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Wrap-up: IoT Think Tank 2020

March 4-5, 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden

How do you overcome the challenges scaling IoT projects? How do you make sense of all the buzz in the market about LTE-M and NB-IoT? And, how are other market leaders thinking in their IoT projects? These topics and much more were explored during Telenor Connexion’s customer event: IoT Think Tank 2020.

The aim of the event was to create an inspiring forum to learn more about the underlying trends shaping IoT from experts, leaders, academics and peers. In addition, the event served as a great opportunity to exchange learnings, gain access to recent research, and make valuable connections.

This was the forth year we’ve hosted the IoT Think Tank. This year we structured the event in a user group format which means we combined overall strategic insights with tangible issues that we know many of our customers have experienced or are experiencing.

The event consisted of shared sessions combined with breakout sessions on various issues. The topics discussed ranged from a comprehensive overview of the latest IoT research, evolving market trends and emerging technologies, along with practical insights from digital innovators.

The host of the event, Martin Whitlock, CTO, Telenor Connexion says “The aim of this year’s Telenor Connexion IoT Think Tank was to provide guidance for our customers’ most relevant challenges. It’s a pleasure to work together with these thought leaders.”

Polestar, Ericsson, Grundfos, Northstream and Sony Networks Communications Europe were among this year’s guest speakers. Take a look at the whole agenda below.


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March 4

17.00 Check-in at the hotel, registration and mingle

17.30 A warm welcome & Telenor Connexion Outlook
Mats Lundquist, CEO, Telenor Connexion

18.00 Keynote presentation: How to focus on value based output in a disruptive market
Christian Appelt, Head of Service Design, Polestar

18.30  Dinner

20.00​ Coffee

March 5

08.45 Registration & breakfast

09.00 Securing global access – The latest news about the regulatory development globally, eUICC and roaming.
Martin Whitlock, CTO, Telenor Connexion

09.30 5G – Global Outlook– What’s in it for enterprises?
Melih Tufan, Head of IoT Platform Services, Business Area Technology & Emerging Business, Ericsson & Jelte Jansons, Product Manager Managed Connectivity, Telenor Connexion

10.15​ Coffee

10.30 Breakout sessions 3 x 30 minutes

  • How business models define hardware – Introducing how connected physical products puts demands on the business, but more importantly, how the business puts demand on the hardware.
    Tobias Söderlund, Head of Business Creation & Carl Fredrik Kastengren, Business Designer, WSI Sweden
  • LTE-M & NB-IoT –Introduction, market trends, concrete needs and recommendations for global IoT connectivity.
    Jelte Jansons, Product Manager Managed Connectivity, Telenor Connexion
  • Innovation in mining and construction with IoT and AI monitoring technology –  This new technology is having a massive impact on the future of these sectors. We will explore the implications and changes driven by this impact during this session.
    Carl Tönseth, Regional Manager, Sigma

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Customer solutions – Shared experience from two world leaders

Challenges in innovative business models for IoT Platforms  -In the IoT future, there is a need to be more creative and flexible when providing connectivity services. Will it always be dollar per megabyte?
Anders Strömberg, Director, Head of Wearable Department Sony Network Communications Europe

Pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges – How IoT enables sustainability.
Fredrik Östbye, Group Vice President Head of Digital Transformation, Grundfos

13.40 Panel discussion: What are the main challenges scaling up IoT? 

14.10​ Coffee

14.30 Breakout sessions 2 x 30 minutes

  1. Designing a connected solution for both cold and warm data – What do you need to consider?
    Anders Bresell, Head of Technology, Telenor Connexion
  2. Security by design – Thinking about security right from the concept phase of a product.
    Amit Gupta, Cybersecurity Officer, Telenor Connexion

15.30 Keynote presentation: IoT from a global perspective – Northstream guides us through the global market of IoT and how IoT leads to increased growth. What are the drivers and barriers?
Bengt Nordström, Managing Director, Northstream

​ 16.00 Wrap-up

16.15 End of event

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