Day 1

29 November 2017

09:00AM

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

09:20AM

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?

09:50AM

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?

10:30AM

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.

11:00AM

Networking Break

11:30AM

Tools and platforms for end-to-end development

  • 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?

12:00PM

Testing in the IoT ecosystem

  • What new approaches need to be taken to 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.

12:30PM

Mesh systems – the next thing in IoT?

Discussing how Mesh networks can be utilised by a  range of industries, not just the Smart Home sector to provide felxible and scalable connectivity without the need for ISP’s for the IoT.  This talk will cover strengths and weaknesses of Mesh including security and privacy, plus discuss the future directiosn and threats to the current IoT model.

01:00PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

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.

02:30PM

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

  • 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?

03:10PM

Networking Break

03:40PM

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

04:10PM

How cloud computing can maximise your IoT connectivity?

  • Discussing device to cloud connectivity vs device to device and device to gateway, and the growing number of proprietary cloud device management systems being created.
  • What are the advantages of cloud based connectivity in terms of remote access, software updates, bandwidth and range and disadvantages, such as increasingly complex security risks, and lack of interoperability between vendor created devices and clouds?
  •  Analysing the advances in cloud connectivity for IoT from the role of LPWANs to band end data sharing models.
  • Real life examples from across the entire IoT where cloud is being successfully used.

04:40PM

Session Close

Day 2

30 November 2017

09:00AM

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

09:20AM

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 connect 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.

09:50AM

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?
  • What is current US regulation in this area?

10:30AM

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.

11:00AM

Networking Break

11:30AM

Panel: Monetisation – Unlocking the revenue potential

  • 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.

12:10PM

Start Up Success Story 1

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

12:20PM

Start Up Success Story 2

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

12:30PM

Start Up Success Story 3

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

12:40PM

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.

01:20PM

Networking Break

02:20PM

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.

03:10PM

Panel: IoT architectures for interoperability

  • Discussing how IoT architectures need to be put in place to ensure increased compatibility across domains
  • 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?
  • The role of  open APIs play to speed up innovation and achieve interface collaboration, and the evolving needs for standards within IoT architecture

03:50PM

Session Close

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