This presentation will assess future opportunities and challenges that will arise from pervasive wireless technology.
The market opportunities for connected devices is growing rapidly, both in terms of numbers of devices
as well as new service opportunities and business models. This presentation will explore these
Ongoing miniaturisation will allow digital jewellery to replace mobile devices such as phones and tablets,
using augmented reality as the interface. It will enable a full bypass network too, encouraged greatly by
the desire to recreate some privacy in a world of total surveillance.
For most consumers, the phrase "Internet of Things" has little meaning. Yet if it we are to achieve the
vision of a connected world, we need to design products and services which are affordable, useable and
desirable. This presentation looks at the opportunities that exist to excite and delight users in a variety of
different market areas.
Connected Living will network many different types of product and service, creating new opportunities
within and outside the existing M2M market. How can operators address this opportunity? How could ecosystems develop to meet such diverse requirements? How can we overcome barriers in key vertical markets such as smart cities, health, automotive and education?
In a world of 10^10 connected devices, the clash between the necessarily macro world-view of
telecommunications companies and the unavoidably micro-level nature of innovation will become ever more acute. For a functional and sustainable economic model to emerge, large corporations will have to learn how to embrace the complexity that powers the next phase of sector growth, while innovators will have to take a step beyond the mantra of disruption, and learn how to navigate the hegemony and hierarchy of the world of 'big infrastructure'.
Connecting 50 billion devices will need “anywhere, anytime, zero cost” networking. Wide area wireless
networking today is synonymous with cellular – how do today’s and tomorrow’s cellular networks
measure up to the challenge of ubiquitous connectivity?
• Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, EyeHub partner who will talk on ‘A secure and sustainable
internet of things’. This talk will address the primary concerns around security in a world of
connected products and objects as well as point to what the Eyehub project is doing to address
• Stan Boland, Neul who will talk about ‘Weightless networks for the Internet of Things’
Robin Duke-Woolley (Beecham Research)
John Haine has spent his career in the electronics and communications industry, working for large corporations and with four Cambridge start-ups. His technical background includes R&D in radio circuitry and microwave circuit theory; and the design of novel radio systems for cordless telephony, mobile data, fixed wireless access and IoT communications. He has led standardisation activities in mobile data and FWA in ETSI, and contributed to WiMax in IEEE. At various times he has been involved in and led fund-raising and M&A activities. In 1999 he joined TTP Communications working on research, technology strategy and M&A; and after the company’s acquisition by Motorola became Director of Technology Strategy in Motorola Mobile Devices. After leaving Motorola he was CTO Enterprise Systems with ip.access, a manufacturer of GSM picocells and 3G femtocells. In early 2010 he joined Cognovo, which was acquired by u-blox AG in 2012. He led u-blox' involvement in 3GPP NB-IoT standardisation and the company's initial development of the first modules for trials and demonstrations. Now retired from u-blox he is a Visiting Professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Bristol University, where he chairs the Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications. He was founder chair and is Board Member Emeritus of the IoT Security Foundation. He served on the CW Board and now chairs the Editorial Board of the CW Journal. John has a first degree from Birmingham (1971) and a PhD from Leeds (1977) universities, and is a Life Member of the IEEE.
For the past thirty years Nick has been closely involved with short range wireless and communications, designing technology that helps to bring mobility to products, particularly in the areas of telematics, M2M, IoT, wearables, smart energy and mobile health. He is closely involved with the Bluetooth SIG, the Continua Alliance and other medical and wireless standards bodies. He is the author of 'The Essentials of Short Range Wireless' - a book attempting to explain the application of wireless technology to product developers.
Paul originated Arkessa in 2006 - the business that provides remote internet services to multitudes of machines. He is currently creating the services Arkessa will offer in five year's time. His professional life combined engineering and science has taken him through a variety of roles, including design and production engineering, business planning, marketing and corporate sales, mainly in the telecommunications sector. Interestingly, the first product he introduced to manufacture is now is in the Science Museum in London. A passionate and committed Christian, Paul is as excited about materials science and quantum physics as he is interested in railways, walking, skiing and the natural world.
For the past thirty years Nick has been closely involved with short range wireless and communications, designing technology that helps to bring mobility to products, particularly in the areas of telematics, M2M, IoT, wearables, smart energy and mobile health. He is closely involved with the Bluetooth SIG, the Continua Alliance and other medical and wireless standards bodies. He is the author of 'The Essentials of Short Range Wireless' - a book attempting to explain the application of wireless technology to product developers.Connect on linkedin
Cambridge Consultants was started in 1960 to pioneer the delivery of independent design and development services in electronic, mechanical and product engineering: we are one of the founder companies of the high-technology Cambridge Phenomenon. Our history of world-class services is augmented by our development of intellectual property in areas including telecommunications, software, silicon, medical devices, machine learning, and by more than 20 successful spin-out ventures. Today Cambridge Consultants employs over 900 world-class engineers, scientists, project managers and technicians with offices in Cambridge UK, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo; we provide the full range of services for excellent product design to a worldwide client base in the wireless, consumer, industrial, energy and medical markets. Tim Whittaker is a System Architect in the Wireless business unit, where he has taken the technical lead in projects using radio
standards like Bluetooth, ZigBee, DECT, and in the creation of specialist communications schemes for new applications, or to use new spectrum allocations.
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Presented by John Haine, u-blox UK at 2020 - Visions of a Connected World
Presented by Nick Hunn, WiFore Consulting at 2020 - Visions of a Connected World
Presented by Robin Duke-Woolley, Beecham Research at 2020 - Visions of a Connected World
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