BAIA is an open business network created by and for Professionals, Entrepreneurs andManagers operating between Italy and the United States. BAIA is a non-profit, volunteer-based, independent association founded in San Francisco in 2006. BAIA offers its community opportunities to network, facilitates the open exchange of knowledge, business opportunities, relationships between Italy and theUS and promotes a business ecosystem that fosters innovation.
|Beecham Research Limited (BRL) is a technology market research, analysis and consulting firm originally established in 1991.
Beecham Research focuses on the growing M2M (machine-to-machine) market and the increasing use of Remote Device Management and Services – also often referred to by terms such as: Embedded Connectivity, Embedded Networking, Remote Device Monitoring, Remote Asset Management, Pervasive Internet and Pervasive Computing.
The management of BRL is well known in the industry and has provided consulting and research services for many of the leading telecom operators, hardware suppliers, resellers and distributors in the sector for many years. We have been working in the international M2M market for over a decade, since 2001. We frequently speak at and chair conferences and seminars and organize our own events with our partners.
Our research methods are unique in this industry and include detailed, regular surveys of adopter companies. Our background experience goes well beyond analysis and consulting and includes extensive general management experience of running manufacturing and service businesses.
|Berg Insight offers premier business intelligence to the telecom industry. We produce concise reports providing key facts and strategic insights about pivotal developments in our focus areas. From time to time we also perform custom research assignments. Our vision is to be the most valuable source of intelligence for our customers.
To date we have provided analytical services to hundreds of clients in 66 countries on six continents. Our customers range from many of the world’s largest mobile operators, IT companies and telecom vendors, to venture capitalists, technology start-ups and specialist consultants.
Our present focus areas are wireless M2M, Location-Based Services, mobile Value-Added Services and Next Generation Technologies. In June 2006 we launched the online media site LBS Insight that is dedicated to the global LBS industry.
|CSP is the regional research body in the field of information and communications technology.It operates on a local, national and international level, performing experimental development and industrial research in accordance with the European norms on Innovation and R&D. Its shareholders are: Regione Piemonte, CSI-Piemonte, Politecnico di Torino, Università degli Studi di Torino, Comune di Torino, Unione Industriale di Torino, SISVEL S.p.A. and IREN Energia S.p.A CSP is a research laboratory accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, with UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certification.|
|The Device Management Forum (DMF) brings together major stakeholders in the device ecosystem to share knowledge, promote best practice and facilitate more efficient and effective use of devices and services delivered via devices. The group’s primary focus is on end user devices that form part of information, communications and entertainment value chains.The DMF operates an information portal that provides free access to a range of resources including industry news, interviews and white papers. News categories include mobile device management, security, enterprise applications, machine to machine communications (M2M) and deals/finance.The portal receives thousands of unique visitors per month from over 120 countries and territories and its registered users include leading operators, enterprises and technology firms as well as analyst firms, regulators and other stakeholder groups.DMF members enjoy a range of benefits including free advertising on the portal and free or low-cost attendance, speaking and exhibiting opportunities at DMF and partner events around the globe. For example, depending on their level of membership, DMF members receive one or two free delegate passes to the annual M2M World Congress event that DMF co-hosts in Shanghai.For more information, please visit www.devicemanagement.org .|
|Energy@home is a no-profit association that, for the benefit of the environment, aims at developing & promoting technologies and services for energy efficiency in the home based upon device to device communication. The scope of the Association is currently mainly driven by the Smart Grid scenarios at the EU level.
With reference to the following figure, that depicts the energy value chain and main stakeholders, the focus of Energy@home is the Smart Consumption & Micro-generation domain.
|A federation uniting and representing local public utility companies operating in the water and energy
sectors. More than 460 electricity, gas and water companies are members of Federutility.
The Federation’s National Collective Labour Contracts (CCNL Gas-Acqua and CCNL Energia
Elettrica) currently cover more than 45,000 employees.
Federutility members currently supply water to about 76% of the Italian population, distribute gas to
over 40% of the population and electricity to about 15%.
Federutility is an interlocutor of the Italian institutions, with which it collaborates on the occasion of
legislative prop osals and measures.
GlobalPlatform is a cross industry, not-for-profit association which identifies, develops and publishes specifications which facilitate the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. Its proven technical specifications are regarded as the international industry standard for building a trusted end-to-end solution which serves multiple actors and supports several business models.The freely available specifications provide the foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships. The technology has been adopted globally across finance, mobile/telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors. GlobalPlatform also supports an open compliance program ecosystem to ensure the long-term interoperability of secure chip technology.As a member-driven association with cross-market representation from all world continents, GlobalPlatform membership is open to any organization operating within this landscape. Its 120+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces. www.globalplatform.org
The IPSO Alliance is a non-profit, global collaborative forum, including many Fortune 500 high tech companies, each a leading player in their industry segment. IPSO Alliance serves as a resource center and thought leader for the various communities seeking to establish the Internet Protocol as the network for the connection of Smart Objects. The IPSO Alliance provides a foundation for industry growth by providing education, promoting the industry, generating research, and creating a better understanding of IP and its role in the Internet of Things. IPSO Alliance is delighted to be working with the M2M Forum to promote emerging technologies and innovative uses of the Internet Protocol (IP) in sensors/control, embedded and M2M applications – the building blocks of the IoT.For more information, visit www.ipso-alliance.org or contact Cat Nawawi, IPSO Marketing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|With over 70 members from 12 countries, the M2M Alliance is the world’s largest professional M2M association. The M2M Alliance sees itself as a platform and voice for providers and users of M2M solutions. The primary aim of the M2M Alliance is the promotion of M2M technologies and solutions. The Association is also organizer of the M2M Summit and publishes the M2M Journal, as well as an e-mail newsletter.
Further information: www.m2m-alliance.com/nc/en/home/
Machina Research: Global advisors on M2M, the Internet of Things and Big Data
|Navispace AG, founded in 2003, is an international Innovation and Marketing Company with focus on convergent technologies and solutions.Navispace provides best in class:- Global open innovation programs (trademark „Innovation World Cup“)
- Creation of new ecosystems and innovation platforms
- International road shows and innovative event concepts
- Technology Marketing and Consulting services
Whether it is market entry or international market positioning, we define the right strategy for our clients’ technology. We offer an excellent international network of experts from research, industry, and ICT clusters for your business development. Leading ICT giants, life sciences and healthcare, research and technology as well as consumer and lifestyle companies rely on Navispace.
|OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society.OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Cloud computing, SOA, Web services, the Smart Grid, electronic publishing, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology.OASIS members broadly represent the marketplace of public and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers. The consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries.OASIS is distinguished by its transparent governance and operating procedures. Members themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite disparate efforts. Completed work is ratified by open ballot. Governance is accountable and unrestricted. Officers of both the OASIS Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Board are chosen by democratic election to serve two-year terms. Consortium leadership is based on individual merit and is not tied to financial contribution, corporate standing, or special appointment.|
|SIMalliance is the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services. The organisation promotes the essential role of the secure element (SE) in delivering secure mobile applications and services across all devices that can access wireless networks. By identifying and addressing SE-related technical issues, and both clarifying and recommending existing technical standards relevant to SE implementation, the SIMalliance aims to promote an open SE ecosystem to facilitate and accelerate delivery of secure mobile applications globally.
SIMalliance members represent approx 90% of the global SIM card market and work with all global MNOs. As such, the SIMalliance’s membership is responsible for delivering the most widely distributed secure application delivery platform in the world (UICC/SIM/USIM).
SIMalliance members are Eastcompeace, Fundamenture, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Incard, Kona I, Morpho, Oberthur Technologies, VALID, Watchdata and Wuhan Tianyu. SIMalliance Strategic Partners are Comprion, Linxens and Movenda. www.simalliance.org
Weightless, based in Cambridge, UK, is the world’s leading white space M2M standards body.
Further details can be viewed at http://www.weightless.org
M2M Forum will be held in co-location with M2M + Industry Summit
High level conferences examining important international case histories are the main features of the event.
The specific purpose of the initiative is to explore the new horizons of the M2M world and the latest applications of this technology.