The Future of Wireless International Conference 2014

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Day 1 - Monday 30 June

Keynote speakers
The global forces that will shape our future - Carolina Costa, Managing Director, Orange Innovation UK & Daniel Gurrola, VP Business Vision, Orange
Wireless technology's role in the future of the planet - Sally Uren, Chief Executive, Forum for the Future
The transformation power of mobile - Angela Baker, Senior Manager, Qualcomm Government Affairs
Connecting the unconnected - from Glencoe to Gaborone - Prof Simon Saunders, Co-Founder, Real Wireless


Track sessions

Track 1: Wireless and economic growth
Wireless technology accelerating the return on investment for IoT and M2M - Alan Carlton, Senior Director, InterDigital
Communications: an enabler for growth, or a first world technology? - Dr Antony Rix, Senior Consultant, TTP Group
When will IoT/M2M applications bring real economic benefit? - Dale Taylor, Partner Markets EMEA Solutions Architect, Vodafone Global Enterprise
The economics of wireless for city ecosystems in developed and developing countries - Steve Edwards, CEO, Living PlanIT

Track 2: Wireless for people
Peek - the portable eye examination kit: eye care everywhere - Dr Andrew Bastawrous, Co-Founder, Peek Vision
The phone of mum and dad - Simon Rockman, Managing Director, Fuss Free Phones
Designing with the grain - a user centred approach to saving energy in the home - Dr Val Mitchell, Loughborough Design Centre, Loughborough University
Empowering blind women in developing countries through inclusively designed smartphones and services - Abhi Naha, CEO and Founder, Zone V

Track 3: Wireless saves the world! - Distinguishing the hype from the reality
Charting a course to the Internet of Things (IoT) - Paul Green, Marketing and Technical Director, Arkessa
The mobile industry term report - room for improvement - David Sanders, Director of Innovations, Carbon Trust
Mobile operators tackling the challenges head-on - Mary Roach, Programme Ops Manager - Mobile Enabled Community Services, GSMA
Applying lesson learned from energy innovation to future challenges - Dr Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO, Azuri Technologies Ltd

Track 4: Wireless and future innovation
Empowering start-ups: the future is already here! - Gary Stewart, Director, Wayra UK and Wayra UnLtd
Mobile apps business: new opportunities in a changing world - Emmanuel Carraud, CEO, MagicSolver
Generation Y and the wireless world - Zoe Cunningham, Managing Director, Softwire
Taking 5G from vision to reality - Moray Rumney, Lead Technologist, Agilent Technologies


Day 2 - Tuesday 1 July

Keynote speakers
Building a smarter world - Rod O'Shea, EMEA Director of Embedded Sales Group & Doug Pulley CTO - Wireless, Communications Infrastructure Division, Intel
So where do we go from here? - Dr Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager, Corporate Sales, MediaTek
The impact of wireless innovation round the world - Steve Jones, Chair of Trustees, Humanitarian Centre & Dr Harsha Liyange, Founder, Sarvodaya-Fusion
Wireless: changing the way we live - Avijit Ghosh, AVP - Technology, Aricent
The future of business - putting people and planet alongside profit - Pete Hutton, EVP and President of Product Groups, ARM
Changing the world with wireless technology - Stuart Orr, Managing Director - Communications, Accenture