The Internet Of Things: Why Is The Promise Taking So Long To Fulfill? (Internet of Things Applications Europe 2016)

Mr William Webb, CEO
Weightless SIG
 

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Presentation Summary

The IoT promises much - to make our world work better, improve healthcare, reduce congestion and so much more. Over 50 billion devices are predicted within a decade. And yet, little has happened to date. The talk discusses why that is and explores the lack of wireless connectivity standards in some areas and the plethora in others. It discusses why this is, the key drivers and motivators of the major players in the industry and predicts how bodies like the Weightless SIG might resolve the connectivity issue and finally get to the promised 50 billion.

Speaker Biography (William Webb)

William is CEO of the Weightless SIG, a body standardizing a new M2M technology and Head of Consulting at Affini. He was one of the founding directors of Neul, a company developing machine-to-machine technologies and networks, which was formed at the start of 2011 and subsequently sold to Huawei. Prior to this William was a Director at Ofcom where he managed a team providing technical advice and performing research. He has worked for a range of communications consultancies and spent three years providing strategic management across Motorola's entire communications portfolio, based in Chicago. He was IET President 2014-2015.
 
William has published 14 books, 100 papers, and 18 patents. He is a Visiting Professor at Surrey, Southampton and Trinity College Dublin Universities, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE and the IET. He has been awarded multiple honorary doctorates by the UK's leading universities.

Company Profile (Weightless SIG)

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The Weightless SIG is a non-profit global standards organisation formed to coordinate the activities needed to deliver Weightless standards for wide-area Internet of Things connectivity. These activities include:
• Develop open standards for Weightless including Weightless-P for two-way connectivity, Weightless-N for light-weight low-cost systems and Weightless-W for white space spectrum.
• Manage ongoing evolution and upgrades to standards
• Administer the IPR policy and legal issues
• Develop and build an eco-system from applications providers to network operators.
• Manage testing, certification and licensing of the technologies.
Membership is open to all as is the ability to develop and influence standards. More information is available at www.weightless.org External Link .
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