Shanghai 28 June - 1 July 2017

IoT Summit

Conference Summit

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Date & Time

Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

11:30 - 17:30


SNIEC Hall W3 Auditorium A


This Summit is open to people holding Gold and VIP passes. All-Exhibition-Pass holders can upgrade their pass to attend this Summit by visiting our registration page.

Internet of Things technologies are extending existing business models to a more comprehensive cross-industry concept which allow companies to push beyond the limits of data, analytics, intelligence and interactivity and allow people to enjoy a more connected lifestyle. 

The marketing of IoT will continue to soar in 2017 with new ideas and technologies. The GSMA predicts there will be 27 billion connected devices by 2020 and the number of mobile connected devices is expected to be 10.5 billion by 2020, resulting in a huge new market opportunity, predominantly in the M2M and consumer electronics sectors. During the last two years’ IoT Summits at MWC Shanghai, the GSMA brought together speakers and attendees from the entire industry ecosystem to discuss the new technology and explore how to build a smarter IoT future. The Summit at MWC Shanghai 2017 will continue to lead the industry to explore the latest developments in IoT, discuss the challenges in scaling and demonstrate how to bring the concept to reality.

11:30 – 11:40  Opening Remarks

Graham Trickey, Head of Internet of Things, GSMA

11:40 – 13:00  Scaling IoT in the Connected World – Industrial Applications and Future Prospects 

IoT Applications are now everywhere from small wearable devices, a home appliances to connected vehicles and million-dollar industrial machines. But the changes especially impact the way people conduct business. The manufacturing, oil and gas, and even healthcare industries have begun to see the initial payoff from the IoT technology in their operations. This session will discuss the market overview of IoT, and how it improves the performance of various industries.

Summit Keynote speaker:

Qiao Hui, GM, IoT Company, China Mobile

Tony Anthony Thomas, Group CIO, GE Global

Shinya Kukita, Chief Enginner, Global Business Unit, NEC

Craig McNeil, MD, & Global Lead for Accenture Digital’s IoT Business, Accenture 

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch

14:00 – 15:00  Consumer IoT

Nearly two-thirds of the connected objects in use currently are consumer products, especially smart home, consumer devices, and in-car devices such as entertainment systems and sensors that help insurance companies monitor driving. The session will discuss the technology and applications of consumer IoT. 

Summit keynote speaker: 

Seshu Madhavapeddy, VP, Product Management IoT, Qualcomm Technologies 

Leopold Beer, President APAC, Bosch Sensortec

Jerry Yu, Corporate VP & Heads the Home Entertainment Business Group, MediaTek

15:00 – 15:40  Mobile IoT – Mobile Solution with Licensed Spectrum 

Specifications for LPWA solutions were completed June 2016 and included in 3GPP Release 13. Full commercial solutions are expected in late 2016 – early 2017. This session will look at the latest updates on Mobile IoT development, and give the newest case studies of LPWA. 


Steve Brumer, Partner, 151 Advisors


Alex Brisbourne, CEO, KORE Wireless

Wan Jie, Director, Connected Object Innovation, Orange

Li Li, Vice President, GM of Product Sales and Marketing, New H3C

Lory Thorpe, Head of NB-IoT Projects, Vodafone 

15:40 – 16:00  Refreshments and networking

16:00 – 16:50  IoT Security 

The gap between fast evolving IoT technology and the skills shortage in IoT security has been widening, and security issues are going to become an important area for enterprises and individuals to pay attention to. This session will explore the security risks in IoT and discuss how to improve IoT security in your business. 


Ian Smith, IoT Security Lead, GSMA


Yves Portalier, VP 7 GM, Telecom, Morpho

David Buhan, SSVP, Mobile and IoT Services, Gemalto

Rajnesh Singh, Regional Director, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau, Internet Society

16:50 – 17:10  IoT Big Data  – Unlocking the Potential

IoT generates a huge amount of data and metadata. In order to capture the full value of the data, entirely new algorithms and approaches will be needed. This session will discuss the state of IoT Data Analytics and how different ecosystems can collaborate to use IoT data to the full.


Yong Gao, Director, Data and Artificial Intelligence Systems, Verizon

17:10 – 17:30  Closing Remarks

David Kerr, SVP, Strategy analytics