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Internet of Things – Business & Technologies – Programme Details

IOT, Internet of Things, Overview 

  • What is IoT/M2M
  • IoT Stack/Valule Chain
  • Type of Devices
  • IoT history and evolution
  • IoE, Internet of Everything
  • Machine to Machine vs IoT
  • IoT Applications an Services
  • The IoT Ecosystem
  • Industry Predictions and Market Trends
  • Gartner Hype Curve
  • Revenue Opportunities from Internet of Things

IoT Market Trends and Business Cases

  • Consumer and Enterprise M2M
  • Consumer and Enterprise IoT
  • Global Market Penetration
  • Industry Trends
  • Potential IoT Markets
    • Manufacturing
    • Smart Cities/Homes
  • Transportation
  • Access Technology Traction and market size
  • IoT Value Chain
    • Where the CSPs, Platform, HW companies exist
  • Monetising IoT
    • Digital Transformation Priorities
    • Data Analytics
    • Importance of Supporting Systems
  • Principle Markets and Barriers to Entry
  • Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Studies
    • Connected Cars
    • Smart Cities
    • Insurance

IoT Enabling Technologies 

  • Big Data Intro
    • Big Data Analytics
    • NoSQL
    • Hadoop
    • Big data supply chain
  • IOT Architecture
    • Network Topologies for IoT
    • Requirements for IoT Systems and Devices
  • IP and Non-IP Based Clients
  • What makes IoT possible?
  • High-Level Languages
  • Processing power
  • Long battery life (Low power consumption)
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Low device cost (Cost reduction)
  • Low deployment cost
  • Low deployment cost – Ericsson case
  • SoC, System on a Chip
  • H/W Miniaturisation
  • IoT Use Cases
  • Low Power LAN/PAN

IOT Standardization 

  • IOT Reference Model
  • ISO, International Organization for Standardization
  • ITU, International Telecommunication Union
  • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IETF, Internet Engineering Task Force
  • Internet of Things Europe
  • IERC, European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things
  • Internet of Things Europe, IOT-i
  • Internet of Things Europe, IOT-A
    • CEN/CENELEC
    • ETSI
  • IOT CHINA
  • Industrial
  • Other bodies

Existing and Proposed Technologies 

  • Radio Access Standards for IoT
  • Standards Evolution and Suitability
  • Cloud computing – Service Models
  • Cloud Classification
  • Technology Comparisons
  • Hardware and firmware
  • Sensors and wireless sensor networks
  • Intelligent Electronic Device, IEDs
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Wireless SoCs
  • Cloud based IOT Platforms
  • Building the IOT Technology
  • Enablers,Engagers, Enhancers
  •  3GPP Release -Proposed Technology
  • Different Connectivity alternatives
  • Wireless technology parameters
  • Wired connectivity
  • Cellular IoT: GSM, WCDMA, LTE
  • IoT over Cellular – 2G
  • IoT over Cellular – LTE
  • Leveraging Existing LTE Services

Cellular Networks 2G/3G/4G  

  • General Information – What is 3GPP?
  • 3GPP Rel- IoT Radio Access Solutions
  • EC-GSM (Former EC-EGPRS), Extended Coverage – GSM
  • LTE-M
  • Functions and Services
  • LTE-M Performance and Data Rates
  • NB-LTE-M
  • NB-LTE Performance and Data Rates
  • In-Band and Standalone
  • GPP NB-IoT: Supported Features
  • Cellular Evolution
  • Different deployment scenarios for 4G systems

IEEE – Proposed Technology 

  • Networking Technologies
  • Wi-Fi   ac, ah, ai
  • Wireless Ethernet and IoT
  • Bluetooth and IoT
  • GATT, Generic Attribute Profile
  • Zigbee
  • Released Specifications
  • IETF
  • LoWPAN IPv header compression examples
  • LoWPAN Addressing
  • Requirements and characteristics
  • Functions and Services
  • Comparison of wireless standards

Proprietary – Proposed Technology 

  • Narrowband Cellular for IoT (NBCIoT)
  • The road to Cellular Internet of Things
  • NB-IoT
  • NB-IoT deployment
  • Clean Slate Cellular IoT
  • CleanState IoT – DL Channelization / LTE-M
  • CleanState IoT – UL Channelization / LTE-M
  • Deployment in GSM sub-carrier
  • Deployment in LTE guard bands

Spectrum for IoT 

  • Spectrum Availability and Use Cases
  • Frequency bands
  • Licensed spectrum vs Proprietary solutions
  • Unlicensed sub-GHz bands
  • Shared/Unlicensed Spectrum
  • IOT in Licensed Spectrum
  • Dedicated Spectrum
  • White Space
  • Dynamic Spectrum Allocation
  • Weightless
  • Low Band VHF for Business Radio
  • IOT and 5G ??

IoT Security 

  • IoT Security
  • Security evolution
  • Beecam’s new IoT Security Threat Map
  • European Privacy Directive
  • Criticism and Political Ramifications
  • The IoT – Life Cycle Security Controls for IoT devices
  • Network and Device Security
  • Use Cases and Security Challenges
  • Sensors on shelves
  • Automated checkout
  • Smart Fitting Room/Smart Mirror
  • Proximity Advertising
  • Security alarm and Environmental Sensors
  • Privacy-by-Design Principles
  • Device authentication
  • Firewalling
  • Security in IoT implementation
  • Privacy, Autonomy and Control
  • Industry attempts to Secure IoT
  • Environmental impact
  • Protective Architecture