The Future of Connectivity for IoT: eUICC and LPWA
October 12, 2016
11:00 am EST (15:00 GMT)
As cellular expands its place in the IOT market, mobile networks will need to adapt. One of the barriers to adapting cellular is the SIM card that locks organizations to a single network operator for the lifetime of their deployments. Another barrier is that cellular doesn't meet the cost, power, or coverage requirements of most IoT applications.
Join us as we discuss different global connectivity options and how technologies like eUICC and LPWA (low power wide area) are posed to change the future of connectivity for internet of things.
Nicolas Damour, Senior Manager for Business and Innovation, Sierra Wireless
Nicolas Damour is Senior Manager for Business and Innovation at Sierra Wireless, where he has been working for the last six years. He holds a telecommunications engineering degree and a master degree in innovation management. Before Sierra Wireless, he has worked in the IT and telecommunications industry in North America and in Europe, notably for Nortel Networks and for the Kapsch group. At Sierra Wireless, he is responsible for M2M standardization activities and for advanced projects with partners and prospective customers to keep exploring new ideas and solutions in the M2M industry. Nicolas is also chairman of the architecture working group at oneM2M, where he has been very active since the creation of the organization in 2012. He also attends other standardization and related industry fora such as the 3GPP, the GSM Association or the European Smart Metering Industry Group. He is currently based in Toulouse, France.
Staffan Eriksson, Director Product Marketing, Cloud & Connectivity Business Line
Staffan Eriksson joined Sierra Wireless in 2015 as a result of the acquisition of Wireless Maingate and is now the Director of Product Marketing, Cloud & Connectivity business unit. Staffan has more than 20 years' experience from the telecom and IT sector and has held senior positions within several companies. At Wireless Maingate, an MVNO and provider of M2M/IoT connectivity in the Nordics market, he held the position as head of Product Management. Before joining Wireless Maingate, Staffan was at SmartTrust (now Giesecke&Devrient), world leading supplier of SIM and device management solutions where he was driving the development of the company's mobile values added services portfolio. Staffan holds a Master of Science from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Stockholm.