GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit
- Hesperia Tower Hotel
Mobile IoT (licensed spectrum low power wide area) networks will play an important role in connecting up the billions of new devices making up the IoT. Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies have emerged to serve a diverse range of vertical industries and applications that use low data rates, require long battery lives, low cost, and often operate in remote and hard to reach locations. Mobile operators already run dozens of trials of LPWA technologies in licensed spectrum, standardised by 3GPP. The first commercial launches are planned for 2017.
The GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit will cover perspectives from the entire ecosystem and explore recent implementations and use cases of Mobile IoT. Gain insight into these fast growing technologies, find out how the industry is working together to realise its full potential, and hear from leading mobile operators and ecosystem players about their plans to launch and commercialise Mobile IoT networks in 2017.
13:00 – 14:00: Registration, networking lunch and demonstration viewing
14:00 – 14:10: Welcome and Introduction
14:10 – 15:00: Bringing Mobile IoT Technologies to the Market – Keynotes
15:00 – 15:45: The Voice of Mobile IoT Customers
15:45 – 16:15: Refreshment break and demonstration viewing
16:15 – 17:20: The Mobile IoT Ecosystem
17:20 – 17:30: Closing remarks
Confirmed speakers include:
VP Product Development, and Chair of LTE-M Task Force, AT&T
From April 2009 to June 2012, Coursey was AVP of Product Realization within the Emerging Devices Organization, where he led device and network realization.
From December 2004 to April 2009, Coursey was Executive Director of Subscriber Product Engineering within the Chief Technology Officer’s organization of AT&T and Cingular Wireless. In that capacity, he oversaw the technical requirements development, certification, and post-launch technical support for wireless devices and smart cards used on AT&T’s domestic wireless network.
From July 2003 to December 2004, Coursey was Executive Director of Network Initiatives for Cingular, charged with overseeing technology aspects of Cingular’s merger with AT&T Wireless Services and with responsibility for Cingular’s labs and infrastructure planning.
From July 2000 to July 2003, Coursey was Director of Technology & Product Realization for Cingular, where he led the development and deployment of GSM/ANSI-136 Interoperability Team (GAIT) technology within Cingular’s networks that facilitated Cingular’s conversion from TDMA to GSM.
Coursey was instrumental in the industry efforts to specify GAIT from 1999 through 2001, chairing the joint GSM Association-Universal Wireless Communications Consortium team that developed the GAIT specifications. He was also vice chair of the GSM Global Roaming Forum of the GSM Association, and worked to globalize GAIT technology. During this time, Coursey was also granted multiple U.S. patents covering intelligent roaming for handsets and methods to implement private in-building systems that use wireless spectrum and technology.
In 1999, Coursey authored the textbook “Understanding Digital PCS: The TDMA Standard,” which describes the technology behind U.S. TDMA (IS-136) from a handset, air interface, and network perspective. Coursey was a key contributor to the IS-136 standard from 1996 through 1999, and helped to introduce IS-136 into Cingular’s networks during that time. He worked through the UWCC to develop the concepts of 136+, which led to embracing GSM as the next step beyond U.S. TDMA.
Coursey began his commercial wireless career at SBC Technology Resources, Inc., in 1991, where he worked on technology for sharing spectrum between PCS and fixed wireless, early wireless packet data field trials for Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems, and network planning for new wireless opportunities for SBC in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining SBC Technology Resource, he worked for McDonnell Douglas on advanced communications systems for military aircraft.
Coursey received his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1988. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1987, graduating Magna Cum Laud.
Ronan Le Bras
Head of Technical Strategy - Wireless Networks, Orange, and Chair of GSMA EC-GSM-IoT Group
Ronan Le Bras is Head of Technical Strategy – Wireless Networks at Orange Group in charge of the Network technical strategy for IoT & LPWA networks. He is contributing to the LTE-M Group of the GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative since Mid-2015 and is also Chair of the EC-GSM-IoT Group.
Head of Strategic Partnerships, EMEA, u-blox
Simon Glassman is Head of Strategic Partnerships, EMEA at u-blox, a leader in semiconductor components for wireless communications and global positioning. Based in the UK, Simon has responsibility for developing and executing strategic partnering and market collaboration initiatives, with a particular focus on the rapidly growing Mobile IoT ecosystem. Key to this role is developing relationships with mobile operators, systems integrators and the IoT application enablement community.
Simon has almost 30 years’ experience in Telecoms and IT, working in strategic marketing and business development positions at companies including TomTom, Symbian, Motorola/Cisco, Unisys, Ovum, EDS and Thorn EMI. He has also worked on consultancy initiatives for UK development agencies and the European Commission. Simon’s specialisation is mobile value added services, developing market entry and engagement strategies for wireless carriers, equipment manufacturers, services providers and application vendors. Simon has authored a number of published market reports on topics including computer telephony integration and voice processing.
Simon is a frequent conference speaker, panellist and chairperson on the global telecoms and mobile and value added services circuit, and has participated in numerous industry events worldwide.
Simon holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Cardiff University, and is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).
Chief Engineer, Group R&D, Vodafone, and Chair of GSMA NB-IoT Forum
Luke Ibbetson has been with Vodafone since 1996 and currently heads the Vodafone Group Research and Development organisation, responsible for all aspects of network / IT research and strategy including Vodafone’s participation in international standards, definition of the architectural blueprint for future networks, trials of emerging / disruptive technologies and concepts and long term spectrum matters. Luke is leading Vodafone’s 5G programme and is a proud pioneer of Narrow Band IoT technology.
During the arrival lunch and refreshments break, Huawei will be showcasing innovative demonstrations using the latest low power wide area technologies. These can be viewed in the exhibition area of the venue.
Registering your interest to attend the Summit will give you priority entry to the session. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority lane access closes 10 minutes before schedule.