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Please see below the latest agenda for this year's summit. The agenda will be updated regularly, so please check back for the latest information. If you are interested in speaking opportunities, please contact Tom Chinnock at or on +44 (0) 2920 783 025.


Speakers marked with an asterix (*) are to be confirmed.


Monday 11 May, 2015


08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 18:30

Day 1: Creating the Internet of Things Environment: Key policy considerations

09:00 – 11:05

Session 1: Keynote presentations

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome from moderator of keynote session

Moderator: Nigel Cameron, President & CEO, Centre for the Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET)

09:05 – 09:25

Keynote presentation - View from the European Commission

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

09:25 – 09:45

International Keynote presentation

Chris Greer, Director, Cyber Physical Systems, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology

09:45 – 10:05

Keynote presentation – The regulatory perspective

Fátima Barros, President, ANACOM; and Chair, BEREC

10:05 – 10:25

Keynote presentation - View from Industry

Philip Moynagh, VP, Internet of Things Group, Intel

10:25 – 11:05

High Level keynote discussion - The Internet of Things in the scope of the Digital Single Market

11:05 – 11:30

Morning networking break

11:30 – 13:00

Session 2: Developing a privacy and security framework to foster a dynamic and trustworthy Internet of Things

- Where does the balance lie between protecting the privacy and security of both data and objects, and avoiding stifiling innovation?
- Are the proposed EU data protection reforms sufficiently ‘future proof’ to keep up with future IoT technological development?
- What potential does data collection and data-driven innovation have for growth and jobs worldwide?
- What impact will the proposed reforms have on IoT interoperability on a global scale?
- How do we define the uncertainties associated by data collection and what role can all stakeholders play in ensuring the security of the data that is generated?
- What are the constraints and security challenges posed by IoT connected devices, and what is being done to tackle these?
- How can stakeholders extend their existing activities on network security and resilience to include all relevant aspects of the Internet of Things? What role can both industry and regulators play?

Interactive roundtable discussion – 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 audience.

Moderator: Dan Caprio, Co-Founder, The Providence Group

Wojciech Wiewiorowski, Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor,
Thomas Zerdick, Deputy Head of Unit, Data Protection, DG Justice, European Commission
David Francis, Chief Security Officer for the U.K., Huawei
Gary Clemo, Principal Technology Advisor, Ofcom
Johan Beckers, Director EMEA, Bastille
François Lhemery, Senior Director, Policy EMEA, Microsoft


13:00 – 14:15

Networking lunch buffet

14:15 – 15:45

Session 3: Standardisation - The bridge to innovation

- What are the different approaches and collaborative efforts in establishing standards for the billions of devices making up the Internet of Things?
- Who are the main actors involved in setting standards, and is it solely the role of standardization bodies?
- What is the role of open source standards?
- What are the key objectives of the different efforts?
- Are the current approaches future proof and can they deal with the future IoT requirements?
- For companies making new products and devices, what problem do they face by not having a single interconnection standard?

Interactive roundtable discussion – 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 audience.

Moderator: Gérard Pogorel, Professor of Economics and Management-Emeritus, Telecom ParisTech, France

Bernard Barani, Deputy Head of Unit, Network Technologies, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Danny Lousberg, Director Product Management, Technicolor; Board Member, AllSeen Alliance
Karine Iffour, Director, Business Development Europe, IEEE
Nicolas Damour, Senior Manager, Business and Innovation, Sierra Wireless; and Chairman, Architecture Working Group, OneM2M
Yun Chao Hu, Director, Standardisation, Huawei
Dirk Weiler, Head of Standards Management & Horizontal, Nokia

15:45 – 16:00

Afternoon networking break

16:00 – 17:30

Session 4: Spectrum Management for the Internet of Things

As the spectrum crunch increases due to a growing number of connected devices, policymakers and regulators are facing a difficult challenge to ensure there is enough spectrum available. A number of different approaches are being proposed and these are seen as stepping-stones to help support IoT growth and innovation. However, some forecasts suggest that there is still much work that needs to be done in order to meet the inevitable growing demands of the future.

- What are the different technology and policy solutions to help tackle the spectrum squeeze?
- What national spectrum management strategies and priorities have been set out to promote the efficient use of spectrum, and how will these affect IoT development?
- With the recent Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) having now set the agenda for November's WRC-15 meeting, - what key decisions are anticipated to be made that will affect the Internet of Things?
- What technology mix is best placed to meet the demands of an increasingly connected environment?
- What are the current factors affecting Quality of Service (QoS), predictability and spectrum costs?
- What are the different solutions to tacklke the spectrum squeeze?
- What role can spectrum sharing play?

Interactive roundtable discussion – 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 audience.

Moderator: Graham Louth, Partner, Aetha Consulting

Andreas Geiss, Head of Unit, Spectrum Policy, European Commission
Gilles Brégant, Director General, ANFR; and Chair, RSPG
Alin Stanescu, Senior Manager, Government Affairs Europe, Qualcomm
Cécil Ameil, Chair, Regulatory WG, ESOA

Tuesday 12 May, 2015


08:30 – 09:15

Welcome coffee

09:15 – 10:30

Introduction to the Smart Sessions: Realising the potential of the Internet of Things in new and exisiting sectors

09:15 – 09:30

Keynote Presentation: View from the European Parliament

Michal Boni, MEP, European Parliament

09:30 – 09:45

Keynote Presentation: View from industry

Wassim Chourbaji, Vice President, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Europe & MENA, Qualcomm

09:45 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation: View from industry

Alexander Mathieu, Head of Strategy Development, Nokia

10:00 – 10:30

Interactive panel discussion with keynote speakers

10:30 – 10:45

Morning refreshments and networking break

10:45 – 17:15

Smart Sessions i.

Each ‘smart session’ will take the form of an interactive discussion, where 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 audience.

10:45 – 12:15

Smart Transportation - The cornerstone of smart city development

The growing need to move people and goods in and around large urban areas in a more efficient and safer way is paramount. More and more stakeholders are now addressing the value of combining technology and intelligence into existing transportation hubs and networks. By doing this, it is argued that cities can improve the experience for commuters, and make these systems far more efficient, capable and safe.

- What smart transport solutions are currently available to European citizens?
- How successful has the work in European cities and the collaborations to date been between the private and public sectors? What additional work needs to be done?
- What business opportunities are there for companies looking to develop innovative and smart solutions such as the ‘connected car’?
- How much will the EU's new safety laws dictate connectivity in cars?
- How can the mobile and automotive sectors find ways to work together in order to satisfy consumer expectations?

Moderator: Colin Blackman, Director, Digital Forum, The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Werner Dorfmeister, Director Solutioning and Sales Support, HP
Gustavo Orozco, EU liaison officer, Barcelona City Council
Thomas Weber, Frequency Management, ECA and Satellites, European Communications Office
Frank Hansen, Group Planning & Product Strategy, BMW Group
Stephen Pattison, VP Public Affairs, ARM


12:15 – 13:30

Networking lunch

13:30 – 15:10

The Industrial Internet of Things: Using IoT to transform traditional industries

More and more businesses involved in traditional economic activities now realise the full potential of the Internet of Things. The Industrial Internet – where IoT technologies collect and analyse data from machinery, and use that data to adjust operations - is becoming widespread throughout many traditional industries in Europe, and indeed worldwide. This transformation, which is being regarded as a new Industrial Revolution, provides excellent opportunities to drive economic growth. It is helping businesses to not only focus on cost reduction and improve efficiency, but it also offers new business opportunities by driving innovation.

- What current efforts are being made by businesses, policymakers and other IoT stakeholder groups to help promote the Industrial Internet of Things?
- How is Europe ‘re-industrialising through innovation’?
- What new business opportunities do IoT technologies and solutions offer traditional industries such as manufacturing, farming and agriculture?
- How can IoT technologies and solutions drive innovation in traditional industries?
- What technology elements provide the foundations for smart manufacturing?
- What obstacles are there to the emergence of the Industrial Internet?

Francisco J. Jariego, Director, Industrial Internet of Things, Telefonica
Pasi Hurri, President & CEO, BaseN Corporation
Jacques Durand, Director of Standards and Engineering, Fujitsu North America, Inc.; and Steering Committee Member, Industrial Internet Consortium
Johan Beckers, Director EMEA, Bastille
Alicia Asín, Co-Founder & CEO, Libelium
Laurent Verdier, CTO - RTM Global Account EMEA Sales, Microsoft

15:10 – 15:30

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

15:30 – 17:00

Smart Energy and Utilities

The Energy and Utilities sectors will be one of the main beneficiary sectors of the Internet of Things by 2020. With rapid growing populations and limits on power production capacities, the Internet of Things enables energy and utility companies to tackle many of the pressing challenges they face. This ultimately helps to increase productivity and improve real-time decision making, as well as providing an excellent opportunity to connect with customers.

Technological developments in areas such as smart grid, waste management, and the power & water industries result in advanced security threats, with large-scale IoT applications and services are vulnerable to attack and information theft. For IoT benefits to be realised in this area, it is the job of all stakeholders to work together to make advances in cybersecurity to combat those with harmful intent.

- What IoT applications are being rolled-out across the Energy & Utilities sectors?
- What are the main challenges for industry and how can these be overcome?
- What are the main security considerations for this sector, and what security measures are being taken to prevent unauthorised access?
- Specifically, what challenges does the European Smart Grid face and what role can IoT technologies play in overcoming these challenges?
- What approaches are being taken in Europe to connect the smart grid?
- How can the water and power sectors benefit from different connected solutions and technologies?

Moderator: Alain Louchez, Managing Director, Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), Georgia Institute of Technology

Ilkka Lakaniemi, Chairman, EU Future Internet Public-Private Partnership
Kevin O'Donovan, Worldwide Energy Sales Director, Intel
Adrian Grilli, Technical Advisor, European Utilities Telecom Council
Gilles Robichon, M2M Telecom Expert, Alliander

17:00 – 18:30

Networking cocktail reception

All delegates are invited to attend the evening drinks reception, which will take place on the ground floor adjacent to the main networking area.

If your organisation is interested in hosting the evening reception, then please contact Tom Chinnock using the details listed on the 'Contact Us' page above.

Wednesday 13 May, 2015


08:30 – 15:30

Day 3: Smart Sessions ii.

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 – 10:30

Smart Retail: The Internet of Things as a 'game-changer' for the retail industry

The retail industry adds enormous economic value to the European economy and contributes to employment, innovation and overall competitiveness. The digital economy plays a significant role in this area and continues to help ensure the retail industry remains one of the key pillars of the European economy. A growing number of retailers are adopting IoT technologies in order to help drive their business, increase competitiveness, and to also improve the shopping experience for their customers.

This transformation has also been fuelled by a growing number of customers wanting to stay connected to their shopping experience. There are a number of different examples that demonstrate the role that IoT is playing in the retail industry, and experts believe that these examples are just the start, and future retail will offer all sorts of opportunities and possibilities.

- What is the current landscape for smart retail in Europe, and how does this compare with other regions like the United States?
- How are retailers leveraging IoT technology to drive business?
- How is the Internet of Things helping to improve customer experiences?
- What new devices and platforms are available to retailers and shoppers?
- What new trends are emerging in retail marketing and what are the predictions for the future?
- What tools are in place to help merchants communicate information to customers?
- What role can network infrastructures such as the Cloud play?

Moderator: Jonathan Litchman, Co-Founder, The Providence Group

Massimiliano Minisci, Director EU Public Policy, GS1
Chris Kangas, Head of Contactless and Mobile Device Payments, Europe, MasterCard Worldwide
Ceyhun Burak Akgül, Founder & CTO, Vispera
Pierre Métivier, Co–founder, Product Marketing and Innovation consultant, NET-7 Innovation

10:30 – 10:50

Morning refreshments and networking break

10:50 – 12:20

Smart Healthcare and Wellbeing: Revolutionising a sector

Like many other industries, the IoT revolution in healthcare is happening now. From better patient care at hospitals to remote patient monitoring at home, as well as accurate data collection and documentation, IoT can improve people’s healthcare experience dramatically. The benefits of IoT in healthcare do not only affect individuals however. Governments are constantly trying to identify ways to lower national healthcare budgets, and IoT is seen by many as the cavalry coming over the hill, and the way to realise these targets.

- What enabling technologies are making the IoT possible in healthcare?
- How is IoT changing the healthcare sector in Europe for the better?
- What new devices and upcoming trends are appearing on the market?
- What role are wearables playing in this area? How are they empowering the individual?
- What reimbursement models are currently available for smart health services, and is there a need to explore innovative new approaches and models in order to engage consumers and incentivise healthcare professionals?

Moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

Laurent Bouskela, Connected Health Product Manager, Orange; and Chair, Market Adoption Working Group, Continua Health Alliance
Peter Ohnemus, Chairman, Founder & CEO, dacadoo
Gilad Rosner, Founder, The Internet of Things Privacy Forum
Jonathan Steel, CEO, Change London


12:20 – 13:20

Networking lunch

13:20 – 14:50

Smart Homes and building automation

The European Smart Home market is already expected to expand rapidly over the coming years, and with this, it also offers significant new business opportunities. From network and broadband providers to chipmakers; from web companies to appliance manufacturers, we are already seeing a number of new collaborations in each of these business areas.

However, there remain a number of challenges to achieve complete widespread smart home adoption. Certainly, we are already seeing a number of homeowners buying individual wireless products to solve specific home automation needs. However, how these devices work together to offer a true smart home experience is proving to be quite challenging.

For example, there are a number of different standards approaches and protocols currently available for smart home technologies, and stakeholders argue that this hinders the smart homes full potential.

Another key challenge in rolling our widescale smart home adoption is issues surrounding privacy. Day 1 discussed the uncertainties and solutions associated with IoT deployment more widely, but what specific solutions are stakeholders offering to reduce consumer fears of privacy harm associated with the smart home?

- What market trends are driving consumer interest in the smart home?
- What channels are helping to drive the smart home market? How much of an influence are energy, security and telecoms channels playing?
- Who are the key players and early market leaders in the European smart home market?
- What platforms are available to support smart home applications?
- What is the role of mobile in the ‘Home of the Future’?
- How can the Cloud reduce the potential for conflict among standards?
- How crucial will industry collaboration be for the success of the smart home?
- Will one standard ever dominate the smart home market?

Moderator: Alain Louchez, Managing Director, Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), Georgia Institute of Technology

Bernard Celli, Strategy Director, ANFR, France
Björn Block, Range Manager, IKEA Group
Wilfried Grommen, CTO, EMEA public sector, HP
Cees Links, Founder & CEO, GreenPeak Technologies

14:50 – 15:00

Conclusions and end of this year's summit

Moderator: Nigel Cameron, President & CEO, Centre for the Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET)



Mon 11 May, 2015 09.00 to
Wed 13 May, 2015 15.30




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