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The framework conference programme is now available below. Details of the full programme including confirmed speakers will appear here shortly, please check back regularly for updates. If you are interested in speaking opportunities, please contact Emily Jones at or on +44 (0) 2920 783 020.


Saturday 23 September, 2017


08:30 – 09:00

Breakfast, Networking and Registration

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome Ceremony

Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, ITU
Areewan Haorangsi, Secretary General, APT
Prasert Silphiphat, Commissioner, NBTC

09:30 – 09:50

Opening Thinking Point – Delivering a Co-ordinated IoT strategy for the Asia Pacific Region

Natasha Beschorner, Senior ICT Policy Specialist , World Bank's Transport and & ICT Global Practice

09:50 – 11:05

Session 1: Fuelling the Internet of Things - Meeting the short and long-term connectivity requirements

There are many connectivity solutions to help power and connect the billions of connected devices that make up the IoT. Each one is unique and has advantages, and for the connectivity requirements of the hyper-connected IoT world to be fully met, a mix of different solutions and technology will be required. This session will look at some of the different options that are going to be central to this mix. It will look at the potential of 5G to deliver the required technologies, and the progress that is being made in this area within the Asia region. And with wide-scale 5G roll-out still some time away, it will also look at solutions that are being put forward in the meantime to meet today’s immediate demand for low-power, wide-area IoT.

• What makes 5G particularly appealing for IoT and how can IoT stakeholders across Asia prepare for the 5G world? To what extent will 5G meet the promise that many are suggesting of being the true ‘enabling technology’ for IoT?
• What options are available to meet today’s immediate demand for low-power, wide area IoT connectivity?
• What are the respective advantages and disadvantages of proprietary network technologies operating in unlicensed spectrum bands (such as LoRa and Sigfox); and those technologies and standards operating in licensed bands, such as NB-IoT and LTE-M?
• What role with other technologies such as WiFi and satellite play and what will be the right technology mix to deliver the required quality of service and connectivity for IoT?

Monsinee Keeratikrainon, TH Partner & Country Director, Detecon Asia-Pacific Ltd
Jesada Sivaraks, Secretary to Vice Chairman, NBTC
Muhammad Imam Nashiruddin, Commissioner, Indonesian Telecommuncation Regulatory Authority
Barbara Pareglio, Technology Director of IoT, GSMA
Ronald Van Kleunen, CEO and Founder , Globeron
Arvind Mathur, Consultant, ITU

11:05 – 11:20

Networking Break

11:20 – 12:25

Session 2: Security Standards and Privacy Frameworks – Paving the way for Trust and Confidence in IoT

IoT is becoming accepted and embraced in all areas of society, as both consumers and vertical industry sectors recognise the potential that it offers, and confidence in technologies and systems grows. IoT offers huge challenges as well as opportunities however, especially in the areas of data protection and security, and any widespread data breaches or a perceived lack of either a sufficient data protection framework or a secure end-to-end eco-system could prove a huge dent in trust and confidence, and result a barrier to continued investment and growth. This session will look at the work that is being done to address these issues, as well as at the security and privacy frameworks that are in place to protect IoT devices, systems and users. Ultimately it will focus on the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to ensure a coherent approach across the region to ensure trust and confidence in IoT devices and systems continues to grow.

• How can policymakers and industry players work together to create trust amongst both consumers and businesses that IoT technologies and systems are secure, and that their privacy rights are protected?
• Are the privacy principles seen in Asian countries fit for purpose when it comes to IoT devices, and will they ensure consumers feel more confident? How must policymakers ensure that innovation is not hampered by heavy procedures? 

• What are the unique security implications and challenges created by IoT applications, and how can stakeholders work together to ensure these are being addressed?

• What is the importance of ensuring a co-ordinated and harmonised approach to both security and privacy, and what work is being done in this area across Asia and globally?
• How can it be ensured that consumer and industry confidence in IoT continues to grow both in the short and long-term?

Jongbong Park, Director, Project Development, Asia‐Pacific Telecommunity
Commissioner Stephen Kay-yi Wong, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong
Chris Perera, Senior Director in the International External & Regulatory Affairs group, AT&T
Mohammad Hadi Hedayati, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Communication and IT, Government of Afghanistan
Chaichana Mitrpant, Deputy Executive Director, ETDA


12:25 – 13:20

Networking Lunch

13:20 – 17:30

Session 3: Delivering an Inclusive Internet of Things - Maximising the benefits of IoT for all

From the most technically advanced cities, to the most remote rural areas, and across multiple different industries, IoT has the potential to change lives and deliver economic benefits everywhere. This afternoon’s sessions will look at the specific role that IoT is playing in two key areas – the automotive and manufacturing sectors; and then also focus on the challenges and opportunities that IoT presents in less developed rural areas. Ultimately the aim will be to explore what needs to be done going forward to ensure that IoT truly is a technology for all people across Asia, and not just the digital “haves”.

13:20 – 13:40

Introductory Presentation – Delivering an Inclusive Internet of Things

Marc Vancoppenolle, Global Head of Nokia Government Relations, Nokia

13:40 – 14:50

Session 3i: The Connected Cars debate - Disruptive business models and future trends of the connected and autonomous car industry

Increased connectivity in cars provides a range of new commercial opportunities for all industry stakeholders as well as huge potential benefits for consumers. Throughout Asia, OEMs, mobile operators and a host of other industry stakeholders are making moves in this exciting new space and new trends are emerging as a result. There are however, a number of important issues that need to be addressed, both at industry and policy level, in order to ensure that new business models can emerge and the full potential in this key sector is realised.

• How are policymakers helping to create an environment where innovation is able to flourish?

• How will regulation impact the roll out of connected and autonomous cars in Asian countries and in different regions around the world?
• What opportunities are created by car connectivity and what impact is this having on the automotive industry?

• What new business models are emerging as a direct result of this innovation?
• As we move closer to a world full of fully autonomous vehicles, how can car manufacturers, mobile operators and other stakeholders work together to drive new business opportunities?

Moderator: C.K Vishwakarma, Founder, CEO, AllThingsConnected & IoTSG

Passakon Prathombutr, Former President, Thai Intelligent Transport System
Manuel Simas, Vice-President of Sales, Asia, Veniam
Anil Chet Karamsingh, Head of Enterprise IoT Unit, Axiata
Thanawat Koomsin, President, The Thai Automotive Industry Association (TAIA)
Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

14:50 – 15:10

Afternoon Refreshments

15:10 – 16:25

Session 3ii: The Rise of IIoT (Industrial internet of things) – maximising the potential of smart and connected manufacturing in Asia

Big investment in smart and connected factory systems is starting to be seen in countries across Asia Pacific - the region has the largest concentration of new IIoT connections with more than five million additional expected in 2017. As forward-looking businesses and countries embrace these new technologies and the potential that they offer, others are left with a choice – innovate or be left behind. This session will look at the potential offered by the IIoT, and the different building blocks that need to be in place and the challenges that need to be overcome in order for these benefits to be fully realised in Asia.

• What is the current state of play with regards to the development of smart machines and factories, and how far we have come to date?
• Which countries and businesses are most advanced in their implementation of IIoT technologies, and are reaping the rewards?
• What impact will IIoT have on the workforce within Asia’s industrial sector, and what role does education and training need to play?
• What barriers remain for those companies who have not yet adopted smart technologies in their manufacturing processes, and how can these be overcome?
• What role do policymakers need to play in creating an environment for IIoT to thrive, and ensure the region becomes a world leader in this key area?

15:10 – 15:25

Presentation by Moderator

Moderator: C.K Vishwakarma, Founder, CEO, AllThingsConnected & IoTSG

15:25 – 15:40


Tomoaki Kubo, Secretary General, Robot Revolution Initiative

15:40 – 15:55


Sanjay Bakshi, Head of Digital Strategy and Implementation, Shell

15:55 – 16:10


Panita Pongpaibool, Researcher, NECTEC

16:10 – 16:30

Room-wide discussion

16:30 – 17:30

Session 3iii: Using IoT to bridge the digital divide - Ensuring an inclusive digital future for all

As we have seen earlier, there is a vast amount of evidence demonstrating IoT adoption across cities throughout Asia, and also in specific sectors like automotive and manufacturing. However rural areas are not being left behind either. This session will showcase some of the projects that are starting to use IoT to make a positive impact on quality of life in rural communities, and help with closing the digital divide. It will then look more generally at the work that needs to be done to roll-out similar projects on a wider basis and ensure that IoT truly is a technology for all.
Adisak Srinakarin, Executive Vice President, Electronic Government Agency, Thailand

16:30 – 16:45

Case Study 1: The use of IoT to deliver health, education, Smart Cities, Urban development and financial services to remote areas in India

R.S Sharma, Chairman, TRAI

16:45 – 17:00

Case Study 2: The use of IoT technologies to improve farming / agriculture

Thiraphant Sirisoonthornphibul, VP, Head of B2B Product Department, DTAC

17:00 – 17:15

Case Study 3: The use of IoT technologies to improve Education

Jonghwi Park, Programme Specialist in ICT in Education, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Unesco

17:15 – 17:30

Room Wide Discussion: Using IoT to help boost economies and increase living standards in those areas that need it most – Challenges and Opportunities

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Thu 21 September, 2017 08.30 to
Sat 23 September, 2017 17.30




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