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Wednesday 22 March 2017 | Conference Day 1

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 07.30
  • Conference room Level -1 (Auditorium)
  • Beginning of the Conference 08.30
  • Seated Lunch 12.30. Level 3 (Lofts)
  • End of conference: 18.30
  • Cocktail Reception: 19.30. Exhibition Hall. Level 0 (Scene)
 

CHAIRMAN

François Gauthier,
Director,

L’embarqué
OPENING TALK
09.00
How the Low Power Wide Area Networks are Driving the Market
Delivering an analyst's view of the latest developments in IoT connectivity, with a special focus on how the Low Power Wide Area networks are driving the market. Presenting findings from Machina Research's latest reports and providing an update on the related market forecasts.

Aapo Markkanen,
Principal Research Analyst, Gartner

Aapo Markkanen is a Principal Research Analyst at Gartner’s IoT Group, where he studies various market and technology issues that will pave the way for, and shape up, tomorrow’s connected enterprise. He has a particular research interest in low-power communication technologies (including e.g. LPWA networks and competing mesh-based alternatives), as well as fog/edge computing and the associated IoT gateways.   Aapo joined Gartner through the company’s acquisition of Machina Research and its IoT experts in the end of 2016. Prior to Machina Research, Aapo worked as a Principal Analyst at ABI Research, where he led a range of research activities related to M2M, Internet of Things, and big data. In this position, he explored areas such as data analytics, product lifecycle, cloud platforms, and IoT developers. He was also responsible for ABI Research’s flagship forecast on the global installed base of connected devices.   Aapo has spoken and moderated at several conferences, as well as been widely quoted by business and technology media. His views and research findings have appeared, for example, in such leading outlets as AP, CNBC, CNET, Dow Jones, EE Times, Financial Times, MIT Technology Review, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, Wired, and ZDNet.   Aapo holds BSc and MSc degrees in management studies from the University of Tampere, Finland. He has also spent an academic year at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he attended courses in economics and politics.


KEYNOTE ADDRESS
09.30

Thierry Lestable,
Vice-chair,
LoRa Alliance
LPWAN from ICs to networks SESSION
10.00
Licensed and Unlicensed
Drilling into why licensed and unlicensed will both be needed and serve huge market volumes.
Licensed and unlicensed are not mutually exclusive.
Showing it with ARPU’s and discussing why some large MNO’s are hesitant to pull the trigger.
Discussing other non-traditional players that are stepping in to fill the vacuum.

Tracy Hopkins,

Everynet

Senior Executive specializing in Technology Commercialization and Business Development. Thought leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) space including, Senior Executive specializing in Technology Commercialization and Business Development. Thought leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) space including, M2M, Industrial Internet, Cloud Computing, Smart Devices, Data Analytics, Mobility, Network Connectivity, Security, Semiconductors, and Web Applications. Connectivity expertise in Cellular, Satellite, Low Power Radio (LPWA, LoRa, etc)M2M, Industrial Internet, Cloud Computing, Smart Devices, Data Analytics, Mobility, Network Connectivity, Security, Semiconductors, and Web Applications. Connectivity expertise in Cellular, Satellite, Low Power Radio (LPWA, LoRa, etc)  Lawrence has helped multiple companies build their brands, products, and services into IoT leaders by crafting visionary strategic positioning, messaging, and go-to-market strategies. His immersive approach includes rolling up his sleeves, personally landing beachhead accounts and developing powerful strategic partnerships. He brings extensive M&A experience, having helped numerous IoT companies achieve successful exits.

10.30
Coffee Break
11.00
Is there one Single Solution?
With the Internet of Things boom and rapid scale-up, connectivity is becoming key in the various domains of the embedded applications. In this context security and safety need to be increased. There are several RF technologies and protocols available today. With different use cases, countries and regulations. Is there one single solution that fits all?

Hakim Jaafar,

STMicroelectronics
11.30
The Things Network
The Things Network is an open, decentralized and crowd sourced initiative launched in more than 300 communities world wide. Presenting how the routing services, vertical integrations and supporting services serve use cases for communities, cities, educational institutes and businesses.

Johan Stokking,
The Things Network
12.00
How to avoid to Go from Hype to Huge Disappointments?
Sigfox then Lora and now NB-IoT have created the hype around LPWAN and showed there is a strong potential market but this market is far to be mature and current issues and limitations of these technologies are starting to create disappointments and are endangering this potential. All players need to step up and to contribute to develop a more open and sane ecosystem for the benefits of all.


Thierry Berisot, International Independent Consultant IoT

Thierry Bérisot is an International Independent Consultant for IoT/LPWAN specializing in Business Development, Product Management, Strategy, Market and Technical Analysis and Standardization. Recognized expert in cellular (3G/4G, messaging, Mobile Broadband, eSIM, LTE Direct, LTE Broadcast…), Wi-Fi, BLE, LPWAN, new terminal concepts (connected devices, Wearables, Connected car…), smart buildings/smart cities and APIs. Strong advocate of using and developing interoperable solutions based on open standards.   Before to become consultant, Thierry was Head of Access Clients in charge of Mobile Broadband devices and terminal product development at Deutsche Telekom (Germany) from 2006 to 2015. He was, among other things, involved in several DT Programs such as LTE launch including Digital Dividend service in Germany or the WLAN Program. He drove and worked in several different industry initiatives such as the OMA OpenCMAPI which he initiated and he chaired. He developed and lead multiple projects around new device concepts such as Wearables, Connected Devices, Connected Home, IoT, Terminal APIs… and the evolution of terminal enabling Technologies.   Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom, he held international experience positions as Business Development & Marketing Director for a Content & Software Company for services using Bluetooth, Senior Devices Vendor Manager at Proximus (Belgium) in charge of Business and 3G devices or Strategic consulting on messaging and multimedia based in London.   Previously, in the end of 90's, Thierry was SMS Product Marketing Manager in SFR (France) where he anticipated the success of SMS and defined the SFR's SMS long-term strategy as well as negotiated and launched the SMS interconnection with the other French mobile operators or drove innovative solutions for prepaid prior to become Senior Product Marketing Manager for SMS and content services at Vizzavi France then Vizzavi Europe (Joint-venture Vodafone-Vivendi / London) in 2000 where he was particularly in charge of devising very innovative multimedia and mobile content services for multi access (internet, mobile and TV).   Before that time, Thierry started his career in France in the management of several Telecommunications (fixed/IP) Programs for the French Department of Defense working in a small consulting services company specialized in Telecommunications and Strategy.

12.30
Seated Lunch


STANDARDIZATION SESSION
14.00
LTE-M Presentation
Focusing on the most important benefits that LTE-M is bringing to the market:
• Being a standardized and licensed solution
• Being a low power solution, a low-cost solution
• Using strong, field-proven security mechanisms
• Being quickly deployed in global markets thanks to the re-use of 4G/LTE

Nicolas Damour,

Senior Manager,
Business and Innovation Development,
SIERRA WIRELESS
14.20
3GPP NB IoT
Discussing NB-IOT to address the requirements of the Internet of Things. The new technology will provide improved indoor coverage, support of massive number of low throughput devices, low delay sensitivity, ultra-low device cost, low device power consumption and optimized network architecture.

Arne Schaelicke, Nokia

Arne heads LTE marketing in Mobile Networks. He has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and over 18 years of experience in telecommunications.

14.40
The Laws of Wireless Communications and How they Apply to LPWAN
The only true standards at present are the set from the cellular community led by NB-IoT and Weightless. But we have myriad competing proprietary technologies which history tells us cannot survive but can prevent us making progress until they consolidate into standards. Presenting a strategy whereby such consolidation might occur, understanding the technical, political and commercial drivers and barriers.

William Webb,
President,
WEIGHTLESS SIG

William is a highly experienced strategist, technologist and Board member. His experience spans industry, Government and academia and roles include CTO, CSO, CEO, Board Chairman, consultant and advisor. He has worked for companies from start-ups he co-founded to Motorola and now acts as a trusted advisor, strategist and change-agent for CEOs, senior Government members and others.  His skills lie in bringing about change and innovation in areas where technology and strategy intertwine and where influencing both individuals and wider audiences is important. This has included devising and implementing new strategies for managing the UK’s radio spectrum, bring Europe’s largest Engineering Institution into the 21st Century, forming a standards body and bringing a range of key industry players onto the Board and advising Secretaries of State and University Vice Chancellors.  Widely renown as one of the most intelligent and capable individuals in the communications arena, he gained the top first class honours degree from the top University in Electronics in the UK. He was one of the youngest Fellows ever elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the youngest President of the IET for a century and has been awarded two honorary doctorates and three visiting Professorships.   He has huge commercial experience, starting with an MBA, advising the CEO of Motorola, being part of the Senior Management Team at Ofcom, starting a Cambridge-based high-tech company subsequently sold to Huawei for $25m, and forming and acting as CEO of a standards body. At Ofcom he transformed a team of 35, outsourcing many of their functions. At the IET he was the President where he chaired the Board of Trustees.   He has built a successful portfolio career which includes part-time CEO of two organisations, member of multiple advisory boards, advisory positions at Ofcom, DCMS and elsewhere, prestige consulting services via Webb Search and various Institutional positions.


Geolocation SESSION Part I: technology issues
15.00
Geolocation Architecture in LoRa WAN Networks
• GPS-free geolocation : how does it work in theory ?
• Compliant gateways and geolocation solvers.
• The architecture

Thierry Lestable,
Director, Head of IoT Business Development & Strategic Partnerships,
Sagemcom
15.20
Geolocation via TDOA in Objenious LoRa Network
• Implementation of the geolocation process
• Current results
• Possible optimizations
• Use cases

Arnaud Vandererven,

Head of IoT Network,
Objenious
15.40
Coffee Break
16.10
The End of Power Hungry GPS for Connected Objects
Rethinking geolocation with worldwide available GNSS signals over LPWAN enabling significant power consumption reduction. After solving the technical barriers related to off-loading the signal processing in the cloud and to keep the GNSS receiver simple, Ubiscale has enabled significant improvements at the benefits of LPWAN-based applications.
Rethink GNSS-over-LPWAN paves the way for even more positioning applications on LPWAN.

Mikaël Guenais,
CEO,

Ubiscale
16.30
Technical obstacles, new economic models and new services
LPWA networks stakes are to prove their pertinence for the location based services: new economic models and new services can be marketed. Technical obstacles have to be surmounted to meet the market needs in terms of accuracy. New technical solutions are coming with LPWAN deployment allowing new use case emergence.

Yannick Delibie, Co-Founder, Kerlink

45 y.o. Co-founder, Information Systems & Telecommunication Engineer (Poly tech Paris Sud) and Master grade of Sherbrooke University (CA). 11 Patents as inventor. Yannick Delibie started his career in the French Ministry of Defense and then took part in civilian projects for Mitsubishi Electric and Wavecom (M2M system conception and expertise) where he managed a software development team..

Geolocation SESSION Part II: USE CASES
16.50
Industrial Use Cases
- Embedded information on cable drums
- Outdoor and indoor geolocation and industrials sites

Olivier Pagès,

CEO,
ffly4u
17.10
Indoor Location Services
• Finding assets anywhere
• Locating isolated workers onsite
• Detecting incidents in real time

Jean-Michel Rosset,
CEO,
Wyres

17.30 DEBATE

LPWAN Geolocation:
The End of GPS for Connected Objects ?


Moderator
François Gauthier,
Director,
L’embarqué
Participants
Jean-Michel Rosset, CEO, Wyres
Olivier Pagès,
CEO, ffly4u
Martin Sénéclauze, Wireless Embedded Systems, CSEM
Mikaël Guenais, CEO, Ubiscale
Arnaud Vandererven, Head of IoT Network, Objenious
Thierry Lestable, Director, Head of IoT Business Development, Sagemcom

18.30


19.30
End of Conference Day One


Welcome Cocktail