Address & Welcome: Nick Hunn, CTO, WiFore
Connected Living – Homes Looking After Us
Wearables can now work in tandem with smart objects and help to manage and improve wellbeing, connect with cars, collaborate utility efforts and improve industry collaboration. But are we well informed enough?
- What’s the vision for homes looking after us?
- Which new services will soon be available?
- Collaboration between utilities and technology providers
- Is this a better future overall for us and our planet?
Nicolai Landschultz, Director, Indigozest Ltd
Will Butler, Group Marketing & Innovation Director, ERA Home Security Ltd
Dr Tom Rowlands-Rees, Senior Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Richard Hepworth, Director, Digital Transformation, PwC
Case Study: Reaching the Mass Market
Until recently the market for smart home systems has been very much an enthusiast's market. With large tech companies making waves with voice-driven products such as Amazon Echo and retailers waking up to the potential of well-priced smart home products this is changing quickly. What are the critical issues in reaching and keeping the mass market consumer?
Colin Howlett, Technical Director, Energenie
Are our devices failing to resonate with us as a consumer as we find devices failing to communicate effectively, lack of product compliance knowledge, stopping families talking in the home and not understanding the real benefits?
- Innovations that can help reduce/prevent problems in the smart home
- Product compliance with applicable standards
- The future for the smart home
- How to take the smart home services to the mass market
Nick Hunn, CTO, WiFore
Jon Carter, UK Head of Business Development - Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG
Richard Porter, Head of Smart Home Product & Partnerships, O2
Richard Poate, Senior Manager, TUV SUD
Philipp Schuster, Managing Director, Loxone UK
The Evolution of Location and Accuracy
For connected “things”, the need for location is obvious. However, location without accuracy is meaningless. The challenge is to create a precise and accurate location solution that is light enough to fit on every type of device, big or small.
- What can accurate location do for you?
- What does it take to get accurate location on a device?
- How is location technology evolving?
This talk will focus on the importance of accuracy, the ongoing development of location solutions, and use cases for differentiating your connected “things” with accurate location.
David Bairstow, VP of Product, Skyhook
IOT Home Guide – Home Products & Systems
The IOT has huge potential market. What platforms, technologies and products are being designed to make your home, towns and the cities in which we live smarter?
- Which are our favourite products and why?
- Which technologies will be big changers to the smart home/smart city?
- Is there a future for IOT smart gadgets in the home?
Nicolai Landschultz, Director, Indigozest Ltd
Olena Kaplan, Senior Analyst, Beecham Research
Guy Marson, MD, Profusion
Keynote: The Next Wave in Holiday Guest Experience
The Ocean Medallion represents the next generation of wearable technology, with the enormous potential to establish a new cruise industry paradigm. It will launch on Princess Cruises later this year, offering guests an experience that cannot be found anywhere else.
Tony Roberts, Vice President UK & Europe, Princess Cruises
How IOT Enhances the Shopping Journey for Customers
Are consumers empowered with information that they have gleaned from online sources or are most retailers still unable to meet the needs of their consumers by creating a shopping experience where online and offline intersect?
Oisin Lunny, Senior Market Development Manager, OpenMarket Ltd
PM Sessions: Chaired by Olena Kaplan, Senior Analyst, Beecham Research
Keynote Case Study:
Nick Langston, Senior Manager, Business Development Communications Solutions, TE Connectivity
What if Your House Understood You?
If your hands are busy, or dirty, you can ask a family member to turn on a light, or oven. What if you could talk to your house and appliances?
Dr Timothy Saxe, CTO, QuickLogic
Industrial IoT Requires Fit-For-Purpose Connectivity
The diversity of IoT applications and their requirements, introduces a paradigm shift for connectivity solutions. The ability to flexibly optimize the connectivity solution to the needs of the customer’s business case and application is crucial to the development and growth of IoT based business.
De-centralized, autonomous device networks enable fast and efficient deployment of large-scale industrial IoT and Smart City applications.
Case examples of the benefits of the de-centralized network architecture – New business models enable new ways of working and new services.
Alan Sillito, Head of Wirepas UK
Case Study: Connected truck – On the Way to Seamless Transportation
Connectivity and real-time data are transforming today’s world of logistics. Ideally, the connected truck of the future will always be on the road. There’ll be no more paperwork, no accidents and no breakdowns. Logistics involves a network with many different participants. The truck will be the central database in this logistics network finally enabling seamless transportation. Therefore, the requirement is a reliable mobile infrastructure.
With connectivity solutions, we already managed to bring the autonomous truck on the road, realize platooning solutions and offer predictive maintenance services. FleetBoard is our central connectivity unit in our trucks enabling telematics solutions for over 15 years. Now we take digitization to the next level by offering apps and services on an open platform, the FleetBoard App Store. Our objective is to enable fluid logistics with our digital solutions.
Giorgio Corbellini, ICT Expert, Daimler AG
Closing Keynote: Improving Future Cars – The Trends
Do leading companies need to have a better understanding of the needs of their customers to ensure Connected Cars have improved?
What top trends ensure this?
Gareth Jones, VP & GM International, Navdy