Events / Internet of Things: Beyond the buzz

Internet of Things: Beyond the buzz

September 27, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Technology, Internet & Telecoms Group
Internet of Things: Beyond the buzz
Thursday 27 September


This event is sponsored by GSMA


As more devices become connected to the internet, the “internet of things” (or “IoT”) is entering everyday life. It started with mobile phones, but now everything is becoming connected: watches, house alarms, cars and buses, healthcare devices, production machines, collars for cows. GSMA intelligence forecasts that the total number of IoT connections (cellular and non-cellular) globally will reach 25.2 billion in 2025, up from 6.3 billion in 2017.


Our experts will explain how the IoT is turning from a buzz word into real business and profits. We will tackle questions like:


What new technologies are having the biggest impact on business models?
What are the best business opportunities presented by the IoT?
Who are the leading players (established and newcomers)?
What are the security risks?


Experts from venture capital, major players and start-ups in this market will explore these topics and more.


Emanuele Angelidis is a telecoms expert and co-founder and CEO of Breed Reply, Europe’s leading early stage IoT investor. Founded in 2014, they have a portfolio of 20 IoT companies across Europe. Emanuele started at Italtel, and in 1994 took part in the start-up and development of Omnitel, latterly Vodafone Italy. In 1999, he co-founded Fastweb, one of Italy’s largest telecoms companies, and was CEO.


Matt Hatton is VP Research at Gartner. Matt is a technology analyst with more than 20 years’ experience and an expert on the Internet of Things. Matt is a member of Gartner’s IoT Group where he helps vendors and enterprises understand the implications and opportunities presented by the growth of IoT. Matt founded and was CEO of Machina Research, a boutique research firm focused on IoT, acquired by Gartner in 2016.


Stephan Noller, is CEO of Ubirch and a serial entrepreneur from Cologne, Germany. He developed the first machine learning-based audience measurement system for the German advertising market. He founded AG, Europe’s market leader for predictive targeting, which sold to Deutsche Post and then Zalando AG. Recently, Stephan founded Ubirch, a security solution linking connected devices to the cloud through cryptography and blockchain technology. Gartner says it is a ‘cool vendor’.


Martin Tufft is IoT Director at BT where he is responsible for building the IoT B2B business, including product development, business development and providing specialist sales support to the various channels. Martin has been in the telecoms industry for more than 25 years in a variety of leadership roles.


The Walbrook Building, 25 Walbrook, London EC4N 8AF
Nearest tubes: Bank or Cannon Street
TIME 18:30 for 19:00
COST Members £25 Members guests (non-INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapés