Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Past Events / Webinars

Choosing the Right LP-WAN Solution for Your IoT Application

June 7, 2018

Low-Power, Wide Area Networks (LP-WAN) come in a variety of flavors – making use of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, and with a variety of trade-offs in terms of bandwidth, latency, security, and more. While LP-WAN connectivity is generally more applicable to applications where lower cost can justify lower bandwidth than traditional cellular connections, just some of the current choices include NB-IoT, LTE-M, LoRa, and Sigfox, each with its own characteristics. This session will examine those trade-offs in the context of actual use-cases that are being commercialized.

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Gigabit-class Cellular IoT is Here

Paving the Way to 5G and This is What you Need to Know About It

May 3, 2018

Wireless networks have evolved dramatically with LTE. Operators around the globe have been upgrading at such as rapid pace that growth in traffic demand has exploded along with increasing consumer appetite for social media and data-intensive applications. LTE-advanced technologies and wireless networks can now offer peak data rates of over 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps), which is well beyond the data rates provided by traditional public internet options such as DSL. In the near future, 5G will usher in a new era of super-high data rates and ultra-low latency.

For the Internet of Things (IoT), this outpacing of wired technology has made it difficult for enterprise to ignore high-speed cellular. Early enterprise use cases for wireless were fairly confined to LTE failover. But with ubiquitous coverage, increased network throughputs, and sub-10ms latency, it now has the power to become the primary connection for distributed enterprises.

Join us to learn more about high-speed cellular standards like LTE Category 18 and their impact on applications such as

  • SD-WAN

  • Mobile Gateways

  • Emergency Response Mobile Routers

  • Cellular Enterprise Networking

  • Others

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RFP Tutorial: Sourcing IoT Software for Connected Devices

April 19, 2018

For those in the process of evaluating software that will manage remote connected devices in the field, this tutorial is designed to provide you with the right questions to ask vendors of IoT software platforms. The tutorial (and incumbent documentation) will be provided at absolutely no cost for qualified attendees. The presentation will cover a template RFP document developed in an open-source process by the IoT M2M Council (IMC), with input from more than 100 software buyers (like you!) and some of the most influential software vendors in the IoT sector. Topics covered will include basic platform functionalities, including...

  • Device Mgmt

  • Connectivity Mgmt

  • Applications Development

  • Life Cycle Mgmt

  • Data Mgmt

  • Data Analytics

  • Data Visualization

  • Security Provisioning

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Monetization of IoT Investments through the Network Effect

March 22, 2018

Three years into the broad adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, many organizations are enabling IoT capabilities by incorporating sensors and data communication capabilities into their products. They are capturing and using performance data to improve customer satisfaction, increase product value and reduce service and warranty costs.

But, are these organizations doing enough to maximize their ROI? Are they fully monetizing the value of their investments in IoT-enabled solutions to enhance smart, connected products and operations?

Join Jeffrey Miller, VP of Customer Success and Advisory Services at PTC who will discuss his research into these questions and share examples of client successes.

Register for this webcast to learn more about the:

  • Potential business value available through an IoT-enabled ecosystem

  • Impact IoT technology can have on financial models

  • Importance of the cloud, distributed data and integrated IoT platform technologies

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Global Supply Chain Is Transformed by IoT Connectivity

February 28, 2018

The right connectivity solution can be key to optimizing your IoT enabled supply chain
By land, by sea, and by air, today’s supply chains are more global than ever. Automation of these supply chains has been enhanced by embedded M2M connectivity for years, and as IoT evolves, so do the capabilities of the supply chain. Many organizations are replacing traditional bar-codes with IoT enabled systems that deliver real-time data and improved management tools for distributors, operations teams, and customers.

In this session, leading satellite and network operators discuss the IoT supply chain marketplace, and the pros and cons of available connectivity technologies, with special emphasis on application use cases in the field, including how to tackle challenges in ubiquitous coverage, and cold-chain tracking of perishables.

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IoT Infrastructure Exhibit Area & Conference

Jan 9-12, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV
CES is one of the largest trade events in the world, drawing over 180,000 attendees in 2017 - a significant number were estimated to be OEMs and supply chain professionals interested in IoT solutions. Attendance comprised 87% of the Fortune 100 and 7,000 media professionals.
The IoT M2M Council organized an exhibit area and conference program at CES 2018 dedicated to IoT technology. The IoT Infrastructure Exhibit Area & Conference @ CES included over 10,000 sqft of exhibition space, a half-day conference program, and more. The IoT sector has just found its first lead-generating event!
Conference highlights included: sourcing IoT software platforms, low-power connectivity, and end-to-end IoT security.
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IoT Solutions for Water Management

December 14, 2017

By 2025, IoT initiatives are estimated to reach $1.7T of annual economic impact in cities. From Power and Energy to Lighting, Smart Buildings and Water, IoT is changing the way cities manage services, systems and infrastructure.
In this webcast PTC’s Senior Director of Solution Management, Scott McCarley and AquamatiX’s Managing Director, Laurie Reynolds will discuss the importance of IoT for smart cities. AquamatiX is a solution provider for water, wastewater, and environmental management, Laurie will discuss their IoT solutions for water management and how they are using the ThingWorx IoT platform to enable them.

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IoT Use Cases & Sourcing Conference

November 9, 2017 - Boston, MA
The leading solutions providers in the IoT sector will meet in Boston for the 4th Annual General Meeting of the IoT M2M Council. The event will include an afternoon conference program discussing IoT Use Cases & Sourcing.

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Getting Started with IoT: Simplifying the Process

September 20, 2017

Knowing how to get started can sometimes be the hardest part of the IoT journey. Neo, powered by Aeris, is a pioneer in self-serve IoT deployments, creating standards and best practices that incorporate successful IoT concepts before the first device is deployed.
Join us for a webinar that will provide insights and needed actions on topics ranging from getting started, to selecting hardware to managing devices, monitoring and reporting, diagnostics, analytics, security, and support.
Learn how easy IoT can be.

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M2M Zone @ Mobile World Congress Americas

Mobile World Congress Americas is North America's largest forum for the mobile innovations that power your connected life. Business. Home. Health. Money. Auto. Retail. Media. Networks.

With 35,000 attendees, over 70 exhibitors, almost 2,700 square meters of exhibitions space, the M2M Zone @ MWC Americas is the premier IoT/M2M event in North America. Providers of embedded hardware, M2M software platforms, and all kinds of connectivity services will show their offerings - this event is tops for channel relationships and vertical-market reach!

Low-Power, Low-Cost Connectivity Options Proliferate

June 29, 2017


Battery life and connection costs are often key success factors for IoT deployments, and the number of options for low-power, low-cost connections is exploding. LP-WAN initiatives like Sigfox, LoRa, and Ingenu are gaining more than foothold in IoT market, while cellular carriers are ready to introduce narrow-band solutions of their own. This session will cover the new low-power connectivity landscape.

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In Platform We Trust - Hardware Security Patterns for IoT

April 27, 2017                                                                                                               Sponsored by:Intel 

A strong foundation of hardware assisted security capabilities can be found below the OS in the hardware security layer which is shipped with each device processor. IoT presents a new set of demands where M2M or remote IoT management platforms need to attest software and identity running on the device. In this presentation, Intel delivers an overview of the core platform security capabilities and usage models for securing the IoT.


IoT for Energy

March 16, 2017                                                                                                               Sponsored by: 

The energy market is undergoing a major transformation. In addition to growing demand, the world is moving away from the use of centrally generated nuclear and fossil fuel electricity and towards the use of distributed renewable energy resources, including solar, hydro, and wind.
Attend this webinar to learn how IoT can help utilities and energy stakeholders coordinate analysis and action among diverse grid devices and energy production equipment, as well as monitor and solve problems on the grid in real time.


Securing your IoT Infrastructure

December 15, 2016                                                                                                               Sponsored by: 

Smart, connected devices are all the rage when it comes to IoT. Research firm Gartner says there will be 6.4 billion connected devices in use in 2016, an increase of 30% from 2015. As more components of your IoT infrastructure becomes connected, the demand for a solution that protects manufacturers and their end-customers from hackers, malware, and unsafe operations continues to increase. So how will you secure your existing IoT devices and prepare your infrastructure for the double-digit increases that are occurring year-over-year?


IoT M2M Council Annual General Meeting 2016

IoT Platforms & Apps Forum

  • Date: December 1, 2016
  • Location: Boston, MA

Satellite Connectivity for Critical, Global Asset-Tracking

November 17, 2016                                                                                                               Sponsored by: 

It’s becoming easier than ever to integrate higher-end satellite connectivity with cellular and other technologies, and in doing so, to instantly increase the footprint and reliability of your connectivity solution many fold. At the same time, new service offerings not only allow for improved data analytics, but also bring service prices down. Some analysts predict that the number of satellite-based connections for IoT will increase by 80% between 2016 and 2023, with much of the growth coming from cargo and transportation applications. Here’s what you need to know about space-based supply-chain management, and how it can help you business.


IMC @ Super Mobility 2016

  • Date: September 7, 2016 
  • Location: Las Vegas

How Do You Scale IoT/M2M Deployments Quickly?

14 July, 2016                                                                                                                Sponsored by: 

IoT has been dubbed the next tech revolution with the potential for over 100 billion connected objects in the next 4 years. Going from 100 to 10,000 to 100 billion connected devices in the field involves significant planning, however understanding the IoT stack that is best suited to fit mass deployment isn't always clear given the IoT market is still maturing. This webinar will provide today's IoT adopters with an IoT planning checklist to enable quick scale quickly and ease of deployment.


Satellite IoT Comes Out of its Niche

30 June, 2016                                                                                                                Sponsored by: 

It’s becoming easier than ever to integrate higher-end satellite connectivity with cellular and other technologies, and in doing so, to instantly increase the footprint and reliability of your connectivity solution many fold. At the same time, new service offerings not only allow for improved data analytics, but also bring service prices down. Some analysts predict that the number of satellite-based connections for IoT will increase by 80% between 2016 and 2023. Here is how satellite can help your business.


IoT Gives Birth to the New Supply Chain Agenda

28 April, 2016                                                                                                                Sponsored by: 

An explosion in applications for RFID and telemetry has made cold-chain management, fleet management, and asset tracking commonplace. Now these basic technologies are being combined with Big Data analytics to give rise to supply mega-chains and direct-to-customer fulfillment. This webinar will highlight IoT/M2M case studies that stress ROI and other KPI’s to illustrate the state-of-the art in supply chain management.



Managing the Grid -IoT Makes Energy Smarter, Cheaper, Safer

28 January, 2016 | 11:00 AM EST | (16:00 GMT) 

This webinar will cover the deployment of IoT/M2M technology in the plethora of applications commonly referred to as the Smart Grid, including…

  • The home as gateway – integrating smart devices, including EVs with DC fast-charging.

  • Demand Response encompassing distributed energy resources, cost recovery, energy storage, and renewables.

  • Getting vulnerable, low-income consumers onto the grid.

  • Updates on grid stability/security and the regulatory framework.


Security for the Internet of Things

16 December, 2015 | 11:00 AM EST | (New York, GMT-05:00) 

As more and more devices are connected, threats to data and cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent. This one hour webinar will provide an advanced discussion on key security topics for M2M and IoT programs. The speakers will also provide the necessary guidelines to assess your vulnerabilities and what you must to do protect your information. Topics covered include:

  • The "risk points" for M2M and IoT applications.
  • Unique security issues for M2M and IoT programs.
  • How to assess what is "secure enough" for your M2M or IoT application.
  • Understanding what you can and cannot secure and at what cost.
  • How to plan for the future in terms of scaling and longevity of your program


IoT M2M Council Annual General Meeting 2015

  • Date: December 3-4, 2015
  • Location: London

The IMC is the largest and fastest-growing trade group in the IoT sector with over 13,000 OEMs, enterprise users, and apps developers as members – gaining 300 new individual associates weekly. IMC Board member-companies include Aeris, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Digi International, Inmarsat, Intel, Iridium, KORE, Numerex, ORBCOMM, Nighthawk Control, Synapse Wireless, Telecom Italia, Telit, Verizon, Wipro, and Wyless, most of whom will be represented at the meeting.



 19 NOVEMBER 2015 | 11:00 AM EST | (New York, GMT-05:00)  

This webinar covered the cutting-edge issues surrounding systems implementation for IoT, including…

  • The Edge: the mass deployment of sensors (sensorization) has given birth to predictive analytics, sometimes known as “Pattern of Life” (PoL) analysis, which gather data on past and current performance of machines to predict future behavior.

  • The Cloud and Backbone: use of software as a service has greatly reduced – but not eliminated – the need for on-site IT resources. How can the Cloud alleviate computing needs at the edge, and how does data produced from devices tie into ERP and other backbone systems?

  • Buy vs. Build: there are M2M/IoT platforms available in shrink-wrap (figuratively) that are designed for specific vertical-market applications, and there is no doubt that, in the right circumstances, they can reduce costs and time-to-market, but are there drawbacks?