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)
7:15-8:15pm: Panel discussion and Q&A session