1. Introduction
  2. 8th Mobile IoT Summit
  3. Seminar: The Internet of the Skies - Connecting Drones
  4. Seminar: Future Proofing the Internet Of Things - IoT Security Today and Tomorrow
  5. Seminar: Operator Capability - Unlocking the Value of IoT
  6. Seminar: IoT Capability – Beyond Connectivity
  7. GSMA Innovation City
  8. The Mobile IoT Experience
  9. Ministerial Programme
  10. Main conference Sessions
  11. About the GSMA IoT Programme

Intelligent connectivity is the term used to describe the powerful combination of interoperable mobile networks including flexible high-speed 5G networks, smarter artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things and big data. Underpinned by ubiquitous hyper-connectivity, it will have a significant and positive impact on individuals, industries, society and the economy, transforming how we live and work.

The Internet of Things - billions of devices connected by mobile networks - provides the essential data that is necessary to fuel AI and machine learning, helping to improve decision-making and deliver higher quality and more efficient products and services.

THE INTERNET OF THINGS BY 2025

25 BILLION CONNECTED DEVICES

TOTAL IoT CONNECTIONS: 2018

TOTAL IoT CONNECTIONS: 2025

IN SELECTED SECTORS

9.1 Billion

25.2 Billion

  • Smart Cities 1bn
  • Connected Industry 12.5 bn
  • Connected Vehicles 1.2 bn
  • Consumer Electronics 3.4 bn
  • Smart Home 5.4 bn

CELLULAR CONNECTIONS

760 Million

3.5 Billion

2G, 3G, 4G

LICENSED SPECTRUM LPWA

2G, 3G, 4G, 5G

LICENSED SPECTRUM LPWA

694 Million

88 Million

1.6 Billion

1.9 Billion

IN SELECTED SECTORS

  • Smart Cities 1bn
  • Connected Industry 12.5 bn
  • Connected Vehicles 1.2 bn
  • Consumer Electronics 3.4 bn
  • Smart Home 5.4 bn

Source: GSMA Intelligence

From smart agriculture to connected transport to industrial productivity, the IoT is already making an impact, and will continue to be the driving force behind this new era of intelligent connectivity. Mobile operators make this possible with their extensive experience of building and managing secure licensed cellular networks, coupled with a deep understanding of machine based mobile solutions, making them uniquely positioned to be key strategic IoT partners for cities, governments and enterprises.

Sunday, 24 February | 13:00 - 17:00

Hesperia Barcelona Tower Hotel

Join the 8th Mobile IoT Summit to hear the latest industry updates from senior IoT experts. Companies include AT&T, Huawei, Nokia, Singtel and Telefónica. Extensive global deployments and the new business opportunities these provide in the consumer and industrial markets, will be the focus of this year's event.

Key topics:

  • Maximising business value from LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies
  • The long term outlook for Mobile IoT in relation to 5G
  • Examples of real customer deployments

Agenda and Speakers

8th Mobile IoT Summit
Time Agenda Speakers
12:00

Welcome Lunch | Registration | Mobile IoT Demonstrations

13:00

Welcome and Introduction

GSMA: Amaia White - Senior Project Manager

GSMA: Graham Trickey - Head of IoT Programme

13:20

Keynote 1: Global Deployment of Networks and Success to date

Huawei: Veni Shone - President of LTE Solution C-V2X & CIoT Solutions, Vice Chairman - China ITS Industry Alliance

13:35

Keynote 2: Experience of Mobile IoT to Date

AT&T: Cameron Coursey, Vice President IoT

14:00

Panel Discussion: Mobile IoT Business Opportunity and Maximising Value


BeWhere Inc: Owen Moore - Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder

Ericsson: Marie Hogan - Head of Broadband and IoT Business Area Networks

Nokia: Ankur Bhan - Global Head of Nokia's Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING)

T-Systems International: Dr. Felix Wunderer - VP IoT Products & Services

GSMA: Amaia White - Senior Project Manager (Moderator)

14:45 Coffee Break | Mobile IoT Demonstration
15:15

Customer Deployment Presentations

Presentation 1:

Orange: Ronan Le Bras - Head of Technical Strategy - Wireless Networks

SNCF: Mathieu Belouar - Innovations & Connectivity Manager

Presentation 2:

Gemalto: Andreas Haegele - Senior Vice President - IoT Products

Sequans: Georges Karam - CEO

16:00

Mobile Operator Panel Discussion: The Future of Mobile IoT

Singtel: Diomedes Kastanis - Head of IoT

Telefónica: Andres Escribano - IoT Connectivity Director

Verizon: Steve Szabo - Global Head of IoT

Vodafone: Lory Thorpe - Head of IoT Innovation

GSMA: Mona Mustapha - IoT Technical Specialist (Moderator)

17:00 Networking Drinks | Mobile IoT Demonstration
18:15 Bus Services to Plaza Catalonia

Cameron Coursey

Vice President IoT, AT&T

Cameron Coursey is Vice President of Product Development for AT&T's Internet of Things Solutions, responsible for teams that develop and manage the introduction of new products, services, and enabling technologies. He has served as the Chair of the GSMA Mobile IoT LTE-M Task Force, and is on the board of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). Coursey hold multiple U.S. patents and authored the textbook “Understanding Digital PCS: The TDMA Standard.” Coursey received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Owen Moore

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, BeWhere

Mr. Owen Moore, B.Sc., M.Sc, is the Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of BeWhere Inc.
Shortly after earning his M.Sc. at York University, Mr. Moore co-founded Grey Island Systems International, a publicly traded Canadian/U.S. manufacturer and seller of real time internet-based vehicle monitoring and predictive arrival systems. In his roles there, first as CFO then as President, Mr. Moore drove an almost 50-fold increase in revenue to $24 million in less than ten years and sold the company in 2009. In November 2012, Mr. Moore joined BSM Wireless as the Executive Vice President of Sales; then left to co-found BeWhere in 2014 and subsequently took it public early 2016.

Marie Hogan

Head of Broadband and IoT Business Area Networks, Ericsson

Marie Hogan is in charge of strategic product management of the Mobile Broadband and IoT areas of 4G and 5G radio access networks at Ericsson.Her main responsibilities include driving the evolution of 4G radio access solutions to meet the growing demands on existing LTE networks as well asthe early deployments and optimization of 5G radio access solutions and new enabling technologies that 5G will bring, including new use cases supported by Cellular IoT. She has worked in many areas within Ericsson from product development to product management spanning 3G, 4G and 5G technologies. Marie has worked with both radio and core network solutions as well as with transport, synchronization and security solutions. She holds a Master of Science in Technology Management and a degree in Electronic Engineering.Marie is the co-author of 6 patents.

Andreas Haegele

Senior Vice President of IoT Products, Gemalto

Andreas is Senior Vice President of IoT Products in Gemalto's Mobile Services and IoT Business Unit and Managing Director of Gemalto M2M GmbH, Germany. Andreas is a true IoT pioneer with 10 years of history in the space, having held different internal leadership functions during his tenure in which he shaped the cellular M2M / IoT and Automotive offering of Gemalto. Under Andreas' leadership, Gemalto M2M / IoT continuously provided product innovation to the market and received several prestigious industry awards. In the past two years, Andreas focused on building and promoting Gemalto's “connect – secure – monetize” IoT offering, helping the industry to create secure IoT solutions that generate revenue streams quickly. Andreas is a graduate of Ravensburg University of Cooperative Education, holding a Masters in Business Administration (BA) with major in computer science.

Veni Shone

President of LTE Solution C-V2X, CIoT Solutions, Huawei and Vice Chairman, China ITS Industry Alliance

Mr. Veni Shone, President of Huawei LTE Solutions, is responsible for global operation of LTE, Wireless Home Broadband, C-V2X, CIoT and Litra solutions etc., covering R&D, marketing & sales, as well as delivery. Mr. Veni Shone has been serving Huawei for 20 years, with rich experience in global ICT industry. Prior to the current position, Mr. Veni Shone was the president of TDD product line, CEO of Huawei Brazil, Vice President of Huawei Central & Eastern and Nordic Europe Region. He also worked in North Africa, Mid-East and central Asia Region. In his early career at Huawei, Mr. Veni Shone headed global GSM/UMTS sales division after many years of R&D experience.

Ronan Le Bras

Head of Technical Strategy – Wireless Networks, Orange

Ronan Le Bras is Head of Technical Strategy –Wireless Networks at Orange Group in charge of the Network technical strategy for IoT & LPWA networks. He is the current vice-chair of the LTE-M Group of the GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative

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.

Dr. Georges Karam

Chief Executive Officer, Sequans

Georges Karam founded Sequans in 2003 and led the company to a position of leadership in 4G chip technology.Before Sequans, 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.

Diomedes Kastaris

Head of IoT, Singtel

Diomedes Kastanis, is the Head of Internet of Things (IoT) for Singtel and drives all IoT-related businesses for Group Enterprise and Consumer Singapore. Prior to this, Diomedes was the VP and CTO, Software Solution, lead the technology and innovation group for Ericsson in Silicon Valley around AI, AR, crypto, protocol evolution and service orchestration. Diomedes is also contributing towards the top universities collaboration, industry thought leadership and advanced technology incubations. He is an advisor to several forums and startups and hold several publications and patents.

Mathieu Belouar

Innovations & Connectivity Manager, SNCF

Born in 1976, Mathieu Belouar graduated in 1997 from University of Cergy-Pontoise (France) with a BSc in “Electrical Engineering and Computer Science applied to Industry”, and a BSc in Marketing from the University of Northumbria (NewCastle, UK). In 1999, he graduated from ISEG (European School of Management) with a MSc in Marketing and International Management.Mathieu Belouar has led numerous digital marketing & transformation projects for 15+ years in various industries (Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes –CAD & PLM software, Bouygues Immobilier –AEC & Real Estate, Concorde Hotels & Resorts, Saint Gobain –Moulded glass industry). In 2013, he joined SNCF Gares & Connexions which is the entity in charge of building, managing and valorising the 3000 French train stations. As a digital specialist, he focuses on transforming train stations into “Smart City Boosters” while developing Big Data, Smart retail, Open Innovation and CRM projects. Specifically in charge of the “connected station”, he developed IoT programs, including a 10000 BLE beacons network, and conducted the deployment of a free WIFI service for 350 stations.He joins Networks & Connectivity division of SNCF Group in 2018 as head of Innovation and Strategic Intelligence. He focuses on telecom innovations and technological breakthroughs in connectivity through the way it impacts final customers' usages, business models, social trends or industrial processes.

Dr. Felix Wunderer

VP IoT – Products & Service, T-Systems

Dr. Felix Wunderer is responsible for Deutsche Telekom's IoT Products & Services like managed M2M connectivity, IoTplatforms, accelerators/bundles and data analytics. Before, he headed DT's ePublishing unit with the very successful eReading product “tolino” and worked in various managerial positions at Deutsche Telekom AG / T-Mobile: e.g. he built-up a greenfield carrier in Switzerland, headed DT's Corporate Innovation Strategy and managed the business cloud communication products. Felix also had been a partner of the venture capital company BV Capital and worked as consultant at BBDO's consulting unit.Felix finished his studies of business administration and his doctoral graduation in St. Gallen / Switzerland and Bloomington / USA.Felix interests are new technologies and business models enabling the digitization. He enjoys his family, running and skiing

 

Andres Escribes

IoT Connectivity Director, Telefonica

Andres Escribano is the New IoT Connectivity Director. He is responsible for the Global IoT connectivity business in Telefonica during the last 4years (more de 18Mll IoT lines around world), including the Telefonica IoT Platform Global Product Area, IoT Parnerts Program & Business Technology Area) and part of the IoT World Alliance Executive Board, GSMA Connecting Living Group. For 8 years,he implemented and managed theERP/PDMinformation systems in EADS (Airbus), Later he joined Telefonica in 1999 where he was responsible for IT and Security in Quam Switzerland (TEF Mobile Operations). For 8 years in different organizations in Telefonica (Spain and Latam Corporation & MNCs) managed the Presales Area in the Corporate/Multinationals Segment, focusin the B2B Business.

Steve Szabo

Global Head of IoT, Verizon

Steve Szabo leads product and solution development for Verizon's Internet of Things (IoT) global business unit. A visionary leader, Steve has a successful 16-year track record with the company, pioneering customer-focused products, solutions and programs from ideation to delivery. In his current role, Steve is responsible for establishing Verizon's leadership position in the IoT ecosystem by delivering products that resolve complex IoT challenges for customers. He owns product strategy, business development and commercialization for ThingSpace, Verizon's IoT enablement platform.As a key component for broadening adoption to the platform, Steve leads the effort to drive ThingSpace client penetration into the leading chipset and module OEMs. He is also responsible for developing strategic carrier and cloud service partner relationships that scale Verizon's IoT capabilities and extend the global reach of its IoT vision.Previously, Steve held several roles of increasing responsibilities within Verizon Wireline and Wireless business units, including Technology Planning, Product Development and Mobility Management. Steve is a graduate of Ohio University and holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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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.

Graham Trickey

Head of the IoT Programme, GSMA

Graham Trickey is Head of the IoT 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 for the Internet of Things (IoT). He oversees a number of industry focused initiatives designed to support the growth of the IoT including the Mobile IoT initiative that had driven the implementation by operators of standardised Low Power Wide Area solutions in licensed spectrum that match the requirements of IoT users.

Amaia White

Senior Project Manager – Mobile 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.
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Mona Mustapha

IoT Technical Specialist, GSMA

Mona is a technical specialist within the GSMA's IoT Programme, involved in the Mobile IoT initiative, Identity and Access Management (IAM) and IoT security projects. As part of her activities in GSMA, Mona is actively promoting GSMA’s message through the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and Assessments. In particular, Mona worked on IoT aspects related to industrial applications and also highlighted the link between cellular low power wide area (LPWA) technologies and 5G.Prior to joining GSMA, Mona worked with mobile network operators and global enterprise customers to develop their IoT solutions. Mona was also an active contributor in standardisation bodies such as ETSI and 3GPP, where she chaired the Service Requirements group (3GPP SA1) for 3 years. During her time in standards, Mona covered a diverse range of topics including M2M an public safety mission critical communications.
Partner Demo Title Technology
AT&T Leak Detection & Smart Parking Meter LTE-M & NB-IoT
China Mobile "NB-IoT + Blockchain" Tea Trust Solutions NB-IoT
GSMA Intelligence IoT for Enterprise x
G+D Mobile Security NB-IoT SIM-Based E2E Security NB-IoT & SIM Security
Huawei Connect Everything with NB-IoT NB-IoT
Mobile IoT Innovators Official Industry Community for Mobile IoT LTE-M & NB-IoT
Sierra Wireless Smart Panic Rings LTE-M & NB-IoT
Quectel Build a Smarter City NB-IoT

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Tuesday, 26 February | 11:00 - 12:30

Seminar Theatre 1, CC1.5, Hall 1, South Entrance (Level 1)

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This seminar explores real life case studies, demonstrating the capabilities of mobile networks and how these are positively benefiting the drone industry. Hear views from a wide panel of ecosystem experts on how mobile communication can help the internet of the skies.

Key topics include:

  • The support of safe BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line Of Sight) and autonomous operation of unmanned aircraft (UA)
  • The use of mobile connectivity to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of UA, by enabling BVLOS operation, supporting real-time data transmissions from on-board cameras and sensors
  • Mobile connectivity requirements for registration and identification, flight planning and approval, the transmission of meteorological information, geo-fencing, geo-caging and tracking

Agenda and Speakers

Time
Speakers
11:00-11:05 Welcome and Introduction

  •  GSMA: Graham Trickey, Head of IoT Programme
11:05-11.55

Real life case studies: How operators are supporting the drone industry - Presentations and Q&A

  • Latvian Mobile Telephone: Gints Jakovels, Innovation Lead (UAS / UTM Development & Solutions) Business Management Department
  • Telefónica: Luis Simón Gómez Semeleder, Global new IoT Business and Innovation Manager
  • Turkcell: Caner Canak, Artificial Intelligence Manager
  • Verizon: Jonathan Evans, VP of Global Aviation Policy and Standards & Global UTM Association - Connected Skies Event: Benoit Curdy, Secretary General (joint presentation)
11:55-12:30 Panel Discussion: The voice of the ecosystem

  • Deutsche Telecom: Ralph Schepp, VP Program- & Project Management, Group Technology
  • DJI: Christian Struwe, Head of Policy EMEA
  • Telia, Mehran Ahmady, Solution Architect
  • Skyward, a Verizon Company: Matt Fanelli, Director of Strategy
  • Moderator: Global UTM Association, Benoit Curdy, Secretary General

Ralph Schlepp

VP Program- & Project Management, Group Technology, Deutsche Telekom

Ralph is responsible for key projects and programs in Deutsche Telekom's CTO area, has solid experience in strategy development, transformation, and innovation management, with a strong focus on ICT and high-tech.In his current role he drives DT's UAS activities, Technology Strategy and is managing DT's radio spectrum portfolio and acquisitions across Europe.Previously, Ralph served as Vice President for Foresight and Industry intelligence at Deutsche Telekom's group strategy. In this role he managed DT's core industry partnerships, ran several group-wide strategic programs and advised the Board in future industry and competition scenarios.Before that, Ralph was Vice President of Portfolio management for DT's Products and Innovation unit, where he initiated and successfully managed a group-wide product-portfolio reduction program.At the same time, he was leading DT's global scouting and customer foresighting activities.Ralph began his career as a senior consultant working onvarious large-scale projects, including the launch of Germany's biggest public WiFi network. Ralph holds a diploma in economics, he lives in Bonn, is married and has three children.

Christian Struwe

Head of Public Policy – EMEA, DJI

Christian Struwe is Head of DJI's policy work in the EMEA region. As such he is responsible for all interactions between DJI and government stakeholders in Europe, Middle East and Africa and helps drive DJI's efforts to make drones increasingly safe to use. Since joining DJI in 2016, Christian has in particular been working closely with EASA and the European Commission on shaping the future European Drone rules and creating a safe, viable and fair market for the drone industry in Europe. Christian is also DJI's representative in Global UTM Association (GUTMA), ICAO and JARUS.

With a background in a leading consultancy in the Air Traffic Management sector and a national drone association, Christian is experienced in the aviation and drone industries from both a policy and business angle. Christian is Danish and is proficient in: Danish, English, German, Dutch, Swedish and Norwegian.

Benoit Curdy

Secretary General, GUTMA

Benoit Curdy is Secretary General of GUTMA, a non-profit consortium of worldwide Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) stakeholders. The association purpose is to foster the safe, secure and efficient integration of drones in national airspace systems. GUTMA represents over 70 companies across a wide range of activities (air navigation service providers, drone manufacturers, infrastructure providers, software providers, research institutes).

Gints Jakovels

Innovation Lead, Latvian Mobile Telephone

Gints Jakovels is the Innovation Lead at LMT and spearheads UAV commercial operations business development. His projects range from mobile-enabled UTM platform creation to practical implementation of drone technology services.

Gints is an active participant in UAV communities both locally and internationally. He is currently helping to shape the strategy for safe and secure UAV integration into common airspace as a member of the Latvian Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (LARPAS) and a member of the Latvian Civil Aviation Agency working group. While through the GSMA Drone Interest Group, he participates in discussions about mobile operators’ roles in UAV technologies and drone traffic management.

Luis Simón Gómez Semeleder

Global new IoT Business and Innovation manager at Telefónica

Luis Simón Gómez has more than ten years of experience in ICT, innovation and product management. IE Executive MBA, as Global new IoT Business and Innovation manager at Telefónica he is responsible for identify, grow and launch new Internet of Things solutions to be added in the global company portfolio, with focus in Europe and Latin America.

Mehran Ahmady

Senior Solution Architect, Telia

Mehran Ahmady works as a senior solution architect at Telia Company in the Swedish Product & Technology Office and the Business Enabling Technology Organization.He is responsible for the future technical enable areas and customer driven innovation programs. Mehran has almost 2 decades of experience in product development, solution design, innovation and network integration areas and many years of contributing role within several global standardization industries.

Caner Canak

Artificial Intelligence Manager, Turkcell

Caner CANAK is Artificial Intelligence Manager at Turkcell and responsible for the developing state of the art AI solution. He got his Master of Science degree in Management Information System at the CUNY Brooklyn College in New York. Caner has a deep knowledge of data analytics and AI trends with over 10 years working experience

Matt Fanelli

Director of Strategy, Skyward, a Verizon Company

Matt is the Director for Strategy at Skyward, A Verizon company. In this role, he leads the company’s policy and regulatory efforts by working with the FAA on the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) and on the Remote Identification and Tracking ARC as well as serving on numerous UAS committees. Prior to his work on the regulatory front, Matt was general counsel for Skyward and managed all commercial partnerships. He holds bar memberships in Washington and Oregon, and is an active recreational UAS pilot.

Graham Trickey

Head of the IoT Programme, GSMA

Graham Trickey is Head of the IoT 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 for the Internet of Things (IoT). He oversees a number of industry focused initiatives designed to support the growth of the IoT including the Mobile IoT initiative that had driven the implementation by operators of standardised Low Power Wide Area solutions in licensed spectrum that match the requirements of IoT users.

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Tuesday, 26 February | 15:30 - 17:00

Seminar Theatre 1, CC1.5, Hall 1, South Entrance (Level 1)

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Without security, today's vision for the Internet of Things cannot become tomorrow's reality. If customers cannot trust that their smart door locks, energy meters or smart home speakers are secure, and their personal data is at risk of being stolen or tampered with, the IoT cannot exist.

To unlock the full potential of the market, IoT devices and services must be secured, and companies have to take responsibility to embed security from the beginning and at every stage of the service lifecycle.

This seminar brings together leading industry experts from across the ecosystem and sheds light on current best practices as well as future developments and security mechanisms. The topics covered include:

IoT Security Today

  • A live demonstration on hack recovery
  • Industry code of conducts, standards, guidelines and assessment processes

Security Tomorrow

  • Future certification developments within Europe
  • SIM-based IoT security solutions

Agenda and Speakers

Time
Speakers
15:30 Welcome and Introduction
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PwC: Mohammad Chowdhury, Partner
15:35 Live demonstration on hack recovery
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ElevenPaths, Telefónica: Francisco José Ramírez Vicente, Security Researcher
15:45 Proving You Are Secure in the Age of the IoT - Presentations and Q&A
  • DCMS: Jasper Pandza, Assistant Director, Secure by Design
  • Orange Spain: José Ramón Martínez, Security Manager Corporate Information
  • GSMA: Ian Smith, IoT Security Lead
Moderator: Mohammad Chowdhury, Partner, PwC
16:25 Leveraging the SIM for IoT Security - Panel Discussion
  • SIMalliance: Remy Cricco, Chairman of the Board
  • Telit: Omer Harel, Director of SIM Technologies
  • GSMA: Mona Mustapha, IoT Technical Specialist
Moderator: Mohammad Chowdhury, Partner, PwC
Jasper Pandza

Jasper Pandza

Assistant Director, Secure by Design, DCMS

Jasper Pandza is Assistant Director in the Secure by Design team at the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) where he leads on the Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security. He was rapporteur of ETSI Technical Specification 103 645 which is based on the Code of Practice. Before joining DCMS, Jasper was responsible for rail cybersecurity policy at the Department for Transport. Jasper holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London.
Jose Ramon Martinez

José Ramón Martínez

Chief Information Security Officer, Orange Spain

Fran Ramírez

Mohammad Chowdhury

Partner, PwC

Mohammad is a Partner at PwC Australia and the firm’s Telecom, Media and Technology lead partner in Australia, NZ and SE Asia. He has 28 years' experience covering public policy, strategy and regulation focusing on the intersect between industry, economy and society, and worked in over 80 countries. He advises telecom operators, city and government clients, and previously undertook executive roles for Vodafone and IBM. Mohammad served as Adviser to the Government of Myanmar authoring the country’s first telecom masterplan, has advised the World Bank and the UN Broadband Commission on internet of things, eHealth and the 4th Industrial Revolution and serves on the board of a number of technology-focused startups.
Remy Cricco

Remy Cricco

Chairman of the Board, SIMalliance

Remy Cricco has been with IDEMIA since 2006. Within his current role as Director of Technical Marketing and Standardization, Telecom, Remy actively contributes to the definition of the product and service strategy, understanding the technology trends and movements of the telecom ecosystem to build a matching portfolio.
Prior to this, Remy headed the Business Line for Embedded Products and Solutions, bringing flexible connectivity and secure IoT services to mobile network operators, service providers and OEMs.
Before joining IDEMIA, Remy held various Technical and Business positions across the Telecom and Semiconductor industries, including roles at key players such as ST Microelectronics, GFI, Gemplus (now Gemalto) and Atmel (Now Microchip). Remy holds an engineering degree in software and electronics from Polytech Marseille, France (1997).
Fran Ramírez

Fran Ramírez

Security Researcher, ElevenPaths, Telefónica

Education: University Degree in Computing Engineering and Certificate of higher education in Industrial and Digital Electronics.
Job experience: more than 15 years working as system administrator in a Spanish multinational company, working in USA from 2013 to 2016 as IT Senior System Engineer (New York City headquarters), consolidating all IT technologies and datacenters for all the subsidiaries companies throughout the country and Canada. Working at Telefonica and ElevenPaths since 2017 as Security Researcher in the CDO team.
Vicente Segura

Vicente Segura

Head of IoT Security, Telefónica

Vicente has more than 15 years of experience in the security field. During this time, he has held several positions in different departments, gaining a multi-angle experience and knowledge in security, from internal consultancy and innovation, to product development, both in consumer and corporate segments.
Currently, Vicente leads the IoT Security lab, a Telefónica initiative aiming at developing and delivering a compelling end to end value proposition in IoT Security combining Telefónica´s core assets and capabilities, in-house products and partners' products.
Vicente holds a master of science in Telecommunication Engineering and a bachelor degree in Business Administration. He also holds the CISSP certification in security.

Omer Harel

Omer Harel

Director of SIM Technologies, Telit

Omer Harel has almost fifteen years of experience in the telecommunications industry in the fields of SIM cards, infrastructure, and networking. For the past four years, Omer has lead innovative projects in the IoT ecosystem with Telit.
Bharadwaj Pulugundla

Bharadwaj Pulugundla

Manager IoT Strategy & Innovation, Verizon

Bharadwaj is a manager for IoT Strategy and Innovation at Verizon Enterprise solutions. He is currently leading the Global IoT Security practice for professional services.
He has been providing thought leadership to various organizations, industry and government bodies around the world. He is specialised in the areas of Digital Innovation, IoT Security & Privacy, Identity Management, Block Chain, Customer Experience and Contextual Learning.
Bharadwaj has been working on various research projects within OIX (Open Identity Exchange), Trust in Digital Life, GSMA mobile connect and EU funded research programmes such as FP7 and Horizon 2020. These projects are aimed at building solutions to improve online trust, by addressing key topics in digital identity management for people and devices eg, security, user data privacy and consent management.
Bharadwaj is an active speaker at various conferences.
Bharadwaj holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Rotterdam School of Management.
Mona Mustapha

Mona Mustapha

IoT Technical Specialist, GSMA

Mona is a technical specialist within the GSMA's IoT Programme, involved in the Mobile IoT Initiative, Identity and Access Management (IAM) and IoT security projects. As part of her activities, Mona is actively promoting the GSMA’s message through the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and Assessment. Mona also worked on IoT aspects related to industrial applications, and highlighted the link between licensed spectrum low power wide area (LPWA) technologies and 5G.
Prior to joining the GSMA, Mona worked with mobile network operators and global enterprise customers to develop their IoT solutions. Mona was also an active contributor in standardisation bodies such as ETSI and 3GPP, where she chaired the Service Requirements group (3GPP SA1) for 3 years. During her time in standards, Mona covered a diverse range of topics including M2M and public safety mission critical communications.
Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Ian Smith, IoT Security Lead, GSMA

Ian is a technologist working for the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, and produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Ian is currently leading the GSMA's IoT Security project which has recently published a comprehensive set of IoT Security Guidelines. Prior to this Ian led the delivery of the GSMA IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines and the GSMA Embedded SIM Specifications.
Before joining the GSMA, Ian has held senior technical positions within network operators including Hutchison and Orange where he oversaw the design and development of the first commercial 3G handsets and SIM cards.
Ian holds a B.Eng. with joint honours in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Aston University, UK.

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Tuesday February 26, 5:30 pm - 6:30pm

Seminar Theatre 1, CC1.5, Hall 1, South Entrance (Level 1), Fira Gran Via

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Learn about pioneering IoT industry achievements in China. The IoT is predicted to offer operators and partners a US$1.1 trillion market opportunity by 2025. The vast majority of the revenues associated with this market are provided by the value of services beyond connectivity.This seminar session is focused on the successful roll out of the OneNET cloud services platform in Greater China. The session will include cutting platform deployment and network experience from China Mobile. In addition, live customer experience from Tendency, implementing NB-IoT low power solutions using the OneNET platform. Finally, the seminar will include the latest Edge Computing IoT applications delivering high performance localised solutions from IT industry leaders NXP.

Agenda and Speakers

Time
Speakers
17:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

GSMA: Graham Trickey, Head of IoT Programme

17:35

Keynote: Unlocking the value of IoT

China Mobile (CMIoT): Hui Qiao, General Manager

17:50

Case Studies from OneNET Partners and Clients

Session One Topic: Smart Fire Protection based on NB-IoT

  • ZTEICT: Hongjian Xue, Chief Technology Officer, Director

Session Two Topic: 3 million E-bike projects with NB-IoT in Henan Province

  • Tendency Technology: Chengjian Xu, Chairman

Session Three Topic: Topic TBC

  • NXP: Noy Kucuk, Semiconductor Vice President of Product Management

18:15

Panel Discussion: Operator Capability, Unlocking the Value of IoT

  • China Mobile IoT: Hui Qiao, General Manager
  • NXP: Zhijun Qian, Sales Vice President
  • Tendency Technology: Chengjian Xu, General Manager
  • ZTEICT: Hongjian Xue, Chief Technology Officer, Director

Moderator:

  • GSMA: Kevin Pang, Head of Strategic Engagement, China

18:30 Close
Senthil Ramakrishnan

Hui Qiao

General Manager, CMIoT (China Mobile)

Hui Qiao is the chairman and general manager of China Mobile IoT Co., Ltd. He was the general manager assistant of CMCC Government and Enterprise Service Company, and the formal chairman and general manager of China Mobile Quantong System Integration Co., Ltd. With more than 20 years of experience in the fields of telecommunication management, system integration, and IoT technology development, he has made great achievements.

Noy Kucuk

VP of Product Management, NXP

Executive with over 25 years of experience across the wireless, networking and semiconductor industries. Broad experience leading and transforming large global organizations of diverse disciplines. Proven leader with balanced combination of strategic, financial, technical, and management expertise who creates an inspiring, fast-paced, winning team culture. Track record of developing innovative, leading solutions to address market needs.

Qian Zhijun

Sales Vice President – Greater China, NXP

Mr. Qian is sales vice president in NXP semiconductors. He leads NXP business in Greater China.

Chengjian Xu

Chairman, Tendency Technology

Chengjian Xu founded Zhejiang Tendency Technology Co., Ltd. in 2001 and served as chairman. He is responsible for the overall management of the enterprise, especially in the R&D. He led Tendency to cooperate with CMCC and helped promote the precise management of the electric bicycle industry. Henan e-bike Project has achieved great success in the application of NB-IOT network in 2018, with a remarkable performance that over 3 million devices were connected.

Hongjian Xue

Chief Technology Officer, Director, ZTEICT

Hongjian Xue received his M.Sc. degree in System Engineering from Xidian University (XDU) in 1997. From 1997 to 2009, he worked in ZTE Corporation as IT system engineer, IT project manager, and IT director. In 2009, he joined other IT colleagues to co-found ZTEICT Technology, a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, which focus is to bring IT and CT converged products and solutions to the government and enterprise customers, both inside China and overseas.He is the member of the director board, and CTO of ZTEICT since its founding. He has been working on the fields of information security, e-governance, green data center, and smart city for more than 20 years, and is the chief architect of several smart city projects in China.

Kevin Pang

Head of Strategic Engagement, China, GSMA

Kevin Pang joined GSMA in Feb 2016. In this role, Kevin is responsible for managing and developing impactful local industry executive relationships in China. He is also promoting GSMA P5B programme regionally. Prior to GSMA, Kevin held position of Head of Marketing at Nokia Networks Greater China.He has nearly 20 years of experience of management in telecom industry and he served in several technology, sales and marketing positions in Nokia Networks and Ericsson. Kevin received an MBA in Guanghua School of Management from Peking University.

Graham Trickey

Head of the IoT Programme, GSMA

Graham Trickey is Head of the IoT 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 for the Internet of Things (IoT). He oversees a number of industry focused initiatives designed to support the growth of the IoT including the Mobile IoT initiative that had driven the implementation by operators of standardised Low Power Wide Area solutions in licensed spectrum that match the requirements of IoT users.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 13:30pm - 15:30

Seminar Theatre 1, Hall 1, South Entrance (Level 1), Fira Gran Via

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This GSMA seminar explores new mobile operator roles for IoT services and platforms beyond connectivity. Key insights will be provided on emerging capabilities and trends which enable revenue growth in the IoT industry, including the use of technology enablers such as distributed ledgers, machine learning and edge computing.

Agenda and Speakers

Mr Liu Yuan

Senior Technical Director, China Mobile

Yuan is senior technical director of China Mobile IoT subsidiary, in charge of development of China Mobile’s IoT platform named OneNET and recently he is focusing on the building the cloud native IoT infrastructure that could scale out linearly across several data centers. Yuan has been an active code contributor to various open source projects, such as Sheepdog, QEMU, TCMU, Linux Kernel, XEN and Openstack. Before He joined China Mobile, he worked for Alibaba Groups on cloud infrastructure, such as kernel, distributed storage system, etc. Before Alibaba, he was working at OTC( Opensource Technology Center) of Intel Shanghai on x86 hardware assisted virtualization.

Luke Wang

Director, IoT Solution Management, Far EasTone

Luke Wang joined Far EasTone in November 2017. Luke Wang has over 20 years of experience in various segments of communications industry with job roles in product and solution management, technical sales, network engineering, and software development.

John Gole

Research Director, Telecoms & Networking, CEMA, IDC

John Gole is IDC’s lead European analyst on telecom service provider's strategies in the IoT market. He advises operators on their business plans, service portolios, partnering strategies and opportunity assessment. He is a member of IDC Europe’s Telecoms and IoT research practices.Mr. Gole previously managed IDC’s research and consulting business in the telecoms sector across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences, he holds an MBA from London Business School and Columbia Business School, and he holds a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Foreign Service

Mohammad Chowdhury

Partner, PwC

Mohammad is a Partner at PwC Australia and the firm’s Telecom, Media and Technology lead partner in Australia, NZ and SE Asia.He has 28 years' experience covering public policy, strategy and regulation focusing on the intersect between industry, economy and society, and worked in over 80 countries.He advises telecom operators, city and government clients, and previously undertook executive roles for Vodafone and IBM.Mohammad served as Adviser to the Government of Myanmar authoring the country’s first telecom masterplan,has advised the World Bank and the UN Broadband Commission on internet of things, eHealth and the 4th Industrial Revolution and serves on the board of a number of technology-focused startups.

Sriram Venkataramani

Senior Director, Product Management, M2M/IoT, Singtel

Sriram Venkataramani is the Senior Director of Product Management for M2M/IoT at Singtel, one of Asia's leading ICT service provider. He is responsible for product development, management and go-to-market aspects of M2M/IoT. He has over 25 years of technology experience and has worked in the areas of product management, network design, engineering, operations, customer support and project management. Before moving to Singapore in 2009, he worked in the USA for almost 10 years, in companies such as SBC Communications (AT&T) and Applied Materials Inc. Sriram has a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India. He also holds an MBA from Temple University, PA, USA.

Neil Young

IoT Emerging Enablers Lead, GSMA

Neill is IoT Enablers Lead in the IoT team at the GSMA, working with mobile operators on Edge Computing for IoT. He has over 10 years experience of building M2M and IoT services and ecosystems within both mobile network operators and vertical service providers. Neill has been involved with programmes such as the rollout of smart meters and smart grid, introduction of connectivity for the first connected cars and development of several IoT strategies and standards for the home and city. He has most recently worked with mobile operators on building their smart city strategies. As IoT Enablers Lead, Neill is currently working on new roles for mobile operators in the IoT market that are being enabled by emerging technologies such as Edge Computing, Distributed Ledger and 5G.

Time
Speakers
13:30 Welcome
PWC: Mohammad Chowdhury, Partner
13:35 Introduction
GSMA: Neill Young, IoT Emerging Enablers Lead
13:40

Presentations: Growing the IoT Opportunity Beyond Connectivity

China Mobile: Mr. Liu Yuan, Senior Technical Director

Far EasTone: Luke Wang, IoT Solution Management Director

IDC: John Gole, Research Director, Emerging Telecom Service Provider Opportunities

Singtel: Sriram Venkataramani, Sr. Director, M2M/IoT, Internet Of Things

Telefónica: Alfredo Serret, Global Director Internet of Things

14:40

Mobile Operator Panel: Overcoming Business Challenges in the IoT

China Mobile: Mr. Liu Yuan, Senior Technical Director

Far EasTone: Luke Wang, IoT Solution Management Director

Singtel: Sriram Venkataramani, Sr. Director, M2M/IoT, Internet Of Things

Telefónica: Alfredo Serret, Global Director Internet of Things

Moderator – PwC: Mohammad Chowdhury, Partner

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Monday, 25 February - Wednesday, 27 February: 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday, 28 February: 08:00 - 16:00

Hall 4

Intelligently Connecting Everything

The GSMA Innovation City is open to all attendees with all pass types.

Join the GSMA and partners that are at the very forefront of innovation in IoT, 5G and AI, and experience how Intelligent Connectivity will transform whole industries, society and the economy.

The Internet of Things Programme Team will be available in the GSMA Innovation City throughout MWC19 Barcelona to meet face to face and answer your questions.

Intelligent Protocol Droid - Humanoid Showcase - C3PO is on its way.

  • Partner: Hanson Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics

By enabling real-time human-to-machine and machine-to-machine interactions through high-speed, low-latency 5G network connections, humans and machines will be able to interact instantly with their environments using touch and visual feedback. IoT-integrated edge computing, with AI and machine-learning algorithms, will allow condition-based maintenance of parts such as car engines and manufacturing robots; machines can also log themselves in for automatically administered maintenance.

Intelligent Water

  • Partner: BeWhere
  • Mobile IoT
  • Smart Utilities

Generate the power behind an intelligently connected city pipeline: delegates and media are invited to demonstrate their strength on a rowing machine, generating power to increase the pressure inside a fully visible smart pipeline. Live Mobile IoT connected sensors in the pipework demonstrate how future smart cities, like Toronto, can better manage their water supplies for improved future sustainability. Live data will be collected through the Orange LTE-M network, then collated and analysed by an AI powered smart platform for performance optimisation.

Liberate Data Silos - The Intelligent Network That Listens

  • Partner: Singtel
  • Mobile IoT
  • Industrial IoT

Unplug and play – Keep chilled with Singtel’s network-first IoT and its open and intelligent IoT ecosystem

From connecting people to connecting things, the network is the foundation for everything IoT, But the true value of IoT lies in the ability of businesses to transform traditional, everyday operations and to create new business models. For this to happen, the network must be open, intelligent and programmable for IoT applications. Through a smart cold chain monitoring demonstration, the immense value and benefits of an open, intelligent IoT ecosystem – by removing the barriers to adoption – are clear. Discover how AI-based, network-driven intelligent management will enable a more operationally-efficient and cost-effective cold chain.

Connected Honeybee - The Live Hive

  • Partner: NimbeLink
  • Mobile IoT

Preserving bees means protecting our food supply. With honeybees dying at higher rates, smart agriculture using LTE-M is one of the solutions in preserving this important species.

This demonstration shows how technology can be used to make beekeeping more efficient by automating data collection and analysis, bringing sensor data directly into the company's internal database. Using connected sensors inside the hives, beekeepers obtain valuable information on beehive health, parasite control, humidity, temperature and location for theft-protection to preserve the livestock of bees.

Monday, 25 February - Wednesday, 27 February: 09:00 - 20:00

Fira Montjuic, Hall 9, 4YFN

Learning, Building, Testing with LTE-M and NB-IoT

Discover Mobile IoT the immersive way - hear and learn first-hand from technical experts, understand how to build IoT solutions and get hands-on yourself, and test the potential of both technologies with three live demonstrations.

And don't forget to join the Mobile IoT Innovators networking reception and have a Mobile IoTini on us on Monday, 25 and Tuesday, 26 February, 18:00 ' 19:00.

LTE-M and NB-IoT, together also known as Mobile IoT, are low power wide area (LPWA) technologies in licensed spectrum that have been specifically designed for IoT applications that are low cost, use low data rates, require long battery lives, and often operate in remote and hard to reach locations. Since being standardised by 3GPP in June 2016, they have firmly established themselves as the prerequisite technologies in the IoT market and are now going truly global as key elements of the 5G future.

Expert Zone

Get your hands on live developer kits and talk to technical experts to understand IoT platforms, how to develop an IoT application, and more. Expert companies:

Building IoT Applications with NB-IoT and Arduino IoT Cloud

  • Arduino

Making IoT technology simple, Arduino are showing how to create LTE-M or NB-IoT applications in minutes and how to secure, monitor and analyse your data. Martino Faccin, Senior Firmware Engineer at Arduino will be there to discuss your project and explain why the best way to understand IoT is to do it.

Developing End-to-End Solutions with NB-IoT

  • Huawei

Huawei's wireless and engineering experts are demonstrating how their E2E solution is easing the design process for IoT developers and is enabling the rapid development of NB-IoT solutions. Welcoming developer pros as well as experimenting hobbyists, Lorenzo Viola, Senior Engineer, Testing & Reliability Engineering Centre, and Zaheen Khan, Head of Wireless Marketing & Strategy, will be on the stand to provide more information around NB-IoT, including building your first IoT project, downtime for rapid prototyping, simplifying the integration process, improving time to market and integrating with third-party APIs

Open Source Hardware for Industrial-Grade LTE-M & NB-IoT Applications

  • mangOH

In a world first demo based on the new mangOH Yellow open source industrial-grade hardware, Sierra Wireless are illustrating how LTE-M and NB-IoT are accelerating the Industrial IoT. The interactive demo shows how two objects are efficiently communicating with each other via the cloud and LPWA connectivity, and let visitors interact with them. Thibault Cantegrel, Director of the Sierra Wireless Developer Program, will be welcoming you on the stand to drive you through the process of developing efficient LPWA IoT applications with mangOH.

Training Zone

Get a 360° view on IoT in our series of keynotes, lightning talks and workshops. Expert speakers from operators, vendors, customers and companies in the wider industry will cover:

  • Mobile IoT - technical, including device creation lifecycle and connectivity aspects
  • Mobile IoT - beyond technical, including network coverage, 5G outlook, and engaging with MNOs and accelerators
  • IoT Security, including industry best practices and SIM security capabilities

Demo Zone

Explore three live demos and experience the potential of LTE-M and NB-IoT first hand:

Smart Beer

  • Altair SmartWorks

Thirsty? Stop by, have a beer and learn how NB-IoT is used to optimise supply and demand in the beverage industry. The Altair Smart Flow solution offers tracking for a variety of data, including real-time consumption, beer flow, fill level and location of kegs in transport, helping companies to prevent fraud, detect anomalies and improve quality control as well as predictive maintenance, and understand consumer behaviour and brand favourites across bars, regions and time of day and week.

Mobile IoT Nerf Gun Shooting Range

  • BeWhere

Test your shooting skills and accuracy on the Mobile IoT Nerf Gun Shooting Range! Using an LTE-M connected pressure pad as the target, this is your chance to pick a nerf gun, score as high as you can, and see how you compare to others.

Smart Doorlock

  • Igloohome

Explore the NB-IoT connected smart lock that eliminates the headache of managing physical keys and enables secure access to infrastructure assets and properties, giving real time visibility and access control of sites by time, location and person. This results in significant operational efficiency improvements when managing a portfolio of sites and properties, while never having to worry about losing or misplacing keys. The smart lock connects using the NB-IoT network, meaning no separate hardware hub is required for connectivity.

Mobile IoT Innovators Zone

GSMA Mobile IoT Innovators

Explore a wide range of commercially available development kits and modules, and find out more about the official industry community around Mobile IoT. Uniting over 2100 members from more than 1300 companies and bringing operators, vendors, manufacturers, developers, consultants and end customers together, the Mobile IoT Innovators provide a vibrant ecosystem around Mobile IoT and provide exclusive benefits for their members.

Don't forget to join the Mobile IoT Innovators networking reception and have a Mobile IoTini on us!

* Monday, 25 February, 18:00 - 19:00 and
* Tuesday, 26 February, 18:00 - 19:00

Monday, 25 February - Wednesday, 27 February

Hall 4

The GSMA's prestigious Ministerial Programme brings together the most influential telecommunications leaders from across the world.

The Ministerial Programme is an invitation only event targeted at senior government and industry representatives.

Transforming Society Through IoT

Monday, 25 February - 11:30 - 13:00

Hall 4 Auditorium A

As a key driver of the fourth Industrial Revolution, developments in Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are bringing new and exciting opportunities to people's lives.

With 25 billion connected things projected to be in use by 2025, there are many questions to ask. What impact will this have on economic growth? How can an IoT enabled world encourage more financial, gender and minority inclusion across both urban and rural communities? And with added technology and complexity, is there a role for blockchain in managing IoT networks? In this session, we will focus on the transformative impact IoT is having on society and whether the technology can remain a cause of optimism for the future.

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/transforming-society-through-iot

Must See IoT Events In The Main Conference:

The Edge Computing Opportunity: Intelligent & Distributed

Monday, 25 February - 15:45 - 17:00

Hall 4, Auditorium 4

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/the-edge-computing-opportunity-intelligent-distributed/


IoT Masterclass

Tuesday, 26 February - 13:00 - 13:45

Fira Montjuic, Hall 8, Purple Studio

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/iot-masterclass/


Capitalising on Operators' Assets for the Industry 4.0 Value Chain

Tuesday, 26 February - 13:00 - 14:00

Hall 4, Auditorium 3

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/capitalising-on-operators-assets-for-the-industry-4-0-value-chain/


Industry 4.0: Blockchains, Supply Chains and Logistics

Tuesday, 26 February - 14:15 - 15:15

Hall 4, Auditorium 3

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/industry-4-0-blockchains-supply-chains-and-logistics/


Connecting the Mobility World with 5G-V2X

Wednesday, 27 February - 9:20 - 13:00

Hall 8.0 - NEXTech Theatre F

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/connecting-the-mobility-world-with-5g-v2x/


How 5G, IoT and AI are Empowering the Blind Community

Wednesday, 27 February - 10:00 - 10:15

Fira Montjuic, Hall 8, Agora Stage

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/how-5g-iot-and-ai-is-empowering-the-blind-community/


Cyber Security

Wednesday, 27 February - 12:30 - 13:15

Fira Montjuic, Hall 8, Garden Stage

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/panel-discussion-cyber-security/


Blockchain: Touch Point vs. Trust Point

Wednesday, 27 February - 13:30 - 14:30

Hall 4, Auditorium 2

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/blockchain-touch-point-vs-trust-point/


Can Industry 4.0 & the Industrial Internet be as Secure & Reliable as Industry 3.0?

Wednesday, 27 February - 13:30 - 14:30

Hall 4, Auditorium 3

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/can-industry-4-0-the-industrial-internet-be-as-secure-reliable-as-industry-3-0/


Beyond Trials: Embedding Industry 4.0 in Corporate Culture & Operations

Wednesday, 27 February - 14:45 - 15:45

Hall 4, Auditorium 3

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/beyond-trials-embedding-industry-4-0-in-corporate-culture-operations/


AI at the Edge vs in the Cloud

Wednesday, 27 February - 16:00 - 17:00

Hall 4, Auditorium 5

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/ai-at-the-edge-vs-in-the-cloud/


AI Reshaping the IoT and Automotive Markets

Wednesday, 27 February - 15:00 - 15:15

Fira Montjuic, Hall 8, Garden Stage

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/ai-reshaping-the-iot-and-automotive-markets/


How to Secure a Connected Digital Society

Wednesday, 27 February - 16:00 - 17:00

Hall 4, Auditorium 2

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/how-to-secure-a-connected-digital-society/


Linking IoT, 5G and Analytics in Smarter Enterprise

Wednesday, 27 February - 16:00 - 17:00

Hall 4, Auditorium 3

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/linking-iot-5g-and-analytics-in-smarter-enterprise/


What is the Role of the Telco in the IoT Value Chain?

Wednesday, 27 February - 12:30 - 13:30

Hall 4, Auditorium 4

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/what-is-the-role-of-the-telco-in-the-iot-value-chain/


Disruptive Innovation in Transport: Future Mobility

Thursday, 28 February - 14:30 - 15:30

Hall 4, Auditorium 3

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/disruptive-innovation-in-transport-future-mobility/


Intersection of AI + Blockchain

Thursday, 28 February - 14:30 - 15:30

Hall 4, Auditorium 4

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/intersection-of-ai-blockchain/


Explore the IoT with Topic Tours at MWC19 Barcelona

Join a guided topic tour led by an industry expert through the mobile ecosystem while you visit exhibitors that will educate you on the topic of your choice, provide insights, and inspire your thinking. Meet attendees with similar specific topic interests and network with like-minded tour participants.

The 'IoT Tour' will take you on a focused experience to interact with some of the leading companies in the IoT space, covering the full spectrum from infrastructure to consumer endpoints, so you can explore how IoT fits into your business.

The 'Cybersecurity Tour' will highlight companies and solutions in the areas of blockchain, data security, encryption, authentication, embedded security network management and monitoring.

To find out more visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/experiences/topic-tours/

The GSMA's Internet of Things Programme is an industry initiative focusing on the following areas:

COVERAGE of machine friendly, cost effective networks to deliver global & universal benefits. This includes Mobile IoT, which refers to low power wide area, 3GPP standardised, secure, operator managed IoT networks, operating in licensed spectrum.

CAPABILITY to capture higher value services beyond connectivity, at scale. For example, enable operators to generate value by delivering big data analytics, edge computing and distributed ledger services.

CYBERSECURITY to enable a trusted IoT where security is embedded from the beginning, at every stage of the IoT value chain. Achieved by providing a flexible IoT security framework and a proven approach to end-end-security with the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and IoT Security Assessment.

By developing key enablers, facilitating industry collaboration and supporting network optimisation, the Internet of Things Programme is enabling consumers and businesses to harness a host of rich new services, connected by intelligent and secure mobile networks.

Members of the IoT Programme Steering Group:

Graham Trickey

Graham Trickey

Head of Programme
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 Internet of Things (IoT) in the longer term.Graham has worked at the GSMA for 14years. He previously led the GSMA's Future Networks 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.
Svetlana Grant

Svetlana Grant

Programme Director
Svetlana has over 18 years of experience in mobile industry. She has been a part of the GSMA's IoT / Connected Living Program since 2009, working on the development ofthe Embedded Mobile Guidelines.Thereafter she has managed the Smart Energy and Smart Cities market development projects. Since March 2014, Svetlana led the IoT Networks project and the Mobile IoT Initiative, working with the industry to identify emerging IoT service requirements, with a focus on low power wide area technologies. She is currently the Director of the IoT Program.
Steve Purser

Shane Rooney

Executive Director, IoT Networks
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. He 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.
Barbara Paragelio

Barabara Pereglio

Technical Director
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 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.
Amaia White

Amaia White

Senior Project Manager, Mobile IoT Initiative
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.
Ian Smith

Ian Smith

IoT Security Lead
Ian is a technologist working for the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, and produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ian is currently leading the GSMA's IoT Security project which has recently published a comprehensive set of IoT Security Guidelines. Prior to this Ian led the delivery of the GSMA IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines and the GSMA Embedded SIM Specifications. Before joining the GSMA, Ian has held senior technical positions within network operators including Hutchison and Orange where he oversaw the design and development of the first commercial 3G handsets and SIM cards. Ian holds a B.Eng. with joint honours in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Aston University, UK
Stefano Nicoletti

Stefano Nicoletti

Director, IoT Policy & Regulation
Stefano has over 15 years' experience in telecom policy and regulation. He has worked in the Technology Policy and the IoT Programmes at GSMA since 2014. Stefano has been key in developing GSMA's policy positions on Internet of Things. He works closely with policy members and ecosystem stakeholders to assist them in their IoT policy strategy, and promote growth and innovation in IoT. Prior to working at GSMA, Stefano was a principal consultant and analyst specialising in telecoms regulatory policy at Plum consulting and Ovum. He has also worked as economist and tariff expert in other regulated industries. He holds an MSc from the University of Siena and a BSc in Economics from the University of Florence.
Andrew Parker

Andrew Parker

Director of Marketing
Andrew has over 30 years of marketing and product development experience in the telecommunications industry. Andrew has worked with the GSMA Internet of Things Programme since 2011, initially directing the €2m global Connected Life marketing campaign promoting the early growth and development of the M2M market with partners Ericsson, Qualcomm and the GSMA. Andrew has been instrumental in developing collaborative industry marketing activities including the successful Mobile IoT campaign, Innovation City technology experiential marketing, the Mobile IoT Summit series and the Intelligent Connectivity campaign. Before joining the GSMA Andrew developed and managed content services for both Nokia and 3UK, Hutchison Whampoa. Joining 3UK in 2001, Andrew developed and product managed a range of pioneering new mobile entertainment services utilising the 3G network. Previously Andrew set up and managed innovative and profitable new premium rate billing services for Mercury Communications and Cable & Wireless

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