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Keynotes

Session Reserved - Huawei

11:20 11:40 (20 mins)

Keynotes

The Importance of IoT in Digitalisation: Putting the CIO/CTO in the Driving Seat

  • Johan Krebbers - CTO & Vice President TaCIT Architecture, Shell

11:40 12:00 (20 mins)

Keynotes

What is Security in an Interconnected World?

Enterprises are anxious to embrace the promise of IoT, but there are a lot of questions that they still need to ask. Implementing the right security in a rapidly changing world is a challenge. How do you know if you are doing it right?

  • Why are we even asking this question?
  • How do organizations make the right risk decisions to enable business with the right level of security?
  • What happens when things go horribly wrong?
  • Do you have to engage Law Enforcement if you have a breach? Do you want to?

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

Keynotes

Keynote Panel: Exploring where IoT is driving real results, to real people, in real businesses

  • How and where is IoT enabling smarter business operations and smart decision making
  • In what ways, can IoT enable innovation and drive real business transformation and remake your industry?
  • Developing new business models and propositions to engage with the customer or consumer and collaborate with key verticals
  • IoT across the value chain
  • Wilhelm Nehring - Chief Executive Officer, thyssenkrupp Elevator UK Ltd.
  • Jorge Pikunic - Managing Director, Distributed Energy and Power, Centrica

11:05 11:25 (20 mins)

Ecosystem Centre Stage

Breaking Industry Silos to Realise the Reality of IoT

11:20 11:40 (20 mins)

Ecosystem Centre Stage

Maximising IoT Solutions to Enhance Decision-Making

12:30 12:50 (20 mins)

Ecosystem Centre Stage

Using IoT to Realise Benefits Beyond Cost Reduction & Savings

12:50 13:20 (30 mins)

Ecosystem Centre Stage

Panel: Successfully launching your IoT product and Bringing it to Market

  • Where are you in the IoT ecosystem?
  • Should you go direct to market or use the channel?
  • how do you scale production?

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

Ecosystem Centre Stage

How to Market the Internet of Things

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

Ecosystem Centre Stage

Better tracking health, performance and vulnerabilities with connected devices

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

Ecosystem Centre Stage

Panel: Driving Consumer Adoption through Seamless Integration across markets and interfaces

  • How Speech A.I. ensures natural seamless engagement: cross-device, multi-device, multi-user using relevant use-cases
  • How will creating a simple, seamless experience help towards maintaining customer usage & brand loyalty
  • Unifying vertical markets & interfaces
  • Ensuring natural seamless engagement: cross-device, multi-device, multi-user using relevant use-cases
  • What are the challenges hindering adoption (interoperability, UI, technical support?)

15:30 15:50 (20 mins)

Ecosystem Centre Stage

Session TBC - SPLT

15:50 16:20 (30 mins)

Ecosystem Centre Stage

Panel: Creating a successful standards framework for the IoT

  • Integrating IoT Technologies and Standards
  • Assessing the range of enabling technologies for IoT: Which wireless standards will be most pertinent
  • Overcoming interoperability challenges
  • Addressing key data privacy and security concerns
  • Examples of how alliances are working together

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

Blockchain 360

Case Study: Royal Mint Gold - a landmark digital gold trading service based on blockchain technology

  • How distributed ledgers will contribute to a change in the business models within the gold investment sector
  • Examining how distributed ledgers can provide efficiencies in existing trading platforms or replace legacy ones
  • How distributed ledger technologies can create a truly global market place for gold

13:00 13:20 (20 mins)

Blockchain 360

How can Blockchain and IoT be mutually beneficial?

Solving Authentication

Decentralized IoT

Smart devices as independent agents – smart home, smart vehicle, industrial infrastructure

13:20 13:40 (20 mins)

Blockchain 360

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance – Future Directions

13:40 14:10 (30 mins)

Blockchain 360

Panel: Examining Practical Blockchain Uses across Various Industries?

  • Who is innovating across industries?
  • Blockchain’s current state and potential in the UK and US
  • Hardware Oracles: securely bridging the physical world and the Blockchain
  • Solar energy and shared ledger in industrial applications

14:00 14:20 (20 mins)

Blockchain 360

Looking at Ethereum as IoT Opportunity

  • Explaining Ethereum: How does it work?
  • What are the potentials offerings of Ethereum for the Internet of Things?
  • Platform for rapid blockchain integration
  • Blockchain for IoT
  • Applications in the industrial IoT Sector

14:20 14:50 (30 mins)

Blockchain 360

Panel: Blockchain in the Financial Sector

  • Lessons learned from the Finance Industry
  • How the finance industry leverages blockchain to save costs speed up transactions?
  • How to preserve identity

14:50 15:10 (20 mins)

Blockchain 360

Case Study: How blockchain drives business model innovation in financial services

  • Why the established business models are under attack from blockchain technology
  • How the blockchain technology will empower completely new business models
  • Case study: MelonPort - an Ethereum based DAapp for asset management

15:10 15:30 (20 mins)

Blockchain 360

The Age of Tokenized Ecosystems: The Next Great Technological Boom

  • What is a Tokenized Ecosystem?
  • Smart Contract Systems
  • Decentralization Generators

15:40 16:00 (20 mins)

Blockchain 360

Panel: Future of Blockchain

  • Should we build Private vs. Public ledger
  • How big is will Blockchain become? What are the investment trends?
  • Costs and Benefits of being at the forefront of Blockchain technology

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

IoT Security

Handling IoT security incidents and why end-point security should be an imperative for enterprises regardless of industry


  • How confident an organisation can be when it comes to end-point security
  • Where are the gaps within IoT security incident procedures?

13:00 13:30 (30 mins)

IoT Security

Panel: Mapping out the risk landscape of interconnected intelligent devices within different industries


  • The challenges within securing IoT networks and and the opportunities for cyber criminals
  • Adjusting traditional security procedures and embracing new ones
  • Working closer with business partners to strengthen cyber security management

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

IoT Security

Preventing hacktivists from interfering with critical transportation systems and infrastructure


  • How TFL prevents cybercrimes and minimising device vulnerability within its network
  • Considering the IoT when designing and protecting the complex transportation networks
  • Case studies on creating resilience and handling cybersecurity issues
  • Speaker Michele Hanson - Chief Information Security Officer, Transport for London

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

IoT Security

Cybersecurity resilient IoT automated building management systems


  • Design-Build-Protect approach or how to integrate a resilient IoT cybersecurity system from the start
  • From smoke alerts, to smart thermostats, lighting and access control systems – what is the type of cybersecurity in place and where are the treads
  • Infrastructure damage consequences

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

IoT Security

Panel: How companies ensure data privacy regulations are aligned with data security policies to strengthen customers' trust and sustainable growth.


  • How latest EU regulations for data privacy will affect companies
  • What data security practises are in place to protect data breaches and secure data gathering technologies
  • Strengthen customer’s loyalty and trust through implementing the right policies and procedures for data usage

15:30 15:50 (20 mins)

IoT Security

The future of business: Organisational Security in the Internet of Things era

15:50 16:20 (30 mins)

IoT Security

Panel: IoT standards addressing interoperability, legislation and security protocols


  • Uncertainty and doubts around IoT security standards
  • Reviewing and improving current security protocols to mitigate threads
  • Current EU regulation

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

Smart Cities & Transportation

IoT enabled smart city strategies to meet the needs of the modern digitalised communities

  • IoT technologies that enable scalable and secure ICT infrastructure for the forward-thinking cities
  • The broad spectrum of opportunities for bringing positive change on citizens’ health, public safety, transportation and education

13:00 13:30 (30 mins)

Smart Cities & Transportation

Panel: Justifying smart cities investment


  • Driving the smart agenda and demonstrating technology at scale to gain funding
  • Why the government can’t handle the full funding and the need of investment
  • How worlds smart cities justify their ROI so far and within the years to come?
  • Demonstrating how government, large corporations and start-ups can come together to secure funding
  • Andrey Belozerov - Deputy CIO, City of Moscow
  • Richard Elliott - Head of Policy, Partnerships and Research, Manchester City Council

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

Smart Cities & Transportation

From Intention to Reality: a mega smart city project and the making of the next smart megapolis

  • improving infrastructures and development plans through innovation strategies
  • smart government initiatives to digitalise the society

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

Smart Cities & Transportation

Smart cities as the driving force and solution on climate change and sustainable community development


  • The solutions technology brings to climate change and its impacts on global megacities
  • Smaller energy footprints
  • Urbanizations models to replicate in rural city areas

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

Smart Cities & Transportation

Panel: The urban mobility model of the future: IoT Intelligence Accelerating Electric, Autonomous and on-demand shared Transportation


  • Major wireless connectivity trends of electrification and autonomous driving
  • How shared mobility economy will disrupt the conventional trip
  • Automakers entering the market and exploring technology potentials
  • Luca Sacchi - Head of Strategic Innovation, Senior Vice President Product Planning, Piaggio Group
  • Anya Babbitt - CEO, SPLT

15:30 15:50 (20 mins)

Smart Cities & Transportation

15:30 A call for fundamental urban shift and the smart citizen of the future


  • Leveraging innovation to reshape the urbanisation concept
  • Unleashing new kind of digital infrastructure to improve quality of life
  • Digital first approach to overrule traditional citizenship and introduce new behavioural models

15:50 16:20 (30 mins)

Smart Cities & Transportation

Panel: How IoT data analytics drive city’s infrastructure and development planning


  • Employing data as a service and developing next generation data systems for cities
  • How open data access can be used to plan cities development
  • Working with companies and communities to generate and maintain data streams.
  • Dimitra Simeonidou - CTO, Bristol is Open
  • Raj Mack - Head of Digital Birmingham, Digital Birmingham

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

IoT Connect

How does LPWAN fill the performance gap between wide area cellular and local area short range wireless technologies? How big is the LPWA networks opportunity?

  • Providing connectivity at lower price points -Enabling long range, wide area point-to-multipoint connectivity
  • Overcoming connectivity and interoperability challenges
  • Are LPWAN’s the Gateway to Mass Market IoT?
  • Patrick Ward - Principal Solutions Specialist, IoT, Microsoft

13:00 13:30 (30 mins)

IoT Connect

Panel: Who Will Win the Great IoT Connectivity Race? LPWAN vs NB-IoT vs LTE-M

  • Evaluating consolidation of the LPWA market upon launch of NB-IoT
  • Is LPWAN the fly in the 3GPP communities room until NB-IoT shows up?
  • How much will the introduction of NB-IoT disrupt the LPWA market?
  • Frank Zeppenfeldt - Head of Future Programmes, European Space Agency

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

IoT Connect

Connecting the Internet of Hidden Things

  • Enabling reliable and resilient connectivity links for locations with coverage challenges
  • Basements, forests, deserts – Where are the opportunities?

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

IoT Connect

Best approaches to IoT connectivity

  • Licensed vs. unlicensed network options
  • Assessing specific network requirements for verticals and use cases
  • Sustainable business models for ROI
  • Avoiding long-term fragmentation in the market

15:00 15:20 (20 mins)

IoT Connect

Rollout of Networks Using Unlicensed Spectrums for IoT Connectivity across Europe

  • The success stories so far…
  • Deploying cost-effective LPWA networks

15:30 15:50 (20 mins)

IoT Connect

How the ESA is Helping Deliver IoT/M2M Services Through Satellites

  • Addressing highly mobile, maritime, remote, aeronautical markets using very low power solutions
  • Exploring specific initiatives supported by ESA, among them the recent M2M/IoT Makerspace for satellite communications
  • Frank Zeppenfeldt - Head of Future Programmes, European Space Agency

15:50 16:20 (30 mins)

IoT Connect

Panel: Operator & Enterprise Priorities with Low Power, Long Range, Low Cost IoT Network Development

  • Bringing together the enterprise, operator and solution provider to debate where the priorities lie for each stakeholder as we move towards to fully connected future
  • Jeevarathinam Ravikumar - Technology Director, Stanley Security

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

IoT Architecture

Designing a Secure & Scalable IoT Ecosystem

  • Incorporating agents in the design of IoT infrastructure from the outset
  • Increasing scaled security infrastructure without impacting the total cost of ownership
  • Leveraging third party ecosystems across your business

13:00 13:30 (30 mins)

IoT Architecture

Panel Understanding the Complexity & Interoperability Challenges Across a Complex Landscape

  • Are we any closer to creating an IoT Framework?
  • Identifying key attributes and aligning them with enterprise requirements
  • Key players, players, roles & opportunities to interoperate
  • What are the key aspects when considering network connectivity?
  • Jean-Michel Darroy - VP, Head of Intelligence Solutions & Imagery, Airbus Defence & Space
  • Jeevarathinam Ravikumar - Technology Director, Stanley Security

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

IoT Architecture

Integrating Legacy Devices Successfully with Industrial IoT

  • Getting disparate equipment to communicate across multi-vendor ecosystems and all speaking the same language
  • Collect and analyse data to develop more efficient processes and reduce downtime
  • Bridging the gap between IT and OT

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

IoT Architecture

Edge to Core Computing – Where are the Analytics Taking Place?

  • How much is at the edge, how much moves to the Cloud?
  • Latency issues, data movement challenges?
  • Why edge architectures will become critical to implement—not just talk about

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

IoT Architecture

Panel: Meshing for IoT – What are the Adopters Thinking About?

  • What are some of the applications where industries are using mesh?
  • Why is mesh important to IoT? Where is it lacking?
  • What are the new developments in wireless mesh technologies?
  • Security, privacy, scalability and complexity
  • Will mesh remove the I from IoT?

15:30 15:50 (20 mins)

IoT Architecture

Creating an Explorative Architecture to Drive an Agile Approach to Smart Manufacturing

15:50 16:20 (30 mins)

IoT Architecture

Panel: Creating a Sustainable Framework for IoT

  • Assessing the range of enabling technologies for
  • IoT: Which wireless standards will be most pertinent
  • Examples of how alliances are working together already

12:40 13:00 (20 mins)

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Creating a Lean, Mean, Robust & Transparent Supply Chain with the IoT

13:00 13:30 (30 mins)

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Panel: Embracing Innovation Across the Transportation Network

  • Moderator Christopher Crawford - Former CTO, Bombardier Transportation & Managing Director, nTEG
  • Olivier Plaitin - Head of IT Development, Brussels Airlines

14:20 14:40 (20 mins)

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Session Reserved - DHL

14:40 15:00 (20 mins)

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Building Secure Intelligent Networks for Safety & Performance in Smart Factories with IoT

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Panel: Reducing Unscheduled Downtime to drive Customer Efficiency

15:30 15:50 (20 mins)

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Case Study: Volvo Construction Equipment’s Plan for IoT

  • Preventing critical heavy equipment from breaking on site
  • Smart Apps monitoring sites and equipment for better project margins
  • Increasing safety across the site
  • Jeroen Snoeck - Director - Connected Solutions, Volvo Construction Equipment

15:50 16:20 (30 mins)

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Panel: How Will IoT Solutions Improve Customer Experience & Increase Process Productivity?

  • Automating the manufacturing process and improving visibility within the warehouse
  • Predictive methods, monitoring, reducing both downtime, support costs and risk of error
  • Utilising predictive analytics and maintenance to deliver operations excellence
  • Driving growth through recurring highly profitable revenue streams from innovative products generated and developed from IoT solutions
  • Frank Bunge - Director of Technical Services, Leica Microsystems
  • Eli Share - Head of Mobile & IoT, Bosch Power Tools
  • John Hartley - Head of Propositions, Centrica