Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Sourcing IoT Technology: Software, Connectivity, Security

Annual General Meeting of the IoT M2M Council
29 November 2018, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(including evening networking reception)
The Westin Grand Munich
Munich, Germany

The London-based IMC - with 25,000 enterprise users and OEMs as members, the largest and fastest-growing organization serving the IoT sector worldwide - will hold its annual meeting in Munich this fall, with conference sessions that are free to the public. The IMC Board of Governors includes Intel, HPE, PTC, Vodafone, Tata Communications, and many more influential solutions providers, and the group invites qualified adopters of IoT technology to an afternoon of panel discussions on crucial technology topics, described below, as well as an evening networking reception with wine, beer, and canapés... There will be no charge for admission to this event, but registration is required and data will be shared among event sponsors. (seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis)

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 1:35 PM

IMC Welcome


Keith Kreisher, Executive Director, IoT M2M Council

1:40 PM - 2:50 PM

Sourcing Software: Choosing the Right IoT Platform(s)

With an explosion in the number of software packages available for managing IoT deployments, this tutorial is designed to give you the right questions to ask potential vendors. The session will cover device management, data management & analytics, connectivity management, apps development, and security provisioning. The IMC’s template RFP document for sourcing platforms will be provided to attendees.


Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO, Beecham Research


Volkhard Bregulla, VP Global Sales- Manufacturing, Automotive and IoT, HPE

Sven Etzold, Sr Director Business Marketing, u-blox AG

Syed Zaeem Hosain, Chief Technology Officer, Aeris

3:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Choices Proliferate for IoT Connectivity Networking

There are more networking options than ever before for connecting embedded devices in the field – from traditional cellular, to 5G, to new low-power/low-cost options, to micro satellites. This session will cover the range of options for different applications requiring a wide range of performance in terms of bandwidth, latency, geographic coverage, subscription/billing management, cost, and more.


Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO, Beecham Research


Romil Bahl, CEO, KORE

Alexander Bufalino, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, 1NCE

Kim Byberg, CEO , Teleena

Mike Lynch, President, Micro-Ant

Mikael Schachne, VP Mobility & IoT Business, BICS

4:20 PM - 5:30 PM

IoT Security: Patching Connected Devices in the Field

As recent denial-of-service attacks have shown, providing software updates to remote connected devices in is one of the critical issues facing large-scale proliferation. It’s particularly important in high-value applications like autonomous driving and asset-tracking, and national governments are even offering prizes for solutions. This session will look at the landscape for updating deployed devices.


Keith Kreisher, Executive Director, IoT M2M Council


Sara Brown, VP Marketing, Multi-Tech Systems

Philippe Fremont, Vice President, AVNET

Engin Gümüsel, Technical Sales Engineer, EMEA, DIGI International

Anna Stergioula, Technical Account Director, Pod Group

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

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