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Please see below an agenda for this year's summit.

 

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Monday March 3, 2014

Morning

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome Coffee and Registration

Coffee will be served in the main networking area situated on the groud floor of the venue. Also, delegates will be able to collect their badge and conference literature from the main reception desk, which is also located on the ground floor.

09:00 – 10:40

Keynote Presentations

Topics to be covered during this session include:
• What are Europe’s policy objectives for the Future Internet, and how can the Internet of Things realise these objectives?
• What does the current European IoT ecosystem look like? What impact will the Internet of Things have on European society in the future?
• What can be done to ensure the EU takes the lead in IoT innovation and adoption?
• What needs to be done to boost IoT technological innovation, while also respecting existing European regulations regarding privacy and security?
• What new tools, initiatives and building blocks are available to support IoT innovation in Europe?
• What problems do European cities and societies face and how can IoT technologies solve these problems?
• What can Europe learn from the US and other regions around the world?
• What is being done to educate citizens and increase people’s awareness of the IoT’s potential?


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

09:00 – 09:20

Keynote Presentation: IoT in Europe: What have we achieved? What needs to be done?

Carl-Christian Buhr, Member of Cabinet for Vice President Kroes, European Commission

09:20 – 09:40

Keynote Presentation: Fi-Ware- a pan-European platform that makes innovation for Future Internet applications easier for everybody

Ilkka Lakaniemi, Programme Chair, EU Future Internet Public-Private Partnership

09:40 – 10:00

View from the United States

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

10:10 – 10:35

High-level Discussion with this morning’s keynote speakers

10:35 – 10:50

Morning Networking Break - kindly sponsored by Camgian Microsystems Corporation

Refreshments will be served in the main networking area of the venue situated on the ground floor.

10:50 – 12:10

Session 2: Financing the Internet of Things

Access to both public and private funding is an essential ingredient for entrepreneurs and start-ups as they look to commercialise innovative IoT products and bring them to market. European policymakers and private investors recognise that the IoT is a key driver for economic growth and will help to accelerate European competitiveness.

In recent years, North America has been seen by many as the leading region to secure investment for emerging technologies. However, the European Commission has introduced new building blocks and resources to help promote innovation and enable new business models in Europe.

• What financial resources are available to European entrepreneurs?
• What is being done to maximise the impact of IoT innovation in Europe?
• What role can Venture Capitalists and Private Equity firms play in helping to drive IoT innovation forward?
• How stable is the current investment environment in Europe?
• Will the support from large telcos help smaller companies access funding?


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

Géraldine Andrieux-Gustin, Coordinator, COWIN and Senior Partner, Yole Finance
Paul Higgins, Co-Founder and COO, Crowd Valley
Mischa Dohler, Board of Directors, Worldsensing; and Professor, Kings College London
Charalampos Doukas, Technical Co-ordinator, COMPOSE EU Project and Senior Researcher, CREATE-NET

Afternoon

12:10 – 13:10

Lunch

A standing buffet lunch will be served in the main networking area of the venue, which is situated on the ground floor.

13:10 – 15:00

Session 3 - Part 1: Realizing the benefits of The Internet of Things and its impact on Society: The Smart City

Cities will play a major role in dealing with many of the critical challenges of the future including climate change, economic development, public health and ageing populations. Smart technologies create new possibilities and offer positive responses in the fight against many of these pressing challenges.

- What is the current state of IoT deployment in European cities?
- What is being done to accelerate ‘smart growth’ in European cities?
- How are smarter mobility and transport solutions benefiting businesses and citizens?
- How can large telcos and smaller companies work together to benefit the ‘Smart City’ ecosystem?
- What collaborations exist between public and private organizations?

13:10 – 13:20

Introductory Presentation from the Session's Moderator

Thibaut Kleiner, Head of Unit, Network Technologies, European Commission

13:20 – 13:35

Keynote presentation: Realising the benefits of IoT in European cities

Francisco Jariego, Director of Industrial Internet of Things, Telefónica Digital

13:35 – 13:50

Case study – Smart technology deployment in Barcelona

Josep Ramon Ferrer i Escoda, Director of Smart City Programmes, Barcelona City Council

13:50 – 14:05

Promoting Smart growth in European cities

Joseph Bradley, Managing Director, Cisco Consulting Services Internet of Everything Practice

14:05 – 14:20

AirSensa London - A roadmap to enable targeting of policy and technological solutions to lower air pollution in cities

Jonathan Steel, CEO, Change London

14:20 – 14:35

Smart City Mobility and Transport Solutions

Architecture and Examples for using Fundamental M2M Building Blocks in Smart City Applications Tiziano Modotti, Product Manager, Eurotech

14:35 – 15:10

Interactive Discussion and Audience Q&A

15:10 – 15:35

Afternoon Networking break - kindly sponsored by Camgian Microsystems Corporation

Refreshments will be served in the main networking area of the venue situated on the ground floor.

15:35 – 17:05

Session 3 - Part 2: Realizing the benefits of The Internet of Things and its impact on Society: The Connected Home

Another example of how the Internet of Things can benefit everyday lives is through the vision of the Connected Home. The Connected Home offers people the opportunity for a single convergent home environment for energy consumption and management, home automation, security, mobile healthcare & assisted living, and home entertainment.

• What current Connected Home technologies are available to homeowners?
• What is the current state of Connected Home technology deployment in Europe?
• What role can the smartphone play as an interface for the Connected Home experience?
• With an ever-increasing number of Connected devices in the home, does fixed broadband offer the most reliable experience of connecting these devices?
• What is the role of Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies?
• How will 'Home Networks' drive the success of the Connected Home?
• What are the key privacy concerns?


Moderator: Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls and Energy, Parks Associates

Cees Links, Founder and CEO, GreenPeak Technologies
Mary Turner, CEO, AlertMe
Pierre Colle, Chief Technology Officer, Residential Control Business, Schneider Electric
Anne-Lise Thibelemont, Senior Director, Government Relations, Qualcomm, Inc
Robert MacDougall, Head of Enterprise Regulation , Vodafone

Tuesday March 4, 2014

Morning

09:00 – 10:40

Session 4: Cloud Computing, Big Data and The Internet of Things

Many IoT applications comprise large amounts of data. This data is putting a significant strain on existing 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. However, in order for the Internet of Things to work most effectively, proper use of the ‘Cloud’ is paramount.

• How can the Cloud enable IoT innovation?
• How will the Cloud and Big Data generate new revenue streams for IoT?
• What are the business and consumer benefits of the Cloud environment for IoT applications?
• The 'attack surface' is much larger as more and more applications are being developed. What are the security implications of this?
• What will be the future interplay between Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things?


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

09:00 – 09:10

Introductory Presentation

09:10 – 10:40

Interactive Panel Discussion

Mário Campolargo, Director, Net Futures, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Gary Butler, Chairman and CEO, Camgian Microsystems Corporation
Attila Narin, Head of Solutions Architecture, Amazon Web Services
David Wood, Chair, London Futurists

10:40 – 11:00

Morning Networking Break - kindly sponsored by Camgian Microsystems Corporation

Refreshments will be served in the main networking area of the venue situated on the ground floor.

11:00 – 12:20

Session 5: Breakout sessions

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

Breakout session 1: Governance and Standardization
Apologies but this session is now full. Breakout session 2: Spectrum Management and IoT

11:00 – 12:20

Breakout session 1: Governance and Standardization

According to the results of the recent EU public consultation on IoT Governance, some people argue that IoT Governance should be supported by global standards. 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. On the other hand, it is argued that specifically dedicated standards are required.

• 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 consumers benefit from a harmonized approach?
• What role can policymakers play in helping to mould the shape of standards in Europe and globally?


Moderator: Rob Van Kranenburg, Founder, Council and Community Manager of Sociotal.eu

Peter Friess, IoT Project Officer DG Connect, European Commission
Marylin Arndt, SMART M"M Chair, ETSI
Henri Barthel, Vice President GS1 System Integrity and Global Partnerships, GS1 Global
Geoff Mulligan, U.S. Presidential Innovation Fellow on Cyber-Physical Systems and Founder, IPSO Alliance

11:00 – 12:20

Breakout session 2: Spectrum Management and IoT

Dedicated and careful Spectrum Management 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 IoT 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 the Internet of Things?
• What frequencies provide the best options for the next generation of 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 currently being done in Europe and how doies this compare with other regions around the world?
• Is there a need for dedicated or exclusive spectrum for smart grid services, or can shared spectrum be used?


Moderator: Jan Markendahl, Associate Professor Communications Systems, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Sweden

Andreas Geiss, Acting Head of Unit, Radio Spectrum Policy, European Commission
William Webb, CEO, Weightless SIG
Ajit Jaokar, Founder, Futuretext
Jussi Kähtävä, Director, Allied Spectrum Associates
Richard Womersley, Director, Spectrum Consulting, LS telcom

Afternoon

12:20 – 13:20

Lunch

A standing buffet lunch will be served in the main networking area of the venue, which is situated on the ground floor.

13:20 – 14:50

Session 6: Building trust and confidence – The ‘People’ side of the Internet of Things

Recent public consultations by the European Commission and the Federal Trade Commission in the United States have highlighted the importance of data protection and privacy for IoT. In order for Europe to match the US, and to fully benefit from the potential of the Internet of Things, people’s trust and confidence in and adoption of IoT technologies is essential.

• How can Europe regain the lead in the global IoT community, but also comply with existing privacy regulation?
• 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?


Moderator: Rob Van Kranenburg, Founder, Council and Community Manager of Sociotal.eu

Achim Klabunde, Head of Sector IT policy , European Data Protection Supervisor
Blanca Escribano, Partner, Co-Head, International Telecoms Group, Olswang Spain LLP
Chris Gow, Chair, Privacy and Security Group, DIGITALEUROPE
Siim Sikkut, National ICT Policy Adviser, Government of Estonia

14:50 – 15:05

Afternoon Networking Break - kindly sponsored by Camgian Microsystems Corporation

Refreshments will be served in the main networking area of the venue situated on the ground floor.

15:05 – 16:35

Session 7: Security and Identity Management

Security of IoT devices is essential for a 'Connected Continent'. Policymakers and industry players must ensure the correct measures and safeguards are in place in order to prevent unauthorized access to the rapid increase in connected devices.

• What are the main security risks of the Internet of Things?
• How do we mitigate those risks?
• What safeguards are currently in place to prevent security threats?
• What additional work needs to be done by policymakers and industry stakeholders?

Rodica Tirtea, Information Security and Data Protection Unit, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
Carol Umhoefer, Partner, DLA Piper
Olivier Burgersdijk, Head of Business Demand and Products, Europol
Siim Sikkut, National ICT Policy Adviser, Government of Estonia
Lasse Andresen, CTO, ForgeRock

16:35 – 16:45

Closing remarks and conference summary

Logistics

When

Mon March 3, 2014 08.30 to
Tue March 4, 2014 17.00

CET

 

Where

The Management Centre Europe

Rue de l'Aqueduc 118
Brussels
1050
Belgium

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