Day 2 - 24 September 2021



IoT Connectivity Innovations – Chairperson’s Welcome

Opening talk – overview of sessions and key highlights.



Autonomous Journeys with Connected Vehicles

  • The current status of autonomous vehicles – capabilities and deployment.  
  • Key factors for success including responsiveness and security.  
  • What connectivity options are proving most efficient for real-time data transmission?  
  • What is needed for the full fleet of autonomous vehicles to be the norm? 



IoT Connectivity Driving Industry Innovations 

  • What are the wireless technology trends enabling enterprise innovations? 
  • Connectivity at the core of IoT project success and industry progressions.  
  • Use-cases of connectivity services in action. 



Which IoT Connectivity is right?

  • A look at the different network solutions that can be integrated to give optimum connectivity and device efficiency.  
  • The drawbacks for each network, including security and whether devices can actively initiate communication with the network. 
  • What partnerships are key to building inter-connectivity between devices? 


Networking Break



Panel: Integrating IoT Connectivity

  • How interoperable are current network services? 
  • Comparing pros and cons of IoT solutions including LTE, Edge and Mesh.  
  • Can intelligent-switching options be the solution for multiple location IoT deployments working in real-time? Is this where eSIM’s help create a holistic connection? 
  • Standardisation – securing the full line of connectivity and where to start. 



Mass Connectivity through Cellular Networks – a Look Across Industries

  • Advantages and disadvantages of using WLAN or cellular technologies for industrial production, including Private LTE & 5G solutions.   
  • Where is your money best spent? Wired Vs wireless interface cost implication. 



Talking to the Machine with M2M Connectivity

  • ‘Plug and play’ approach to machine connectivity – knowing what sensors you need and where to use them.   
  • Utilising the data gathered to understand operational insights like never before.   
  • Is hosting via the cloud the quickest way to respond?   
  • Examples of M2M connectivity across industries.   



The Solutions of the eSIM

  • What eSIM offers that other solutions don’t – the interoperability capabilities.  
  • Mass device connectivity through cellular networks.  
  • Is a change in the telecom business models still needed for wider adoption of the technology?  


Networking Break



Panel: Connectivity for 2021 and Beyond

  • Looking at long-term strategies for deployments – knowing what connectivity you will need in the future and not just for the short-term. 
  • Using AI, Edge and other disruptive technologies to optimise products and services.  
  • What is the next frontier for IoT connectivity? 



Covering the Range – Securing & Scaling IoT Device Connectivity

  • What IoT networks can provide the level of device connectivity you need?    
  • Sensor integration: how these vary and what barriers are present?  
  • The necessary steps that need to be taken to help secure the network – is this where Mobile Private Networks step-in?    
  • Is the latency of 5G Networks an enabler or a hinderance here?  



IoT Running on 5G 

  • How Critical IoT and Massive IoT reach higher capabilities running on 5G. 
  • Understanding the role of capacity for the sheer number of connected devices deployed.  
  • Running on ultra-low latency for instant data insights and AI responses. 



Future Progressions – A look at the IoT Connectivity space

  • How has 5G disrupted and evolved the connectivity of IoT devices? 
  • What will be the next disruption in the IoT connectivity landscape? WiFi 6? 
  • The IoT has come a long way in the last 10 years, what are the predictions for the next 10 years? 



Connecting Communities – Smart Environments through IoT Networks 

  • As the core of smart stadiums, cities and environments successes are based off of connectivity, which solution/s from the wide-array of options available will be integral to future success? 
  • What other disruptive technologies can enable these connected spaces? 
  • A look at the pros and cons of these and industry use-cases.  


End of Day