Webinar: Beyond Connectivity – How Operators are Delivering Transformative, Added-Value Services in IoT

Start: Tuesday 10 December 2019 3:00 pm

End: Tuesday 10 December 2019 4:00 pm

Venue: Webinar

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The global Internet of Things market will be worth $1.1 trillion in revenue by 2025 as market value shifts from connectivity to platforms, applications and services, according to new data from GSMA Intelligence. Connectivity is forecasted to decline to five per cent (US $51bn) of IoT revenues in 2025, which makes this a crucial time for operators to expand into new areas.

Beyond Connectivity describes how mobile operators are delivering innovative and transformative solutions to customers across big data, machine learning, analytics, edge computing and distributed ledger technologies, which stretch beyond just data connectivity.

By building these transformative IoT solutions, beyond connectivity, leading IoT operators and their partners are providing substantial benefits to customers such as increased productivity, reduced costs and automated business processes as well as driving innovative new products and services, new lines of business and new business models and creating a more sustainable and productive world.

Join this FierceWireless seminar to hear from three senior mobile network operators who will:

  • Describe how their Beyond Connectivity IoT solutions are driving innovative new services across a diverse range of sectors, transforming industries, businesses and lives.
  • Discuss their market strategies and showcase live examples.
  • Bring out how partnering in the wider ecosystem is central to success in the IoT


Claude Arpin

Senior Product Manager, Internet of Things, Bell Mobility

Claude Arpin

Claude is responsible for Bell’s Internet of Things product & solution development. Specializing in the transportation and asset monitoring solutions, Claude drives Bell’s partnerships with solution providers, connectivity management platforms, and IoT device manufacturers to enable innovative solutions for businesses.

Simon Wood

Senior Business Director, BT

Simon Wood

Simon has some 30 years’ sales and marketing experience, with the last eight at board level. His track record of success in blue chip consumer electronics, telecommunications, and advertising media sector companies, includes significant experience of driving transformational change, optimising sales forces to respond to market conditions, and advising boards on organisational structure and market strategies.

Prior to taking up his current position as a senior business director at BT, Simon held sales director roles at companies including Thomson Local, SearchFlow and TM Group, as well as senior roles at T- Mobile and O2 Telefonica. Simon is passionate about helping organisations embrace data for business transformation be that new business generation and revenues or optimising internal processes to deliver significant bottom line improvements.

Alexander Lehman

Head of Innovation and New Business Development, Sunrise

Alexander Lehman

Almost a year ago, Alexander Lehrmann has taken over the responsibility for innovation and new business development at Sunrise Communications, the largest private telecommunications provider in Switzerland. Previously he has been in charge of corporate strategy, portfolio management and digital innovation at Swisscom. He is passionate about new customer experiences in the digital age, entrepreneurship, open innovation, renewable energy, sports and his two daughters.

Carmen Torrano

Manager, IoT Security, Telefonica

Carmen Torrano

Carmen Torrano has a PhD in Computer Science from the Carlos III University (Madrid). She developed this dissertation, specialized in cibersecurity and artificial intelligence, at CSIC (Spanish National Research Council). She is currently working at Telefónica, as part of the IoT Security unit. Additionally, he has been selected as CSE (Chief Security Envoy) at Eleven Paths. In parallel, she gives lectures in different Spanish Universities. She has publications in various conferences and journals and collaborates in the communication of scientific-technical contents.

Barbara Pareglio

Senior Director, IoT Technology, GSMA

Barbara Pareglio

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 participate in and actively contributed to several standards.

The GSMA Internet of Things Programme help 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.

A recording of the webinar can be found below