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Please see below a copy of the agenda for this year's event, which took place on October 1-2. For more information regarding this event or next year's edition, please contact Tom Chinnock at or on +44 (0) 2920 783 025.


Tuesday 1 October, 2013


09:00 – 10:40

Session 1 – Keynote presentations and high-level roundtable discussion: Realizing the benefits of M2M, Smart Cities and The Internet of Things

Technology and its role in society is evolving dramatically. Smarter technologies are opening up new horizons in the fight against many of the globe’s most pressing challenges. From boosting economic growth to tackling climate change and improving public health; to aiding the battle against the rise of food shortages, M2M innovations and the Internet of Things create new possibilities and have the potential to enable a plethora of new responses to such challenges.

• What is the current state of play of M2M innovation and what does today’s Internet of Things ecosystem look like?
• What different IoT and M2M applications and platforms are available to help combat the emerging global challenges affecting the environment, society and technology?
• How can these applications help businesses function more efficiently?
• If channelled correctly, IoT and M2M technologies have the potential to become a ‘disruptive innovation’, reinventing processes and transforming operations across the business chain. What might such a reinvention look like?
• What value can different M2M applications and platforms add to the consumer market?

Moderator: Michael Nelson, Principal Technology Policy Strategist, Microsoft Corporation & Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, Georgetown University

09:00 – 09:20

Keynote presentation: The FTC’s interest in The Internet of Things

Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission

09:20 – 09:35

Keynote presentation: The view from the World Bank

Chris Vein, Chief Innovation Officer, The World Bank

09:35 – 09:50

Keynote presentation: Building the Internet of Things - Challenges and opportunities

Chad Jones, VP Product Strategy, Xively

09:50 – 10:05

Keynote presentation: The view from industry

Russell Mosburg, Senior Director, Emerging Solutions, Sprint Corporation

10:05 – 10:20

Keynote presentation: SMART USA –Pushing the edge of Smart City technology

Geoff Mulligan, Presidential Innovation Fellow on Cyber-Physical Systems and Founder, IPSO Alliance

10:20 – 10:45

High-level roundtable discussion with this morning’s speakers: Realizing the benefits of the Internet of Things

10:45 – 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 – 12:40

Session 2: Building trust and confidence

Managing personal data appropriately is key in ensuring consumer confidence and trust is guaranteed from the outset.

• What needs to be done to ensure the protection of users now and in the future?
• What assurance techniques and counter measures are in place and what others could be implemented?
• How can we educate consumers, industry and governments?

Each speaker will have 5 minutes at the start of the session to provide introductory remarks. Following this, the session’s moderator will then open up the discussion, which will also include questions from the floor.

Moderator: W. David Stephenson, Principal, Stephenson Strategies

Mark Eichorn, Assistant Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Dan Caprio, Senior Strategic Advisor, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Warren Fishbein, Independent consultant and former Coordinator of the Global Futures Forum, U.S. Department of State
David LeDuc, Senior Director for Public Policy, Software & Information Industry Association
Mike Harris, CEO, Zonoff


12:40 – 13:40


13:40 – 15:10

Session 3: Enabling Device Security

Device security is paramount for an effective connected world and the correct measures and safeguards must be ensured to prevent unauthorized access to devices. With the unprecedented growth in connected devices it is important that all stakeholders work together to help achieve an efficient Internet of Things.

• What are the greatest concerns and emerging security risks associated with M2M communications and the Internet of Things?
• How do we adopt a risk-based approach and how do we mitigate those risks?
• Are the correct safeguards in place to prevent IoT and M2M viruses and other security threats?
• To what extent has existing coordination between industry players and policymakers proved successful? What additional work needs to be done by the different stakeholders?
• What tools are at our disposal and are these alone enough to tackle the problem of cyber attacks and security violations?

Each speaker will have 5 minutes at the start of the session to provide introductory remarks. Following this, the session’s moderator will then open up the discussion, which will also include questions from the floor.

Moderator: Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, The Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Kaivan Karimi, Executive Director of Global Strategy and Business Development, Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
Alessandro Bassi, Technical Coordinator, IoT-A project
Sudhakar S. Marthi, Vice President, Global Business Development, ZOHO Corporation
Robert Moskowitz, Senior Technical Advisor, Security & Standards, Verizon

15:10 – 15:30

Afternoon Break

15:30 – 17:00

Session 4: Financing the Internet of Things

Access to both public and private funding is essential for smaller companies and start-ups as they look to commercialise innovative IoT products and bring them to market. The Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine Communications are recognised by many global investors as key drivers for economic growth and major tools for enhancing overall competitiveness. North America is seen by many as the leading region to secure investment for emerging technologies, but in the current economic climate, competition for funding is often fierce, and companies seeking investments in the region and beyond are finding it increasingly difficult.

• Why are U.S. and Canadian private investors seen as leaders in this field?
• What is the potential of investing in such businesses and how can this be maximzed?
• What must be done by policymakers to create a stable environment for investment?
• What role can VCs and Angels play in helping to drive M2M innovation forward?
• What is required from innovators to secure funding?

Each speaker will have 5 minutes at the start of the session to provide introductory remarks. Following this, the session’s moderator will then open up the discussion, which will also include questions from the floor.

Moderator: Stephen Fleming, Executive Director of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology

Alicia Asín, Co-Founder and CEO, Libelium
Julia Spicer, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association
Hans Scharler, Co-Founder, ioBridge
Chris Rezendes, President, INEX Advisors LLC
Joshua Mandell, Senior Adviser for Innovation and Competitiveness, U.S. Department of Commerce

17:00 – 19:00

Networking Cocktail Reception

Wednesday 2 October, 2013


09:00 – 09:20

Day 2 Keynote Presentation: Accelerating smart growth in cities worldwide

Jim Whittaker, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council

09:20 – 10:40

IoT Devices in the 4G era

An increasing number of mobile devices now have 4G connectivity and have far greater capabilities. As a result, a huge growth in M2M applications and many new players in the Internet of Things is forecast. Developers, carriers, manufacturers and payment providers offer numerous solutions to a wide variety of industries, businesses and consumers. However, they are also faced with increasing challenges to cope with this 4G evolution.

• What technology choices are available to businesses today?
• What needs to be done to maximise innovation associated with these technologies and applications?
• What are some of the challenges to global adoption?
• What impact can the 4G evolution have on industry and consumers?
• What role are other 'Connected Devices' playing in reinventing the mobile experience?
• What are the options for businesses considering a connected device application?
• How disruptive will these solutions be?
• What impact will these applications and solutions have on the mass consumer market?

Moderator: Vicki Livingston, Head of Communications & Analyst Relations, 4G Americas

09:20 – 09:30

Introductory presentation from the session's moderator

09:30 – 09:45

IoT Research and Innovation for an Evolving Notion

Francisco Ibañez, Head of Sector, Internet of Things and Optical Networks, European Commission

09:45 – 10:00

Creating the backbone for the M2M/Connected Device Ecosystem

Cameron Coursey, Vice President, Product Development & Operations, AT&T

10:00 – 10:15

Sensor Enabled Enterprise M2M Platforms - improving operational efficiency and profitability

Gary Butler, Chairman & CEO, Camgian Microsystems Corporation

10:15 – 10:40

Interactive Discussion between speakers of this session

10:40 – 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 – 12:30

Session 6: Breakout sessions

Delegates will have the option of attending one of the two following parallel breakout sessions:

Breakout session 1: Spectrum Management and IoT
Breakout session 2: Governance and Standardization

11:00 – 12:30

Breakout session 1: Spectrum Management and IoT

Spectrum is key for achieving an advanced Internet of Things. However, with increasing demand for both wireless and mobile broadband already creating a squeeze on the bandwidth that is available, new M2M technologies requiring interference and disturbance free spectrum are facing an uncertain future.

• What are the expected short-term and long-term spectrum needs for new M2M technologies?
• What frequencies provide the best options for the next generation of M2M connected devices?
• What can be done to generate additional capacity in existing bands and how can we make better use of the spectrum that is already available?
• Is M2M a key driver for spectrum sharing? - What is being done in the U.S.?
• Is there a need for dedicated or exclusive spectrum for smart grid services, or can shared spectrum be used?
• What are the current factors affecting Quality of Service (QoS), predictability and spectrum costs?

Each speaker will have 5 minutes at the start of the session to provide introductory remarks. Following this, the session’s moderator will then open up the discussion, which will also include questions from the floor.

Moderator: Anna Gomez, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering Technology, Federal Communications Commission
John Kuzin, Senior Director, Regulatory -- Government Affairs, Qualcomm
Donna Bethea Murphy, Vice President, Regulatory Engineering, Iridium
James Pace, Managing Director, UK and Ireland, Silver Spring Networks
Syed Zaeem Hosain, Founder and CTO, Aeris

11:00 – 12:30

Breakout session 2: Governance and Standardization

Some experts argue that in order for the Internet of Things to fully take off, a set of global standards is required. It is argued that the harmonization of standards will enable interoperability between different M2M technologies and across national and international boundaries, addressing many issues currently faced by innovators and service providers.

• What work is currently being done successfully in the development of standards for M2M technologies and what issues still need to be addressed?
• Is there a need for global standardization or is the current model sufficient for IoT development?
• Can a set of global standards really be achieved and would there be a tangible business benefit in any case?
• How would the consumer benefit from a harmonised global approach?
• What role can policymakers play in helping to mould the shape of standards in the region and globally?
• How can intellectual property be protected in any global or regional agreement on standards?

Each speaker will have 5 minutes at the start of the session to provide introductory remarks. Following this, the session’s moderator will then open up the discussion, which will also include questions from the floor.

Moderator: Dan Caprio, Senior Strategic Advisor, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Ed Tiedemann, Fellow and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm
Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere, Head of Connected Living, GSMA
George Percivall, Chief Engineer, The Open Geospatial Consortium
Richard Jimmerson, CIO, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Internet Governance Expert & Professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation, University of Aarhus, Denmark


12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:50

Session 7: The role of Cloud Computing and other ‘Big Data’ technologies for IoT

IoT applications are dynamic and are sometimes comprised of large amounts of data. For objects and devices to communicate application-relevant information, this requires a complex communications network. However, increasing amounts of data are putting a significant strain on infrastructures. Cloud Computing in principle is elastic and can therefore enable IoT innovation by helping to address the complexity of connecting millions of objects and devices while helping to manage the data strain. It is therefore expected that the Internet of Things will be the biggest consumer of the ‘Cloud’ in the not too distant future.

• What will be the future interplay between Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things?
• How can the Cloud enable IoT innovation?
• What would be the economic benefits of utilising the ‘Cloud’?
• What are the business and consumer benefits of the Cloud environment for IoT applications?
• With M2M entering its next evolutionary stage, what other ‘Big Data technologies’ are supporting the M2M evolution?

Each speaker will have 5 minutes at the start of the session to provide introductory remarks. Following this, the session’s moderator will then open up the discussion, which will also include questions from the floor.

Moderator: Nigel Cameron, President & CEO, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies

Patrick Tucker, Deputy Editor of the Futurist magazine & Director of Communications, World Future Society
Mark Ryland, Chief Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Dennis Kyle, VP Market Development, Arrayent
Mike Harmon, Director of Innovation Services, Dell
Rick Bullotta, Co-Founder & CTO, Thingworx

14:50 – 15:10

Afternoon Break

15:10 – 16:45

Session 8: The Connected Home

One example of how M2M communications can benefit everyday lives is the vision of the Connected Home, which offers residents the ability to enhance their home experience through more efficient appliance controls. A number of different Connected Home technologies and solutions offer additional benefits for residents such as energy conservation and life improving services like mobile healthcare.

• What current technologies are available to residents?
• What is the current state of Connected Home technology deployment in the United States?
• What role can the smartphone play as an interface for the Connected Home experience? Is there a need for a platform approach?
• What are the key privacy concerns?
• How can innovators educate consumers?

Moderator: Bill Ablondi, Director of Smart Home Strategies, Strategy Analytics

Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere, Head of Connected Living, GSMA
Tobin Richardson, Chairman & CEO, ZigBee Alliance
David Hoffman, Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer, Intel Corporation
Kevin Petersen, Senior Vice President, Digital Life, AT&T
Tim Dry, Senior Marketing Manager - Smart Grid, Renesas Electronics America Inc.

15:10 – 16:25

Presentation to be confirmed

Kevin Petersen, Senior Vice President, Digital Life, AT&T

16:45 – 17:00

Closing presentation: Towards a future networked society

Chris White, Vice President, Global Internet of Things, Cisco



Tue 1 October, 2013 08.30 to
Wed 2 October, 2013 17.55

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