ICT Industry Leaders to Discuss Benefits of oneM2M Specifications

Sophia Antipolis, 28 November 2014: oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the full agenda of world-class specialists and industry leaders for its showcase event on Tuesday 9th December 2014, in Sophia Antipolis, France. Representatives from a cross section of market sectors will be in attendance: telecoms operators and technology vendors, M2M service providers and end-user markets.

Demonstrations will be conducted by leading technology companies and organizations, including China United Network Communications Group, Convida Wireless, Eluon, Ericsson, ESMIG, Fraunhofer FOKUS, GridPocket, Huawei Technologies, InterDigital, Kamstrup, KETI, LAAS-CNRS, Lamprey Networks, LG Electronics, LG U+, Modacom, NEC Corporation, nTels, Personal Connected Health Alliance (Continua), Qualcomm, Sierra Wireless, SK Telecom, TELIT/ILS Technology and Vodafone.

Keynote speaker Aapo Markkanen of ABI Research will open the showcase event with an overview of the M2M market, including the latest trends and developments. Mr. Markkanen will focus on the necessity to scale deployments to reach market growth projections, as well as why standardisation is required in the diverse M2M landscape to accommodate dramatically increasing market growth.

Presentations from two global telecom operators will demonstrate the benefits and application scenarios of oneM2M specifications for the telecoms sector. Sangho Choi, Project Manager for platform development, SK Telecom will address how operators can utilise oneM2M technology as part of an IoT platform. Dr. Yue Liu, Assistant Manager of the IoT Research Institute, China Mobile will explore use case examples of China Mobile's potential adoption of the specifications within its network, as well as its experience in providing intelligent M2M services.

Dr. Fran O'Brien, Mobility CTO Team of Cisco Systems and oneM2M Steering Committee Chairman commented, "The showcase is an opportunity to see the oneM2M specifications in action in a diverse set of sectors and applications, from smart homes to the connected car. Together we will explore what is next for the industry and learn more about the value the new oneM2M specifications deliver."

The oneM2M Showcase is free to attend and aimed at all industries developing M2M solutions, including industrial manufacturers and suppliers, consumer device manufacturers, component suppliers, and telecommunications service providers.

Dr. Omar Elloumi, Alcatel-Lucent and newly elected oneM2M Technical Plenary Chair, said, "I am delighted to be presenting the latest candidate release of oneM2M specifications, highlighting what these mean for relevant markets. Attendees will get the opportunity to learn more about the value of the oneM2M specifications, as well as how they will spur innovation in many sectors."

In advance of the Showcase, oneM2M webinars covering business issues and technical topics were held in October and November 2014. To view recordings of these webinars or register for upcoming dates, please visit: www.onem2m.org/technical/webinars. For more information on the oneM2M showcase event, including how to register and attend, please visit: www.onem2m.org/showcase.

About oneM2M

oneM2M is a global organization creating a scalable and interoperable standard for communications of devices and services used in M2M applications and the Internet of Things. Formed in 2012 by seven of the world's preeminent standards development organizations, oneM2M membership today consists of thought leaders from a broad range of industries, including industrial manufacturers and suppliers, consumer device manufacturers, component suppliers, and telecommunications service providers. oneM2M Partner standards development organizations are: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (U.S.), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (U.S.), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan). Additional partners contributing to the oneM2M work include: the BBF (Broadband Forum), Continua, HGI (Home Gateway Initiative), the New Generation M2M Consortium - Japan, and OMA (Open Mobile Alliance). oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health.

oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs. For more information, including how to join and participate in oneM2M, see www.onem2m.org.

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