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Forum Europe would like to thank all sponsors and partner organisations involved in this year's event.


Event Organiser

Forum Europe

Forum Europe

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.

Knowledge partners



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.

Analysys Mason

Analysys Mason

Analysys Mason is a trusted adviser on telecoms, technology and media. We work with our clients, including operators, regulators and end users, to:


•design winning strategies that deliver measurable results
•make informed decisions based on market intelligence and analytical rigour
•develop innovative propositions to gain competitive advantage
•implement operational solutions to improve business efficiency.


We work extensively in the fields of spectrum management and spectrum auctions, including detailed analysis of radio spectrum value, award strategy, auction support, technology co-existence and interference analysis.


With over 250 staff in 12 offices, we are respected worldwide for our exceptional quality of work, independence and flexibility in responding to client needs. For 25 years we have been helping clients in more than 100 countries to maximise their opportunities.

Platinum sponsors

Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks is a leading technology platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. We have connected over 11 million homes and businesses throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Our innovative products enable utilities to gain efficiencies, integrate renewable energy sources and empower customers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks clients include Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric and Pepco Holdings, Inc. among others.



The Bosch Group

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.2 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.


Bosch Software Innovations
Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, the software and systems house of the Bosch Group, globally designs, develops and operates innovative software and system solutions for the Internet of Things and Services. In this environment, we focus specifically in the areas of connected mobility, connected energy and facility management, connected industry and enterprises, and connected healthcare. With our core products, “Visual Rules Suite” for Business Rules Management and the “inubit Suite” for Business Process Management, we comprehensively support our customers and partners in developing and implementing new markets and business opportunities in the Internet of Things by linking functions and processes, services and devices. Bosch Software Innovations provides individual, customized solutions for financial institutions, financial service providers and industrial companies.

With about 450 employees currently, Bosch Software Innovations is globally represented with locations in Immenstaad, Waiblingen and Berlin, Germany; Chicago, USA; and Singapore.

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Silver sponsor

Qualcomm Atheros

Qualcomm Atheros

Qualcomm Atheros, the networking and connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm, is a leading provider of wireless and wired technologies for the mobile, networking, computing and consumer electronics markets. With its broad connectivity portfolio, Qualcomm Atheros provides its global customer base with high-performance, end-to-end solutions, featuring Wi-Fi®, GNSS Location, Bluetooth®, Ethernet, HomePlug® powerline and passive optical networking (PON) technologies. For more information, visit

Media partner



Our mission: Aggregate and connect the ideas, people and companies of the Internet of Things.

We are passionate about the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and everything that will accompany that shift. The emerging term "Internet of Things" seems to best represent these changes taking place and the term Postscapes is inspired from a future of networked landscapes and its possibilities. Our goal is to serve the need of those interested in learning or taking advantage of IoT technologies with timely news, resources, events, and education.

Cocktail sponsor



The .eu domain ranks amongst the ten largest top-level domains in the world, connecting 500 million people in 27 EU countries to a single online identity. More than three million .eu names have been registered since the domain first opened for registration in 2005. The .eu top-level domain is operated by EURid, the not-for-profit organisation appointed by the European Commission as the .eu Registry. EURid works with over 850 accredited registrars and provides support in the 23 official languages of the European Union. With headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), EURid also has regional offices in Pisa (Italy), Prague (the Czech Republic) and Stockholm (Sweden).



Mon 12 November, 2012 08.30 to
Tue 13 November, 2012 17.30




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