Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Choosing the Right LP-WAN Solution for Your IoT Application

June 7, 2018
11 AM EST

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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.

 


Speakers:

Daniel Quant, Vice President of Product Management & Strategic Marketing, Multitech
Daniel Quant is Vice President of Product Management & Strategic Marketing and oversees product and go-to-market planning for our award-winning portfolio of IoT/M2M wireless communication platforms leveraging cellular, analog, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, LoRaTM and GNSS technologies. Daniel has more than 25 years of wireless and telecom experience, including twenty leading global product teams.
 


Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT Wireless in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group
Vivek Mohan joined Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group in 2016. In his role, Vivek leads product management for low power wireless Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. He has an extensive background in low power wireless (including Sub 1-GHz low power wide area networks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.15.4 / 4g) addressing broad based and vertical markets in home/building automation, supply chain, smart grid, smart cities and agriculture. Prior to joining Semtech, Vivek has had technical positions at Silicon Labs and Marvell focused on radio frequency technologies.
 


Ben Bannister, Director, Mobility & IoT Services - Tata Communications
Ben is responsible for marketing strategy, proposition development and execution for mobile communications & IoT services and solutions at Tata Communications.
Prior to joining Tata Communications, Ben held a variety of product marketing, product management, marketing operations and programme management roles, most recently working with clearing house service providers Syniverse and MACH. Previously working within the OSS/BSS software industry with CSG, Netcracker, Martin Dawes Systems and Amdocs.
In addition to a 12 year career in the IT services and applications software sectors, Ben spent more than a decade working in the semiconductor industry in a variety of operations, channel management, sales and customer support roles variously with AMD, National Semiconductor, RACAL and INTEL.
Ben has written and contributed to a number of published articles and has been a regular speaker and panelist at conferences in Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Americas. He has lived and worked at various times in France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, UK and USA.
Ben holds a BA (Hons) in English from Essex University, an MBA in International Business Management from Strathclyde University Graduate Business School, an MSc in Information Systems Design from Kingston University and a Diploma in Marketing from the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing.
 


Erik Kling, Vice President Sales IOT Americas, Vodafone
Erik Kling has over 20 years experience in the communication technology field covering hardware, software, services and solution elements of the industry. Erik has held senior sales and product management roles at Siemens Communications and wireless startup companies along with over ten years specifically in the IoT/M2M space.
Erik Kling joined Vodafone in Sept. 2010 and holds the current position as Vice President of IoT New Business Development based in New York. His responsibilities include building and developing the IoT domestic new business team including the Latin America region, driving IoT solutions into Vodafone Global Enterprise accounts along with additional customers and markets and defining, developing and nurturing the IoT ecosystem within the market place.
Erik's experience has spanned the globe with multiple roles in Europe, based in Spain and Germany and over 10 years in the Americas. Erik was born in Germany, lived in Spain, Mexico and Canada and is already over 10 years in the US.