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The IoT Opportunity for Telcos

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) evolved as a telco-centric concept has now been supplanted by the the buzz around Internet of Things (IoT). Telcos clearly have a key role in managing the connectivity requirements of the 50+ Billion connected devices by 2020. IoT however is a much bigger opportunity. Many believe that the larger value in IoT will be in the data stack and the application stack. What role will Telco’s play in a Cloud platform that supports data normalization, data storage, and analytics, across different types of devices? Who will enable the App stores of IoT? Will Telcos enable a more intelligent network to support local stream processing, computation and analytics in a “fog” like environment? What are the opportunities for value-added services such as security, provisioning, directories, service level management, .. What are the promising vertical industry opportunities around the industrial sector and what type of alliances do expect to develop? Who will pay for what? .. ….

Will Telcos be able to embrace software, Internet and Big Data for IoT to transform their businesses?

Meet the speakers:

Theresa Wong, Director, Global Strategy, Connected Services & M2M at Verizon

Moe Tanabian, Head of Smart Things IoT Innovation Lab at Samsung

Macario Namie, VP Marketing at Jasper

Jeff Karras, Managing Director at Singtel Innov8

Pavan Singh, Head, IoT Verticals Strategy at Cisco

Brian Wilcove, Partner at Artiman (moderator)

Brian focuses on early-stage technology investments at Artiman. His current investments include ConteXtream, Guavus, Enovix and Runnable.

Prior to joining Artiman, he spent twelve years in venture capital at Sofinnova Ventures and TeleSoft Partners. Previously, Brian co-founded Virtela (acquired by NTT), a managed global cloud provider. He also created, launched and managed Qwest Communication’s Internet product portfolio, which he grew from zero to over $1B of annual revenue. Brian began his career at ANS (America Online).

Brian received his BA in History from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is a native of Philadelphia and resides in the Bay area with his wife and two children. He is an extreme sports enthusiast.

His investments include BayPackets (acquired by GenBand), Calix (IPO NYSE:CALX), Internet Photonics (acquired by Ciena), KXEN (acquired by SAP), Loglogic (acquired by Tibco), OnFiber (acquired by Qwest) and Tele Atlas (acquired by TomTom). 


6:00-6:50pm: Registration and pre-party (food & beverages)
6:50-7:00pm: Introduction
7:00-7:15pm: Presentations
7:15-8:15pm: Panel discussion and Q&A session
8:15-8:45pm: Networking

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  • Mr. H


    3 · July 15, 2014

  • Pashu P.

    The high quality video recording of the panel discussion is now LIVE, enjoy, like & share with your community

    5 · July 14, 2014

    • joy d.

      Thank you very much. Great discussion and learnt so much from it!

      July 14, 2014

    • Kishori

      Thanks for sharing this - Pashu Pathina. I missed the event due to a last minute meeting. Glad I can still benefit from the recording .

      July 14, 2014

  • Gweltaz

    Amazing panel ! One of the best The Hive's event that I attended. Thanks to you for all these great event !

    2 · July 10, 2014

  • Pashu P.

    The video will soon be posted on our Youtube channel. I will let you know as soon as it's live. In the meantime, check out the pics on Facebook, tag yourself (& become our rock star) - make sure to like us for exclusive updates!

    July 10, 2014

  • Pras

    Clearly The Hive has outdone itself once again. Telco / Device Maker / Infrastructure Tech / IntegrationServices, all sharing their unique (often contentious!) perspectives about IoT's future direction, opportunities & challenges, on the same panel. This was a real treat. Great job Artiman Ventures, to structure the discussion and keep it moving forward. Congratulations Hive ! Thanks NetApp for providing such a wonderful venue for us.

    4 · July 10, 2014

  • Ben W.

    This was a great group of panelist with an incredible perspective on the IoT space. I really enjoyed the discussion. I have been working in the IoT space for around 7 years and am really excited to be launching our consumer IoT Kickstarter campaign next week:

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Bob D.

    I have played a role in business development in the consumer IoT space for 5 years now (Arrayent, Inc.) I have seen many panels on IoT, connected home, whatever. This group of panelists shared a number of keen insights that in my experience has been rare to hear. My hearty congratulations to the meet-up organizers for a job well done assembling the panel, and to the panelists themselves for their frank sharing of their hard earned learnings. Thank you.

    3 · July 9, 2014

  • Prem T.

    real helpful and informative

    2 · July 9, 2014

  • Sam C

    Hi, Is anyone driving down from the city and fancy car pooling? Happy to contribute towards costs of fuel etc.

    July 3, 2014

    • Sam C

      Great, thanks

      July 3, 2014

    • Sam C

      Any luck? If not, no worries, I will grab a car. See you tomorrow.

      July 8, 2014

  • jeannice fairrer s.

    Conducting research on Big Data and open source. Do you have any links to articles ? or would like to know about my research, I am attending the event.

    July 6, 2014

  • Phil Wolff 

    Rides from Berkeley/Oakland?

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • Fernando

    Hi will this event be recorded?

    1 · July 2, 2014

  • T. M. R.

    Because of the strong interest in IoT we have changed the venue to NetApp. Looking forward to seeing you all.

    2 · June 27, 2014

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