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The MEF CONNECTS IoT is an event that will explore how the Internet of Things is transforming our lives. From the latest trends and innovations to the future potential of IoT, this event will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and case studies to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of IoT technology.

Attendees will learn about the importance of security and privacy in IoT devices, how businesses are being transformed across industries, and best practices for designing for IoT. There will also be a conversation with experts in the healthcare industry about the use of IoT devices in medical settings and the potential impact on patient care.

In addition, there will be an exploration of the ethics of IoT technology, including issues of privacy, data ownership, and potential biases. The event will wrap up with closing remarks and next steps for attendees to continue learning about IoT.

This event is perfect for anyone interested in the future of technology and the impact it will have on our lives. Whether you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or simply curious about the latest trends, this event is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve.

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Our Speakers

Andrew Parkin-White

Andrew Parkin-White

Founding Partner

Tecfutures

Arun Dehiri

Arun Dehiri

Managing Director

Red Dawn Consulting

Christian Wagner

Christian Wagner

Managing Partner

BAYFU

Curtis Govan

Curtis Govan

Americas President

floLIVE

Denise G. Tayloe

Denise G. Tayloe

Co-Founder & CEO

PRIVO

Diana Kelley

Diana Kelley

CISO

Protect AI

Endrit Kola

Endrit Kola

EMEA Sales Manager

Wavely

Gabriel Salvate

Gabriel Salvate

Director Strategy Business Development

BICS

Gergana Schrack

Gergana Schrack

Sales Manager Digital Power Services

Schneider Electric GmbH

James Moar

James Moar

Principal Analyst

Kaleido Inteligence

Javier Martinez Borreguero

Javier Martinez Borreguero

Industry 4.0 Head

Telefónica Tech

Jimmy Jones

Jimmy Jones

Head of Security

Zariot

Khaled ElShabrawy

Khaled ElShabrawy

Government and Smart Cities Lead (UAE)

Microsoft

Lucy Knight

Lucy Knight

Co-founder & Data Lead

The Data Place

Luke Pearce

Luke Pearce

Senior Analyst, Incubation Projects

CCS Insights

Mathias Muehlfeld

Mathias Muehlfeld

VP Revenue Operations

EMnify

Michael Becker

Michael Becker

MEF Advisor

CEO – Identity Praxis Inc

Nassia Skoulikariti

Nassia Skoulikariti

IoT Director

MEF

Nick Earle

Nick Earle

CEO

Eseye

Noah Rafalko

Noah Rafalko

CEO

TSG Global

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

CEO

MConnected

Sridhar Ramachandran

Sridhar Ramachandran

Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer

Somos

Open Event

Event Info

Date

07/09/2023

Time

All day

Location

Remote,

Overview Agenda

  • Nassia Skoulikariti, Director IoT – MEF

Our keynote speaker will discuss the latest trends, innovations, and predictions for the future of IoT.

  • Khaled ElShabrawy, Government and Smart Cities Lead (UAE) – Microsoft

In this session, we will explore the exciting prospects of private 5G networks in the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT). We will delve into the key questions surrounding private IoT networks, the advantages that 5G brings to the table, emerging business models, and the challenges hindering private 5G deployments.

  • James Moar, Principal Analyst – Kalleido Inteligence
  • Christian Wagner, Managing Partner – BAYFU
  • Curtis Govan, Americas President – floLIVE
  • Javier Martinez Borreguero, Industry 4.0 Head – Telefonica

Industry Analyst Andrew Parking White from Tecfutures, will discuss how IoT is transforming businesses across industries and what it means for the future of work.

  • Andrew Parkin-White, Founding Partner – TecFutures

In this panel discussion Designing for IoT, we will offer a comprehensive exploration of the challenges, opportunities, and best practices in designing for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. As the IoT continues to shape and revolutionize various industries, this panel brings together industry experts and technologists to discuss the intricacies of designing products and experiences for the interconnected world. By addressing key considerations such as user experience, security, interoperability, and scalability, the panelists will share insights and real-world examples that showcase effective design strategies for IoT applications. 

  • Nassia Skoulikariti, Director IoT – MEF
  • Peter Johnson, MConnected – CEO
  • Mathias Muehlfeld, VP Revenue Operations – EMnify
  • Gabriel Salvate, Director Strategy Business Development – BICS
  • Nick Earle, CEO – Eseye

Our Case Study: Sustainability in the Energy Sector, aims to delve into the multifaceted and critical aspects of sustainability within the energy industry. As the world grapples with the challenges of climate change and the urgent need to transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, this session presents a comprehensive analysis of a compelling case study highlighting sustainable practices in the energy sector.

During this presentation and fireside chat we will share insights and experiences in implementing sustainable strategies within the energy sector, showcasing innovative approaches, best practices, and lessons learned that have propelled sustainable development in the energy industry.

  • Nassia Skoulikariti, Director IoT – MEF
  • Gergana Schrack, Sales Manager Digital Power Services – Schneider Electric GmbH

The discussion on IoT Security and Privacy, brings together a panel of experts to shed light on the crucial significance of security and privacy in IoT devices, as well as effective strategies to safeguard user data. As the proliferation of IoT devices continues to reshape our digital landscape, concerns surrounding data breaches, unauthorized access, and privacy violations have become paramount. This panel aims to address these challenges by exploring best practices, industry standards, and innovative approaches for ensuring the security and privacy of IoT systems. By sharing insights, real-world experiences, and expert recommendations, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of protecting user data in the IoT ecosystem and acquire practical knowledge to implement robust security measures in their own IoT deployments.

  • Arun Dehiri, Managing Director – Red Dawn Consulting
  • Jimmy Jones, Head of Security – Zariot
  • Sridhar Ramachandran, Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer – Somos
  • Endrit Cola, EMEA Sales Manager – Wavely
  • Noah Rafalko, CEO – TSG Global

Enterprises are increasingly using dedicated Private Mobile Networks to provide greater control and security for their on-site connectivity, particularly for IoT.

In this session, Industry Analyst Luke Pearce from CCS Insight will explore which industries and countries are leading the way for deployments, as well exploring key questions such as:

What are the main drivers and barriers to adoption across various sectors and industries?

Who are the key solution providers and partners?

How do private mobile networks compare to alternatives such as WiFi and public network slicing?

  • Luke Pearce, Senior Analyst, Incubation Projects – CCS Insights

IoT, Ethics, The Age-Aware Internet, and The Protection of Vulnerable Populations: Are You Ready? Have you heard? There is a push to make the Internet and Internet-enabled experiences age-aware by default and to ensure that we are all adequately protecting vulnerable populations (i.e., the neurodiverse, elderly, incapacitated, etc.). Case in point, in the U.S. alone, there are 144 children online privacy and safety regulations requiring some level of age assurance that are being introduced or reworked so that corporations and society writ large understand the proper handling of children’s digital identity, personal data, parental rights, and corporate obligations. Why? Because the vast majority of children today (individuals under 18) in the United States are using Smartphones, computers, and tablets, and are interacting with IoT devices on a daily basis. In the U.K., 83% of children lie about their age to access social media sites. Children are using these devices to declare their identity, exchange data, and interact with a wide range of services. These interactions, without the proper protections in place, expose children to many harms and limit their ability to access the benefits of countless services. We see similar stats throughout the developed world. But let’s remember, we must think beyond the law. Just because the law says it is ok or not, does not mean that it is actually appropriate or inappropriate to do; ethical considerations are just as important as legal ones. In this session, our speakers explore the ethical & cultural, regulatory, technological, and commercial considerations that executives and their companies need to keep in mind as they further their digital transformation and address new concepts like compliance, privacy, decentralized identity, Web 2.5 and 3.0, artificial intelligence, and more. This exploration will include a review of the ODI Data This Canvas, a deep discussion of child privacy requirements, parental controls, and new and emerging technologies. You’ll learn not only how to comply with regulations but also on how to do the right thing.

  • Michael Becker, PD&I Advisor – MEF
  • Lucy Knight, Co-founder & Data Lead – The Data Place
  • Denise G. Tayloe, CEO & Co-Founder – PRIVO

Smart, Secure, and Sustainable I/IOT From cars to cities, homes to shop floors, there’s almost nothing that can’t be improved upon with smart, connected devices. But to be truly “smart”, those connected things also need to be secure and sustainable to deliver on their promise of a better world. But without integrated security the very things we depend on to make our lives easier, could be turned against us in very dangerous ways; from poisoned public water systems, to disrupted pipeline & supply chains, and even compromised baby monitors! Operators and Administrators who are tasked with protecting critical systems have an arduous job but having the vigilance to defend against threats and limit downtime is not only essential for business but sometimes critical in protecting human lives. Join Diana Kelley, CISO for Protect AI, Inc., as she explains the 5 indisputable facts of I/IOT security and then provides practical guidance for deploying and protecting I/IOT devices smartly, sustainably and securely. Join us to learn about: o Importance of network segmentation o OTA updates o Controls for privileged and remote access o Issues with hard coded and default passwords o Hardware root of trust o Resilient ML and AI for I/IOT.

  • Diana Kelley, Protect AI – CISO
  • Nassia Skoulikariti, Director IoT – MEF

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