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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

Why the mobile network is the problem & also the solution for IoT device security

How FirstPoint is using a network-based approach to tackle risks to cellular IoT devices

Noa Ouziel, Business Development Director, FirstPoint Mobile Guard

10:30 Exploring the low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies that underpin massive IoT 

Taking stock of LPWAN technologies’ maturity as massive IoT prepares to take-off: evaluating vertical IoT applications and ecosystems driving NB-IoT, LTE-M, LoRa, Sigfox, and other emerging LPWAN technologies.


Adarsh Krishnan, Principal Analyst, ABI Research

10:50 Q&A

The breakthrough in smart home

Are smart homes getting any smarter? What’s holding back the smart home revolution? Are suppliers and platform not meeting the customer needs? Or are smart home technologies still too expensive for the average consumer? 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

11:15 Q&A

Realising IoT value amidst massive disruption

The IoT market is seeing a new generation of disruption, particularly for the role of the telecoms operator. In this session Matt will examine the new tide of disruption in IoT, the ‘new normal’ for it is delivered and the need to us AI and data analytics capabilities to truly realise the value.

Matt Hatton, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights

11:45 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

Facilitating connectivity in IoT

In addition to discussing the connectivity landscape and what connectivity providers need to stay relevant and meet market demands, Fernando will share his thoughts on NB-IoT and the critical role of connectivity to support cellular IoT in terms of cost and scale. He’ll also reference the recent BICS and Avnet Silica news announcement.

Fernando Llobregat Baena, Head of IoT Enterprise, BICS


10:50 Q&A

10:55 Industrial IoT is having its “iPhone moment”: what this means for telecoms

Martin Garner, Lead Analyst, IoT, CCS Insight

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