Building Blocks Towards an Internet of Connected Things (IoT)

Market and Technology Drivers for Connectivity, Interoperability and Wireless Standards

Hosted by:



December 2-4, 2014


Dolce Hayes Mansion

San Jose, CA USA



Limited to 100 seats

First Registered, First Served!

Attendance open to ALL IWPC Members


With the global cellular M2M market projected to account for nearly $196 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020, IWPC will run a workshop in San Jose from December 2-4, 2014 to explore the market and technology drivers for a connected world. We will examine wireless connectivity protocols, including WiFi, Zigbee, Bluetooth LE, 802.15.4 and others as well as Ultra-Narrow Band for wide area networking and the transition from 2G to 3G/4G technologies on route towards 5G. Global thought leaders will explore the massive growth potential for IoT and assess what impact new markets will have on spectrum, network deployment and sensor innovation.

Workshop Goals

  • Explore the requirements and implications of IoT
  • Investigate what standards are needed for the plethora of connectivity demands
  • Discuss how these standards will impact client and infrastructure sectors
  • Debate business models and policy issues triggered by "all things connected"


December 2


7:00 PM

PM Tour (Depart hotel at 12:30 pm, lunch and tour at UL Fremont Lab)


Social and Networking Reception and Registration



December 3


7:00 AM

Networking Breakfast and Continued Registration


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks and Self-Introductions


Each person will be asked to introduce him/herself and show how they can contribute to this process.

9:00 AM

Host Keynote Remarks

  • Objectives for the Workshop and IoT areas of focus

  • The scope of IoT applications includes Machine-to-Machine communications and aims to go beyond M2M by enabling any device to connect and benefit from the Internet.

  • The evolution towards a "Web of Things" is a key development in a variety of industry sectors.

  • How will the eco-system evolve - carrier business models, OEMs?

  • How will the delivery of transport, wearables, industrial and consumer equipment control, supply chain management, education, health, etc.  be affected by this technology.

  • Industry opportunities, challenges and trade-offs

  • Considering the End-to-End perspective

Evolution Towards the Web of Things

VP Segment Marketing






10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM


Carrier Perspectives

  • Exploring global M2M scenarios.
  • What can be learnt from progress to date?
  • Considering rollout challenges for 2G/3G, 4G and 5G
  • Assessing deployment and integration challenges - growth in devices and connectivity choices
  • Business case Challenges - monetizing IoT?

Connecting Billions of Wireless Devices

Senior Researcher



Keys for Smooth and Smart IoT Service Operation

Researcher, Tech Strategy Office

Re-Investing Wireless Connectivity for Global Cellular Low Energy Devices

VP, Marketing



12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM


Vertical Markets

  • What are the IoT markets and early adopter segment?
  • Business Case Scenarios - How can each level of supply chain monetize IoT?
  • What place with IoT play in the medical sector?
  • Client drivers and requirements - Wearables, Health and Fitness
  • Connected Home drivers and requirements - Entertainment, Home Management and Automation
  • How is privacy and security assured?

Continuity Coefficient: More Handoffs, More Fumbles - Why Healthcare is not Like Instagram




Connectivity for Wearable Devices -  Opportunities and Challenges towards 2020

Senior Researcher


3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:40 PM

Vertical Markets (continued)

  • Industrial drivers and requirements (Mobile Applications) Automotive (V2V V2X) Logistics, Telematics, M2M Evolution
  • Industrial drivers and requirements (static Applications) Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Robotics, Manufacturing, Control, Remote Monitoring
  • Smart City Scenarios and demands - Public Transport, City Planning, Smart Public Equipment, Lighting, Environment, Security
  • Energy and Utility Sector drivers and requirements - Distribution, Smart Grids


The Automobile as the "Thing"

Business Innovation Lead



Do We Want an IP Enabled Smart Energy Grid?

Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


5:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Host, carriers and vertical market representatives

arm chinamobile
ford sony

5:40 PM

Adjourn for Day


6:30 PM

Networking Dinner (Mountain Winery)

Bus transportation provided to and from hotel

December 4


7:00 AM

Networking Breakfast


8:00 AM

Network Infrastructure Scenarios to Support Billions of Connected Devices


What are the demands from the different sectors?

  • Considering traffic profiles
  • What architectures (Cloud/Edge), end-point specifications, etc. are needed to support: Automotive, industrial, telecom, medical, agricultural, energy, etc.
  • Understanding different requirements in terms of bandwidth, latency, control plane, power
  • What are the network building blocks for IoT?
  • What's missing?
  • Will IoT deployment be client side or infrastructure side led?
  • How will latency, power, control plane, connectivity challenges be addressed?
  • What connectivity means will be used - IoT gateways, low power Wireless Personal Area Networks
  • What frequencies will be used?


LTE Evolution for LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) Cellular IoT

Principal Research Specialist



Exploring a 'Clean Slate' Approach to Cellular IoT Connectivity


Manager, Telecommunications



Cellular Technology Office



9:20 AM

Network Infrastructure Vision for A Networked Society

  • 5G and the Networked Society

  • 5G cellular system requirements

  • Examples of 5G use cases

  • Relliable real-time machine type communications

  • Wireless communications for factory automation

  • Achieving high reliability in fading channels

  • Physical layer design aspects for low-latency and high-reliability communications

  • Example scenario and performance evaluation


Reliable Real-Time Communication for Connected Industries - One 5G Use Case

Senior Research Engineer


10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM


Network Infrastructure Scenarios to Support Billions of Connected Devices (continued)

  • What are the main issues concerning IoT? Adoption, Time-to-Market, End-point power, Coverage, Cost, Supply Chain Management, Technology Availability...
  • Considerations for industrial ecosystems such as manufacturing, transportation, energy, mining and oil & gas
  • What value do we see in the Industrial Internet?
  • What role will wireless play?
  • What challenges are we seeing?
  • What initiatives are underway to solve those challenges?

Wireless for the Industrial Internet of Things: Challenges and Directions

Internet of Things Solution Architect


11:20 AM

Innovation and Technology Enablers

  • Deployment Best Practices
  • Sensors - IoT strategy
  • What are the client side challenges?
  • Considering the different segments - what are the power and memory requirements?
  • Can 10 year battery life be achieved, how?
  • Is energy harvesting feasible?
  • Maintaining privacy and security of end points
  • Can device costs fall to a level to drive huge connection increases?

Intel Solutions to Enable Seamless connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT)

Senior Director, Product Management and  Marketing

12:00 Noon

Networking Lunch


1:00 PM


Innovation and Technology Enablers (continued)

Balancing Functionality, Throughput and Ultra High Efficiency to Enable Affordable M2M and IoT Devices

VP/GM M2M Business Unit

Transforming the Role of Wireless: LTE Advanced Expands into New Frontier

Director of Technical Marketing


Edge Node System Requirements Demand New Architectures from the Ground Up

VP/GM, Wireless Solutions and Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) Member

3:00 PM

Networking Break


3:40 PM


Standardization - Now or Later?

  • Considering Interoperability, compatibility, reliability, security and effective operations between heterogeneous technical solutions on a global scale
  • Which wireless technologies fit what markets segments and applications?
  • Is it time for proprietary or standards based solutions?
  • Who is driving standardization and standards efforts?
  • Will standards work aid in enabling the emergence of new business models and better service offers to support the disparate global sectors of industry?
  • Are the current wireless standards sufficient or are evolved standards required?


Can THREAD Really Solve Security, Power and Compatibility Issues for Connected Products Around the Home?

Technology Strategy - New Business Development ARM

4:20 PM

Closing Panel

Host, carriers and vertical market representatives

arm chinamobile
ford sony
5:00 PM

Takeaways and Closing Remarks


5:40 PM



7:15 PM

Dinner (Dutch*)
* = in this context, Dutch is a term which means that each person will be responsible for their own dinner costs.

For those who desire to join us, we get together to enjoy good friends, good food, good wine, and (really) bad jokes.


  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?
  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?
  3. Who are the attendees?
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?
  5. Hotel information?
  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?
  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?
  8. Will business cards be collected?
  9. What is the dress code?
  10. How will handout materials be provided?
  1. What is the deadline for presentation/handout materials?

    Deadline for electronic version of presentation/handout materials: Friday, November 21, 2014.

  2. What can I do to prepare for speaking an at IWPC workshop?

    Click on the link below for a short video guide regarding preparing for and improving your IWPC presentation:

    Video: IWPC Speaker Guidelines

  3. Who are the attendees?
    • We do not permit the Press.
    • We do not permit Analysts.
    • We do not permit Consultants.
    • We do not permit 3rd party sales reps.
    • We only permit "first hand knowledge experts" in business and technology issues, prepared to contribute to the discussion.
  4. What are the costs/registrations fees?

    ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover out-of-pocket workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus First Day breakfast/lunch/dinner plus Second Day breakfast/lunch plus Breaks), audio/visual costs, etc.

    These costs will be $995 (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members only.)

    ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check. Make checks payable to IWPC.

  5. Hotel information?

    Dolce Hayes Mansion
    200 Edenvale Avenue
    San Jose, CA USA 95136
    Phone: +1 408-226-3200
    Hotel Website

    The IWPC room block rate is $179.00. Click here to register online. You may also email Powell Jackson directly to make room reservations.

    The cut-off date for reservations is Friday, November 14, 2014. After that date, rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.

  6. What are the travel options from the airport to the hotel?

    Directions and transportation options will be posted as soon as possible.

  7. Are there any audiovisual requirements?

    A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.

    In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post workshop, presentations are made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “recordings” of all presentations and panel sessions.

  8. Will business cards be collected?

    Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.

  9. What is the dress code?

    Business casual suggested. No ties, please!

  10. How will handout materials be provided?

    For ALL IWPC members:

    All IWPC members are invited to submit materials to be included in the online workshop folder in the IWPC Research Library. This should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

    For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:

    You are invited to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

    These materials will be included on the IWPC website Research Library.

    Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.

    Please use this FREE FTP site to send electronic materials (any size file):

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