Registration & Networking over Coffee & Tea
Introduction to the Connected Devices SIG by Antony Rix of TTP
Welcome from our host Bozidar Radunovic of Microsoft Research
Welcome from our lunch sponsor Paul Green of Arkessa
The Enterprise and the Internet of Things - Evolution or Revolution?; John Hicklin, Principal Consultant | Commercial Enterprise Markets, CGI UK
ABI report that 75% of CIOs are looking to develop a strategy for the Internet of Things. This focus is creating significant exposure to the area of machine to machine technologies and their development to meet the vision for this next wave of connectivity. It is also raising important questions as what is needed to make the dream a reality. How you unlock the data within the organisation, re-think your business model and re-imagine your stakeholder engagement are just some. Success in addressing these will determine whether the potential revolution is achieved.
Overcoming the Internet of Things Connectivity Challenge; David Dunn, Software Engineer, Electric Imp
Many people are calling 2014 the year of the Internet of Things. Electric Imp may not know much about calendars, but we are experts at connected hardware. Integrating Internet connectivity into products is more difficult than most companies realize. There are a myriad of challenges that are often overlooked in the early stages of connected product design, ranging from selecting the proper protocol, security, to building a scalable platform for thousands to tens of thousands of connections. This presentation will examine these challenges and offer insight into how they can be easily overcome through using a connectivity platform such as Electric Imp.
Real-life experiences from rolling out M2M networks and how we can learn from these in the shift to IoT; Jon Lewis, Chief Innovation Officer, Plextek Consulting
Plextek Consulting has rolled out numerous M2M networks supporting over 6 million devices based on our Ultra Narrow Band technology. Each deployment has its own commercial and technical challenges and these will only increase in the shift to IoT. This talk will present how we have provided flexibility in key areas so that all of the stakeholders’ goals can be met..
Buffet Lunch & Networking
The role of LTE in M2M; Georg Steimel, Head of M2M Solutions, Huawei
The presentation explores the challenges of mass adoption of cellular M2M connections and how the industry can deal with it.
Using networked visualisation for better decision making; Fredrik Sjostedt, Vice President | Corporate Marketing, Barco Ltd
In today’s business environment we are pressured to take faster and faster decision, and with the
“internet of things” our input matrix gets ever extended. These two aspects makes it increasingly
more difficult to 1) get a clear view of a specific or ongoing situation, 2) involve the correct stakeholders and decision makers at the right time, regardless of their location. In this session we will look at how organisations are using networked visualisation to address this complexity.
Networking over Coffee & Tea
Regulatory backdrop on IP and standards issues for the M2M eco-system; Justin Hill, Co-Head of the Patent Prosecution Group and Purvi Parekh, Co-Head of International Telecoms, Olswang
Regulators are questioning whether there are enough tools to tackle IoT and M2M, particularly as
the scope of M2M services becomes even more international. Bodies such as the European
Commission, the OECD and the Federal Trade Commission have all debated potential regulation to
address the challenges, including the creation of dedicated standards to open up this market.
Because of this 2014 is expected to see changes in the regulatory environment that will impact the
whole M2M eco-system. In parallel there is an uptake in patent filings and IP issues around IoT and
M2M. This talk will survey the various types of patent claims which tend to be used in this sector
and give a brief overview of the standards institutions IP policies.
Connected Products - Designing for Scale; Pilgrim Beart, Founder Director, 1248-io
Getting one device online is usually quite easy, but as your "estate" of devices scales into thousands and millions, new challenges occur at each order of magnitude. Pilgrim will share his and his colleagues' experiences of scaling at companies like AlertMe, and explore new approaches and standards that can help.
The impact of autonomous systems on surface transport; Paul Copping, Corporate Development Director, TRL
How will the market for surface transport evolve over the next 10 – 30 years? When can we expect
a big leap forward in autonomous vehicles? Will IoT architectures enable modal integration and
intelligent mobility? Is it realistic to expect that we will have some autonomous vehicles on UK
public roads in less than ten years? Can we achieve much higher utilisation of the rail network in
the same time frame? How will all this affect journey times, safety, productivity and emissions? Is
the brave new world going to be a commuter’s paradise or a more intelligent form of gridlock?
A new standard to connect the Internet of Everything; Antony Rix, Senior Consultant, TTP
Mass market connected devices require a low-cost connectivity technology. Building on successful
projects developing products that have been deployed in multi-million unit volumes, TTP is now launching the 4th generation of its Matrix system. This offers high efficiency, long range telemetry at low cost and low power. This presentation will compare Matrix with leading alternatives to highlight why a new standard is needed and how it helps enable the Internet of Everything.
Q&A with the speakers listed above chaired Nick Hunn of WiFore Consulting
Debate/Vote/Panel Session on topics discussed with all speakers – Chaired by Philip Laidler of STL and Paul Green of Arkessa
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