IDC Internet Of Things Conference 2017

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to be one of the most disruptive technologies in decades. However, as with any rapid change, questions begin emerging. Just how much of an impact could IoT have on New Zealand businesses? Are we ready for IoT? What are the opportunities? What risks are involved? What do we need to do to manage the risks?

The IDC Internet of Things Conference will bring a wide range of IoT experts together to cover key themes and commercial aspects for companies that are positioning to take advantage of the emerging explosion in IoT technology. The focus will be on practical benefits and IoT business value for New Zealand businesses.

Come and hear from the experts and network with other New Zealand businesses grappling with making IoT real.


8:00 – 8:30am – Registration and coffee

8:45 – 9:00am – Welcome from the organisers

9:00 – 9:45am – Keynote: IoT as a Service – The Next Step To Monetizing IoT
Customers are anxious about ways to monetize IoT – they want to know when they will see real, live production deployments. They are looking for IoT decision makers to support their IoT business models. Help and change is on its way – we can see the genuine rise of importance of the Systems Integrators as they all are building industry IoT practices. We see the dawning of carriers and communication service providers whose world is now feeding directly into Cloud providers, as Cloud Providers create solutions at the ‘Edge’ of the network. Finally – we see the shift from hardware vendors leading the charge to everything in the IoT stack becoming software based and as a result, the clear emergence of IoT as a Service. Finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Speakers: Vernon Turner

9:45 – 10:30am – Headline Sponsor, Vodafone Presentation

10:30 – 11:00am – Morning break & refreshments

11:00 – 11:45am – Panel Discussion: IoT Security and Privacy in New Zealand
What if your city’s smart traffic management system is hacked, bringing Auckland to a standstill? What if your employee smart band data is leaked? Your driverless Uber is hijacked? Your smart pacemaker is insecure? Organisations are deploying IoT solutions all around us and collecting data all about us. How do we establish trust in our IoT solutions? Join our panel of experts as we discuss data security and privacy in a connected New Zealand.

Panelists: John Edwards, Erika Pearson, Jamison Johnson, Nicola Hermansson

11:45 – 12:20pm
Platinum Sponsor, HPE Presentation

12:20 – 12:50pm – The Internet of Weather Things: The MetService IoT Story
MetService provides weather information services to New Zealand’s communities and businesses. The information helps keep people, livestock and business assets safe and productive. The demand for hyper-local weather (weather information for specific locations) is increasing. MetService needed to find a cost effective way to meet this demand for accurate hyperlocal weather. The answer is to expand the observation network in a unique way; by crowdsourcing the weather with IoT. Brian will share how IoT is an integral part of the solution.

Speakers: Brian Bell

12:50 – 1:40pm – Lunch break

1:40 – 2:10pm – Case study: Whare Hauora – Wharesensors
Whare Hauroa are putting sensors into houses to measure the healthiness of New Zealand homes. The WhareSensors measure the temperature and humidity of a room every 30 seconds and send to Whare Hauora for analysis. Hiria Te Rangi will provide insight on using the data to get insights and create change and on how to think about privacy in a data proliferated world.

2:10 – 2:50pm – Sponsor Presentation

2:50 – 3:30pm – Case Study from Beca
Hear from Vaughan Robertson, Group Manager – Technology Strategy, Beca

Speakers: Vaughan Robertson

3:30 – 3:50pm – Afternoon break and refreshments

3:50 – 4:30pm – Analytics and AI – Extracting Value
Just as it is easy to be busy and achieve nothing, it is easy to have masses of data and know nothing. This is the biggest challenge of extracting value from the potential IoT offers. Drawing on case studies from our business when we have successfully used analytics to surface new insights; real examples of the potential of IoT will be discussed. But we are not standing still and there are further developments underway to enhance the value even further in this evolving technology space.

Speakers: Bridgit Hawkins

4:30 – 5:05pm – Closing Keynote

5:05 – 6:00pm – Summary remarks from the Chair and Networking drinks

More about the speakers at the IDC Internet Of Things Conference 2017

We’ve had the pleasure of speaking with the keynote speaker in the lead up to the event:

IDC: Ignore the hype as IoT ecosystem falls into place – Vernon Turner, IDC Enterprise Systems SVP and IDC Fellow for The Internet of Things

Meteorologists look to IoT for new advantages – Brian Bell, General Manager of Products & Partnerships, MetService

Example of internet of things working in business:

Internet of Things gathers pace as infrastructure falls into place – Spark

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