The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting big. So big that nearly every other week there is at least one event somewhere in the world.
But which one to attend?
CBR looks at the speakers, announcements and industry players, and gives you a compiled list of the ten not to be missed UK IoT gather together for the rest of the year.
1. Internet of Things Summit
Date: May, 11-12
The summit will include presentations on standardisation and partnerships, business models to embrace IoT, privacy and security in the consumer IoT, interaction between devices, diversity of devices available, collecting and analysing data, smart homes, smart cities and the industrial IoT.
The speakers list is vast and includes Holger Knöpke, VP of Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom; Pablo Sainz, Director of M2M Core Industries at Telefonica; and James Monighan, Head of Products for Connected Homes at British Gas.
The event will take place at etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate, a conference and exhibition centre located next to Liverpool St. Station in London City.
If you are not attending, you can follow on Twitter under #IoTSummitLDN.
2. Oracle Webinar
Date: May, 28
Oracle will host a free webinar to talk demand for Internet of Things (IoT) services and the urgency for Communication Services Providers (CSPs) to act now if they want to capitalise on IoT services.
The conference will discuss the three main challenges CSPs face with monetising IoT, including the lack of M2M service expertise and end-to-end offering, investment risk to create a complex industry solution and business and operations support systems unfit for IoT.
Confirmed speakers at the event are Andrea Canessa Leader of Oracle Communications offerings for M2M/IoT and Ebrahim Asharaf , Senior Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services.
Date: June, 2-4
Europe’s largest and most important cybersecurity event is back in London from the 2nd to the 4th of June in Kensington Olympia.
From the many seminars, panels and talks, the WLAN Security panel will discuss how to prepare networks for BYOD. IoT discussion will feature Gregor Vucajnk, Technical Training Manager at Aerohive and Mathew Edwards, Product Marketing Manager also at Aerohive.
On the 3rd, the seminar ‘Fridge FUD: Freezing Out IoT Myths’ will talk vulnerabilities of the IoT with Carl Leonard, Principal Security Analyst at Websense.
4. IEEE International Conference on Communications
Date: June, 08-12
The IEEE International Conference on Communications for the Smart City and Smart World will be the longest IoT event in the UK (and also the one with the longest name).
Spanning over five days, the conference will predominantly feature tutorials, workshops, keynotes and panel sessions with tech experts like Paul Jacobs, Executive Chairman at Qualcomm, Wen Tong, CTO at Huawei and Jürgen Schindler, Head of 5G Business Program at Nokia.
The event will also feature for the first time a Chief Technology Officer Forum during the plenary session where the future of mobile networks will be discussed.
5. 42nd Intelligent Sensing Programme
Date: June, 10
By 2020 sensors will account for over 60% of the total installed base of the 30 billion devices in the ‘Internet of Things’ and therefore industry experts are pushing for debate on the future of this key are to a connected world.
The event will be hosted at the Grand Connaught Rooms, and will focus on three main topics: connectivity and how sensor devices integrate together; energy harvesting and how devices can be powered and create actionable intelligence.
Confirmed speakers include Stephen Pattison, VP of Public Affairs at ARM, Mydrrin Jones from Innovate UK, Charles Curry from Chronos Technology and Glynn Wright from Aralia Systems.
6. IoT Cloud World Forum
Date: June, 25-26
Very much like the M2M World Congress, the IoT Cloud World Forum has several keynotes and panel sessions planned for the two days.
The conference will focus on the role cloud plays in the IoT environment, exploring the latest trends and opportunities in the market worldwide.
Speakers include Patrice Slupowski, Vice President of Digital Innovation at Orange, Bernd Heinrichs, Managing Director IOT EMEAR for Cisco, Euro Beinat, VP for Platform Technologies at Zebra Technologies and Steve Dunbar, IoT Commercial Director for Microsoft.
7. FullStack 2015
Date: June, 25-27
Held at Kings Place, next to Kings Cross, the conference is targeted to full-stack developers, organised by and for the community within the topic.
The organisation is also planning on hosting a hackathon on the 27th for attendees to test what they learnt during the event.
8. Understanding the value chain of IoT
Date: July, 2
The one-day conference will have a vast list of topics to be debated including the trends of transformative convergence of technologies and interconnectivity of the world around us; efficiency and effectiveness to do better what they already have been doing; the operative words for IoT; and security focusing on third party data ownership, biometric data and public access to government-collected data
With a speakers list yet to be released, attendees will also participate in discussions on how to put IoT data to work looking at new approaches to data analysis and aggregation and knowing which data to throw away; demo of products and services by IoT StartUps and case studies covering integration with existing infrastructure.
Tickets for the event are already on sale, and the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington will offer a full set of perks to those attending.
9. ForumOxford: Internet of Things Conference
Date: November, 6
Every year, ForumOxford organises a tech conference, and this year the topic will be IoT.
The event will look at what happens when things, homes and cities become smart in the connected world of the future.
It will feature talks from Jeremy Geelan, CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group; Yodit Stanton, CEO at OpenSensors.io; Bogdana Rakova, Research Engineer in the Think Tank Team of Samsung Research, America; and Jonathan Steel, CEO of Deliver Change.
10. IoT World Forum
Date: November, 18-19
The IoT World Forum will be the last biggest IoT event of the year. Also hosted at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, the structure of the conference will be very much similar to the IoT Cloud World Forum.
With an agenda yet to be confirmed, some of the speakers to be present will include Rami Avidan, CEO of M2M at Tele2, Sachin Mahajan, VP for M2M at Telus, and Jon Carter, Head of Business Development at Tmobile.