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Connectivity for IoT Digital Symposium

June 23-24, 2021
11:00 am – 2:30 pm EST | 8:00 am – 11:30 am PST
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The Connectivity for IoT Digital Symposium is a two-day online event focusing on IoT opportunities across connectivity technologies, ranging from 5G, LPWAN, Wi-Fi and Satellite to Private Networks/LTE.

This event will tackle key issues of how to scale bandwidth, leverage the best fitting connectivity options for the enterprise, and gain cost benefits to achieve ubiquitous connectivity with IoT across vertical industries.The digital symposium will bring in experts and leaders in the space to help navigate your way to finding the right connectivity partner, access case studies and lessons learned, and network with these pioneers to revolutionize the connected future.

In this Virtual Event, we will address:
Event Agenda
  • Wednesday, June 23rd
  • Thursday, June 24th
Track 1 – Opening Keynotes
Connectivity as the Foundation For IoT
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Presented by: Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas

Connectivity and digital equity during COVID-19

Presented by: Jerry Driessen, Assistant Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer, & Dolan Beckel, Director, Civic Innovation and Digital Strategy, City of San José
The Next Generation of Connectivity: What is the Best Connectivity Option for Your Business?
Speaker Q&A
Track 2
Private Networks & LTE
Exploring IIoT/Industry 4.0 Services After Mitigating Critical Communications to the Private LTE Network
Presented by: Christian Regnier, Air France KLM, Enterprise Technical Architect
One of the first company tested the Private LTE networks for its critical and operational communications. After this first convergence between data and voice for the operationnal teams, what’s more easier than to focus on IOT? What is the timeline of this? What about 5G services? What is the real gain for Air France to deploy private networks for all teams? What about the other airports where there isn’t any private networks?
Speaker Q&A
Track 3
Setting the Reality with 5G – Where are We Now?
5G Unlocking Industry 4.0: Boosting Manufacturing Operations and Improving Automation on the Connected Factory Floor
Wireless technology considerations for IoT project success
Presented by: Taylor Wolfe

Key takeaways:

  1. Understand the pros and cons of wireless technologies
  2. Learn how to map each to your existing product needs
  3. Take home a decision making framework for IoT project success

With so many existing and emerging wireless technologies – 5G, eSIM /eUICC, and NB-IoT, one of the key decisions you need to make as an IoT product builder is – Which of these technologies are right for your current IoT initiatives? There are many (almost an overwhelming amount of) considerations – cost, coverage, bandwidth, impact on battery life, module availability, operational overhead and the list goes on. And you have many industry players steering you one way or another. This session will give you the guidance you need on how to prioritize these considerations and ultimately make a decision that will ensure a successful product lifecycle.

Panel: More than Just Speed – How 5G will Revolutionize Connectivity for the Future of IoT

Presented by: Moderator: Christian Kim, Senior Analyst, Omdia
Panelists: Teppo Rantanen, Executive Director, City of Tampere, Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas

Speaker Q&A
Track 1
Morning Keynotes
Chairperson’s Opening
Presented by: Sam Lucero, Research Director, OMDIA

How can IoT services Improve B2B Segment

Presented by: Tiago Taborda, Global Connectivity Manager, Nestlé Nespresso S.A

The Evolution of IoT Connectivity : 3 ways that IoT needs to change to overcome current challenges
Presented by: Nick Earle, CEO, Eseye
Speaker Q&A
Track 2
Data, Network and the Device
Leveraging Connected Data with IoT: Analysing, Processing and Storing in the Cloud
One of the first company tested the Private LTE networks for its critical and operational communications. After this first convergence between data and voice for the operationnal teams, what’s more easier than to focus on IOT? What is the timeline of this? What about 5G services? What is the real gain for Air France to deploy private networks for all teams? What about the other airports where there isn’t any private networks?
Driving IT/OT convergence with an edge database and hub
Presented by: Mike Bowers, Chief Architect, FairCom Corporation
Speaker Q&A

Building Flexible and Scalable Network Infrastructure for your IoT Devices

Track 3
Weighing Wireless Technologies

Taking IoT Networks to the Next Level: Using LPWAN Technology for IoT

Presented by: Michel Hepp, VP of Global Sales, BehrTech
  • Today’s Wireless IoT landscape
  • Top wireless IoT deployment challenges in complex environments
  • The role of LPWAN in industrial and commercial deployments
  • Case study: Smart Buildings
  • Future Outlook: The benefits of hybrid technologies
Panel: Living in a Fully Connected World: Refining your Business and IoT Network with Wireless Technologies

Presented by: Lee Ratliff, Senior Principal Analyst, Omdia
Panelists: Dominic Marcellino, Director of Strategy and Business Development, Kajeet; Karthik Ranjan, LoRaWAN® Ambassador & Vice Chair of North America, LoRa Alliance

  • LoRaWAN and NB-IoT to help enhance communications at lower costs
  • Choosing the right wireless technology for your IoT device
  • Exploring bluetooth for wireless connectivity.
Speaker Q&A
Speakers
Chris Pearson
President, 5G Americas
Dolan Beckel
Civic Innovation and Digital Strategy, City of San José
Jerry Driessen
Assistant CIO and Chief Technology Officer, City of San José
Christian Regnier
Enterprise Technical Architect, Air France KLM

Dominic Marcellino
Director of strategy and business development at Kajeet

Joshua Builta
Research Director, Internet of Things, Omdia

Sam Lucero
Chief Analyst, IoT Services & Technologies Omdia

Lee Ratliff
Senior Principal Analyst at Omdia

Michel Hepp
VP of Global Sales, BehrTech

Mike Bowers
Chief Architect, FairCom Corporation

Teppo Rantanen
Executive Director, City of Tampere, growth, innovation

Christian Kim
Senior Analyst in Omdia’s IoT team

Taylor Wolfe
Head of Global IoT Sales & Business Development, Twilio

Karthik Ranjan
LoRaWAN® Ambassador & Vice Chair of North America, LoRa Alliance

Tiago Taborda
Global Connectivity Manager, Nestlé Nespresso S.A.

Chantelle Baier
Founder and Managing Partner for 4SPACE, LLC

Nick Earle
Chairman & CEO, Eseye ltd

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Orin Thomas
Cloud and Datacenter Expert

Orin Thomas has written more than 3 dozen books for Microsoft Press on topics including Windows Server, Windows Client, Azure, Office 365, System Center, Exchange Server, Security, and SQL Server. He has authored Azure Architecture courses at Pluralsight, has authored multiple Microsoft Official Curriculum and EdX courses on a variety of IT Pro topics, speaks at conferences around the world, and is completing a Doctorate of Information Technology on cloud computing security and compliance at Charles Sturt University. You can follow him on twitter at twitter.com/orinthomas