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WCA IoT SIG presents: What Do We Mean By "IoT"? (Part II)

May 21st 2015, 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Check-in begins at 6pm, Event starts at 7pm)
Venue: Detati Digital Marketing, 265 Caspian Drive, Sunnyvale, CA
Cost: $20 through May 17th, $30 afterwards. Light meals, drinks, and refreshments will be provided.

The Internet of Things will include some things that you would expect like automobiles, wearables, and smart meters. What about valves, actuators, generators, and even smart door latches for refrigerated shipping containers? Functioning correctly, a simple device like a valve can safely control millions of dollars of crude oil flowing down a pipeline - functioning incorrectly the same crude oil is spilling into the ocean. Remote sensors and remote control are components of what's called "Cyber-Physical Systems" and are becoming critical components of the evolving IoT landscape. This discussion will identify applications where Machine-Type Communications services make economic sense, and panelists will discuss the merits and drawbacks of using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and wide-area 2G thru 5G mobile data technologies to connect them.

Register now to attend this event. Light meals and refreshments will be provided.

-- Joe Madden, Principal Analyst, Mobile Experts

-- Peter Hoddie, VP of Kinoma Group, Marvell Semiconductor
-- Peter McCabe, CEO, Wireless Glue
-- Learie Hercules, CEO, Octavia Technologies
-- John Feland, CEO, Argus Insights
-- Ericsson (Invited)

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Industry Partner Events

June 2nd - 3rd 2015
WCA Partner Event: Location Based Services 2015
Thistle Marble Arch, London UK

The ONLY event bringing together all stakeholders from the location & context ecosystem. It’s never been more important to understand how location data can improve your business. Meet mobile network operators/carriers, app developers, businesses from across retail, venue/stadium management, transport, financial services, leisure & travel, healthcare, automotive, ad agencies, and more…

With location-data offering a seemingly unending variety of ultra-personalised applications, don’t miss out on the chance to learn about effective, trialled & tested location based services already available in the market. Not since syncing mobile communication services with social networking has there been such an exciting opportunity to tailor and enhance the user experience. There has been early adoption, as well as success stories in the retail, navigation and fitness/healthcare sectors; however, there’s not yet a clear, single path to seeing a return on investment for the deployment of LBS.

Standardisation, privacy concerns, data ownership rights, and a myriad of technology choices are hindering mass adoption, and all players hoping to succeed with LBS in the medium- and long-term must understand the various technologies that will make LBS a reality. Gain insights from the trailblazers that have already begun to see rewards, and meet ALL stakeholders interested in better the chance to seize emerging opportunities for partnerships.

Register now to attend Location Based Services 2015.

June 11th 2015
WCA Partner Event: Linley IoT Conference 2015
Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara CA

The Linley Group is pleased to announce a new Internet of Things technology conference. Our first Linley IoT Conference -- FREE for qualified attendees -- will be held on June 11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara. This one-day, single-track conference will cover hardware design for IoT client devices, such as smart meters, smart parking, smart farms, smart appliances, connected vehicles, smart lighting, and home security. To provide context for the technical presentations, the conference will open with The Linley Group's IoT market overview and forecast.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with industry leaders and our analysts, network with peers, attend an evening reception with sponsor exhibits and demos, and more. The conference is intended for system designers, chip designers, software designers, OEM/ODMs, press, and the financial community. Attendance is free to qualified online registrants.

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Register now to attend Linley IoT Conference 2015.


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Founded in 1993, the Wireless Communications Alliance (aka "WCA") is a Silicon Valley-based, all-volunteer, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing opportunities for education, connection, and community in the wireless industry. The WCA accomplishes these goals by hosting seminars/panels; providing networking opportunities; encouraging and supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs; and helping to build and maintain bridges between business and academia. Supporting academia and technical education is a primary goal of the WCA. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the WCA is near several world-class universities, colleges, and think tanks. Despite the meteoric rise in mobile technology, research has shown that only 5% of incoming college freshmen identify wireless as a career goal. To help ensure a strong talent pool in the coming decade the WCA invites college students to attend our events at no charge in the hopes that exposure to the wireless industry will encourage the them to shift their major and course focus towards wireless.