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‘The Brutal Reality of the Future of Connected Devices’ – Connected Devices SIG Event - Cambridge

Start date/time :  12:00 14th April 2016
End date/time :  17:30 14th April 2016
Venue :  Microsoft Research Cambridge, 21 Station Road, CB1 2FB

The projected figure of 20 billion or more connected devices in 2020 has morphed into an accepted fact within the industry, but look under the surface and there’s a worrying lack of support. Whilst progress is being made, infrastructure and management services show little sign of supporting this growth, which would require over 5 million new M2M devices to be connected every day. The hype is still going strong, but where are the foundations? Speakers include Emil Berthelsen of Machina Research, Jaap Groot of Semtech, David Sharp of Ocado, Denis Bidinost of NextG-Com, John Chambers of Thingworx, Patrick Mitchell of Mayflower Complete Lighting Control, and Dr Dritan Kaleshi of Digital Catapult Centre.



Join us for this half day event as we explore the industry challenges of reaching the tens of billions mark. With GPRS disappearing, there is a glaring infrastructure hole. Will that be replaced by LPWAN or cellular?  How will these devices be managed, updated and replaced, and what are the security threats as M2M moves from a vertical market to a far more horizontal one? Join us to discuss these issues as we look beyond the PR into the practicalities of a future of connected devices.

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The Connected Devices SIG is championed by Paul Green of Arkessa, Nick Hunn of WiFore, Antony Rix of TTP and Tim Whittaker of Cambridge Consultants. We are extremely grateful to our host Microsoft Research Cambridge for supporting the event.

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