Day 1

1 June 2017

Developing for the IoT

“What’s the best way to build “Internet of Things software” that could do anything from control home appliances remotely, to inform an aero-engine manufacturer that one of its engines somewhere in the world needs servicing, to gather meteorological data from sensors to produce a weather forecast? What skills are needed to do so? Where do you even begin?” – CIO.com

Day One of the Developing for the IoT agenda will explore the evolving technology available to developers looking to create IoT products and software. Reviewing platforms and frameworks for development, hardware and connectivity options and also the tools needed to create products and applications for the IoT.

10:00AM

Developing for the IoT – Chair’s welcome and opening comments

10:20AM

Bridging the skills gap: How industrial/academic partnerships can benefit your IoT business.

Several of the large IoT players have recently partnered with universities and colleges worldwide to ensure that the next generation of recruits have the high level technical skills and understanding of the IoT ecosystem need to add value to their businesses. How should you take advantage of such collaboration opportunities, and how can they translate into increasing innovation and getting that competitive edge within your organisation?

10:50AM

Keynote Panel: The future of IoT development

  • Landscaping the IoT ecosystem – What are growth forecasts for regional and worldwide markets? How fragmented is the market & how big is the entrance barrier? Which sectors are predicted to show the biggest growth and success?
  • What are the newest technologies, platforms and solutions that help achieve connectivity?
  • The importance of allowing interoperability of devices in the world of IoT and how far away are we from a universal standardisation? Discussing the implementation of open source and open standards
  • What opportunities does the IoT present for developers and how beneficial is the continuous growth for this particular industry?

11:30AM

Case Study: Developing for the IoT

A case study from a top tier company working within the IoT ecosystem about how they developed their most recent offering, the challenges faced and the routes they took to overcome these.

12:00PM

Networking Break

12:30PM

Tools and platforms for end-to-end development

Anton Meßmer

Vice President Mobile Radio Tester

Rohde & Schwarz

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  • How effective are the currently available tools designed to reduce the design-develop-deployment cycle?
  • Do they provide the level of flexibility required to allow your products to change during their lifecycle?
  • What are the challenges that arise with using sensors and how to overcome them?
. Anton Meßmer, Vice President Mobile Radio Tester, Rohde & Schwarz

01:00PM

Panel: Testing in the IoT ecosystem

Anton Meßmer

Vice President Mobile Radio Tester

Rohde & Schwarz

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  • What new approaches need to be taken when testing software and hardware within the IoT environment?
  • How to move testing outside of the laboratory.
  • What actually needs to be tested? Connectivity, security, safety and reliability.
  • Discussion of real world examples of testing IoT devices and platforms, potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.
. Anton Meßmer, Vice President Mobile Radio Tester, Rohde & Schwarz

01:40PM

IoT architectures for interoperability

Discussing how IoT architectures need to be put in place to ensure increased compatibility across domains. Including topics such as what are ways to enable interoperability to scale from device-to-device and application-to-application all the way to system-to-system, infrastructure-to-infrastructure, sector-to-sector, region-to-region, and above for a truly global IoT? This talk will also cover the role of  open APIs play to speed up innovation and achieve interface collaboration, and the evolving needs for standards within IoT architecture.

02:10PM

Networking Break

02:50PM

Keynote: Massive IoT from the Telco perspective

The increasing number of connected devices means that there is an increasing need for networks that can cover massive amounts of connections per cell, at low cost and using low power.  Using NB-IoT, several Telco’s are entering this market, but what are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of technology over other LPWA networks like LoRa?  And how does being an established Telco help you connect with customers in this crowded market.  Finally we will discuss the future of NB-IoT with the introduction of 5G IoT networks looming.

03:20PM

Panel: Discovering the world of connectivity – Unlocking the promise of the IoT

Robert Heerekop

Senior IoT Consultant

IOTC360

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  • Exploring connectivity in the IoT in a world with heterogenous networks and potential restrictions of embedded devices
  • Advances in wireless connectivity enabling the IoT within industry and the home
  • Discovering the challenges that can potentially disrupt connectivity and how to solve those in the future – signalling, security, presence detection, power consumption, bandwidth
  • What connectivity-based solutions are currently available and what can they achieve?
Moderator: . Robert Heerekop, Senior IoT Consultant, IOTC360

04:00PM

Which is best for your IoT application: LTE, LPWAN or NB-IoT?

  • Which is better for your product, a Cat-o, Cat-1 or Cat-M LTE network, LPWA or NB-IoT
  • What are the effective business models for collaboration with key verticals?
  • Discussions around range vs. data rate vs power consumption for these IoT connectivity technologies
  • The drawbacks for each network, including security and whether devices can actively initiate communication with the network

04:30PM

Rapid prototyping for IoT on the base of open source hardware and software i.e. mangOH and Legato (Linux)

Joachim Dressler

Board Member, Treasurer

M2M Alliance

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The IoT world is full of ideas and more and more of them coming from software oriented participants. They want to move fast and not develop a board first. However, they need a platform and they don’t want to start from scratch when they got a successful solution. The session will demonstrate a path to resolve this by elaborating the use of professional open source hard- and software.

. Joachim Dressler, Board Member, Treasurer, M2M Alliance

05:00PM

Session Close

Day 2

2 June 2017

Developing for the IoT – Day 2

“The concept of IoT is simple: connect all the things to the Internet so that automation and decision processes are streamlined. Experts believe the possibilities yielded by IoT are bounded only by our imaginations”. – ADA Alliance

Day Two of the Developing for the IoT agenda will focus on real-life application of the IoT and the economics around this. Including session on start-up funding, user experience and design, as well as discussing the role of standards across all verticals.

10:00AM

Developing for the IoT- Day 2 – Chair’s welcome and opening comments

10:20AM

Making Sense of the IoT – Protocols and Alliances

A discussion of the current IoT Alliance landscape, navigating through the numerous protocols that are available for each connected device. This talk will touch upon the number of new protocols emerging in this area, such as Thread in the connected home, and discuss how developers can work out which ones to adopt.

10:50AM

Panel: Creating a standards framework for IoT

  • What does the concept of standards really mean in the context of IoT?
  • How can the varied standards relevant to the area effectively be integrated for IoT solutions?
  • Can a verticalized approach to standards work?

11:30AM

Keynote: Opening up the IoT

  • How can Open Source’s approach to both hardware and software accelerate market adoption?
  • Discussing the wide variety of tools, platforms, OS, middleware available to developers, plus the organisations that are encouraging open IoT such as IPSO, OCF and Eclipse.
  • Raspberry Pi projects for IoT.

12:00PM

Networking Break

12:40PM

Panel: Monetisation – Unlocking the revenue potential

Francisco Maroto

Founder and CEO

OIES Consulting

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Otto Van Harmelen

Vice President, Head of Buying International Expansion at Metro Group

Metro Group

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  • Discussing different strategies to enable monetisation and achieve competitive advantage – should companies move away from one function devices?
  • What part does collaboration play and how can partnerships help in unlocking revenue potential
  • In what ways can new data sources be utilised to provide new opportunities – Data analytics as a key driver for your new business model? What challenges could this also produce
  • Launch free monetise later? – Discussing different strategies for start-ups to monetise new products
  • Moving towards value based IoT outcomes – pricing based on the value to the customer rather than the cost to vendor.
Moderator: . Francisco Maroto, Founder and CEO, OIES Consulting
. Otto Van Harmelen, Vice President, Head of Buying International Expansion at Metro Group , Metro Group

01:20PM

Start Up Success Story 1

Hear from an IoT start up about their journey into the IoT ecosystem.

01:30PM

Start Up Success Story 2

Hear from an IoT start up about their journey into the IoT ecosystem.

01:40PM

Panel: Funding your way into the World of IoT

  •  The start-up perspective to the Internet of Things – What are the most promising markets out there?
  • How to survive as a start-up in the World of IoT and turn your business into the next big thing
  • Discussing strategies to receive funding and running a successful crowd funding campaign.
  • Assessing the investment climate of the Internet of Things and knowing who to invest in – what do investors and incubators look out for?
  • The role of mergers and acquisitions in the fast changing field.

02:20PM

Networking Break

03:00PM

Licensing, IP, Patents and other legal considerations when designing and launching your IoT product

As the Internet of Things is gaining in momentum, the complexity for companies is high, and several decisions have to be made IPR/Patent strategy. The nature of connected and smart device development means that the protection of IP is more critical than ever and companies should consider their license management strategies, from pay per use to function based models.

03:30PM

Panel: UX & UI Design – A smart approach to designing interfaces

  • What are the current trends in connected device UI and UX design and how does that differ from other types of products? How to integrate an entire sensory experience into your IoT product.
  • Discussing the importance for start-ups to stand out through UX & UI design
  • The power of the cloud and how it affects your appliances – What are the advantages and disadvantages of adding a cloud services for your user interface?
  • The importance of designing a user interface that integrates with the existing digital ecosystem. What are the opportunities and challenges?

04:10PM

Session Close