APAC IoT Summit & IoT Expo @ Mobile 360 – Digital Societies 2020

Start: Thursday 22 October 2020 9:30 am

End: Thursday 22 October 2020 5:30 pm

Venue: Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

Location: 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250 Malaysia

APAC IoT Summit is now open for sponsorship. Position yourself as a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region by securing prime branding opportunities and showcasing your latest innovative solutions at Mobile 360 – Digital Societies 2020 from 20 to 22 October 2020. For details, please contact Charlotte Yang or Simon Hayman.

Discover the insights shared by the IoT experts from the APAC IoT Summit at Mobile 360 – Digital Societies 2019.

Draft Agenda IoT Expo Resources News

With the GSMA’s APAC IoT Partnership Programme approaching two years anniversary in October and resulting in stronger growth in IoT network development, GSMA IoT Programme is gathering all mobile operators and ecosystem partners in Asia-Pacific region to share insights and discuss the future opportunities and common challenges in 5G, Mobile IoT Licensed LPWA and Beyond Connectivity such as Big Data, Distributed Ledgers and Edge, and use cases from key industry verticals such as automotive, aviation and manufacturing.

The APAC IoT Summit at the Mobile 360 – Digital Societies will cover:

  • How operators are integrating Mobile IoT with new 5G solutions in Asia-Pacific
  • What the future of 5G will mean for the IoT
  • How IoT solutions beyond connectivity are transforming business and industries
  • Why partnering in the wider ecosystem is central to success in the IoT

Event registration will be open soon.

APAC IoT Summit Draft Agenda

Time Topic Speaker
09:00 – 09:30 Breakfast
09:30 – 09:40 Opening Keynote Julian Gorman, Head of Asia-Pacific, GSMA
Session 1: 5G and Mobile IoT Network Deployment
09:40 – 10:00 5G and Mobile IoT Network – Operator Presentation (1)
10:00 – 10:20 5G and Mobile IoT Network – Operator Presentation (2)
10:20 – 10:35 5G and Mobile IoT Network – The Global Perspective
10:35 – 11:00 Refreshment Break & IoT Exhibition (Connected APAC)
Session 2: Smart Manufacturing in Asia-Pacific
11:00 – 11:15 Global Smart Manufacturing Landscape
11:15- 11:35 Smart Manufacturing Use Case (1)
11:35- 11:55 Smart Manufacturing Use Case (2)
11:55- 12:30 Panel: Smart Manufacturing in Asia-Pacific – Opportunities and Challenges
12:30- 13:30 Lunch Break & IoT Exhibition (Connected APAC)
Session 3: IoT in the 5G Era – The Opportunities for the Enterprise
13:30- 13:40 Advanced 5G Applications – The Opportunities for Enterprise
13:40 – 14:15 Panel: The Opportunities for Enterprise in 5G and IoT – The Operator Perspective
14:15 – 14:35 Innovative 5G Use Case (1)
14:35 – 15:00 Innovative 5G Use Case (2)
15:00 – 15:30 Refreshment Break & IoT Exhibition (Connected APAC)
Session 4: Massive IoT Beyond Connectivity
15:30 – 15:50 Massive IoT Use Case (1): Smart Agriculture
15:50 – 16:10 Massive IoT Use Case (2): Smart Spaces
16:10 – 16:30 Massive IoT Use Case (3): Smart City/Transportation
16:30 – 16:40 Closing Remarks
16:40 – 17:00 Networking & IoT Exhibition (Connected APAC)


IoT Expo – Connected APAC

This 3-day IoT Expo will showcase the most innovative and advanced IoT technologies, including 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain, Edge Computing and Mobile IoT LPWA (LTE-M & NB-IoT) across various industry sectors. If you like to showcase your solutions, please contact Terence Wong or Eric Yu.


APAC Resources

Interview with Jazz Business


Monday 9 Mar 2020 | Asia-Pacific | Resources |

[Mobile World Live] Mr.Ali Fahd, Head of B2B Marketing, Jazz Business discusses Pakistan’s opportunities for IoT development and the different roles that the company can play in various industries in the country.

Interview with Grammeenphone


Friday 6 Mar 2020 | Asia-Pacific | Resources |

[Mobile World Live] Mr. Solaiman Alam, Chief Digital Strategy Officer, talks about Grameenphone’s efforts to progress in the IoT market.

Internet of Things Case Studies – Leading the World of Innovation in Asia-Pacific


Saturday 29 Feb 2020 | 5G | Asia-Pacific | Both Technologies | Manufacturing | MIoT Technology | Mobile IoT | Resources | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Transport | Smart Cities Utilities |

Produced by the GSMA’s APAC IoT Partnership Programme, this report consists of 17 case studies showing how mobile operators are expanding the Internet of Things (IoT) into many more sectors of the economy.

Demo Interviews with Experts at Mobile 360 – Digital Societies 2019


Thursday 16 Jan 2020 |

Hear from the IoT industry experts in Asia-Pacific how cellular connectivities, including 5G, LTE, LTE-M and NB-IoT are applied to innovative IoT solutions in various industry verticals.

APAC IoT Innovation Summit 2019 – Watch On-Demand


Thursday 26 Sep 2019 | 5G | Asia-Pacific | MIoT Technology | Resources |

As part of the Mobile 360 - Digital Societies 2019, the APAC IoT Innovation Summit took place on Thursday, 26 September 2019 ...

GSMA Partnership Programme Expands to Create the Largest IoT Community in Asia Pacific

Press Release

Wednesday 25 Sep 2019 | Asia-Pacific |

32 Operators in 16 Countries Creating Innovative IoT Solutions; APAC IoT market to Reach 11 billion Connections by 2025 London: The GSMA APAC IoT Partnership Programme has expanded to include more than thirty mobile operators making it the largest IoT...

The 4th Dimension of Space by Diomedes Kastanis, Singtel


Tuesday 20 Aug 2019 | Asia-Pacific | MIoT Technology | NB-IoT | Resources | Smart Cities Environment |

Singtel IoT demonstrates the applicability of a 4-dimensional digital harmony – an integration of Singtel’s AI-driven IoT network, people, space, and things – to smart buildings, and how it increases productivity, improves cost efficiency, and...

Interview with Chamith Hettiarachchi on Mobitel’s IoT Strategy


Sunday 21 Jul 2019 | Asia-Pacific | Resources |

Chamith Hettiarachchi, Head of Business Solutions of Mobitel talked with David Turkington, Head of Technology - APAC, GSMA at MWC19 Shanghai regarding their IoT strategy in the region. For more details about GSMA Asia Pacific, ...

Interview with Gerhard Loots on Telstra’s IoT Strategy


Sunday 21 Jul 2019 | Asia-Pacific | Resources |

Gerhard Loots, IoT Products and Service Design Executive of Telstra talked with Julian Gorman, Head of ...

Network-First IoT and Artificial Intelligence Platform – Singtel


Tuesday 26 Mar 2019 | Asia-Pacific | MIoT Technology | NB-IoT | Resources | Smart Cities Environment |

Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel, explains how the data collected from IoT sensors through Mobile IoT (LTE-M & NB-IoT) networks is collected and analysed on their voice-activated artificial intelligence platform. [button ...

Presentation Decks: APAC IoT Innovation Summit 2019


Thursday 3 Oct 2019 | 5G | Asia-Pacific | Both Technologies | MIoT Technology | Resources |

APAC IoT Innovation Summit 2019 welcomed 36 industry experts to share insights into 5G, IoT Capability Beyond Connectivity, IoT Ecosystem, Mobile IoT (LTE-M, NB-IoT) and key industry use cases.

Mobile IoT Case Study: How Asia Pacific Intelligently Connects to IoT


Monday 18 Feb 2019 | Asia-Pacific | LTE-M | NB-IoT | Resources | Smart Cities Environment | Smart Cities Transport | Smart Cities Utilities |

This report shows how LTE-M and NB-IoT are being deployed in the Asia Pacific region. Drawing on interviews with mobile operators and their partners, the report describes six very different Mobile IoT applications. These case studies ...

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Beyond Connectivity: Operators Look Beyond Traditional Roles as the IoT Expands

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A Rapidly Growing Ecosystem Meets: the APAC IoT Partnership Programme comes to Taipei

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Intelligent Connectivity Top of the Agenda in Bangkok as Asia Pacific Leads the Way in IoT

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Operators Move Beyond Connectivity in the IoT Era as Asia Pulls Ahead

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Asia-Pacific’s Ongoing Proliferation of Mobile IoT Deployments Cements its Status as World’s Most Connected Region

Mobile IoT’s growth across Asia-Pacific continues apace, in line with predictions made by PwC and the GSMA that, by 2020, the continent will become the world’s most connected region.  GSMA Intelligence shows that Asia-Pacific continues to prove the world’s fastest-growing ...

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