About the Organisers
Forum Europe www.forum-europe.com/
Based in Cardiff and with offices in Brussels at the heart of the European Union, Forum Europe specialises in EU focussed political and economic conferences and events. These events are organised with clients and partners and aim to progress ideas and actions on important issues, all within a balanced and neutral setting.
Founded by Giles Merritt, columnist for the International Herald Tribune and former Brussels correspondent at the Financial Times and headed by a team of EU events specialists with over 19 years of experience, Forum Europe’s strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level, and also deliver forums where key issues can be aired and debated.
Forum Europe works successfully with businesses, institutions and governments alike and its expertise, through the medium of events, lies in understanding and interpreting the processes and political issues within the EU.
In partnership with
Analysys Mason www.analysysmason.com
Analysys Mason provides strategy and management consultancy, information services and start-up support throughout the telecommunications, IT and media sector. Their firm grasp of market dynamics, distinctive combination of creativity and rigour, and renowned objectivity enable them to consistently exceed the high levels of quality and innovation which their clients expect. Analysys Mason is trusted throughout the world for its expertise, impartiality and its ability to get the best results for clients. They focus solely on the telecommunications, IT and media sector and so have developed unparalled industry knowledge, techniques and data sources. This gives them and their clients a head start. They shape the industry through extensive work on policy, regulation and finance, and have worked with most of the sector’s key players to identify solutions to the problems they face.
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.
DIGITALEUROPE is the pre-eminent advocacy group of the European digital economy acting on behalf of the information technology, consumer electronics and telecommunications sectors. We are dedicated to improving the business environment, and to promoting industry's contribution to economic growth and social progress in the European Union.
DIGITALEUROPE ensures industry participation in the development and implementation of EU policies. DIGITALEUROPE's members include 57 leading corporations and 37 national trade associations from across Europe; altogether 10,000 companies with 2 million employees and 1,000 billion Euros in revenues.
ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. In January 2009 ETSI created a technical committee on Machine-to-Machine communications, known as TC M2M, and it is in this highly active committee that topics such as IoT and smart grids are also being addressed. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 700 member companies and organizations, drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work. - For more information please visit: www.etsi.org