About the Organisers and Partners
Forum Europe www.forum-europe.com
Forum Europe is the leading EU dedicated conference and event provider. Founded in 1989 and with offices at the heart of the European Union in Brussels, Forum Europe specialises in EU focussed political and economic conferences and debates. We work successfully with businesses, institutions, NGOs and governments alike while organising our own portfolio of sector leading events.
The Forum Europe team consists of multilingual EU policy and events specialists and our strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level while delivering forums where key issues can be aired and debated.
You can find out more about us by going to www.forum-europe.com
ESOA is a non-profit organisation established with the objective of serving and promoting the common interests of satellite operators from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS. The Association today represents the interests of 21 satellite operators who deliver information communication services across the globe. Together ESOA Members provide invaluable communications services to the whole world including emergency communications, live broadcasting, maritime and aero communications, secure services for governments, 24-7 monitoring of industrial processes such as energy plants and a whole range of other communications capabilities that society has come to rely on.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise www.hpe.com
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Qualcomm is the driving force behind the growth and progress of the global wireless industry. It is the world’s leader in patents and other intellectual property that provide the technological basis for the global wireless communications industry. That goes for existing 3G (third-generation) technology that makes wireless Internet data as well as voice transmissions practical around the world. It also applies to next-generation, 4G technology, which delivers an even more enhanced and seamless user experience.
In addition to licensing its intellectual property to more than 170 companies worldwide, Qualcomm also manufactures highly sophisticated chips that are the engines of some of the most advanced wireless handsets and devices on the market. The company is the driver behind the very latest next-generation devices, which combine mobile communications, computing, and consumer electronics, that are now coming to market.
Smith Institute www.smithinst.co.uk
The Smith Institute is an independent company specialising in the mathematical sciences. We work with industry, government and academia to help solve problems using system-level approaches and mathematical thinking. More and more the demand from our clients is shifting from physical and engineering processes to digital and cyber challenges. The appetite for data exploration and simulation of what-if scenarios is ever increasing. Understandably so, given that data science is fundamentally underpinned by statistical analysis and mathematical modelling.
We provide a service in algorithm design, development and implementation to extract value and useful insights from complicated, multifaceted and fast-moving data, allowing domain users in industry and government to make valuable decisions that increase security and influence growth and progress. Past and current projects have included the development of risk analysis and impact assessment frameworks which can support vital decision-making processes. With advanced qualifications in mathematics, statistics, and computer science, a variety of programming skills, and expertise in solving complex real-world problems, our consultant mathematicians have an insight into the connected digital world and the capability to face challenges that are presented by the internet of things.
The world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier.
ARM is at the heart of the world’s most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.
Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 50 billion Systems on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies.
InterConnect Communications www.icc-uk.com
InterConnect Communications is a UK based and globally focused consulting and training company specialising in communications sector strategy, policy and technology. The Internet Infrastructure and Governance team partners with public and private sector organisations to provide independent expertise and answers to key questions. We provide thought leadership in areas such as the Internet of Things, security and standardisation, Internet policy, internationalisation, and the domain name ecosystem.
The team is also engaged in key Internet and technology organisations, such as the ITU Study Group 20 on the Internet of Things, contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force, and co-organiser of the EuroDig Internet of Things Plenary. InterConnect has successfully advised clients for 30 years, helping them to adapt and thrive in periods of explosive growth and change. With a unique range of expertise in the Internet infrastructure and governance field, InterConnect offers an array of bespoke services tailored to our clients' specific needs.
Allied Spectrum Associates www.alliedspectrumassociates.com
Allied Spectrum Associates are a specialist in radio spectrum regulation with focus in particular on the shared use of spectrum. We have expertise in all facets of spectrum sharing regulation, whether it is Licensed Shared Access (LSA) or TVWS
Council is a thinktank, consultancy, accelarator and forecasting group. Council hosts the full range of opinions on what will be a small avalanche of disruptive innovations. They go through the full range of emotions and conceptual breakdown that comes with grasping the territory, the full logistical, business, social and philosophical implications of the Internet of Things. Council thinktank aims to grow into a positively critical counterpart to these negativities in focusing on the quality of interaction and potentialities of IOT for social, communicative and economic (personal fabrication, participatory finance, alternative currencies) connectivity between humans, humans and things and humans and their surroundings. Council highlights a personal history of locative media & hybrid spaces, by professionals of the i3 (Intelligent Information Interfaces) days, as well as the latest tools and applications, workshops on key issues, short keynotes and time for debate and discussion.
Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies www.c-pet.org
C-PET, the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, is a nonpartisan Washington, DC, think tank focused on innovation and the long-term policy implications of emerging technologies. As part of its program of events, C-PET has hosted conferences and roundtables addressing the future of the Internet – including the Internet of Things, cloud, privacy, and the Government 2.0 and Business 2.0 impacts of social media.
The Providence Group www.providencegroupdc.com
The Providence Group advises companies and organizations globally on how to manage enterprise-wide cybersecurity risks and we provide insight and counsel into the complex and changing cybersecurity regulatory, reputation and threat environment.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
IoTBE is an independent, non-profit cluster organisation of Internet-of-Things companies & start-ups, research organisations and experts. IoTBE promotes the adoption of IoT in both the service & industry sector and the government. Our open innovation platforms in Smart Factory, Smart Retail, Smart Infrastructure & Smart Buildings, bring together all stakeholders and stimulate & facilitate co-creation, innovation and entrepreneurship. Through our IoT innovation center, or IoTIC, end-user companies get independent strategic & technological advise.
IoT Global Network www.iotglobalnetwork.com
The IoT Global Network is a new platform for the IoT community to connect and network with industry experts. Featuring a definitive database of over 600 IoT companies and hundreds of products, the IoT Global Network also offers a rich source of regulatory information, market news and expert blogs. The IoT Global Network is a dedicated resource for every IoT professional.
IoT Now www.iot-now.com
IoT Now - How to run an IoT enabled business.
With exclusive analyst reports and specialist journalists, IoT Now is the leading global brand covering the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communications (M2M), embedded devices and connected consumer devices. Delivering webcasts, bi-monthly magazines, white-papers, daily news and expert opinion pieces, IoT Now focuses on the deployment of these technologies across the enterprise, automotive, logistics, healthcare, utilities, travel, security and smart city verticals.