DECT ULE Technology Summit 2017

DECT ULE Technology Summit is a two-day event that includes Conference, Workshops, Hackathon and DECT Awards.

From 2016 to 2022 the global connected home market segment is expected to grow with CAGR 14%*. Security, lighting and climate control applications are driving this growth. Despite the impressive growth rate, this market is still in the ‘early adopter’ stage. Relative high cost, technology fragmentation and privacy and security concerns are hampering even stronger growth.

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To accelerate mass market adoption, the DECT Forum and the ULE Alliance developed ULE technology as an extension of DECT, the de-facto standard for residential and business Voice and Data communications. ULE technology transforms millions of existing DECT installations in homes and businesses into secure, cost-efficient and versatile gateways for the implementation of home automation, security and climate control scenarios in residential and enterprise environments.

This conference will address recent developments in connected home and enterprise applications and provides a technology outlook for ULE, a proven and reliable, low-power wireless technology that enables simple, reliable and cost-effective connected home and business platform.

PROGRAM DAY 1 CONFERENCE | PROGRAM DAY 2 WORKING GROUPS | HACKATHON | REGISTRATION

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FutureTech Congress: FinTech, InsurTech and Big Data

FutureTech will gather over 1700 participants, including the most reputed and influential representatives of business, administration and policy development clustered around the future of digital solutions in the region.

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The crowning event of the first day will be the FutureTech Night, aiming not only to entertain attendees but also to award the most dynamic and successful business tech ventures from the region.

The organizer, MMC Poland, is an undisputed leader of the conference market in the region. Over the last 8 years, we have organized more than 150 cross-sectoral projects with an average number of 800 participants. Our activities have allowed us to collect a detailed database that contains over 500 000 key market players in the region. These contacts help up enhance business cooperation between our clients.

The most important equity partner in our company is Gremi Media, the publisher of the most influential business journals in Poland, such as Bloomberg Businessweek Polska, Parkiet and Rzeczpospolita – the Polish equivalent of Financial Times.

FutureTech is all about the future. Our mission is to create a discussion platform for the representatives of the most influential technology companies, banks, insurers, investors, government administration, and disruptors of traditional markets. Gathering all of them together aims to encourage the exchange of experiences and ideas, to organize the current knowledge and, most importantly, to stimulate new initiatives and the development of these and other sectors. This collectively is exactly what you have been doing with such great success.

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Defining Universal Service in a 5G World

Regulators to address international spectrum issues at DSA Global Summit as policy makers look to define universal service in the 5G world

Cape Town, South Africa, 27 March 2017: Regulators from around the world are set to attend the fifth annual Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit, to continue discussions on effective spectrum management and the role of dynamic spectrum access in enabling new connectivity solutions.

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The Summit, which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from 9-11 May 2017, will welcome regulators from around the world, including:

  • Pakamile Kayalethu Pongwana, CEO, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
  • Hector Huici, Secretary of Communications and Information Technologies, The Ministry of Communications, Argentina
  • Martha Liliana Suárez Peñaloza, Director, Agência Nacional del Espectro (ANE), Colombia
  • Agostinho Linhares, Manager, Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting Division, Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL), Brazil
  • Peter N. Ngige, Assistant Director, Frequency Planning, Communications Authority Kenya
  • Mario Maniewicz, Deputy Director, Radiocommunications Bureau of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Geneva

“As the demand for connectivity increases, the emphasis is being placed on efficient and effective spectrum management. Moving society from spectrum scarcity to spectrum abundance is the only way to maximise the true potential of 5G and IoT. Dynamic access technology, coupled with unlicensed spectrum, will help in driving the necessary availability and innovation,” commented Kalpak Gude, DSA President.

He added: “Regulators play a key role in spectrum management decisions that drive investment in new wireless technologies. These regulatory decisions help create the canvas upon which wireless internet access solutions are drawn. We look forward to open discussions on spectrum policies from regulators and industry leaders from around the world. We’re interested in learning what challenges regulators from different regions are facing and how they are seeking to address those issues. We also look forward to hearing from industry leaders regarding technological advancements that will enable the bridging of the digital divide as well as expanding access capacity to handle the vastly larger data flows that are expected.”

Since the 2016 Global Summit, which was held in Bogota, Colombia, the previous co-host, ANE, has had a busy year. Most recently, the regulator has submitted a proposal to develop rules for licence-exempt access to TV White Space (TVWS) technology. This would not only enable the efficient use and management of spectrum TV bands in Colombia, but it would also bring connectivity to the most remote areas of the country. During a successful pilot project in 2016, TVWS technology connected schools in the village of Rio Arriba, Aguadas, for the first time.

“The Global Summit we co-hosted in 2016 in Bogota, Colombia, was a great opportunity to discuss the current state of broadband access and state of the art spectrum access technologies worldwide. In the specific case of Colombia, this event contributed invaluable information and discussions for ANE’s TVWS regulatory project. An initiative that is helping to promote affordable internet access in remote areas, and especially in public schools,” said Dr. Martha Liliana Suárez Peñaloza, Director, Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE).

DSA members including Adaptrum, 6Harmonics, and C3 in partnership with Microsoft have also launched successful TVWS pilot projects across Africa. The latter partnership has recently been involved with a project with UNHCR in the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi, where last-mile connectivity is bringing the Internet to those who need it most. Connectivity, through TVWS technology, is bringing new opportunities to the 28,000 refugees residing in the camp providing affordable access to enable better communication, access to learning, and empowering them to build a sustainable future.  More information about the project can be read here.

To secure your place at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s fifth annual Global Summit in Cape Town, South Africa (9-11 May 2017), or for more information please visit: http://dynamicspectrumalliance.org/global-summit/.

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About the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is a global organization advocating for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilization. The DSA’s membership spans multinationals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and academic, research, and other organizations from around the world, all working to create innovative solutions that will increase the amount of available spectrum to the benefit of consumers and businesses alike.

For further information about the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, please visit www.dynamicspectrumalliance.org/, or follow @dynamicspectrum on Twitter. Alternatively join the Alliance on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Media Contact

For all media enquiries, please contact Sian Borrill by emailing sian.borrill@proactive-pr.com or by calling +44 1636 812152.

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Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s Fifth Annual Global Summit

The DSA welcomes South Africa’s ICASA publishing draft TV White Space regulations as both prepare to jointly host the 2017 Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit in Cape Town in May 

Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ICASA, OPIC, IFC, Microsoft Corporation, HP Enterprise, International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and more set to speak at leading spectrum sharing conference 

Cape Town, South Africa, 20 April 2017: With three weeks to go until the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s Fifth Annual Global Summit, which is this year returning to Africa, co-host ICASA, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, has published draft regulations on the use of TV White Space (TVWS) in the region.

The draft regulations, which are open for public consultation until 19 May 2017, highlight the progress South Africa is making in enabling affordable Internet through dynamic spectrum access. These draft regulations – which the DSA fully welcomes – and technologies will be discussed at the DSA Global Summit, taking place in Cape Town between 9 to 11 May 2017, where a whole host of leading industry figures and regulators from around the world have been announced to speak, including the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

“In the past, exclusive licenses for specific frequency bands and specific purposes dominated spectrum allocation policy and regulations,” said Pakamile Kayakethu Pongwana, CEO of ICASA. “While these models are good for monetizing the spectrum and for coordination between multiple services and operators to avoid interference, they often result in underutilization of spectrum. In the last decade, however, governments and regulators around the world have embraced the concept of ‘spectrum commons’ as another way to bring citizens innovation on new wireless technologies.”

The event will open on 9 May with a full day regulator workshop on spectrum sharing and dynamic spectrum access. Alongside ICASA, other regulators in attendance will include Korea Radio Promotion Association (RAPA), Agência Nacional del Espectro (ANE), the Ministry of Communications for Argentina and Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL).

Day one of the Global Summit will be opened with keynote addresses from Kalpak Gude, President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, and ICASA CEO, Pakamile Kayalethu Pongwana, followed by panel sessions on spectrum sharing and enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) through dynamic access technologies. The latter panel will feature Dr. F. Mekuria, Chief Research Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa, where he leads research on dynamic spectrum access. His perspective on how to connect underserved populations in emerging economies will add another dimension to the panel, which also includes Facebook, University of Strathclyde, and VistaLifeSciences Inc.

A panel session on closing the digital divide will address financial challenges associated with large-scale network deployments, with speakers including: Mr. Alexander Hadden, Director, Structured Finance & Insurance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); Mr. Chikioke Egejuru, Investment Analysis, International Finance Corporation; Mr. Lumko Mtimde, CEO, the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) and will be moderated by Mr. Frank McCosker, General Manager, Affordable Access & Smart Financing, Microsoft Corporation.

Other confirmed speakers on day one include Ira Keltz, Deputy Chief of Policy and Rules Division, Office of Engineering and Technology, US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who will join the panel on Wi-Fi for the 5G World. On the final day of the Summit, Ira will start with a keynote address, before joining the Regulator Leadership Summit later in the day.

ICASA CEO Pongwana will return to speak on day two of the Summit to speak on a panel titled Creating Opportunities for Deployment, which will be moderated by Emeritus Executive Director of the DSA, Prof. H Sama Nwana. The panel will bring together policy makers to discuss challenges and solutions to establishing regulatory frameworks for enabling investment in infrastructure – something that is crucial to bridging the digital divide in South Africa, and around the world.

Other speakers confirmed on the agenda include representatives from: Facebook, Adaptrum Inc., C3 Limited, the Communications Authority of Kenya, Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) and New American Foundation.

Platinum sponsors of this year’s event include Microsoft and Nominet. Gold sponsors include Adaptrum Inc. and MBC, while MedyaCity is a Silver sponsor.

 

To secure your place at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s Fifth Annual Global Summit in Cape Town, South Africa (9-11 May 2017), visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dynamic-spectrum-alliance-2017-global-summit-tickets-28614617090. To view the full Summit agenda, visit: http://dynamicspectrumalliance.org/global-summit/agenda/.

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About the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is a global organization advocating for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilization. The DSA’s membership spans multinationals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and academic, research, and other organizations from around the world, all working to create innovative solutions that will increase the amount of available spectrum to the benefit of consumers and businesses alike.

For further information about the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, please visit www.dynamicspectrumalliance.org/, or follow @dynamicspectrum on Twitter. Alternatively join the Alliance on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Media Contact

For all media enquiries, please contact Sian Borrill by emailing sian.borrill@proactive-pr.com.

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Sentiment Analysis in Finance

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Sentiment Analysis are changing the way in which numerous client services are offered. In particular, Financial Organisations are creating and leveraging such innovation in the domain of wealth management, while academia, start-ups, and technology companies are creating novel and disruptive applications, particularly in the field of finance.

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This conference showcases recent advances in the field of financial innovation.  There are presentations by leading subject experts from all over the world, as well as a number of application/case study talks and panel sessions.

Some highlights of the conference:

  • Dr Mandie Quartly of IBM on “Data Science and Machine Learning Applied to Business Analytics: Financial and Retail Markets Use Cases”
  • Stephen Pulman, Professor of Computational Linguistics, Oxford University/ TheySay Analytics, presents Multi-Dimensional Sentiment Analysis for Finance
  • Professor Sanjiv Das, University of Santa Clara, USA, describes Text Mining and Networks for Systemic Risk Measurement.

The two days of conference talks are interspersed with panel sessions and round table discussions, where all participants get to network with their peers and with the expert presenters and explore how to apply these methods to the benefits of their clients.

The conference is complemented by a series of workshops on 26, 27 and 28 June.

  • Log Optimal Growth & Kelly Strategy
  • Sentiment Extraction and Applications for Financial Prediction
  • Novel Data Sources and Contents for Financial Markets
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Retail & Consumer Markets Data Analytics

Technological innovations have the greatest success in business when they are entirely ‘client- focused’. Developments in the retail sector, which is consumer-led, are addressing client demand for more personalized, faster and more competitive services. Data Analytics is changing the way in which these services are offered. This trend is now being taken on board by multiple innovators such as academia, start-ups and technology companies.

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Data Analytics links to Behavioral Science in its exploration of consumer behavior, and provides a most fruitful source of information and insight.  This conference addresses and explains how both data analytics, especially predictive and real time analytics, and Behavioral Science insights, can be used to better understand and compete in Retail and Consumer Markets. The event will feature high quality case studies, networking sessions and discussions.

The program features speakers from IBM, Barclays, Argos, catawiki.com, Advanced Performance Institute, A4G, North Highland UK and the Universities of Liverpool and Milano-Bicocca.  The speakers share their real-life experiences of applying Data Analytics and Behavioral Science to make a positive difference in the field of Retail and Consumer Markets.

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Connected Car Insurance USA 2017

The Connected Car Insurance USA Conference & Exhibition is the annual meeting place for insurance and technology executives in the automotive industry.

Over 600 senior level attendees will gather to understand how insurance business will be impacted by rapidly developing automotive technology – including telematics, IoT, mobility, ADAS & autonomous.

Over 70 speakers from ecosystem innovators such as Farmers, Progressive, Ford, FCA Fiat Chrysler, Metromile, ROOT Car Insurance, USAA, Navistar, NAIC, Assurant, Octo Telematics, LexisNexis, Verisk and The Floow will address critical topics from an independently researched agenda.

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2017 brings a renewed appetite for connected car data to calculate and understand risk. Driving forces include rising premiums across the nation and the unprecedented 10% rise in traffic fatalities for 2016 (the largest rise since 1996).   

Connected Car Insurance USA 2017 is where technological and regulatory issues are addressed and overcome, and new partnerships and business deals are created and announced.

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Connected vehicle technology is rapidly evolving to encompass Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), Vehicle-to-Device (V2D), and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) signaling and communications. Integration with non-vehicle industry vertical applications and services are realized through various Vehicle-to-Home (V2H), Vehicle-to-Device (V2D), and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) solutions. Collectively speaking, the term Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) encompasses all of these technologies, use cases, applications, and services.

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The Connected Vehicle Public and Personal Safety, Commercial Applications, and Services: V2V and V2X Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 report examines the V2V & V2X market including tech, solutions, and players.

The report provides analysis of market challenges, opportunities, and overall business outlook. The report includes detailed forecasts for V2V, V2I, V2P, V2H, and V2D market from 2017 to 2022.

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