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WEBINAR: Is IoT Growth Destroying Or Healing The Planet?

Is IoT Growth Destroying Or Healing The Planet?

It won’t be long before connected devices outnumber people several times over… but with more need for electricity, raw materials and more e-waste, is this an environmental cataclysm in the making? Can the efficiency savings from IoT balance the costs? What impact will it have for different industries or consumers?

Drawing on research from IoT specialists Transforma Insights, this webinar explores the effect different kinds of connected devices are having not just on industries’ bottom line, but also on their sustainability. We also explore how other emerging technologies such as AI and Blockchain feed into the equation.

Anyone interested in the environmental and financial impact of the coming digital world should join us for good information, good conversation and the chance to have your questions answered.

Who should Listen?

IoT professionals; sustainability and environmental professionals; business and digital transformation project leaders in agriculture, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, logistics, energy, utilities, oil & gas, mining, recycling & circular economy, telecoms and more.

SPEAKERS & MODERATOR

Alex Lawrence

Alex Lawrence

Managing Editor, 6GWorld Read Bio
Alex Lawrence

Alex Lawrence

Managing Editor, 6GWorld

Alex Lawrence is Managing Editor at 6GWorld. His mission is to bring together stakeholders from across industries, countries and disciplines to make sure that, as technology evolves in the coming decade, it’s meeting the changing demands of society, government and business.

Before 6GWorld Alex worked at the GSMA for 9 years, researching and arranging the agenda for events such as MWC in Barcelona and Shanghai as well as specialised regional conferences. He has been involved as a professional nosy person in the telecoms sphere since 2004, with short detours through industrial O&M and marketing.

If you’d like to talk to Alex about your ideas or projects he’d love to hear from you. @animalawrence or alex.lawrence@6gworld.com.

Jim Morrish

Jim Morrish

Managing Partner, Transforma Insights Read Bio
Jim Morrish

Jim Morrish

Managing Partner, Transforma Insights

Jim Morrish is a respected Digital Transformation and Internet of Things industry expert, with over 20 years’ experience of strategy consulting, operations management and telecoms research.

Previously he was a Founder and the Chief Research Officer of Machina Research, the world's leading IoT analyst firm, which was acquired by Gartner in 2016.

Jim is responsible for the addition of the term Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networking to the lexicon of the IoT, and is a co-author of the Ignite|IoT project management framework for IoT and the accompanying book entitled “Enterprise IoT”.

He is an experienced conference speaker including for blue chip events such as the IET’s Pinkerton Lecture, and the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress.

Jim was until recently Co-Chair of the Digital Transformation Working Group of the Industrial Internet Consortium. Additionally, he is a member of the advisory boards for a number of digital transformation industry conferences and is a Member of the Global Advisory Board of the IET’s Future Technology Panel.

Jim has a degree in Mathematics and a Master of Arts from the University of Oxford.

Dale Seed

Dale Seed

IoT Research and Innovation Principal Engineer, InterDigital Read Bio
Dale Seed

Dale Seed

IoT Research and Innovation Principal Engineer, InterDigital

Dale Seed is a Principal Engineer at InterDigital, Inc. where he leads projects focused on IoT research and development. He is also a member of Convida Wireless, a Joint Venture partnership between InterDigital and Sony focused on IoT Research and Development. With his 20+ years of experience, Dale has been active in product development, research and standards such as ETSI, oneM2M, 3GPP and IETF.  In this role, Dale and his team are focusing on research, innovation, prototyping and standardization of next-generation technologies such as Internet protocols, middleware services and interfaces between humans and machines. He is the (co-)author of numerous industry publications and a frequent speaker at industry events. Dale and his team actively engage in collaborations with industry-leading universities and institutions to explore next-generation technologies. Dale has held various standards leadership positions and currently serves as vice-chairman of the oneM2M Technical Plenary. He also holds 50+ granted patents in the fields of IoT and Internet protocols.

Steven Moore

Steven Moore

Head of Climate Action, GSMA Read Bio
Steven Moore

Steven Moore

Head of Climate Action, GSMA

Steven Moore is responsible for the Climate Action Programme at the GSMA, the mobile industry association. The association unites more than 750 mobile operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.

Steven holds a Masters in Environmental Technology and is passionate about sustainable development. He is an experienced environmental professional having worked on climate action for the past 13 years. Steven began his career as a climate consultant for an innovative sustainability start-up, dcarbon8. He then advised multinational clients on sustainability strategy at Deloitte, before joining BT, British Telecom, to advance their award-winning environmental sustainability programme. Last year Steven joined the GSMA to lead their climate initiatives. He is an enthusiastic, and occasionally frustrated, balcony gardener.

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