Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things


Choices Proliferate for IoT Connectivity Networking

January 31, 2019

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.

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Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers - What They Mean for IoT

March 7, 2019

New database architectures are the leading edge in IoT/M2M security, and offer great promise for secure online transactions. It started with Bitcoin, but has broad implications for IoT, which required that transaction could not be altered retroactively. This session will discuss the concept of distributed ledgers, and how they can be used in IoT applications.

Satellite Connectivity Poised for an IoT Breakout?

March, 2019

Satellite connectivity for IoT/M2M deployments has long been a pillar of the ecosystem, especially in applications where truly ubiquitous coverage and reliability outweighed most cost concerns. However, new service offerings that integrate satellite connectivity, nanosatellite networks that lower costs, and new antennae technology are all combining to expand the footprint of satellite in the IoT sector.

RFP Tutorial: Sourcing IoT Software for Connected Devices

April 4, 2019

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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Wearables Affect Healthcare, Retail, Smart Homes, Agribiz, More

April, 2019

Advances in integrated circuits and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are making wearable technology more functional every day. Already broadly used for consumer wellness, new wearable technology will allow for medical-grade reporting, location-based marketing services, and home systems integration - this session will cover the likely trends.

Using IoT Data at the Edge, Where it's Needed

May, 2019

McKinsey & Co. have estimated that only 1% of IoT data ever actually gets used. One solution to this is to avoid so-called "data lakes" architectures where pools of unused data are collected, and instead opting for distributed intelligence at the network's edge. This session will look at the latest advances in machine-learning for IoT applications, emphasizing auto-correction and predictive analysis.

IoT Software: Basic Components of the Platform

June, 2019

As the number of software options for deploying connecting devices multiplies, those platforms offer more than simply connectivity management. This session will look at the basic components of an end-to-end software platform, including the basic database, connectivity, device management, rule-based process management, analytics, and other tools software brings to bear.