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IEEE Standards Association Hosting One-Day ‘Internet of Things’ Workshop 13 November in Italy

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) today announced it is hosting a free, one-day workshop: IEEE-SA Internet of Things (http://standards.ieee.org/events/iot/index.html), in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday, 13 November 2012. The workshop will be held at the Milan Marriott Hotel from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will have a unique opportunity to learn about and explore the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT).

“It is predicted that 50 to 100 billion things will be electronically connected by 2020. But the success of Internet of Things depends greatly upon standardization, which in turn provides interoperability, compatibility, reliability and effective operations on a global scale,” said Mary Lynne Nielsen, director of corporate programs, IEEE-SA. “This Internet of Things workshop will bring together global industry experts to discuss the importance of creating a vibrant IoT ecosystem through consensus-based collaboration.”

Presenters will discuss opportunities and applications in fields such as medicine, e-health, augmented reality, wearable computing and smart grid, smart energy and communications evolution. The workshop also will showcase a variety of Internet of Things-related products presented by industry leaders in a complimentary exhibition space.

Keynote presentations and speakers include:

  • The IoT in Households, Buildings and Cities: The Telco & Construction Company Point of View – Hubert Cariou, new technologies director, and Etienne Gaudin, head of e-Lab, Bouygues Telecom
  • Key Trends in the Connected Smart Home: How Telcos, Cable Operators, Utilities and Security Companies are Approaching the Market – Craig Foster, principal analyst - navigation, telematics & M2M, ABI Research
  • End-to-End System Security for IoT – Michele Scarlatella, board director, SIM Alliance, and Olivier Rousseau, product marketing manager for CDS, STMicroelectronics
  • IEEE-SA The Perfect Platform for the New Millennium – Chuck Adams, distinguished standards strategist, corporate standards, Huawei Technologies (USA), and past president of IEEE-SA, and Noelle Humenick, senior manager, professional services, IEEE-SA

The IEEE Standards Association is providing registration and exhibition space at no cost (http://standards.ieee.org/events/iot/venue.html). For information about exhibiting at the workshop, please contact, Mary Lynne Nielsen ([email protected]).

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About the IEEE Standards Association

The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 900 active standards and more than 500 standards under development. For more information visit http://standards.ieee.org/.

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