M2M's Integral Role in Enterprise Efficiency Presentations

M2M Zone Conference at CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011

Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 10:15am
End Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 1:30pm

San Diego Convention Center Room 29BC

FREE to all registered CTIA attendees

Moderator: Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO and Founder, Beecham Research

Our experts will provide a look into the innovations they have developed, as well as what the future holds. Sessions will include developer case studies as well as a workshop providing instructional lessons or methods for achieving device certification.


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10:15 AM – Registration

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM - Keynote:  John Horn, President, RACO Wireless

10:45 AM – 11:55 AM

Rick Lisa, Group Director, Business Development, M2M, Intel
Alex Brisbourne, President, KORE Telematics
Steve Pazol, President, nPhase
Mike Ueland, Vice President and General Manager, Telit Wireless Solutions

2G vs 3G - Are Enterprise Data Requirements Shifting?

At the present time, the vast majority of remote data requirements for enterprises use 2G networks. Yet mobile phone requirements are moving rapidly to 3G and beyond.

  • To what extent are M2M enterprise applications shifting towards 3G?
  • How quickly is this shift likely to happen, if at all?
  • Is there a benefit in moving to 3G ahead of real need?
  • Is there a total Cost of Ownership issue?

Enterprise M2M Solutions – Do we need interoperability?

The concept of the Internet of Things is all about sharing data across application boundaries to create new service opportunities. For this to happen, interoperability matters for future M2M market development. Considering current market trends and developments:

  • Are we heading towards lots of enterprise solution "islands"?
  • Is there a need for interoperability between enterprises for M2M data?
  • If so, what does that mean in practical terms? Is it just a matter of a few APIs?
  • What are the opportunities?
  • What are the hurdles?

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Abhi Ingle, VP Mobility Application Solutions, AT&T
John Keever, CTO, ILS Technology
Sergio Ramos, CTO, Quake Global

M2M & ERP Backbones - What Are the Systems Integration Hurdles?

Data from remote devices is becoming increasingly important for enterprises, both from an operational and strategic viewpoint. In the early days of M2M, such data was typically used mainly by those directly involved in the operations related to it. Now it is needed throughout the enterprise and that means close integration with ERP backbones.

  • How is this best achieved?
  • What are the alternatives?
  • What are the key issues that need to be resolved?

Asset Tracking - How Important Are Global Solutions?

Evidence suggests that M2M adopters are increasingly looking for international coverage for their asset tracking solutions. That while the mobile phone business essentially has a national focus, M2M essentially has an international focus - particularly when it comes to asset tracking applications.

  • Is this true?
  • How is this likely to change over the next 3 to 5 years?
  • What are the implications of global versus national solutions?

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