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2015 Marconi Society Symposium to be Held in London

Showcasing innovative technologies for the Internet of Things

Mountain View, CA • The Marconi Society will host its 2015 Marconi Symposium at the Royal Society on October 20th, 2015, to honor Marconi Prize Winner Peter Kirstein. Prof. Kirstein will give the keynote, joined by top technology experts from across the globe to discuss the latest issues around “The Future Infrastructure of the Internet of Things.”

The event also features a poster session showcasing the exciting research being undertaken in London-area universities on technologies for the IoT. Speakers will explore future network approaches and interoperability issues, IoT infrastructure requirements, digital objects, big data, security and privacy, and current large scale pilots. They include Prof. Dame Wendy Hall, Managing Director of the Web Science Trust; Cambridge Professor Ross Anderson, an international expert in cyber security; Robert Kahn, co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocol and Chairman/CEO of CNRI; Thibaut Kleiner, Director IoT-CEC; Prof. Jun Murai, an expert in global computer networking at Japan’s Keio University and President of the WIDE Internet project; and Vint Cerf, co-inventor of TCP/IP protocol and vice president of Google.

Also speaking are Chris Greer, Director of the NIST Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office and National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, Rob Van Kranenburg, Founder of the IoT Council; Qualcomm EVP Matt Grob, Steve Hratko of Ruckus Wireless; Jane Holl Lute, President and CEO of the Council on CyberSecurity; Prof. Luis Munoz of the University of Cantabria; Andy Reid, Chief Network Services Architect at British Telecom, and Prof. Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia.

Program

8:45 – 10:45 AM

Infrastructure Requirements and Network Approaches

Session Chair: Professor Sir David Payne,
Director, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton.
Chairman, Marconi Society

8:45 – 9:25 AM

Infrastructure Requirements: Peter Kirstein, UCL

9:25 AM – 10:45 AM

Future Network Approaches – Panel Discussion
Panel Chair, Vint Cerf, Google; Marconi Fellow

Matt Grob, EVP & CTO, Qualcomm
Sami Susiaho, Sky
Thibaut Kleiner, Director of IoT-CEC
Andy Reid, British Telecom

10:45 – 11:15 AM

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45 PM

Identifiers, Interoperability, Big Data
Session Chair: Peter Kirstein, UCL; 2015 Marconi Fellow

11:15 AM

Digital Objects and IoT: Robert Kahn, CNRI; Marconi Fellow

11:55 AM

Big Data and IoT: Prof. Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton

12.30 – 1:45 PM

Lunch

12:30 – 1:45 PM

Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars Poster Session

1:45 – 3:00 PM

Security, Privacy, and the Civil Society

1:45 PM

Introduction: Vint Cerf

2:00 PM

Panel Chair, Jane Holl Lute, Cybersecurity Council

Ross Anderson, Cambridge University
Antonio Skarmeta, Murcia University
Rob Van Kranenburg, IoT Council

2:30 PM

Panel Q & A

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Afternoon Tea Break

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Large Scale Pilot Projects
Panel Chair: Robert Kahn Marconi Fellow

Jun Murai, Keio University/WIDE
Luis Muñoz, Smart Santander/University of Cantabria
Chris Greer, NIST

5:00 – 5:15 PM

Summary/Wrap-up – Vint Cerf