Technical and business aspects of IoT

When: 20th Mar 2018, 18:00 - 20th Mar 2018, 20:30
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, the Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS London South Branch
Price: Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members
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Main Speaker:
Ioan Demeter, Huawei Business Development Director, Strategy and IoT


The agenda will cover both technology and business sides of the Internet of Things. Ioan will start with technologies such as NB IoT, LORA and SIGFOX before moving to segmentation (Actuators, Sensors, Connectivity, IOT platforms, Cloud and Vertical applications). He will then cover Enterprise and Consumer use cases and consider business models.

About the speaker:

Ioan Demeter is Business Development Director for Strategy and IoT with Huawei Technologies in London. He was Senior Director for IT with Vodafone Romania and before that Director for Technical Operations with Airbites/Swisscom in Romania. He has a Master’s degree from the Polytechnic University of Timisoara and is researching for a PhD at Lancaster University.

His career highlights are:

  • Building and operating the first 3G UMTS network at Connex Vodafone
  • Passionately involved with the delivery of digital markets projects: NB IoT on utilities, smart parking, tracking, smart home and on Fintech, development and implementation for M-Pesa (Mobile Money).
  • Creating and managing the new Technology and Services Development department in Connex/Vodafone, in charge with VAS delivery and operation.
  • Reduced IT budget intensity measure at Gartner best KPIs (under 5% of the service revenue) using release management methodology
  • Launching the first mobile money financial app in Europe, Mobile Money M-Pesa with Vodafone.
  • Developing a GSM network which obtained, at the time, the best network KPIs within Romania and amongst top Vodafone OpCos.
  • Establishing a successful ‘Fibre To The Home’ Internet Service Provider at Airbites.
  • Setting up a successful Business Consulting department at Huawei, dedicated to Vodafone Worldwide