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The framework conference programme is now available below. Details of the full programme including confirmed speakers will appear here shortly, please check back regularly for updates. If you are interested in speaking opportunities, please contact Emily Jones at or on +44 (0) 2920 783 020.


Saturday 23 September, 2017


08:30 – 09:00

Breakfast, Networking and Registration

09:00 – 09:20

Welcome Ceremony

09:20 – 09:40

Keynote Address – Delivering a Co-ordinated IoT strategy for the Asia Pacific Region

09:40 – 10:50

Session 1: Security Standards and Privacy Frameworks – Paving the way for Trust and Confidence in IoT

There are many IoT connectivity solutions to help power and connect the billions of connected devices that make up the IoT. Each one is unique and has advantages, and for the connectivity requirements of the hyper-connected IoT world to be fully met, a mix of different solutions and technology will be required. This session will look at some of the different options that are going to be central to this mix. It will look at the potential of 5G to deliver the required technologies, and the progress that is being made in this area within the Asia region. And with wide-scale 5G roll-out still some time away, it will also look at solutions that are being put forward in the meantime to meet today’s immediate demand for low-power, wide-area IoT. It will examine the emergence and of both proprietary Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies operating in the unlicensed spectrum bands (such as LoRa and Sigfox); and those technologies and standards operating in licensed spectrum bands, such as NB-IoT and LTE-M; and look at the use cases for which each technology is best suited. Finally, participants are encouraged to consider the growing demand for other connectivity solutions, for example WiFi and satellite services, and the role these will play in building the future IoT.

10:50 – 11:10

Networking Break

11:10 – 12:20

Session 2: Fuelling the Internet of Things - Meeting the short and long-term connectivity requirements


12:20 – 13:20

Networking Lunch

13:20 – 17:30

Session 3: Delivering an Inclusive Internet of Things - Maximising the benefits of IoT for all

From the largest and most technically advanced cities, to the most remote rural areas, and across multiple different industries, IoT has the potential to change lives and deliver economic benefits everywhere. The Smart Cities and eGovernment Forum held here over the last couple of days explored in detail the positive effect that smart technologies are having in urban environments. Moving on from this, this afternoon’s sessions will look at the specific role that IoT is playing in two key areas – the automotive and manufacturing sectors; and then also focus on the challenges and opportunities that IoT presents in less developed rural areas. Ultimately the aim will be to explore what needs to be done going forward to ensure that IoT truly is a technology for all people across Asia, and not just the digital “haves”.

13:20 – 14:50

Delivering an Inclusive Internet of Things - Maximising the benefits of IoT for all

13:20 – 13:40

Introductory Presentation – Delivering an Inclusive Internet of Things

13:40 – 14:50

Session 3i: The Connected Cars debate - Disruptive business models and future trends of the connected and autonomous car industry

Increased connectivity in cars provides a range of new commercial opportunities for all industry stakeholders as well as huge potential benefits for consumers. Throughout Asia, OEMs, mobile operators and a host of other industry stakeholders are making moves in this exciting new space and new trends are emerging as a result. There are however, a number of important issues that need to be addressed, both at industry and policy level, in order to ensure that new business models can emerge and the full potential in this key sector is realised.
• How are policymakers helping to create an environment where innovation is able to flourish?
• How will regulation impact the roll out of connected and autonomous cars in Asian countries and in different regions around the world?
• What opportunities are created by car connectivity and what impact is this having on the automotive industry?
• What new business models are emerging as a direct result of this innovation?
• Specifically, what are the tangible impacts of this technology on the usage-based insurance and the wider insurance industry?
• As we move closer to a world full of fully autonomous vehicles, how can car manufacturers, mobile operators and other stakeholders work together to drive new business opportunities?
• What are the challenges for enabling technologies and services?

14:50 – 15:10

Afternoon Refreshments

15:10 – 16:20

Session 3ii: The Rise of IIoT (Industrial internet of things) – maximising the potential of smart and connected manufacturing in Asia

Big investment in smart and connected factory systems is starting to be seen in countries across Asia Pacific - the region has the largest concentration of new IIoT connections with more than five million additional expected in 2017. As businesses and countries embrace these new technologies and the potential that they offer to transform the way that they manage their manufacturing processes, streamline their supply chains and directly service their customers, others are left with a choice – innovate or be left behind. This session will look at the potential offered by the IIoT, and the different building blocks that need to be in place and the challenges that need to be overcome in order for these benefits to be fully realised in Asia. It will look at best practice, and examine those countries and businesses that are already seeing an increase in efficiency and more dynamic competitive advantage from their use of smart manufacturing technologies have seen.

• What is the current state of play with regards to the development of smart machines and factories, and how far we have come to date?
• Which countries and businesses are most advanced in their implementation of IIoT technologies, and are reaping the rewards?
• How can IIoT best be leveraged by Governments to help attract more international companies to set up business in the region?
• What impact will IIoT have on the workforce within Asia’s industrial sector, and what role does education and training need to play?
• What barriers remain for those companies who have not yet adopted smart technologies in their manufacturing processes, and how can these be overcome?
• Beyond the connectivity that IoT will provide, what other considerations do industrial
• businesses need to have in place in order to truly maximize the potential of IIoT?
• What role do policymakers need to play in creating an environment for IIoT to thrive, and ensure the region becomes a world leader in this key area?

16:20 – 17:30

Session 3iii: Using IoT to bridge the digital divide - Ensuring an inclusive digital future for all

As we have seen earlier, there is a vast amount of evidence demonstrating IoT adoption across cities throughout Asia, and also in specific sectors like automotive and manufacturing. However the rural areas across Asia are not being left behind either, and there are many projects starting to emerge that are using IoT to make a positive impact on quality of life in rural communities, and help with closing the the digital divide. This session will showcase some of the exciting work that is being done in this area, by hearing case studies from 3 such projects. We will hear concrete examples of how IoT technologies and smart sensors are being used to improve education, agriculture and irrigation, and more generally then look at the work that needs to be done to roll-out similar projects on a wider basis and ensure that IoT truly is a technology for all.

16:20 – 16:35

Case Study 1: The use of IoT technologies to improve education

16:35 – 16:50

Case Study 2: The use of IoT technologies to improve farming / agriculture

16:50 – 17:05

Case Study 3: The use of IoT technologies to assist with irrigation

17:05 – 17:30

Room Wide Discussion: Using IoT to help boost economies and increase living standards in those areas that need it most – Challenges and Opportunities

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Thu 21 September, 2017 08.30 to
Sat 23 September, 2017 17.30




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