M2M Zone Conference at International CTIA Wireless 2012

Start Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
End Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Globalization, Apps & Integration for Machine Communications

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Co-located with CTIA Wireless


Wednesday May 9, 2012
10:45 am - 4:15 pm
Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
Room 344 

This M2M Zone conference will brief telecom and enterprise executives on current trends revolving around the explosive growth in machine-to-machine communications (M2M). Three panel sessions will explore major current issues, including the trend towards truly international deployments, use of M2M in the public sector, and the integration of M2M with backbone IT systems.

10:45 am: Registration 

11:00 am:
Keynote Address - Current State of the M2M Ecosystem

Robin Duke-Woolley, Founder & CEO, Beecham Research

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11:15 am - 12:35 pm:
Session I - Global Deployments Become Reality

Moderator: Robin Duke-Woolley, Founder & CEO, Beecham Research
Niclas Andersson, Sr Manager International Sales Development, M2M Competence Center, Deutsche Telekom AG
Jim Cairns, Vice President Business Development, Multi-Tech Systems
Brian Murphy, Head of M2M America's, Vodafone
Lars Ramfelt, CEO, Yanzi Networks AB

  • Controlling Costs: managing roaming fees and international rates
  • Service platform environments look to make it work
  • Which vertical markets are the first/next to "go global?"

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12:35 pm: Lunch Sponsored by ezetop
Speaker: Mark Roden, CEO, ezetop

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1:15 pm – 2:35 pm:
Session II - M2M's Public Impact and Ability to Improve Society 

Moderator: Sam Lucero, Practice Director, M2M Connectivity, ABI Research
David Wigglesworth, VP of Data Services, Iridium 
Mike Ueland, SVP & General Manager, Telit Wireless Solutions
Jay Olearain, President-nPhase, Verizon

  • Smart Cities: governments using M2M to improve the lives of citizens
  • Public Benefits: M2M applications helping consumers make better choices for themselves and society as a whole
  • M2M in Social Networks: machines joining Facebook for the public good

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2:45 pm – 4:05 pm:
Session III - M2M and the IT Infrastructure

Moderator: Bill Lesieur, Senior Analyst Mobile Cloud, Maravedis Inc
Fred Yentz, CEO, ILS Technology
Alex Brisbourne, President, KORE Telematics 
Brian Anderson, VP of Marketing Solutions & Services, Sierra Wireless

  • ERP Integration: where do M2M apps begin and extensible IT systems end?
  • Connected Consumers: convergent billing reaches much more than phones
  • Case Studies: corporate deployments that are happening now

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