Ask the Mobile IoT Experts

This is your chance to get insights from leading industry experts and Mobile IoT pioneers, and learn from their experience in working with Mobile IoT technologies.

Ask anything you always wanted to know about LTE-M and NB-IoT, from business strategy and current market developments, to technical challenges and capabilities, such as coverage enhancement levels, data throughput rates, power saving features, network capabilities and carrier structures, operation modes, latency, and more.

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The Expert Panel Includes

David Maidment

Director Strategy, IoT Devices Line of Business, Arm

Sharath Muddaiah

Director of 5G & IoT, Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security

Sharath has held various senior global sales, marketing and product management roles throughout his career. He has enjoyed working with telco giants Sony, Sony Ericsson and Samsung prior to joining security specialists Giesecke & Devrient. In his current role at G+D, Sharath manages strategic solutions, innovation and partnerships for 5G, Private Networks & the IoT. He is responsible for directing the global rollouts of these next generation secure IoT solutions. Sharath enjoys the challenges and rapid changes in telecoms, while his focus continues being able to work on the good that technology can enable.

Simon Glassman

Senior Principal, Strategic Partnerships, Cellular, EMEA, u-blox

Nicolas Damour

Director, Technology Partnership Development, Sierra Wireless

Nicolas Damour is Director for Technology Partnerships Development at Sierra Wireless, responsible for innovation projects with industry partners and market adoption of next generation IoT technologies and services. He has been working at Sierra Wireless for ten years, strengthening the company’s position as global provider of field-to-cloud IoT solutions that include hardware, connectivity and cloud services. He is currently chairing the GSMA IoT Terminal Steering Group.

Dr Shane Rooney

Senior Technical Director, GSMA

Shane Rooney is a Senior Technical Director at the GSMA, leading activities in IoT and bringing together strategies and synergies across industry verticals and wider IoT ecosystems. Shane had previously led the GSMA’s initiative in developing mobile solutions in Smart Cities and collaborating with cities like Barcelona, Dubai and Shanghai. His team has developed a wider range of Smart City Indicators, Case Studies and Business Cases demonstrating the importance of mobile technology. His team also have developed enablers in IoT Security and embedded SIM. He has led the launch of the Cellular LPWA Networks Technology (LTE-M and NB-IoT) initiative globally and is now promoting Cellular V2X technology. Previously he has been a Group Vice President with Etisalat, developing solutions for Energy, Security and Transport IoT solutions for Middle East, Africa and Asia. Before that he has worked with other Mobile Operators, Vodafone, Hutchison and 3 UK as well as launching and divesting of his own M2M company. Shane pioneered early telematics and connected car solutions for Ford Motor Company in the USA and Europe. He has extensive Global experience. He holds a PhD in Communications Systems specialising in Location Based Services and studied Business Marketing at IMD Switzerland.

Barbara Pareglio

Executive Director for Advanced Air Mobility and IoT Technical Director , GSMA

Barbara has over 20 years of experience in the mobile industry. She has been part of the GSMA Internet of Things Programme since 2014, working on several aspects of the IoT such as the development of the Mobile IoT Technologies (LTE-M, NB-IoT), GSMA IoT Security Guidelines, GSMA Drone Interest Group and looking at a variety of emerging technologies, like machine learning/AI and edge computing, for helping the mobile industry to create trusted solutions for the IoT. Before joining the GSMA Barbara worked in R&D in several areas of telecommunications, including Intelligent Networks, IMS, Service Enabling and M2M/IoT. She also participates in and actively contributed to several standards.

The GSMA Internet of Things Programme helps operators to fully realise the opportunity in the IoT, operators must deliver secure IoT networks as well as scalable value added data services for the world’s industry and machines beyond connectivity. This is to be achieved by industry collaboration, appropriate regulation, optimising networks as well as developing key enablers to support the growth of IoT.

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