IOT360 Preliminary program 28-29/Oct

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Track Legend

        Innovation           Technologies Opportunities & developments           Impact Community Partnering & Brokering           Projects Exhibition and Showcasing  

Day 1 –Tuesday 28th

09:30 – 10:00 Opening

Under the Italian – EU presidency (MIUR)
EC Speaker
MIUR Speaker
IoT360 Steering Committee Speaker


Jan Färjh – Vice President Head of Standardization and Industry at Ericsson

Entering The Networked Society introduce many challenges but even more opportunities for our industry. In the future, when everyone and everything is connected, the demand on the network for the Networked society will increase. The mobile communication systems will become very powerful systems catering millions of different applications to billions of users and different devices. To provide access to information and sharing of data anywhere, anytime for anyone and anything will continue to put higher demand on features such as capacity, coverage, flexibility and quality. The growth of Mobile Broadband and an environment for open innovation will provide systems that can deliver services and applications with high quality to many different industry segments. The network will provide connectivity for a large variety of devices with different requirements. Flexibility to introduce new application and network services will be key as well as handling different requirements in an efficient way will be required going forward. In this talk an overview of what currently is happening in our industry, a vision of the future and some important technical challenges will be presented.


11:00 - 12:30 IOT Outlook and Ambitions - Maurizio Decina, Radu Popescu-Zeletin, Alex Jinsung Choi, Roberto Minerva

Prof. Maurizio Decina – Professor of the Politecnico di Milano – Italy

  • Radu Popescu-Zeletin – Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) – Germany
  • Alex Jinsung Choi – Executive Vice President & Head of ICT R&D Division
    SK Telecom, South Korea
  • Roberto Minerva – Head of Innovative Architectures at Telecom Italia’s Future Centre & Leader of the IEEE IoT Initiative – Italy


Technologies Opportunities & developments

Panel discussion on Horizontal Vs. Vertical Solutions In recent times we have seen a substantial increase of fully vertical IoT solutions that exploit on one side availability of low-cost sensors and on the other existing platforms for smart-devices apps creation. While this is a concrete sign of the available IoT business opportunities, it is also starting to cause concerns and frustration from end-users willing to personalise their IoT applications and interoperate sensors and devices available from different vendors. At the same time we are seeing companies investing in more platform oriented solutions, targeting these more creative users or system integrators. The panel will discuss pros and cons of these different approaches to commercialisation of existing IoT-related technologies.Mischa Dohler (Worldsensing, King’s College London)Usman Haque (Xively) (tbc)Rafi Haldjian ( GURGEN (CEA-LETI)

Impact Community Partnering & Brokering

Brokerage Event –based on collaborative matching: Find your partner  – set up a 10 minutes meeting with potential partners, co-founders, partners and colleagues from industry and academy (Setup done via the EAI360 platform), participants have a detailed agenda on whom to meet where


Session: Open IoT platforms – case studies

The key to unlocking innovation potential resides into the freedom to tailor what can be done with the hardware that the users (or apps on their behalf) would like to control. This session will present few case-studies enabled by the availability of open-hardware solutions such as Arduino and OpenPicus Flyports.Massimo Banzi (Arduino)Claudio Carnevali (OpenPicus)

Brokerage Event –based on collaborative matching

Find your partner  – set up a 10 minutes meeting with potential partners, co-founders, partners and colleagues from industry and academy (Setup done via the EAI360 platform), participants have a detailed agenda on whom to meet where

Day 2 – Wednesday 29th

09:30 - 10:30 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GABI ZODIK - MobileFirst – Mobile Development & Runtime Challenges for Today and Tomorrow

Gabi Zodik – IBM MobileFirst Research Global Leader.

Open Discussion session

MobileFirst – Mobile Development & Runtime Challenges for Today and Tomorrow

The large variety of heterogeneous platforms, form factors, native vs. hybrid applications are among the many challenges associated with developing and managing mobile applications. This challenge is further intensified by omni-channel requirements, which are driving the need for businesses to present customers with a single, transparent system—rather than multiple channels with separate inventory, processing, and delivery systems.

This talk introduces new technologies from IBM and IBM Research that tackle these hurdles and address the entire application lifecycle. These innovations include: tools that help non-programmers create mobile applications, advanced services for functional and performance testing, security analysis and certification, and application usability and usage analytics. This technology transformation underlines the need for new middleware capabilities that are delivered as Mobile Back-end as a Service (MBaaS). These services can include capabilities such as location, push notification, cloud code, and data synchronization; all these can be delivered as part of a comprehensive API management system. In addition we shall cover how in some cases secure connectivity is needed from System of Engagements to System of Records. We shall also present novel technologies that allow a progressive move from Web technologies such as JSP to gradually move to Mobile, leveraging these past investments.

In addition to platform challenges, this talk shares a peek at some new mobile solutions, including advanced authentication services, augmented reality, predictive analytics in the context of mobile, urban mobility, education, healthcare, patient centered care, and more.

10:30 - 12:15 Funding opportunities for IOT - Radu Popescu-Zeletin, Luigi Telesca...

  • IoT opportunities in Horizon 2020 - Luigi Telesca – Chief Operating Officer, CREATE-NET
  • Proposal building Workshop: How to build a successful proposals and partnership for H2020 - Radu Popescu-Zeletin – Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) – Germany
  • The Fi-Adopt opportunity – What can you do to apply and increase your success chances (inclusive of invitation to join EAI360 Pre-Accleration) - Assaf Mendelson (TBC)
  • Crowd Funding opportunities for IOT – TBC
  • Private Sector Investment Opportunities in IOT – TBC a VC representative


Technologies Opportunities & developments

Session: consensus building in IoT: standardization and interoperabilityThe Internet of Things is hailed as a key enabler for our future ICT applications and services in various domains. While there is no doubt that we are witnessing a rapid increase of connected objects and associated applications, there is also a great variety of ways to interact with these objects (wireless technologies, protocols, APIs etc.) which is holding up the real IoT potential everybody talks about. This session will illustrate some of the key issues that need solving for ensuring consensus building in IoT and how to foster interoperability between objects across different applications through the use of standardised or standardisable solutions.Richard Mark Soley; The Object Management Group (OMG)Bart De Lathouwer (OGC – Open Geospatial Consortium) (tbc)


Presentation: “From Idea To Market”Introduction to the concepts of virtual acceleration and how online innovation platforms and communities can be the vehicle to take an Idea all the way to the Market.Iris Ginsburg (TAU)Assaf Mendelson (EAI360)
Projects presentations on Stage


Technologies Opportunities & developments

Panel discussion: Big Industry Players and their Approach to IoTIoT has been hailed as one technology that has the potential to address many of the challenges we face in terms of making our planet more sustainable with regards to reducing carbon emissions and optimising usage of resources such as energy, water etc. In this context the role of big industry players is paramount due to the wide reach of their operations for scope and number of customers involved. This panel will shed more light on how prominent industry organisation are riding the IoT innovation wave to improve their balance sheet while producing solutions that address many of the big challenges we face.Bernd Heinrichs Managing Director Borderless Networks, Cisco, Central Europe

Juanjo Hierro Sureda (Telefonica) (tbc)

Paolo Bellifemmine (TelecomItalia) (tbc)


  • Session: Monetization of Idea, Technologies and IP in IOT Shmuel Ur (IP Monetization Expert)
  • Panel: Protecting your ideas in IOT

Find out what is the direction of supporting patents and patent protection in the realm of IOT in Europe and the rest of the world

Moderator: IP lawyers


Shmuel Ur

EC Member (tbc)

Open Platform Supporter (tbc)

Projects presentations on Stage


Technologies Opportunities & developments

Panel discussion: Privacy, security and societal implications of IOT

Due to its high-granularity monitoring capability, the Internet of Things has a potentially disruptive impact on our future social lives. Similarly to the amount of innovation and value social networks have brought into the Internet of People domain, it is expected that connecting objects and things surrounding people will create an unprecedented wave of new applications and services. While technology drive and scope behind IoT is by now well understood, the societal impact of such potentially invasive monitoring has yet to be fully researched and analysed. In this session we will look at the societal implications of IoT based solutions and what potential pitfalls (from a societal acceptance point of view) need to be factored in while thinking of commercialising new ideas in this exciting domain.

Francesca Bria (

Roberto Baldoni, Executive director of a National Laboratory on cyber security (tbc)

Gian Marco Baldini (JRC) Security expert and IERC AC leader


  • 16:00-17:00 Best Practice Panel (40 min): Readiness for (Private) Funding ReadinessModerator: Dan Marom Panelists: Angel Investor (tbc) local VC (tbc)Virtual Programs Testimonials (20min):How the program can help  get ready for funding!Graduates of the recent IOT-specific 4W Pre-Acceleration programs and Acceleration Programs discuss their experience.2-3 testimonials + TBC Video 
  • 17:00-17:30 Community Portal Hands-On Session:The services of the EAI360 Community PortalInteractive Session with 4 areas of active engagement with platform. Ability to sign up for upcoming programs.EAI360 team @ four “stations”)
Projects presentations on Stage

17:30 - 17:45 AWARD CEREMONY

Announcing the winners and giving prizes.

(Best Exhibit award [money] and Winner of the Accelerator Program) and demo of their products/projects



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