M2M & Embedded Mobile Asia 2011 (M2M Asia)

Venue: Intercontinental Grand Stanford

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Event Date/Time: Sep 27, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 25, 2011
Early Registration Date: Aug 26, 2011
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Machine-to-machine (M2M) service offerings appear to be on the rise. Over the past 18 months, the market has witnessed a remarkable increase in cellular carrier proclamations about M2M service offerings. Sprint launches an “M2M Collaboration Center.” Vodafone teams up with Intel to develop comprehensive M2M solutions. AT&T now includes “M2M device adds” in its Quarterly report. Even the media now characterizes the largest telecom carriers as being in an “M2M race.” By any casual analysis, the modern day battleground for subscribers has shifted over to M2M communications.

M2M, also known as the Internet of Things, offers added value to a broad range of domains that can benefit from remote monitoring and control using automated exchange of data. Sensors and terminals (M2M devices) can exchange data with other devices and centralized back-end systems (M2M servers), often even in real-time. This connectivity allows existing business processes to scale and new innovative services to be created. M2M is expected to become mass market fairly quickly given the ubiquity of network technologies, incorporating lessons learned from existing online services, in legal, security, privacy, and other arenas.

Nine out of ten telecom operators are betting on ‘connected verticals’ to grow their top line revenues going forward. The revelation comes from a recent global survey by Informa Telecoms & Media, which focused on industries where telecoms innovation – in technology, systems and processes – can trigger deep transformation in efficiency and business model.
~ James Middleton, May 2011

According to ABI Research, the mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) market is expected to grow from approximately 71 million cumulative connections globally in 2009 to 232.5 million by 2014 and over 297 million connections by 2015. Europe will lead the way with 110 million connections, followed by North America with 79 million and Asia-Pacific with close to 66 million.

The GSMA estimates that there will be 20 billion devices connected to the web by 2020. From a revenue perspective, according to the research company IDC, the value of the market, including hardware and connections, will reach $7 billion by 2014.

ITM Asia M2M Communications, Applications, Services & Embedded Mobile Asia Congress in Hong Kong will gather regional and international M2M industry players and experts across the value chain, from 26 to 30 September 2011.

This timely, market-driven, informative event will focus on the hottest topics and issues in the Asian M2M Communications, Applications & Embedded Mobiles Markets addressing key challenges on how to:

Unravel New Market Opportunities & New Revenue Streams for Telecom Operators Learn how different strategies are employed to address industry verticals towards revenue maximization
Examine government initiatives and regulation that will spur specific market verticals for M2M Assess the prospects for Embedded Devices in Emerging Areas e.g. Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, etc.
Forge Successful Partnership & Strategic Alliances across the M2M Value Chain Get Key Takeaways on M2M Connectivity Technology Choices
Gain insights from Case Studies on M2M Applications across Vertical Markets from
Derive value from interactive vertical markets roundtable cafes discussion on key industry experts from each market sharing their best practices & proven strategies