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6th Mobile IoT Summit


February 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
February 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Hesperia Tower Hotel & Convention Center
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Avinguda de la Granvia, 144, 08907 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

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Graham Trickey, Head of IoT Programme, GSMA

Cheng Zhu, Head of the Cellular IoT Product line, Huawei Technology

Dr. Georges Karam,President and Chief Executive Officer, Sequans Communications

Mathieu Destrian, CEO, Intellinium

Scott Schwalbe, CEO, Nimbelink

Jordi Casamada, CEO, Accent Systems 

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Mobile IoT, also known as Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) in licensed spectrum, presents a huge opportunity for the mobile and IoT industries. GSMA Intelligence estimates that by 2025, there will be 1.9bn cellular licensed LPWA IoT connections – more than half of all LPWA connections.

The 6th Mobile IoT Summit will focus on the rapid growth and momentum behind both NB-IoT and LTE-M technologies. Since the beginning of 2017, 35 worldwide Mobile IoT networks have been deployed, and the number is expected to grow exponentially in 2018.

Hear from leading mobile operators and industry players about:

  • The commercial availability of Mobile IoT on a worldwide scale
  • Real-world deployments of Mobile IoT networks and the growth of the wider ecosystem
  • Recent implementations and use cases of Mobile IoT technologies, including NB-IoT and LTE-M
  • Mobile IoT Solutions Showcase

This event is free to attend, but advance registration is required. Registration will open at 13:00, followed by lunch and interactive demonstration viewing.

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A networking drinks reception follows the summit, from 17:30 – 18:30.



6th Mobile IoT Summit
Sunday February 25th, 2018 13:00 – 18:30
Hesperia Tower Hotel

Time Agenda Speakers
13:00- 14:00 Lunch/Registration/Demonstrations 
14:00-14:10 Welcome and Introduction Graham Trickey, Head of Internet of Things, GSMA
14:10-14:40 Opening Keynote Presentations   • Cheng Zhu, Head of the Cellular IoT Product line, Huawei Technology,
• Dr. Georges Karam – President and Chief Executive Officer Sequans Communications
14.40- 15.40 Panel: Scaling Deployment of Mobile IoT
Global mobile operators discuss their views on the growth and adoption of Mobile IoT technologies in the marketplace, including:
• Commercial availability of MIoT networks
• Key findings from initial launches
• Plans for worldwide growth
• Moderator: Mohammad Chowdhury, Partner, PwC Australia
• Andrés Padilla, Global Director of New IoT Business, Telefonica
• Lory Thorpe, Head of Innovation & Prototyping, Vodafone Group Enterprise
• Cameron Coursey Vice President of Product Development, for AT&T’s Internet of Things Solution, AT&T
• Johannes Kaumanns, Vice President IoT – Strategy & Business Development, Deutsche Telekom
• Shen Hong Qun, Deputy General Manager – Marketing Dept, China Mobile
15.40-16.00 Coffee Break & Demonstration Viewing
16.00-16.45 Presentations: Real-world Customer Deployments 
Case study presentations on Mobile IoT solutions deployed in the market
• Mathieu Destrian, CEO, Intellinium
• Scott Schwalbe, CEO, Nimbelink
• Jordi Casamada, CEO, Accent Systems
16.45-17.30 Panel: The Future Outlook for Mobile IoT
This panel of mobile industry experts will explore key questions such as:
• Can the Mobile IoT deliver on promises such as wide coverage, low cost and power saving?
• What does the future roadmap look like for this group of technologies, and how will this impact the industry?
• Moderator: Shane Rooney, Executive Director – GSMA Internet of Things (IoT) Networks
• Nicolas Damour, Senior Manager, Business and Innovation, Sierra Wireless
• Ankur Bhan – Global Head of Nokia’s Worldwide IoT network grid (WING) NOKIA
• Simon Glassman, Senior Principal Strategic Partnerships EMEA, u-blox
•Marie Hogan, Head of Broadband and IoT at Networks, Ericsson
17.30-18.30 Networking Drinks & Demonstration Viewing


Jordi Casamada

CEO, Accent Systems

Jordi is passionate about technology and innovation since he was a child, he studied Engineering in Telecommunications in Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC).

He founded Accent Systems in 2007 and since then is the leader of a company that expects to be the world leader in proximity technologies and Internet of Things (IoT).

Cameron Coursey

VP of Product Development, IoT Solutions, AT&T

Cameron Coursey is Vice President of Product Development for AT&T’s Internet of Things Solution, charged with driving the system solutions and launch for connected devices on AT&T’s network.
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.

Shen Hongqun

Deputy General Manager of Marketing Department, China Mobile

As a senior manager, she is now responsible for market analysis, enterprise market expansion and IOT development. Ms. Shen is familiar with end to end telecom operation benefited from more than 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry.

Johannes Kaumanns

Vice President IoT - Strategy & Business Development, Deutsche Telekom

Johannes Kaumanns, who is successfully running the position as Vice President for T-Systems International in the IoT programme of Deutsche Telekom AG in Bonn, ensures the future strategic development of products in the company’s IoT portfolio. With numerous international success referring to the MVNO launch in Brazil and the commercial NB-IoT market entry in several NatCos last year, he is building a strong foundation for the future success of Deutsche Telekom’s Narrow Band IoT programme, which is already leading the market. Due to strategic approaches such as the value-based pricing models, that got him published in Smart-Service.world lately, he guarantees as Business Lead for convincing market results of products like Deutsche Telekom’s ‘Cloud of Things’.

Before taking over this challenging position and responsibilities in 2015, he was focusing especially on the controlling aspects in Marketing & Sales, DBU & New Business and most recently as Vice President Group Controlling on innovation controlling. With this position, Johannes Kaumanns built on his seven-year career at Telekom Austria TA AG in Vienna, where he, as head of the division’s controlling marketing team, ensured the achievement of the demanding corporate goals. After focusing on the classification of future business models and M-commerce while doing his master degree in marketing, finance and controlling, he ever since lectured internationally based on his wide range experience of future developments and targets in the telecommunication industry.

Marie Hogan

Head of Broadband and IoT Product Area Network Systems, Ericsson

Marie is responsible for the strategic product management of the mobile broadband and IOT areas of the 4G and 5G radio access networks in Ericsson. She is driving the evolution of the 4G solutions to meet the growing demands of the already existing LTE networks as well as preparing for the introduction and deployment of 5G solutions and new enabling technologies that 5G will bring. She has represented Ericsson as a speaker at many conferences and workshops in Europe, North America and Asia. Marie holds a Master of Science in Technology Management and holds a primary degree in Electronic Engineering

Francis D’Souza

Vice President, Gemalto

Francis D’Souza is the Vice President for IoT Services located in Paris where he is responsible in building out the worldwide IoT services business for Gemalto, based on the company’s world leading position in cellular connectivity and digital security.Francis is an international business specialist and expert in the telecom and IoT sector, with a career spanning roles in sales, marketing, business line management and post-merger integration-based in Mumbai, London and Paris. Francis’team’s work revolves around enabling a trusted and scalable  IoT ecosystem with simple/painless/out-of-the-box, cost effective, yet, secure IoT services. This starts from protecting connected devices against weaponisation and breaches, and goes up to securing the data they generate-at rest, and in motion from the device to the cloud.He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications.

Dr Shane Rooney

Executive Director - IoT Networks, GSMA

Shane Rooney is an Executive Director at the GSMA on the IoT Programme. Bringing together strategies and synergies across the M2M verticals and the 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.

Shane has led the launch of Cellular LPWA Networks Technology ( NB-IOT & LTE-M) initiative globally and 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.

Amaia White

Senior Project Manager - IoT, GSMA

Amaia is the Senior Project Manager for the GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative, which is supporting the industry in delivering commercial LPWA solutions in licensed spectrum (Mobile IoT). Leading a team of project managers, she runs and coordinates the delivery of numerous projects and industry engagement activities within the initiative that are aimed at accelerating the commercial availability of new solutions and the accelerated growth of the wider ecosystem. Prior to this Amaia has managed a number of projects both within Mobile IoT, and the Technology and Programme Services teams at the GSMA. She holds a BA in Linguistics from Leeds University and is a Prince2 qualified Project Manager.

Graham Trickey

Head of Internet of Things Programme, GSMA

Graham Trickey is Head of the Internet of Things Programme at the GSMA. He works closely with network operators and the mobile ecosystem to help accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services in the Machine-to-machine (M2M) market. He oversees a number of industry focused initiatives designed to support the growth of M2M in the immediate future and the (IoT) in the longer term.

Graham has worked at the GSMA for 14 years. He previously led the GSMA’s Network 2020 programme that aims to create global IP based services, such as VoLTE and RCS, and assist with the evaluation and adoption of interconnected operator IP services. Prior to that he led the GSMA’s Open Network Enabler API (OneAPI) project, that defines a commonly supported set of lightweight and Web friendly APIs, enabling mobile and other network operators to expose useful network information and capabilities to Web application developers.

Before joining the GSMA in 2001, Graham worked at Motorola for eight years as Director of End-to-End Solutions. He has also worked for major names like Inmos, ST Microelectronics, Texas Instruments and Intel.

Zhu Cheng

Head of Cellular IoT Product Line, Huawei Technology Co. Ltd

Zhu Cheng is currently the head of the Cellular IoT product line at Huawei Technology Co. Ltd, his responsibilities range from cellular IOT product development to sales. He has 17 years working experience in telecom field including R&D activities in GSM/UMTS/TD-SCDMA for 6 years and Marketing responsibilities in UMTS, LTE and 4.5G for 11 years.

Mathieu Destrian

Intellinium, CEO

Mathieu Destrian is CEO of Intellinium, a European startup pioneering the first smart and connected safety shoes that save lives and predict work-related accident. With 15 years+ of experience in software and hardware engineering, he is expert in Cybersecurity, Edge Computing and Industrial IoT. He bas been also a lean startup entrepreneur since 2009 and had previously different responsibilities in big corporations in payment industry (MasterCard, Gemplus, Experian)

Scott Schwalbe

Co-Founder and CEO, NimbeLink

As Co-Founder and CEO of NimbeLink, SCott has a long history of building profitable businesses and successful teams.  In his role at NimbeLink, he is responsible for corporate vision, strategy, and the overall leadership of the company.  Prior to founding NimbeLink in May of 2013, Scott held management roles for several industry-leading companies, including Logic PD, HDM, and Celestica.  He also served and retired after 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a Cryptologic Linguist.  He earned his BS at New York University and his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ankur Bhan

Global Head of Worldwide IoT network grid (WING), Nokia

Ankur Bhan is the creator and Global Head of Nokia’s Worldwide IoT network grid (WING) business line which provides a one stop managed service for all IoT needs of Operators and Enterprise customers.

Prior to this, he was heading the Strategy, Partnerships and Portfolio Management team for Managed Services globally, where he was responsible for overall MS product performance and the introduction of new innovations to the market.

Previously, Ankur has 15+ years of management consulting experience, most recently as Global Head of Transformation Consulting practice for Nokia, where he led numerous strategy, business transformation and performance improvement projects for major telecom operators across the globe. In this role, Ankur built high performing consulting practices, which delivered exceptional business transformation results.

Ankur started his career with Infosys Consulting where he was Principal with Infosys’ Communications, Media and Entertainment Consulting practice.

Ankur holds a degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology in India and MBA from London Business School. He is currently based in Dubai.

Mohammad Chowdhury

Partner, PwC Australia

Mohammad is a telecoms adviser and operator with 26 years’ experience covering strategy and regulation, M&A, innovation and digital across emerging and developed markets. He has worked in 83 countries, is board adviser to several digital start-ups, and has held industry and consulting positions at PwC, IBM and Vodafone. During 2015 he served as National Telecommunications Adviser to the Government of Myanmar. Mohammad is recognized as a leading telecoms expert, quoted by the Financial Times, BBC TV and Forbes, a regular chair at the Ministerial Program of Mobile World Congress and a conference Board Adviser to the GSMA. He has also advised the World Bank and the United Nations Broadband Commission on digital and telecom related topics.

Dr. Georges Karam

President and Chief Executive Officer, Sequans

Before founding Sequans Communications, Georges Karam was vice president of cable access for Juniper Networks, running the cable engineering and marketing departments and managing the cable sales launch in EMEA. He joined Juniper Networks when the company acquired Pacific Broadband Communications (PBC), where he was the first executive to join the founding team to act as vice president of engineering and general manager for Europe. Georges has served in a variety of senior management positions at Alcatel, SAGEM and Philips. He is a senior member of IEEE, has authored numerous technical and scientific papers, and holds several patents in digital communications.

Nicolas Damour

Senior Manager, Business and Innovation, Sierra Wireless

Nicolas Damour is the Senior Manager for Business and Innovation at Sierra Wireless, responsible for innovation projects with industry partners, strengthening Sierra Wireless’ position as the global leader in fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the IoT. As such, he is also active in several industry and standardization groups, currently chairman of the GSMA IoT Terminal Steering Group and member of the Board of Directors at the Open Mobile Alliance.

Andrés Padilla

Global Director of New IoT Business, Telefonica

Andrés is responsible of new iot business at Telefonica, a global area focused in selecting and nurturing new IOT opportunities and technologies with high growth potential. Some of the businesses included in this area are smart retail, energy efficiency, industry solutions, consumer IOT and new connectivity technologies. As part of new connectivity technologies Andrés leads Telefonica strategy on LPWA: demand assessment, use cases analysis, network roll out plans and integration in Telefonica existing connectivity offering.

Prior to running this area, Ms. Padilla was head of corporate development at Tokbox Inc, the leading video communications platform in WebRTC, and head of venture capital investments at Telefonica from San Francisco, leading investments and acquisitions of digital companies.

With more than 15 years of experience in new Business, startups and corporate development, he contributed to create Telefonica office in San Francisco and Telefonica venture capital program. Andres has an Executive MBA from the ICADE and holds a Computer Science MS degree.

Simon Glassman

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).

Lory Thorpe

Head of IoT Innovation, Vodafone

Lory Thorpe is responsible for Innovation, Strategy and New Technology Introduction within Vodafone IoT.  She led the Vodafone LPWA product development and global deployment programme that has been instrumental in bringing the first commercial NB-IoT network in the world to life and rolling it out globally.

Prior experience includes 20 years in the telecoms industry, working in highly technical roles with major global telecommunications vendors. She has extensive experience across a broad range of technologies in leading high performance teams to define and deliver cutting edge solutions to the market. She is passionate about technology transformation and innovation and particularly enjoys the challenge of exploring the art of the possible and “making things work”.

Lory lives with her family near London, in the UK and is originally from Canada.

within Vodafone IoT.  She led the Vodafone LPWA product development and global deployment programme that has been instrumental in bringing the first commercial NB-IoT network in the world to life and rolling it out globally.

Prior experience includes 20 years in the telecoms industry, working in highly technical roles with major global telecommunications vendors. She has extensive experience across a broad range of technologies in leading high performance teams to define and deliver cutting edge solutions to the market. She is passionate about technology transformation and innovation and particularly enjoys the challenge of exploring the art of the possible and “making things work”.

Lory lives with her family near London, in the UK and is originally from Canada.

Mobile IoT Solutions Showcase

Company Technology Demonstration
Arm & Vodafone NB-IoT Arm Cordio-N NarrowBand IP and Vodafone – End-to-end, over-the-air NB-IoT connectivity
Deutsche Telekom NB-IoT NB-IoT Smart Metering
Huawei NB-IoT NB-IoT @ Everything and Everywhere
Mobile IoT Innovators LTE-M
Mobile IoT Developer Kit and Module Showcase
Sequans Communications LTE-M
monarch: LTE Cat M1/NB1 Platform
Sercomm LTE-M Sercomm Mobile IoT – ReInventing the Future: Home Safety Products (Smoke detector and Flood detector), Trackers (People/Pet tracker and asset tracker), and IoT Button
Sierra Wireless LTE-M
Smart safety shoe connects workers and organizations for additional protection
u-blox LTE-M
inteliLIGHT® smart street lighting control by Flashnet, using u-blox LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT module technology

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