Agenda 2024

DAY 1 | FREE TRACK

Connectivity, Analytics and Edge Computing

09:45 - 10:00

Connectivity, Analytics and Edge Computing: Chairperson’s opening remark

  • Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks
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Roland Horn

Co-Founder

Blue Ocean Development Group

10:00 - 10:30

Presentation: 5G and IoT Integration – Unleashing the Power of Connectivity

  • In this keynote address, we will deep-dive into the integration of 5G networks with IoT, highlighting the transformative capabilities and enhanced connectivity. Discuss real-world applications, challenges, and future trends. 

10:35 - 10:55

Presentation: The IoT Revolution in retail, utilities and infrasctructures

  • Industry experts will discuss how IoT technology is revolutionising operations, enhancing customer experiences, and driving efficiency. Attendees will gain insights into cutting-edge applications, best practices, and future trends, providing them with the knowledge to leverage IoT for competitive advantage and sustainable growth.

11:00 - 11:20

Presentation: IoT Integration and digital transformation

This presentation explores the critical role of the Internet of Things (IoT) in driving digital transformation across various industries.

The session covers how IoT technologies are being integrated into business processes to enhance efficiency, productivity, and innovation.

Key topics include the implementation of IoT solutions, overcoming integration challenges, and leveraging data analytics for informed decision-making. Attendees will gain insights into real-world applications, best practices, and the future trends of IoT in the digital landscape.

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Senior Representative at In the pocket

11:20 - 11:50

Networking Break

11:50 - 12:30

Panel: Environmental IoT: Sustaining the Future Through Connected Solutions

In this insightful session, experts from various fields convene to explore the transformative potential of Internet of Things (IoT) in addressing pressing environmental challenges.

The panel looks into innovative IoT applications that enhance sustainability, from smart cities reducing energy consumption to precision agriculture optimising resource use. 

By integrating sensors, data analytics and real-time monitoring, these connected solutions promise to drive significant advancements in environmental protection and resouce management.

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Dr Alex Vakaloudis

Lecturer in Computer Science

Munster Technological University Ireland

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Anand Ghandi

SVP Worldwide Sales

Eseye

12:35 - 12:55

Case Study – Connectivity in telecoms at local, regional and global level

In this session, attendees will explore the multifaceted challenges and solutions in achieving seamless connectivity across different scales in the telecommunications industry. This session will present a comprehensive case study highlighting how telecom providers navigate the complexities of integrating local networks with regional and global infrastructures.

Participants will gain insights into the technological advancements, strategic partnerships, and regulatory considerations that enable robust and scalable connectivity. The case study will showcase real-world examples of successful implementations, focusing on the impact of connectivity on service quality, customer satisfaction, and operational efficiency.

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Senior representative at Singtel

Singtel

13:00 - 13:20

Presentation: Real time analytics for the Internet of Things

This session will cover the critical role of real-time analytics in enabling instantaneous decision-making, enhancing operational efficiency, and driving innovation across various IoT ecosystems.

Participants will explore key technologies and methodologies for implementing real-time analytics, including edge computing, advanced data streaming platforms, and machine learning algorithms.

The session will feature case studies demonstrating successful real-time analytics deployments in sectors such as smart cities, industrial automation, healthcare, and transportation.

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Senior representative at Imply DATA

Imply DATA

13:20 - 14:20

Lunch Break

EDGE COMPUTING

14:20 - 14:50

Presentation: Edge Computing and IoT: Unlocking New Potentials

Attendees will gain insights into the key technologies driving edge computing, including advanced hardware, distributed computing frameworks, and AI integration. The session will present case studies from various industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, and smart cities, demonstrating how edge computing is being leveraged to achieve greater efficiency, scalability, and innovation in IoT deployments.

The session will also address the challenges associated with edge computing, such as data security, infrastructure management, and the complexity of deploying edge solutions. Strategies for overcoming these challenges and best practices for successful implementation will be discussed.

14:55 - 15:25

Presentation: Defense-in-Depth Approaches in Edge computing

Exploring defense-in-depth strategies that encompass multiple layers of security controls, including network segmentation, access controls, encryption, and intrusion detection systems (IDS). -end user

15:30 - 15:50

Presentation: Data management and analytics in a distributed NoSQL platform

Exploring defense-in-depth strategies that encompass multiple layers of security controls, including network segmentation, access controls, encryption, and intrusion detection systems (IDS). 

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Mark Gamble

Product and Solutions Marketing Director

Couchbase

15:50 - 16:10

Networking Break

16:10 - 16:30

Presentation: The Economics of Edge – How to Ensure a Cost-Effective Transformation

  • Edge-enabled enterprise transformation has the potential to accelerate delivery value, and reduce operational costs to ensure efficiency. 
  • How to evaluate edge performance to ensure it is a worthwhile investment for your organisation. 
  • The ongoing chicken and egg debate: Can we afford to wait for monetizable applications before making the investment needed to scale up edge infrastructure? 
  • Do the benefits of Edge outweigh the high financial cost of accelerating its deployment? 
  • To what extent do private cellular networks offer the solution to scale up the edge in strategic and commercial locations? 
  • Will the footprint of Edge infrastructure naturally grow in line with the deployment of 5G networks?
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Marc-Elian Bégin

CEO and Co-Founder

SixSq

16:35 - 17:05

Fireside chat: Machine learning models on edge devices

The session discusses how tos facilitate the seamless integration of IoT into business operations, enhancing digital transformation efforts.

Attendees will learn about overcoming integration challenges, practical technology applications, and future trends in IoT-driven digital advancements.

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Spencer Huang

Chief Revenue Officer

Edge Impulse

17:05

Chairperson's Closing Remarks

DAY 1 | PAID TRACK

Industrial IoT and Industrie 4.0

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

  • Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks

09:45 - 10:10

Presentation - Catalyzing Manufacturing Evolution – Unleashing Efficiency, Automation and Sustainability through Industrial IoT

Embark on a transformative journey through the nexus of Industry 4.0 and IIoT, where innovation converges with tradition to revolutionize manufacturing landscapes. 

In this session you will learn: 

  • How IoT enables the switch from one way to returnable packaging. 
  • Circular economy and sustainability in returnable transit packaging. 
  • End-to-end supply chain digitisation solutions 
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Frederik Dejans

Global IoT Director

Schoeller Allibert

10:25 - 11:05

Panel - Navigating the Future: IoT Innovations in Industrial Settings

Explore real-world use cases illustrating the transformative impact of IoT, from predictive maintenance to smart logistics, in optimizing industrial operations.  

Delve into the paradigm of Industry 4.0, dissecting how IoT plays a pivotal role in the integration of cyber-physical systems, data analytics, and automation technologies.  

Uncover the multifaceted role of IoT in reshaping manufacturing processes, fostering a more adaptive, connected, and efficient industrial ecosystem. Join us for a session that unveils the intricate relationship between IIoT and the evolution of Industry 4.0, promising insights into the future of industrial efficiency and automation. 

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Spencer Huang

Chief Revenue Officer

Edge Impulse

11:10 - 11:40

Keynote address - How IoT will change the future of payments

– Top tips on running an effective transformation team; discussing topics such as the importance of company culture, maintaining an innovative mindset, and learning how to inform effectively across various departments.

– Knowing the actionable steps to take when connecting teams, by bridging communication and educational gaps.

11:40 - 12:10

Networking Break

12:10 - 12:30

Presentation: Elevating Manufacturing: IoT Integration in Smart Factories and Industrie 4.0

  • We explore the IoT integration in manufacturing, homing in on the transformative landscape of smart factories and Industrie 4.0
  • Delve into sensor networks, real-time analytics, and cyber-physical systems, unravelling the strategic methodologies driving operational efficiency and supply chain optimization.   

  

  • Through compelling case studies, witness the practical applications of IoT, catalysing a shift towards smarter, agile, and interconnected manufacturing processes.   

 Join us for a concise yet comprehensive insight into the future of manufacturing with IoT at its core. 

12:35 - 12:55

Presentation - Democratizing IoT Development for Business Transformation

Many organizations face hurdles such as long development cycles, high costs and requiring specialized technical expertise when adopting and implementing IoT solutions.  In this session ZJ van de Weg highlights the rise of low-code/no-code platforms and visual programming tools, that enable individuals with diverse skill sets to participate in IoT development, democratizing the process.

Through real-world examples, he’ll showcase improvements in efficiency, innovation, and time-to-market that businesses have experienced by embracing democratized IoT development. He will explore how this approach fosters a culture of collaboration and experimentation, empowering employees to create tailored solutions that directly address their unique challenges and opportunities.

See how IoT development can be fully integrated into the fabric of businesses, with citizen developers playing a pivotal role in driving digital transformation. 

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Zeger-Jan van de Weg

CEO

FlowFuse

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:30

Keynote - Joining the dots for an IoT-led future

– Workforce transformation and the impact of digital transformation.

– Human skills in a world of digital & AI; the shift towards human centricity, what this looks like and why it has grown.

– The importance of a lifelong learning mindset and what it means.

– European Union policy and projects to enable the transformation to a digital society.

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14:35 - 15:05

Presentation: Revolutionize Your Operations: Unleash the Power of Digitalization and Innovation!

  • Elevate Your Shopfloor with Digitalization: Empower your operations with accessible data, fostering informed decision-making at lightning speed. Streamline processes to absorb variations, driving productivity and sustainability to new heights.
  • Accelerate Innovation Value Chains: Discover strategies to slash time-to-market for both physical and digital products through agile and collaborative prototyping. From development and qualification to mass production, synchronize every stage for maximum efficiency and impact.
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Jesper Touboel

VP - EMEA Manufacturing

LEGO

15:10 - 15:30

Real-time tracking, analysis, and optimization of locations, delivering insights for fleet tracking, mapping, and location analytics.

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Senior Representative at Crate DB

Crate DB

15:30 - 16:00

Networking Break

16:00 - 16:30

Presentation: Whirlpools South American Smart Factory: Driving Industry 4.0 Revolution through a new factory design and startup in Argentina

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Alessandro Malucelli

Industrial Engineering Senior Manager

Whirlpool

16:35 - 16:55

Presentation: Building the Industrial Cloud Interoperability Standard including CRA-Security - Status and Trends

Secure interoperability is the key to digitalization in an increasingly connected world.

Learn more about the world’s largest ecosystem for industrial interoperability, which is evolving from the field level to the industrial cloud interoperability standard supported by Alibaba-Cloud, AWS, Huawei, Microsoft and SAP addressing semantic in cloud scenarios and applications such as Digital Twin, DataSpaces, Metaverse and more.

In addition, EU governance regulations such as the Data Act or Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) or product passports such as the Battery Passport pose a multitude of challenges for mechanical and plant engineering.

Learn how OPC UA addresses the CRA and see a prototype of the Digital Product Passport (DPP) including the Battery Passport. 

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Alexander Allmendinger

Secretary and Administrative Director

OPC Foundation

17:00 - 17:30

Presentation: From smart industry to a productive enterprise

In this session we will take you on the journey of transforming manufacturing data into actionable insights through standardized collection and a unified namespace.

  1. Data Standardization: Implementing a unified namespace ensures consistent and accurate data collection from all shopfloor machines, facilitating seamless integration and analysis.
  2. Real-World Applications: The transformation of raw data into valuable insights has led to practical use cases, enhancing operational efficiency and productivity.
  3. Methodological Approach: Adopting a standardized method for data collection and processing allows for scalable and replicable solutions across the enterprise.
  4. Improved Decision-Making: Access to reliable, standardized data empowers stakeholders to make data-driven decisions, driving continuous improvement and innovation.
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Alejandro de la Mata

Manufacturing Process Data Acquisition and Processing eXpert

AIRBUS

17:30

Chairperson's Closing Remarks

DAY 2 | FREE TRACK

EDGE-ENHANCED IoT SECURITY: STRATEGIES FOR A RESILIENT CONNECTED WORLD

10:00 - 10:15

EDGE-ENHANCED IoT SECURITY: STRATEGIES FOR A RESILIENT CONNECTED WORLD – Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

  • Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks

10:00 - 10:45

Role of Edge Computing in IoT Security

  • Exploring how edge computing can bolster IoT security by enabling local data processing, reducing latency, and minimizing exposure to network-based threats. 

10:50 - 11:20

Keynote Address: case study - protecting networks, information systems, and critical infrastructures

 

11:20 - 12:00

Networking Break

12:00 - 12:20

Presentation: The increasing importance of cyber resilience in today’s digital world.

This session will look into strategies and best practices aimed at enhancing organisations’ ability to withstand and recover from cyber attacks, ensuring robust protection of digital assets and continuity of operations.

Attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest trends, challenges, and proactive measures essential for building resilient cybersecurity frameworks in today’s interconnected and technology-driven environment.

12:25 - 12:55

Presentation: Applying a Zero Trust approach through your solutions

This session will enable you to better assess your current zero trust maturity, device health, and Identity and Access Management (IAM) controls, by discussing the solutions most relevant for specific IoT environments.

13:00 - 13:30

Securing the Internet of Things: Leveraging Blockchain and AI for Advanced Cybersecurity

Attendees will explore innovative approaches to enhancing IoT security. The session will focus on the synergistic use of blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to mitigate vulnerabilities and safeguard IoT devices and networks.

Participants will gain insights into how blockchain can provide secure and transparent transactional frameworks, while AI enhances threat detection and response capabilities.

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch Break

14:35 - 15:05

From Device Management to Data-Driven Insights for IoT security

We will explore the evolution of IoT security strategies. The session will highlight the transition from traditional device management approaches to leveraging data-driven insights for enhancing cybersecurity in IoT ecosystems.

Participants will learn about advanced techniques for monitoring, analysing, and securing data generated by IoT devices.

15:10 - 15:30

Presentation: IT and OT collaboration to prevent cyber attacks

  • Securing your Information Technology (IT) systems, Operational Technology (OT) devices and industrial control systems (ICS) efficiently; connecting the digital and the physical.

 

  • Industry-specific examples of IT and OT convergence to accelerate security measures, therefore creating stronger barriers for cybercriminals to target.

15:30

Chairperson's Closing Remarks

DAY 2 | PAID TRACK

INTELLIGENT IoT SOLUTIONS, APPLICATIONS AND SMART CITIES

09:45 - 10:00

Intelligent IoT Solutions, Applications & Smart Cities – Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

  • Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks
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Marine Boulot

CCO Improbable & Founder of The Metaverse Society

The Metaverse Society

10:00 - 10:45

Panel: IoT Applications in Telecommunications

  • This session will explore the pivotal role of IoT in transforming the telecommunications industry.  

    Participants will learn how telecom companies are leveraging IoT technologies to enhance network management, optimize service delivery, and drive new business models.  

    The session will cover key applications such as smart infrastructure monitoring, IoT-enabled customer service, and the integration of IoT with 5G networks to support advanced connectivity solutions.  

    Through case studies and expert presentations, attendees will gain insights into the operational benefits, challenges, and future trends of IoT in telecommunications, understanding how these innovations are reshaping the industry’s landscape and driving greater efficiency and customer satisfaction. 

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Benedict William Gromann

Public Policy Manager

European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)

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Pedro Gonçalves

Senior Advisor for EU & International Digital Policy

Altice Portugal

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Sebastian Grabowski

Head of IoT

Orange

10:50 - 11:20

Presentation: Digital Twins: Real-world Applications and Impact on IoT Data Visualization

 

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Sebastian Grabowski

Head of IoT

Orange

11:25 - 11:45

Presentation: Operationalizing at the Edge - optimizing assets from inside the operation center environments.

This session focuses on strategies for enhancing asset performance by leveraging advanced technologies and operational techniques.

It will look into the integration of edge computing within operation centers to optimize resources, improve efficiency, and enable real-time decision-making.

Attendees will gain insights into the practical implementation of these solutions to drive operational excellence.

11:45 - 12:15

Networking Break

12:15 - 13:35

Presentation: Real-time tracking, analysis, and optimization of locations, delivering insights for fleet tracking, mapping, and location analytics.

12:40 - 13:10

Presentation - Space: How IoT data merged with real-time satellite imagery will change our world

This session will explore the unique opportunities and threats space technology, through Earth Observation, can offer businesses around the globe.

Real-time satellite imagery merged with IoT data, which focuses on human activity, livestock and assets, can help contextualise our world, a live digital twin if you like.

Earth observation from space will touch every sector, supporting the battle for increased productivity, whilst limiting our impact on our precious planet.

Merging real-time satellite imagery with Internet of Things (loT) data, to provide actionable insights to empower global leaders & consumers to make better, more informed decisions.

By using evidence-based data, from space, we create an always-on vision of our world.

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Chris Newlands

CEO

Spaceaye

13:10 -14:10

Lunch Break

14:10 - 14:30

Presentation: Smart Sustainable Cities

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Alan Murphy

Regional Manager

Smart Dublin

14:35 - 14:55

Presentation: The IoT Revolution in Urban Infrastructure

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Anna Schindler

Director of the Office for Urban Development

City of Zurich

15:00 - 15:30

Panel: Data-driven decision making, improving services, efficiency and cost reductions in smart cities

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Anna Schindler

Director of the Office for Urban Development

City of Zurich

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Alan Murphy

Regional Manager

Smart Dublin

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Oleg Polovynko

Adviser to the Mayor of Kyiv City on Digitalization

Kyiv City Council

15:30

Chairperson's Closing Remarks