Conference programme

Monday 12 November, 2012


08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome from conference rapporteur

Rob Van Kranenburg , Founder, Council

09:05 – 10:25

Session 1 – Keynote Presentations

09:05 – 09:25

Keynote Presentation: View from the European Commission

Neelie Kroes , Vice President and EU Commmisioner for Digital Agenda, European Commission (video presentation)

09:25 – 09:45

Keynote Presentation: View ahead of the forthcoming Irish Presidency of the EU

Ambassador Tom Hanney , Deputy Permanent Representative, Forthcoming Irish presidency of the EU

09:45 – 10:05

Keynote Presentation: View from industry

Stefan Ferber , Director, Communities & Partner Networks, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH

10:05 – 10:25

Keynote Presentation: View from industry

John Cornish , Board Member, EVP and General Manager, System Design Division, ARM Holdings plc

10:25 – 10:45

Morning refreshment break

10:45 – 12:15

Session 2 – Developing a 'future-proof' policy model for the governance and management of the Internet of Things

High-level round table discussion
The European Commission has recently held a public consultation on the future policy strategy for IoT, and based on that, is due next year to release a recommendation on a policy framework for the future management and governance of IoT. What can we learn from the results of the consultation? How can stakeholders continue to work together to help shape the forthcoming recommendation, and what can the recommendation be expected to contain? What needs to be done at industry and policy level to support the rapid IoT evolution? How can policymakers educate citizens about the importance of an Internet of Things? How can Europe capitalize on its existing position within the global IoT community and move towards taking the global lead in IoT?

Speakers include:
Mike Byrne , CEO, GS1 Ireland
Alessandro Bassi , Technical Co-ordinator, FP7 IoT-A project, Hitachi Europe
Giuseppe Abbamonte , Head of Unit, Trust & Security, DG CONNECT, European Commission
François Carrez , Project Coordinator, FP7 IoT-i project
Maria Badia I Cutchet MEP , Rapporteur for Action plan for Europe on IoT, European Parliament
Stefan Ferber , Director, Communities & Partner Networks, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH


12:15 – 13:40


13:40 – 15:45

Session 3: Political, Economical and Societal benefits and challenges of the Internet of Things

This session will address the benefits that an Internet of Things can offer consumers and businesses. What challenges can be solved by the Internet of Things? What technologies are available to consumers and businesses and how are they helping to create a more efficient lifestyle? What needs to be done for consumers to fully maximize IoT technologies? Realising the benefits of IoT - what needs to be done at national and international level?

Moderator: Mário Campolargo , Director, Net Futures, DG CONNECT, European Commission

13:40 – 13:50

Introductory presentation from the session’s moderator: Setting the scene for the session

13:50 – 14:05

Smart Grids and The Internet of Important Things

James Pace , Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Silver Spring Networks

14:05 – 14:20

IP Connectivity for the Internet of Things

Adam Lapede , Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

14:20 – 14:35

Presentation title to be confirmed

Alejandro Sicilia Nistal , Global Horizontal M2M Product Director, Telefónica

14:35 – 14:50

Deploying real Smart Cities: do not forget the citizens!

Alicia Asín Pérez , CEO, Libelium

14:50 – 15:45

Round table discussion with the session's speakers: Challenges to a fully integrated Smart City

15:45 – 16:10

Afternoon refreshment break

16:10 – 17:30

Session 4: “IoT mobile devices” in the 4G era

Advancements in technology have enabled the interaction between mobile devices and real-world objects to become a reality. Mobile devices are increasingly being used for a number of new applications, such as mobile contactless payment, access control and location-based services (LBS). What needs to be done to maximise the various technologies associated with these applications? What can Europe learn from countries like China, where these applications have quickly emerged? What significance will these IoT applications have on the mass consumer market?

Moderator: Michael Kende , Co-Head of the Regulatory Sector, Analysys Mason

16:10 – 16:20

Introductory presentation from the session's moderator

16:20 – 16:30

What is being done to maximise the benefit to consumers?: Case study from the European Commission

Jacqueline Minor , Director for Consumer Affairs, DG Health & Consumers, European Commission

16:30 – 16:40

Presentation title to be confirmed

Karim Antonio Lesina , Vice President, International External Affairs, EU, Caribbean, Central and Latin America, Trans-Atlantic Relations, AT&T

16:40 – 17:30

Panel discussion: The importance of “IoT mobile devices” in the mass consumer market and the value of the various technologies to citizens

Above speakers plus:
Felix Marchal , Chief Business Development Officer, Telit Wireless Solutions

Tuesday 13 November, 2012


09:00 – 09:05

Introductory presentation – setting the scene for the morning's workshops

Rob Van Kranenburg , Founder, Council

09:05 – 10:30

Session 5: Parallel Working Groups

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend 1 of 4 parallel discussion-based groups. The format of these groups will be highly interactive with 1 moderator and 1 speaker. Following the speaker's presentation attendees will be encouraged to contribute and share their ideas. Conclusions from each working group will then be presented to the general audience during the next session.

Working Group 1: Ad hoc citizen applications and Architecture
Working Group 2: Governance and Standardisation - THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
Working Group 3: Ethics and the Internet of Things
Working Group 4: Business Models

09:05 – 10:30

Working Group 1: Ad hoc citizen applications and Architecture lists over 15 start-up Platforms on IoT. How strong a force can these citizen driven applications become? Can these start-ups take advantages of light and easily applicable IoT reference architectures?

Moderator: Ovidiu Vermesan , Coordinator, European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things and Chief Scientist, SINTEF, Scandinavia
Alessandro Bassi , Technical Co-ordinator, FP7 IoT-A project, Hitachi Europe

09:05 – 10:30

Working Group 2: Governance and Standardisation - THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

Governance and Standardisation issues surrounding the Internet of Things have been under way for a number of years. “Governance of the Internet of Things” is related to “Internet Governance” as it was defined by the UN World Summit on the Information Society in the “Tunis Agenda” (2005) and executed by numerous governmental and non‐governmental bodies, including the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), ICANN, and the ITU. What gaps are there in current IoT standardisation and what specific standardisation efforts are being laid down? What are the key issues of IoT standardisation? Are IoT issues specific to the IoT governance such as resource allocation, privacy, security and competition issues really any different than those issues when raised generally in Internet governance?

Moderator: Chiara Giovannini , Senior Manager, ANEC
Dan Caprio , Senior Strategic Advisor, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

09:05 – 10:30

Working Group 3: Ethics and the Internet of Things

There is a huge gap between the theory and top down value driven propositions on ethics and what is starting up on the ground. Is there a difference still between research and innovation? Can we embed values in services, applications and infrastructure? Can we make an IOT Ethics 'label'?

Moderator: Rob Van Kranenburg , Founder, Council
Maurizio Salvi , Head of the EGE Secretariat, EC President’s Bureau of EU Policy Advisers

09:05 – 10:30

Working Group 4: Business Models

IoT is a horizontal operation that can be extremely disruptive. What does full traceability really mean for current business models? What new actors will emerge? What will the private grid operator facilitate?

Moderator: Rasmus Blom , Director, Grundfos Connect
Thomas Usländer , Head of Department Information Management and Production Control, Fraunhofer IOSB

10:30 – 10:50

Morning refreshment break

10:50 – 11:30

Summary & conclusions from workshops

4 x 10 mins presentation

11:30 – 12:50

Session 6: Spectrum Management and IoT

With the rapidly increasing number of connected objects and devices being rolled out, there needs to be an available amount of radio spectrum to transmit data without any interference or disturbance. This session will explore what needs to be done at European level to ensure that the growing number of objects are connected seamlessly and the spectrum needs are fulfilled.

Moderator: Amit Nagpal , Partner, Aetha Consulting

11:30 – 11:40

Introduction from the session’s moderator: The importance of Radio Spectrum in achieving an Internet of Things

Amit Nagpal , Partner, Aetha Consulting

11:40 – 11:50

Delivering the required spectrum to enable IoT

Daniel Kitscha , Policy officer, Radio Spectrum Policy, European Commission

11:50 – 12:00

The role of TV Whitespace for an advanced Internet of Things

William Webb , CTO, Neul

12:00 – 12:10

ECC activities and principles applied for the IoT future spectrum use

Thomas Weber , Frequency Management, ECA and Satellites, European Communications Office (ECO)

12:10 – 12:50

Round table discussion with the session's speakers: Maximising the efficiency of spectrum usage


12:50 – 13:50


13:50 – 15:50

Session 7: Privacy, Security and Safety

13:50 – 14:50

(i) Data Protection for users

There is currently much debate surrounding the need for separate data protection legislation for the Internet of Things. Are the European Commission’s general data protection regulations designed for an advanced Internet of Things? Can the proposed reform of the regulations and the single “future-proof” set of rules keep up with the rapid growth of IoT technology and innovation or is there a need for a separate data protection legislative plan for IoT? What needs to be done to ensure the protection of users now and in the future?

Moderator: Richard Thomas , Global Strategy Advisor, Centre for Information Policy Leadership, Hunton & Williams

13:50 – 14:00

Ensuring the protection of users

Peter Hustinx , European Data Protection Supervisor, EDPS

14:00 – 14:50

Round table discussion

Above speakers plus:
Joseph Alhadeff , Vice President of Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle
Thomas Dailey , Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Verizon

14:50 – 15:50

(ii) Security for devices and businesses

Privacy of devices, including sensors, is paramount and must be ensured to prevent unauthorized access. What are the emerging security risks? How can it be ensured that the required safeguards are in place to prevent IoT viruses and other security threats?

Moderator: Richard Thomas , Global Strategy Advisor, Centre for Information Policy Leadership, Hunton & Williams

14:50 – 15:00

Cyber Security challenges in an Instrumented, Interconnected, Intelligent world - Considerations and Responses

Nick Coleman , Global Cloud Security Leader, IBM

15:00 – 15:50

Round table discussion

Above speaker plus:
Steve Purser , Technical Competence Department Head, European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)
Olivier Burgersdijk , Head of Business Demand and Products, Europol
Ilias Chantzos , Senior Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Symantec

15:50 – 16:05

Afternoon Break

16:05 – 17:30

Session 8: Financing the Internet of Things

IoT technologies and processes are key drivers for economic growth and enhancing global competitiveness. This session will explore what needs to be done by European policymakers to create a stable environment for investment. What role can Venture Capitalists and Private Equity firms play in helping to drive IoT innovation forward? How can we maximize the impact of technological innovation?

Moderator: Keith Arundale , Expert and independent consultant on fund raising activity, issues and trends, Arundale Consulting

16:05 – 16:15

Future trends of Private sector investment in IoT

Stephane Goubau , Managing Director, Western Europe Region, Intel Capital

16:15 – 16:25

View from an Angel investor

Paulo Andrez , President, The European Trade Association for Business Angels (EBAN)

16:25 – 16:35

Fundraising in the Internet of Things: A startup case study

Adam Gould , CEO, Sensinode

16:35 – 17:30

Round table discussion with the session's speakers: Creating an environment for investment

Above speakers plus:
Andrea Benassi , Secretary General, European Association of SME's (UEAPME)
Thibaut Kleiner , Member of Cabinet for Vice President Kroes, European Commission

17:30 – 17:35

Closing remarks and next steps

Rob Van Kranenburg , Founder, Council