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Connected Living Workshop

Pre-event Workshop

Date: Tuesday, 10 June
Location: Kerry Hotel Pudong
Time: 8:30 – 16:15

Asia is a powerhouse for Machine to Machine communications (M2M) and the market is now scaling both in terms of connections and value building towards an Internet of Things. This in depth one-day workshop will focus on successful mobile deployments across the world, as well as the latest information on key market enablers to further accelerate growth. This complimentary workshop will cover the latest global and Asian market growth projections, unlocking operator value beyond connection, the central and developing role of SIMs, scaling mobile networks for growth as well a detailed discussion on the need for judicious regulation and key industry partnerships.

This workshop is aimed at senior management with an interest in M2M, representing mobile operators, network development, connected device manufacturers including automotive, health and consumer electronics, SIM solution providers and government regulators.

For further information on this and other GSMA Connected Living events, click here.


8:30 – 9:00 Welcome Coffee
9:00 – 9:30 Opening & Welcome – Beyond Connection and Scaling the Internet of Things
Asia is a powerhouse for M2M and the market is scaling both in terms of connections and value.  This session will focus on the success of Connected Living to date and the huge market opportunity for mobilising the Internet of Things.Speakers – Senior Mobile Operator M2M Leaders and GSMA Connected Living programme management
Chris Penrose, EVP Emerging Devices, AT&TXin Keduo, General Manager, China Unicom HQ Enterprise

Graham Trickey, Business Lead, Connected Living programme, GSMA

9:30 – 10:45  Beyond Connection – Unlocking Operator Potential
Unlocking operator potential by realising the value of capability beyond connectivity and developing the commercial value of the Internet of Things. Connectivity and the management of connected devices are key operator capabilities; however Operators are able to deliver even more value to their entire ecosystem through developing their networks and service platforms such as billing & charging.Speakers – Senior M2M Specialists from Mobile Operators, Vendors and Solution Providers
Alex Chau, Head of Practice, Machina ResearchTrent Mayberry, Managing Director, Accenture Mobility APAC

Eva Hedfors, Senior Director & Head of Communications Services & M2M North East Asia, Ericsson

Wang Zhihong, Vice President, China Telecom Shanghai Research Institution, China Telecom

Ma Yan, General Manager M2M Office, China Unicom

10:45 – 11:00   Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 – 12:15   SIMs & M2M – the Central and Developing Role of SIMs
SIM’s have a central and developing role within Connected Living and the Internet of Things. This session will focus on the future of Embedded SIM, the evolution of existing SIM capability, managing large numbers of connected devices and the role of key industry partnerships.Speakers – Senior M2M Specialists from Mobile Operators, SIM Solution Providers and Adjacent Industries
Craig Aldridge, Project Manager, Embedded SIM deployment, GSMAAngel David Garcia Barrio, Head of Alliances and MarCo, Global M2M, Telefonica

Hengbo Sun, Head of Technical Support, G&D (China) Information Technologies Co

Luo Hong, Director of ESIM Project, China Mobile

Kevin Li, Telematics Consultant, Strategy Analytics

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:30   Scaling Mobile Networks for Growth
To successfully support 11 billion mobile connections by 2020 will require managed growth and optimization mobile networks. This session will focus on the many ways mobile operators and their vendor partners are looking to cost effectively increase the breadth and depth of coverage to deliver the requirements of the Internet of Things.Speakers – Senior Network Managers from Mobile Operators and Vendor Partners
Alex Chau, Head of Practice, Machina ResearchSpeakers:
Liu Chunyang, General Manager of Network Operation, China Mobile M2M Company

Hong Bin, M2M Solution Senior Expert, Enterprise BG, Huawei

Sean Horan, M2M Application Sales Manager, Global Business Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions

14:30 – 14:45   Coffee/Tea Break
14:45 – 16:15   Successful Regulation and Industry Partnerships
Appropriate regulatory frameworks and industry partnerships are required to overcome key industry barriers and deliver sustainable market development. This session will involve an in depth discussion between leading industry and government experts on the individual requirements for specific markets.Speakers – Regulatory Authorities from Mobile Operators, Government and Industry Groups
Ashish Sharma, Director New Delhi Leads India CMT, PwCDr. Xu Liqun, Chief Scientist, mHealth, China Mobile

Sven Krey, Head of Sales Development Machine to Machine Competence Centre, Deutsche Telekom