The Path from M2M to Internet of Things

17 thematic sessions and already 50 eminent speakers along 2.5 days
The most innovative implementations and ways to take up business challenges in Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Retail, Smart Home / Cars / Devices…
The Internet of Things, beyond the buzz word, establishes new opportunity areas

Pres release

June 17th, 2014. M2M Innovation World Congress has unveiled the preliminary agenda of its conference.  Along 17 thematic sessions, already 50 eminent speakers are scheduled to present the most innovative M2M implementations from traditional M2M markets to emerging ones: Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Retail, Smart Home, Connected Cars, Consumer electronics.

The speakers will also deliver high level insights to rethink M2M ecosystems, business models, Big Data, platforms, connectivity and security.

This year more than ever, the full M2M value chain stakeholders rally to move away from a technology-driven approach and to put the business and user needs at the centre.

Expecting to welcome 300 delegates, the second edition of M2M Innovation World Congress aims to give its participants new inspirations to innovate and setup business while meeting prominent figures both from M2M industry and verticals.

Three first content highlights

Moving to the Internet of Things (and Everything): beyond the buzz words, several sessions will address the necessary shift toward a more integrated approach and sophisticated applications to face the explosion of data sources.

How to move from M2M approach to more integrated IoT services? How to optimize (big) data intelligence? How to overcome a fragmented market? IoT appears as a key innovation driver.

Full-day focus on ‘Connected Life’ – the proximity and M2M solutions are merging in numbers of applications.

A special day on September 24th will gather the organisations at the forefront of this revolution that finally arrives through Connected Cars, Smart Homes, Intelligent Transport Systems, Wearables, Smart Cities, Retail, etc. This full-day session will be held jointly with NFC World Congress.

Security

The announced billion ‘things’ connected to the Internet are all potentially vulnerable to attacks, hacks and malware due to design and embedded systems software issues.

A half-day session held jointly with Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum will review the latest advances of security for large scale secure deployment and end-to-end communications involved in M2M/IoT services.

Preliminary Agenda

Day 1 – Monday September 22nd Afternoon
Introductory Workshop
Improving Integration of the Physical and Digital Worlds
(provisional title)
by the Industrial Internet Consortium (tbc)

Plenary opening panel

From M2M to IoT: Taxonomy of a Market in Flux

Welcome Cocktail at the City Hall of Marseille

Day 2 – Tuesday September 23rd

Utilities & Industry Implementations
Optimizing Data Intelligence
IoT-Ready Platforms

New Business Models
for Higher ROI     Connectivity & Architectures Challenges
Standards & Methodologies
From LTE to New IP Models

Gala evening

Day 3 – Wednesday September 24th
Connected Life Day
(jointly with NFC World Congress)

This preliminary version will be enriched continuously in the coming weeks. The updated version is online here.

Quick facts about the Congress:

  • Conference: 300 participants, 65+ speakers
  • Part of the 1700-participant “World Smart Week” (4 conferences + exhibition)
  • Confirmed exhibitors (update June 16th): Austrian Institute of Technology, Cetecom, Clear2Pay, Com4Innov, Comprion, Eurotech, Infineon, Kestronics, LocalSocial, Meawallet, Micropross, Microsec, Nexperts, Oberthur Technologies, Sogeti, Store Electronic Systems, Toda Kogyo Europe, Trusted Computing Group (TCG), Trustonic
  • Media attendance: 50 journalists, editors and media partners

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