The Connected Car: The Next 500 Million Connections

Brought to you by The Enhanced Mobile Broadband Group

In Q3 2015 AT&T connected more cars than people, 1 million, making connected cars perhaps the single largest new category of mobile connections. Analysys Mason is forecasting over 500 million cars with embedded connectivity by 2023, up from fewer than 50 million today.

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About the event

In this event, there will be presentations from keynote speakers in all aspects of the value chain to explore what mobile broadband networks mean for the connected car, from OTA software updates to in-car media & entertainment.

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Registration and networking with refreshments


Introduction to Mobile Broadband SIG from Tom Rebbeck of Analysys Mason


Mike Bell, Global Connected Car Director, Jaguar Land Rover




LTE and Car2x: Connected cars on the way to 5G; Uwe Pützschler, Head of Car2x, Nokia Solutions and Networks Deutschland GmbH

Safer roads, more enjoyable driving, lower emissions, more efficient road use – these are some of the gains that will be realized by applying advanced mobile communications to support the car and road transport industry. A breakthrough technology is Mobile Edge Computing, or cloudlets at the mobile edge, which enhance LTE. Field trials have shown how the technology’s ultra-low latency and high bandwidth redefine car2x use cases. For mobile network operators, the capabilities open up opportunities to gain a higher return from their LTE network investments. They also complement ITS G5/DSRC hot spot deployments.
The talk will introduce the technology, present an overview about tests which were done end of last year at a German motorway and give an outlook.




Does our understanding of mobility have to change as the connected car increasingly becomes part of the built environment? - an operators view of the evolution of services around and beyond the car




Refreshments and networking


Connected car and IoT data; Moeen Khawaja, Director & COO, Thingful

Introduction to Thingful and its decentralised IoT data search and access services followed by a discussion of what Thingful has deployed in Cambridge this year and how Thingful will make it possible for connected cars to ingest external IoT data and share sensor data with third parties.




Contextual Intelligence in Connected Vehicles;; Andy Dumbell, Managing Director, Control F1, i-MOTORS lead partner

The UK has set out its stall to become a world leader in automotive technology and when Innovate UK announced the £20m call for collaborative R&D projects, Control F1 saw this as a real opportunity to bring together a consortium of great minds to solve some of the challenges ahead in the connected and autonomous vehicles sector. i-Motors is a collaborative R&D project, seeking to standardise the way in which connected and autonomous vehicles communicate with one another and to other machines. Its key objective is to create and distribute contextual predictive intelligence to motorists and driverless cars, enabling better decisions, and ultimately make getting from A to B safer, faster and cleaner.




Panel session with all speakers chaired by SIG Champion, Tom Rebbeck of Analysys Mason


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Event Closes


Mike Bell

Andy Dumbell - MD, Control F1

Moeen Khawaja - Director & COO, Thingful

Uwe Puetzschler - Head of Car2x, Nokia

Phil Skipper - Head of M2M Business Development, Vodafone

SIG Champions

Iris Barcia - Pr. Mng. MPN Architecture, Vodafone

Iris Barcia is a multidisciplinary professional with entrepreneurial experience in the telecommunication industry. She is an innovator and forward-looking technologist that has worked directly with international executive teams and engineers at Tier 1 network operators, network infrastructure vendors, neutral-host vendors, government organizations, and services companies. She has been involved in the proposal and assessment of novel HetNet strategies for nation-wide 4G, 5G, IoT and public-safety networks, with a focus on future capacity provision and multi-technology evolution. More recently she’s focusing on Open RAN and MPNs. Prior to Vodafone, Iris has been the co-owner and COO of Keima, and has worked on RAN design, optimization and deployment projects at Telefonica and European rural broadband wireless initiatives. She has a BSc and MSc in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain) and an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK).

Roberto Kompany - Principal Analyst, Omdia

Roberto is a member of Analysys Mason’s Telecoms Software and Networks research team and is the lead analyst for the Next-Generation Wireless Networks programme focusing on strategy and market research. He is also a Cambridge Wireless Special Interest Group (SIG) mobile broadband champion. Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Roberto worked for Dixons Carphone, where he analysed the effect on the business of shifts in the telecoms market – for example, in terms of mergers, operator KPIs and technology – in Europe and the UK. Previous positions included consultancy, where he helped a variety of clients worldwide with mobile-related projects, such as a capex reduction and developing a 5-year strategy for an incumbent’s wireless infrastructure. He started his career at a leading network equipment vendor, where he served in several different capacities, such as R&D, and deployment and optimisation of mobile infrastructures across multiple continents. Roberto holds an MSc in Mobile & Satellite Communications from University of Surrey and an MBA from IE Business School.

Peter Love - 4G/5G Densification Architect, Nokia

Peter has worked in the mobile communications industry for nearly 30 years, firstly at Orbitel UK and then at Nokia Networks. Peter helped developed the first 2G DCS1800 BTSs to Orange and then continued in building a viable business for network planning & optimisation services in the UK. Holding various roles over the years focusing on UK, Europe and global markets Peter is now a principle services architect in the 5G/densification area helping operators globally to make the most appropriate decisions. Until recently he held the office of chair/vice chair of the Small Cells Forum Operations group where he played a significant role for 5 years.

Andy Sutton - Principal Network Architect, BT

Andy Sutton is a Principal Network Architect within BT Architecture and Strategy team. He is responsible for 5G end to end network architecture, RAN architecture evolution and mobile backhaul strategy and architecture. Andy holds an MSc in mobile communications from the University of Salford and has over 30 years of experience within the telecommunications industry. Andy’s research interests include; distributed and centralised RAN and core architectures and protocols, network dimensioning, QoS and mobile backhaul (optical transmission, microwave and millimetre wave radio systems, network architecture and protocols along with synchronisation and time distribution in telecommunications networks). He also works on low latency and ultra-reliable networks architecture and design. During his career Andy has worked for Mercury Communications Ltd, Orange, H3G, EE and BT. Andy holds the post of Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool and University of Salford. Andy is a chartered engineer and holds fellowships from the IET, BCS and ITP. Andy contributes to International telecommunications standardisation activities and several industry forums. Andy also has an interest in the history and heritage of telecommunications and is a CW Heritage SIG Champion.

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St John’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP

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