About the Organizers
Forum Global would like to thank all our sponsors and supporting partners involved in this year's event. Details of all the companies and organizations involved in this year's edition can be found below.
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Forum Global specialises in policy focused conferences and events, providing a platform for discussion and debate on topical issues across a variety of different sectors. These events are organized with clients and partners and aim to progress ideas and actions on important issues, all within a balanced and neutral setting.
Forum Global is the international arm of Forum Europe, which was founded by Giles Merritt, columnist for the International Herald Tribune, and is widely recognized as the leading EU dedicated event provider.
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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
Qualcomm is the driving force behind the growth and progress of the global wireless industry. It is the world’s leader in patents and other intellectual property that provide the technological basis for the global wireless communications industry. That goes for existing 3G (third-generation) technology that makes wireless Internet data as well as voice transmissions practical around the world. It also applies to next-generation, 4G technology, which delivers an even more enhanced and seamless user experience.
In addition to licensing its intellectual property to more than 170 companies worldwide, Qualcomm also manufactures highly sophisticated chips that are the engines of some of the most advanced wireless handsets and devices on the market. The company is the driver behind the very latest next-generation devices, which combine mobile communications, computing, and consumer electronics, that are now coming to market.
Sprint is a leader in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market, recognized for developing, engineering and deploying a wide range of innovative solutions for the automotive, insurance, retail, transportation, utility and healthcare industries, to name a few. Sprint supports fully customized M2M solutions with network-agnostic technologies (including CDMA, 3G, 4G, Tier 1 IP and Sprint-branded global connectivity to 180 countries); specialized engineering teams; an open, collaborative approach; and an expansive M2M partner ecosystem. Sprint M2M tools include Command Center, allowing Web-based M2M device management, and Sprint’s hands-on lab in Burlingame, Calif., enabling collaboration between customers and partners on M2M concepts and products. For more information, please visit www.sprint.com/m2m
Xively provides the first public cloud purpose-built for the Internet of Things (IoT). Xively’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) helps companies simplify and accelerate development of a new generation of IoT-connected products that easily interact with other connected offerings, and effortlessly scale to billions of devices. With Xively, businesses of all sizes can focus on their innovation, instead of infrastructure, and bring compelling connected offerings to market at significant cost savings. Through the power of Xively’s Connected Object Cloud™, solutions can securely and selectively interconnect, creating an exponential effect. A subsidiary of LogMeIn (NASDAQ:LOGM), Xively is headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District.
Freescale Semiconductor www.freescale.com
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world.
Intel Corporation www.intel.com
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.. The company employs nearly 100,000 people across more than 50 countries. Intel has been operating in Europe since early 1970s. Of nearly 10,000 people working at Intel across the EU, over half work on cutting edge manufacturing and more than 4,000 are engaged in leading edge research and development in a lab network spanning 30 R&D locations in 11 EU countries.
Intel’s products and technologies are at the heart of computing solutions that have become essential parts of businesses, homes and schools around the world; and are being used to tackle some of the world’s most complex problems – in areas that include education, healthcare, economic development, and environmental sustainability. The company’s products include microprocessors, chipsets and other semiconductor products that are integral to computers, servers, note- and netbooks, as well as consumer electronics, handheld devices and connected “embedded” products becoming part of cars, shopping kiosks and bank ATMs.
Intel is headquartered in Santa Clara, California (USA). Additional information about the company is available at www.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.
Intel, the Intel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other Countries
Silver Spring Networks www.silverspringnet.com
Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Our pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with 16.5 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring¹s innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks is used by major utilities around the globe including Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Inc., and Progress Energy, among others. For more information please visit www.silverspringnet.com
ThingWorx provides the first platform designed to efficiently build and run the applications of today’s connected world. ThingWorx reduces M2M application development efforts by 10X, minimizing cost, risk and time to market. Businesses use the ThingWorx platform to rapidly deliver innovative applications and connected solutions across markets ranging from manufacturing, medical, energy, and food, to emerging Internet of Things applications, including smart cities, smart grid, agriculture, and transportation.
Silver sponsor and Refreshments sponsor
Arrayent offers an Internet-Connect Service that consumer product companies use to connect their products to smartphone and web applications. Arrayent’s claims to fame are 1) a very low cost residential gateway (<$5.00 BOM) and 2) deliver a just-works-install process. Customers have called Arrayent the “Cisco of small things.”
ioBridge is the provider of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to manufacturers and developers to web-enable products and add interactivity among things, people, and web services. ioBridge partners with its customers to support product development while delivering a stable, worldwide scale platform for embedded devices, cloud services, and applications. ioBridge pushes the limits of IoT technology by creating new concepts, addressing privacy, and investing into IoT security and wireless research. ioBridge products include ThingSpeak.com, an open source platform for the Internet of Things, RealTime.io, a commercial-grade, high-scale platform for interactive devices, and Iota, an embedded module and library for adding instant connectivity to almost any device.
Council is a thinktank, consultancy, accelarator and forecasting group. Council hosts the full range of opinions on what will be a small avalanche of disruptive innovations. They go through the full range of emotions and conceptual breakdown that comes with grasping the territory, the full logistical, business, social and philosophical implications of the Internet of Things. Council thinktank aims to grow into a positively critical counterpart to these negativities in focusing on the quality of interaction and potentialities of IOT for social, communicative and economic (personal fabrication, participatory finance, alternative currencies) connectivity between humans, humans and things and humans and their surroundings. Council highlights a personal history of locative media & hybrid spaces, by professionals of the i3 (Intelligent Information Interfaces) days, as well as the latest tools and applications, workshops on key issues, short keynotes and time for debate and discussion.
Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies www.c-pet.org
C-PET, the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, is a nonpartisan Washington, DC, think tank focused on innovation and the long-term policy implications of emerging technologies. As part of its program of events, C-PET has hosted conferences and roundtables addressing the future of the Internet – including the Internet of Things, cloud, privacy, and the Government 2.0 and Business 2.0 impacts of social media.
4G Americas www.4gamericas.org
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment and adoption of the 3GPP family of technologies throughout the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the successful commercial rollout of 3GPP mobile broadband technologies across the Americas and their place as the No. 1 technology family in the region. The organization aims to develop the expansive wireless ecosystem of networks, devices, and applications enabled by GSM and its evolution to LTE. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with an office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Dallas. More information is available at www.4gamericas.org
futuretext is a research company created by industry thought leader Ajit Jaokar. The main focus of our research is Big Data for Telecoms which includes IOT (Internet of Things) and Smart Cities. futuretext's work is based on academic outreach through courses conducted at Oxford University (Big Data for Telecoms) and the Technical University of Madrid( http://www.upm.es/institucional). At the newly launched citysciences program program at UPM - Ajit will be applying Big Data algorithms (specifically Mahout, Real time algorithms like Twitter storm, Predictive algorithms and Machine learning algorithms to Telecoms, IOT and Smart cities. futuretext works with companies across the value chain to understand the impact of Big Data, IOT and Mobile technologies including Government and Regulatory bodies, Telecom Operators, Handset vendors, Research institutes and Academic institutions
GSM Association www.gsm.org
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Uniting nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators and more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, the GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, and driving the growth of the mobile industry. It also produces the premier industry events including the GSMA Mobile World Congress and the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress.
ZigBee Alliance www.zigbee.org
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of more than 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas.
Our mission: Aggregate and connect the ideas, people and companies of the Internet of Things.
We are passionate about the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and everything that will accompany that shift. The emerging term "Internet of Things" seems to best represent these changes taking place and the term Postscapes is inspired from a future of networked landscapes and its possibilities. Our goal is to serve the need of those interested in learning or taking advantage of IoT technologies with timely news, resources, events, and education.
Strategy Analytics www.strategyanalytics.com
Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com