Registration and networking with refreshments
Welcome from host Cambridge Computer Labs
What is LPWAN & the IOT - Technology Review: Tim Whittaker, Cambridge Consultants
Once upon a time LP-WAN meant GPRS, and if your use case didn't allow enough power for that, then you were on your own. Today though there is a selection of technologies to connect your low-powered sensor or detector directly to the cloud, while allowing you to keep going for several years on a modest battery, or for ever if you could harvest a bit of energy. Not only technologies, but services too to deliver these small amounts of data to central servers - allowing you to concentrate on the ends where the value is. This session describes some of the technologies on offer and where they might be best applied. Oh, and GPRS is rapidly on the way out, so you may be needing these sooner than you thought...
Choosing an LPWAN Solution: A business perspective: Antony Rix, 8power
With so many technical options for LPWANs, what should you do? This talk highlights the business impact of some of the main choices and shares experience on what is required to deliver a solution to market.
The LPWAN & IoT Value Chain: Nick Hunn, WiFore Consulting
Choosing your LPWAN is just one part of a complex jigsaw which makes up any IoT solution. The choice of LPWAN is rarely the most important decision. This talk looks at the overall value chain and explores how that may influence the decisions around the communications choice.
The Infrastructure of IoT and Metaplatforms: Paul Green, Iotic Labs
We are discovering that the IOT is not simply about connecting things but has a great deal to do with how things interrelate. This is because every business, government, utility, city or individual exists within a wider community and geography that influences their behaviour, decisions, and activities. The things that influence us may be in a completely different domain, but we might not have access to their data. Paul will explore how very different things might ‘interoperate’ and how IOT infrastructure can reflect the relationships we have in our business and social communities, while still providing privacy and security.
Lunch and networking
IOT LPWAN Boost A progress report on the Boost programme in Cambridge
LPWAN Agony Uncles – Q&A Panel: Paul Green, Nick Hunn, Antony Rix, Tim Whittaker
Refreshments and networking
The CWIC Innovation Programme Ali Nicholl, Iotic Labs; Geoff McCormick and Gair Matthews, Account Manager, ANSYS UK
Antenna Design is a key part of LPWAN and NB-IoT Success: Colin Newman, Antenova
Antenova will explain why the company is supporting LPWAN and show some foils on the topic of antenna design issues for LPWAN and NB-IoT, highlighting the company’s new LPWAN antenna: Latona.
Creating a data economy: John Bechtel, BadgerPass
The rollout of LPWANs will deliver more sensors and thus more data. But where is the value, and where is the money? The development of a data economy will transform the Internet of Things to an ecosystem whereby data is traded, openly and appropriately.
A Leap in the Dark: Steve Clarke, AMIHO Technology
No power, no network, no hope? IoT communications is enabling creative methods to reach those things that would otherwise be left in the dark. Steve Clarke shows how LPWAN is connecting hard-to-reach utility meters.