IoT Business and Transformation
For businesses, the IoT is about a lot more than the technology, it’s about how to do business differently, and better. If as a business of any kind you’re not thinking about the business models behind IoT, then you’re missing out.
This stream delivers insights on the technological, operational and commercial drivers and frameworks in this sector, which are enabling transformation. IoT is indeed driving forward a paradigm shift in business models: companies have access to more information than ever before, which is facilitating positive transformation in business operations and services and transactional models which were previously not possible. At the heart of this stream is how businesses can transform themselves by taking the raw data – from internal processes and assets, from customers and other sources -, processing this into insights and in turn creating new services and marketplaces for these. Case studies will show how businesses across different sectors are able to provide enhanced, value-added service contracts underpinned by better intelligence.
Hear from thought leaders and experts in insight–driven business transformation as well as organisations who are successfully deploying IoT and developing new markets from this. This will also take a look at the potential for real disruption across whole sectors, such as finance, where crypto currencies and decentralised networks and device management could change the face of personal banking and investment beyond recognition.
Industry by its very nature is becoming one of the main beneficiaries of IoT solutions on a commercial scale. The capabilities and commercial imperatives are often well aligned: the emergence of physical assets equipped with sensors give an information system the ability to capture, communicate, collaborate and process data, this creates opportunities for competitive advantage. This stream will focus on the rise and true definition of the digital industrial company - those which are not just in the business of producing assets, but delivering outcomes from these assets. We examine how to create value in the industrial IoT through the delivery of efficiency on one’s assets.
The audience will hear from leaders of both corporations and technology solutions in this space about how they are using the Industrial Internet of Things to capture new growth through three approaches: boosting revenues by increasing production and creating new hybrid business models; exploiting intelligent technologies to fuel innovation; and transforming their workforce. Case studies will cover the practicalities of implementations as well as the emergence of new marketplaces and generation of value in areas such as: optimizing operations, Inventory management and optimisation, supply chain optimisation, human productivity, usage based design, presales analytics, conditions based maintenance, health and safety, energy and environment management, building and asset security
Urban IoT Streams
Urban Spaces are at the heart of the IoT ‘evolution’; the combination of unique resource, economic and environmental challenges present an ideal ecosystem for IoT innovation
Reflecting this, the Urban IoT Showcase is at the centre of Smart IoT London 2017. The Showcase is a leading resource for technological, regulatory and commercial insight in this sector, as well as the destination for developing collaborations and business opportunities. The programme will be delivered by city managers, business experts and academics and will be focused on bridging the knowledge gap between the complexities of technological innovation and the delivery of practical commercially viable services. The programme run across two theatres will highlight the following broad areas of service delivery: Smart mobility; Utilities; Building technology and connected homes; Health and wellbeing.
As well as looking at areas such as governance and best practice in collaboration and sourcing partners, one area of focus will be on the business models around IoT deployment; this will include case studies on how to build and operate an efficient city data market and create supporting tools so that the value of city data can be fully exploited. The value of city data must be considered across social, environmental, economic, as well as financial domains. By establishing better measures and monetizing data, value-based transactions can be properly understood by all partners, and can therefore take place, in the City Data Market
Smart Connectivity and Device Management
What shape will the Internet of Things networks take in the future? This stream examines the topology of IoT networks, the range of connectivity providers and the accompanying business models to provide the crucial connectivity between devices. The stream will include expert practitioners who are at the forefront of defining solution frameworks to ensure the connected “things” are working properly, securely and seamlessly and are able to send and receive communications.
With a range of emerging and disparate scenarios, from smart cities to eHealth and industrial supply chains to smart logistics, the ultimate goal is to have connectivity everywhere, to every person and every device. This in turn means that interoperability, standards and security are key requirements and our various industry and service provider experts will be covering these in depth. The audience will also hear from standards-developing organizations, who have done a tremendous amount of work to standardize protocols to simplify implementation and to lower the cost of IoT products.
The stream will present a heavyweight platform for Network operators who will be outlining the role they are increasingly playing in IoT service provisioning and management, and what they have to offer enterprise and SMB customers looking to deploy IoT networks. Themes covered in this stream will include: Signaling; Security (Open ports, onboarding) Presence detection; Power consumption; Bandwidth (and range) and the delivery of low-power, wide-area networks; device management; Testing and QoS; Interoperability; Embedded Sim Specification; decentralised networking
The Security of Things
This stream is relevant to and designed for every organisation involved in and making use of IoT deployment. As IoT transforms and ultimately disrupts industries, cities and entire sectors, threats are evolving rapidly to target these data-rich, and often vulnerable new ecosystems. The security implications of wide deployment of sensors and devices in any IoT-driven network are escalating, with each sector embedding computing and connectivity into a whole range of devices in the home, businesses, cities, cars, factories etc. The consequences of a malicious IoT security breach might now include physical harm to people, downtime of systems and machines and even damage to capital equipment, as well as theft of property, including personal data.
This stream will look at the nature of the threats, as well as the approaches different solutions providers are taking to tackle them; how and if the regulatory environment is keeping pace with the paradigm shifts taking place from IoT deployment; and what the impact of new laws such as the EU GDPR, and the rising awareness of citizens about the value of their data will be on business and other organisations. If you face security challenges, then come and join this stream to hear from leading experts who are rising to the daily challenge of keeping threats at bay and re-assuring end-users, whilst ensuring IoT continues to deliver the benefits of its deployment.
From Big Data to Smart Data
Big data and analytics lies at the very heart of adoption of IoT across enterprises, from the largest cities, to small industries. Yet many firms are still not in a position to use data effectively. Companies must have a long-term IoT strategy in place to provide significant, actionable insights that will fuel their business transformation into a connected company.
Big data has arrived, but big insights have not. Useful data analysis requires much more than the simple collection and summary of data. The businesses, organisations and infrastructure providers who will succeed are those that put in place the processes, technology and personnel to determine what data should be captured and how best to leverage this into insight.
The stream has gathered some of the best thought leaders and practitioners around the world to help enterprises understand the how, what and why of big data and analytics; in particular, how to identify the real value and to use this to create new business models to enhance competitiveness, cost efficiencies and/or quality of service
In doing this we examine the metrics, measurement and management of data and set out to assist delegates who are developing and implementing sustainable data analytics strategies. The stream will include case studies on effective organizational models and implementation requirements for successful Big Data and analytics strategies; as well as emerging data sources and analytic tools for workforce optimisation and organizational effectiveness. Our roster of experts will help delegates distinguish between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ data and will provide templates on how to develop new customer strategies from data analytics.
This stream helps to define the current roadmaps for developing or deploying robust, reliable and scalable IoT platforms, bringing together many of the topics considered in other technical streams. This is designed to help IT departments and service providers in determining how best to manage multiple applications, service middleware, CPS and SCADA platforms, manage streaming data and analytics and control devices and sensors.
The stream will also look at the growth of peer to peer and decentralised computing systems, which can connect many different devices and run many internet able devices that can connect remotely to each other to complete a function/task. We will explore how and whether this approach to software development can deliver savings, especially where the creation of a central control point is not required. The stream will also explore new transactional approaches including crypto-currencies and their implications for future platforms.
The Launchpad is a dedicated zone for the UK and Europe’s leading start-ups in the internet of Things. Within this will be a theatre to cover the hot topics for start-ups, as well as sessions on business advice, pitching competitions, Q&As and partnership options for larger companies. Start-up pods will provide space for up and coming companies to demonstrate their products and services to our visitors.
The Start-up Zone is set to be a hub for discovery and collaboration, attracting a diverse audience of senior decision makers from enterprise, the public sector and service providers, as well as many of the leading investor groups for this sector.
If you want to be at the forefront of this new wave of technology adoption, transforming the way enterprise and business view the Internet of Things, then you have to be at the Innovate Launchpad.