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21st & 28th July 2020, 09:30am - 12:30pm

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Agenda at a glance

09:30 Opening remarks from the chair

Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications

09:40 A strategy of collaboration and partnerships to drive IoT maturity

Is collaboration and strategic partnering the key to growing IoT, maturing the service proposition and making it profitable? How can we make these collaborations and partnerships work in practice?

Jiri Laznicka, Chief Technology and Information Officer for IoT, Orange Group

10:00 Q&A

10:05 Session TBC

10:30 Exploring the wireless technologies that underpin IoT

Assessing and evaluating the progress of established technologies such as NB-IoT, LTE-M, and LoRaWAN as well as new developments such as OpenRoaming, Sidewalk and Wi-Fi 6

Adarsh Krishnan, Principal Analyst, ABI Research

10:50 Q&A

10:55 Overcoming the problems of integration and multiple protocols

Today’s IoT device ecosystem is burdened by bespoke integration and multiple protocols, which slow the deployment of IoT. How can organisations join forces to develop open API-based solutions to address this challenge?

Phil Skipper, Head of IoT, Vodafone Business

11:15 Q&A

11:20 PANEL: Extracting intelligence from the data
IoT is nothing without analytics and AI as its real value is the intelligence that can be extracted from the data. What’s holding us up here?


Matt Hatton, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights

10:45 Q&A

11:50 What’s the role of 5G in IoT?

How big will be the impact? In what sectors, and when?

Dr John Davies, Chief Scientist – Future Business Technology, BT

12:10 Q&A and Closing Remarks

09:30 Opening remarks from the Chair

Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe & European Communications

09:40 How Vodafone is approaching the security challenges of IoT

How can IoT defend itself against the multitude of vulnerabilities that come with a multitude of connected devices? What are latest solutions and strategies available to operators?

Tim Snape, Head of Security – IoT, Vodafone

10:00 Q&A

10.05 5G IoT security sensitive use cases, cyber threats and mitigation

  • Unique 5G security sensitive use cases that are concerning nations and enterprises around the globe
  • Cyber threat scoring – severity, feasibility and impact
  • What can be done to mitigate these cyber threats
  • Telco’s role in securing sensitive IoT in 5G for enterprise and nations

Prof. Dror Fixler, CEO & Co-Founder, FirstPoint Mobile Guard

10:25 Q&A

10:30 Are smart homes getting any smarter?

What’s holding back the smart home revolution? Are smart home technologies still too expensive for the average consumer? When will we see them becoming more affordable? Are there still too many devices on too many different systems and platforms to be easily managed?

Kai Steuernagel, Head of IoT Architecture and Frontend Development – Consumer IoT, Deutsche Telekom

10:50 Q&A


10:55 The rise of the commercial IoT connectivity management platforms (CMP)

Many operators build their own platforms but, according to Berg Insight, there are more than 1 billion devices managed by third party CMPs which is expected to reach 3.15 billion by 2023. What’s driving their success?

Nigel Chadwick, VP Connectivity Management, Arm

11:15 Q&A


11.20 Finally delivering on the 50 billion vision

What have we learnt in the last decade? What are the pitfalls for the coming decade?
How do we get to a ‘GSM moment’ when everyone coalesces around a common platform and vision? When will we reach 50 billion connected devices?

William Webb, Independent Consultant

11.40 Q&A and Closing Remarks

Please note: Agenda is provisional and subject to change