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London Heathrow, UK
5-6 December 2017


Please find the IoT Connectivity conference programme below


Registration & Refreshments
Internet of Business Welcome Address
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Keynotes & Panel


Executive Keynote Panel Discussion: How Can Network Operators Prepare for the Increasing Competition from New Players?

• How does the infrastructure need to change to enable IoT services?
• How best to promote cellular in the enterprise?
• What can network operators offer that competitors can’t?



Keynote Address: Spectrum and Its Role in IoT Connectivity

• Licensed/unlicensed and where the opportunities lie and what is the best option for cellular IoT
• Spectrum regulation
• What opportunities can LPWA provide to accelerate IoT?

Keynote Address: How Fixed/Mobile Convergence will Enable Next Generation Connectivity?
Networking & Refreshment break


Panel Discussion: How to Generate Revenue from IoT Connectivity?

• What are the IoT value added services network operators can offer?
• Are vertically focused solutions the future and what approach should network operators take in vertical IoT markets?



Keynote Address: 5G And 5G Ready Networks and How this will Help Service Providers Become IoT Providers

• The role of 5G for next gen cellular technology and IoT Connectivity
• How will 5G revolutionize connectivity and entertainment?
• How will better customer engagement generate new revenue streams for service providers?

Keynote Address: What Does Network Virtualisation Mean for IoT?
Networking Lunch
Stream A: Next Generation Infrastructure
Stream A: Next Generation Services

13:50- 14:30

Panel Discussion: Who Will Prevail: LPWAN vs NB-IoT vs LTE-M Panel Discussion: What Are the Value Added Services a Telco can Offer?

Test & Measurement for IoT Connectivity

Are MVNO’s something to worry about?





Use Case: Overcoming the OSS/BSS legacy

For some operators the biggest obstacle they are facing when implementing SDN and NFV in their networks is the legacy OSS and BSS systems. SDN and NFV are transforming traditional networks into software programmable domains running on simplified, lower cost hardware, driving the convergence of IT and Telecoms. This convergence will restore network operations, enable new services and business models, and impact existing OSS/BSS. SDN and NFV will not achieve their potential value until OSS and BSS systems are aligned with the new technologies.

We will look at:

• Support for dynamic real-time OSS
• Interworking with SDN controllers
• Separate static Network Configuration tasks
• How will better customer engagement generate new revenue streams for service providers?


IoT Connectivity case study: Enabling Service Providers to Turn IoT Into a Basic Service 




The Power of Network Slicing for 5G

Analytics workshop: Assembling Data Lakes to Proactively Manage IoT Connectivity

Analytics allows network operators to make smarter decisions about how they deploy capital and adjust their networks to maintain the quality of service. They can also gain insights into capturing the maximum value from capital investments.

But they could also help address the challenges of gaining visibility into devices, connectivity, and billing information. The benefits would include faster response times and better control of which information does or doesn’t flow into the network or ways to identify devices with connectivity issues.

During the workshop we will analyse the benefits of implementing a strong network and connectivity analytics infrastructure by taking real case examples and applications.

Networking Refreshment Break



 Infrastructure Changes Ushered By 5G And Virtualisation

It is widely acknowledged that 5G systems will be based on a heterogeneous networking infrastructure, thus requiring a NFV and SDN paradigms to enable proper management of a diverse pool of resources. This will enable the creation of new generation services with significantly higher data rates and lower delays. Such advances will introduce novel challenges in terms of design, operation, management, and security.

The session is your chance to have a closer look to all aspects related to the modelling, design, analysis, deployment, and management of virtualized 5G networks.

Debate: Vehicle-to-everything hybrid use of LTE

Connected cars involve communication between vehicles and roadside infrastructure.

Real-time communication enables vehicles to deal with situations in a more predictive way. To date, cellular communication has been the main technology for sending data to the car manufacturer’s cloud and to send information into the car. But we have seen also the hybrid use of the LTE portfolio to meet automotive industry needs on the way to 5G.

Our speaker will help us examine the business potential of implementing an hybrid LTE through real case scenarios.




Working Groups: Taking Full Advantage of Your Core Network Assets and Rethink Your Strategy to Compete with OTT
Just a few years ago, messaging, fixed voice, and mobile voice services from OTT players accounted a strong percentage of relevant revenue, respectively. The OTT’s portion of telco services will dramatically increase in the coming years, especially with the growth of live streaming and increasing demand for non-linear media consumption by the public. This will place a lot of financial and infrastructure pressure on network operators.

We will look at how to remain relevant in an increasingly digital space by:
• Partnering with each other in order to become primary OTT solution experts
• Make the core business smaller, cost efficient, and more agile
• Identify new growth areas in the space

Chairman’s Day 1 Recap


Evening Drinks Reception
Registration & Refreshments
Chairman’s Welcome & Day One Recap


From Prototype to Reality: How 5G will Revolutionise the Industrial Space

5G modem would accelerate the development of 5G-enabled devices, with opportunities for leaders across diverse industries to innovate with early deployments. 5G will need to provide speeds of 10–50 Gbps, as well as five times lower latencies than today’s 4G networks to ensure that the radio interface does not become the network delay.
This session will analyse how 5G will enhance and extend the experience, increasing customer engagement to drive new revenue streams.



API Case Study: Optimise the Efficiency of New Service Development and Open Web

Today’s Web is an open ecosystem where key services like identity and payment are no longer completely dominated by major player. In this open ecosystem, telcos can deploy API to provide vital services like in-app payment and identity federation.
In the coming years, emerging technologies like WebRTC and Firefox OS will create ever-more business opportunities for API enabled telcos.

Keynote Address: How to Ensure the Network Remains Secure Despite the Rapid Rise of IoT Devices
 Networking & Refreshment break


Tech Roundtables: A Close Look to IoT Connectivity Technologies

The IoT connectivity demands an extensive range of new technologies and skills that many organisations have yet to master.
As a recurring theme in the IoT space is the immaturity of technologies and services.
We have the chance to analyse some of the latest IoT Connectivity technologies to understand how vendors need to improve, what needs to be changed and what needs to still invented.

The audience will divide into 5 groups. During the last 10 minutes each speaker will share with the rest of the audience the outcome of the discussion.

• Low-Power, Short-Range IoT Networks
• Low-Power, Wide-Area Networks
• Event Stream Processing
• IoT Connectivity Platforms
• IoT Device Management
• IoT Connectivity Analytics
• IoT Connectivity Security

Networking Lunch


Partnering Keynote: From Embedded Technology Distributor to IoT Platform Provider

TelCos until now accomplished and will continue to accomplish the role of embedded technology distributor. But the lack of product development capabilities and the field expertise might be a bit of a challenge. Therefore it would be the best move for TelCos to partner up with platform providers and have those platforms tailor to their needs.
What are the benefits and challenges of becoming an IoT Platform Provider?


Case Study: Fixed Wireless Technology

With the 5G spectrum almost available, fixed wireless will have a major bandwidth boost. There are already tests being done in different companies showing that fixed wireless is less expensive, less problematic to deploy, and quicker to market than wired platforms.


IoT Use Cases Round Tables: Which Use Cases will Generate Most Revenue for Service Providers Today?

• Connected cars
• Connected homes
• Smart energy
• Healthcare
• Industrial IoT

Networking & Refreshment Break


Panel Discussion: How Can Operators Capitalise on the IoT Market?

• Is augmentation of existing operator capabilities and offerings necessary and if so what new IoT focused capabilities should they invest in?
• How can operators become providers of IoT enabling technologies and a one-stop-shop for enterprises
• What are the best options of enabling multi billion IoT device scale on the network

Final Discussion: Will IoT Disappear?
Closing Remarks from the Chair and End of Conference