M2M Delivers Command and Control to Cold-Chain Shipping

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May 20, 2015

In the past, monitoring of perishable pharmaceutical, food, chemical, and electronic products consisted of audited reports generated after delivery - well, things have changed! New technology for cold-chain logistics allows not just for complete monitoring, but also for in-shipment management of refrigeration units and more. The additional benefits include increased energy efficiency and reliability of delivery. It’s no wonder that, with increased regulations and global supply channels, cold-chain deployments have become one of the biggest M2M applications in the asset-tracking sector.


Saverio Romeo, Principal Analyst, Beecham Research
Saverio runs research in the areas of M2M, Internet of Things, wearable technologies and smart solutions for vertical sectors. During the last six years, Saverio has focused his technology and market research on the evolution of the mobile industry, primarily looking at European mobile network operators. He has done extensive research and published in areas such as mobile healthcare, smart cities, mobile and wireless innovative services, data analytics in the mobile industry, wearable technologies, smart farming and M2M/IoT in technical and market terms. On these subjects, Saverio has also advised companies such as Telefonica, Vodafone Group, Deutsche Telekom, Toshiba, NEC, Telespazio, KXEN, Pursway, Inmarsat, Wireless Logic, Wyless and Digi International.

Saverio comes from 15 years experience in telecoms as market analyst at Frost & Sullivan, telecommunications and innovation policy analyst at Technopolis Group and European Commission DG Connect, as a software developer at DS Group and as an academic researcher at Birkbeck College - University of London.

Saverio is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Innovation Management Research at Birkbeck College. His research revolves around academic spin-outs, accelerator programmes in high-tech sectors and regional innovation policy. He holds three Master Degrees, one in Telecommunications Engineering (University of Naples "Federico II"), one in Information Technologies ("Politecnico di Milano" University - CEFRIEL) and one in Innovation Management and Technology Policy (Birkbeck College – Universtiy of London). He speaks fluent English, he is native Italian and he is currently studying Modern Greek.


Kent M. Phillips, Industrial IoT Solutions, Strategic Business Development Manager, AT&T
Kent brings more than 25 years of expertise focused on enterprise business solution development. Kent's experience includes managing process improvement initiatives, leading technology integration and solutions for cross-industry enterprise customers.

In his current role, Kent is a Senior Manager on the Industrial IoT Solutions team within AT&T's Advance Enterprise Solutions (AES) business unit. Kent serves in a national overlay capacity as a business solutions consultant. Prior to this role, Kent was responsible for consulting with Fortune 500 companies in shaping enterprise mobility strategies.

Prior to joining AT&T, Kent served in various sales and executive leadership roles for a global telecommunications services provider, which primarily served the financial services' industry vertical. There, Kent led a team of sales professionals responsible for account retention and growth for clients headquartered in North America. His experience included developing sales teams to cross-sell new services, and executive interaction with product development and marketing to define strategy and new business initiatives.

Kent is a graduate of Ball State University, and resides in Dallas, TX.

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