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The IoT Connection 

Hyperconverged TMT Networks: Space + Terrestrial


April  11th . 2024 . 14:00 UK Time

The Internet of things (IoT) is a new kind of communications economy whereby devices, objects and things generally, exchange data without human intervention... and the use-cases are infinite. This programme will look at the new age technologies that are driving IoT network development, improving efficiencies and expanding capabilities.  5G, 6G, AI, Edge Computing, The Cloud, Virtualisation and the industrial Metaverse are enabling vast data volumes, generated by millions of sensors and actuators and fed into cloud based data centres, to emerge as meaningful information to the user.  But of course, IoT will be dependent on planet wide, ubiquitous and seamless connectivity, and that will be made possible through the hyperconvergence of terrestrial and non-terrestrial communications technologies, in a hybrid TMT mix.  These are the  aspects that will form the basis of this programme. 




Speakers (14-03-2024)


14:00:  c21-virtual

Opening Remarks


Paul Stahl - Executive



14:05:  NSR (an Analysis Mason company)

To be announced


Alan Crisp   Analyst and SME

Mr. Crisp began his consulting work for NSR in 2014, following a Hong Kong based engineering role at Aurecon. Mr. Crisp is the co-author of NSR’s annual M2M and IoT via Satellite report and also Linear TV and other video broadcasting reports. Mr Crisp’s areas of expertise include of M2M and IoT communications – including both the satellite and terrestrial M2M landscape. Previous consulting experience includes forecast analysis and risk management of natural disasters in Manila, where he made recommendations to policymakers about backup and emergency telecommunication links for use in city and nationwide emergencies.

14:25  Intelsat

Uncovering IoT Opportunities with the Satellite-Enabled Edge

Craig Allinson  Senior Principal Product Manager 

Craig has been with Intelsat for over a year and is currently heading the Product Management for IoT enablement, Edge Compute, private 5G and Cloud Services.  He was previously with Verizon Wireless where he was involved in the realization of the first commercial wireless 5G product CPEs, Verizon Specific OEM devices and services, Strategy lead for the 5G API for Android OS and applications and services, OEM strategy lead for Alexa voice assistant capability and consumer and business groups - including IoT and (MEC) Mobile Edge Computing groups.  He has also spent time with Truphone, AT&T, Cisco, Sony Mobile Communications and Ericsson.

14:45  Deloitte

Emerging Technologies in the New Space Age

Junayd Miah - Head of Space Science and Innovation

Junayd is currently pioneering complex technology, capability and policy through collaboration with global partners in government, industry and academia, to push the boundaries of space for the UK.  He has previously been a science advisor to the UK Space Command, specifically to advise on and recommend critical science and technology to deliver effective and resilient satellite communications and satellite operations for UK defence and civil sectors. He also spent seven years with the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory, finishing as Principal Space Scientist, where as an SME of the space domain, his primary role was to lead the delivery of critical research and development capabilities aligned with Ministry of Defence (MOD) space aspirations. 



15:05  Accenture

Emergence of AI with 5G


Rohit Kanwar Director Cloud, 5G & AI (APAC)

Rohit spearheads Telco transformation into Tech-co for the APAC region through strategic initiatives in 5G, Cloud, and AI/Gen AI.  He consults carriers in cost optimization and fosters collaboration across tech domains to create new revenue streams and mitigate risks for emerging tech adoption.  Collaborating with hyperscalers, he drives CI/CD pipelines, Telco/IT workload migration and Open RAN trials.  By integrating microservices, virtualization and anticipating market shifts, implementing Next-Gen OSS, Gen AI and innovative analytics, resulting in significant revenue growth and pipeline for Accenture.

15:25  Digital Reality

IoT Use Cases, Satellite Use Cases... Enabling Multi Cloud Connectivity and Drive Magnetism for all Ecosystem Players

Guillaume Sampic VP Service Providers Segment (EMEA)

Guillaume Sampic is is the EMEA VP for Service providers at Digital Reality having previously served as Director of strategy for BT Enterprise, the new BT unit dedicated to B2B customers in the UK.  Prior to this, Guillaume set up the new IoT unit at BT that focuses on delivering IoT solutions for BT internally and for BT customers on a global basis.  Before joining BT, Guillaume held a variety of roles in EE, the number 1 mobile operator in the UK, in corporate strategy and marketing.  He was also a management consultant with Accenture and high tech companies on three continents including assisting IBM with alliances and acquisitions.



15:45  Infosys

The Role of Telco's to Enable Industry 4.0, IoT, 5G and AI driven Hyperconverged Networks for Cross Industry Enablement

Manish Pathak  Expert Telecommunications (SDN/NFV/5G/OpenRAN/MEC/Telco Network Cloud)

Manish is an experienced telecomms professional currently focusing on simplifying the 5G and OpenRaN driven complex network Cloudification journey for Telcos - and helping in solution integration and adoption.  Also, With the growing digitisation and edge requirements of cross industry solution e.g smart manufacturing, IIoT... he is helping telcos to build edge and private network powered use cases... bringing them to real life with cross industry clients.  He has previously worked with GENBAND and Nokia.



16:05  Microsoft

IOT 2024: What will be Driving the Market? Opportunities and Challenges

Sara NagySenior Director of Customer Engagement

Sara has been with Microsoft for over 24 years in various product management, product strategy, technical sales and business development roles. Her experience spans many major products teams including Azure, Windows, M365, Business Applications, Mixed Reality, 5G, Space, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum.  She is currently Senior Director of Customer Engagement focused on technology enablement for customers and partners for key future emerging cloud technologies.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Sara created and ran her own small business for over 9 years in the Pacific Northwest where she focused on improving and perfecting the operational efficiency in service-oriented businesses.   She engages in various charitable efforts in the community including serving on the board of some non-profits.  

16:25  Ericsson

IOT 2024: What will be Driving the Market? Opportunities and Challenges

Sebastian BarrosRegional Vice President and Head Global Customer Unit

Sebastian is a Regional Vice President at Ericsson and a Co-Founder at MOOCOW.  He has over 20 years of executive-level experience in the ICT industry and his mission is to drive the development, implementation, and adoption of new technologies that can change the world, such as AI, cloud, 5G, edge computing, and IoT, in a sustainable and socially beneficial way.  He has founded and led two commercial projects in Malaysia, that use IoT and community partnerships to improve the environmental and economic conditions of local communities.  He has published a white paper on customer experience management in maturing markets and co-authored a book on digital transformation.  He is also a board member of WiseServicios, a multinational company that provides automation of service experiences using AI.  

16:25  Close


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