Start: Tuesday 14 September 2021 10:00

End: Thursday 16 September 2021 18:00

Venue: Virtual

Location: Paris, France

Increasing technology innovations are making big waves across industries, and logistics and the supply chain may be one of the most impacted sectors. Notorious for its heavy use of manual processes and large amounts of data stored in different ways and in different places. The logistics industry has perhaps the most to gain from implementing new digital tools & technologies and following the most innovative Supply Chain and Logistics technology trends. Recent years have seen massive advancement for the logistics industry in areas like Artificial and Augmented intelligence, Digital Twins, advanced analytics, Autonomous Vehicles, Warehouse Robotics to name just a few. Although, the inclusion of autonomous AI technology will support the risk of predicted economic recession. The risk addresses that logistics companies will need to be alert and prepared for 2021.

Barbara Pareglio, Executive Director for Connectivity for Aviation and Drones at GSMA, will present on day 2 of this event, 15 September 2021 at 10:50am (CET – Paris time zone), as well as moderate the whole discussion throughout the day. Barbara will explore the opportunities and benefits of using drones in relation to Transport and Logistic. GSMA commitment to drive scale of commercial operations beyond visual line of sight and the role of mobile industry.


Barbara Pareglio

Executive Director for Connectivity for Aviation and IoT Technical Director , 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 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.