5 posts categorized "Seminars"


MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Academic Keynote Panel, "IT Organization of the Future: Driving Business Change," Announced

MIT Media Lab Director and Sloan School of Management Senior Researchers Debate How IT and Information Drive Innovation

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Mar 04, 2010 The value of information – and the technologies that generate and propagate that information – is still increasing. On May 19th, at the seventh annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium the Academic Keynote Panel will explore what businesses have discovered about IT in this difficult economy, and how innovation need not be time-consuming or expensive. Today, “digital organizations” are conducting many experiments every day, at virtually no cost. And these experiments are positively affecting top-line revenue and bottom-line results.

The panel will assess the impact of social media, continuing productivity growth, and the IT function as the master of this new business climate. Panel participants include the following:

  • Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief/Publisher of MIT Technology Review as moderator.
  • Frank Moss, Director, MIT Media Lab
  • Jerome B. Wiesner, Professorship of Media Technology
  • Jeanne W. Ross, Director, Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Erik Brynjolfsson, Schussel Professor of Management and Director, MIT Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management.


  • Global Chief Information Officers across industries and sectors.
  • Other C-level executives from technology, information management, operations, and finance functions.
  • Senior business and technical executives who lead or need to deliver business value through innovative solutions.

For more information on the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2010, please visit The early-bird registration discount is available until April 20, 2010. Registration information is available at


Untangle the mysteries of M2M - A Preview of M2M Zone's Seminar at CeBIT 2010

When tomorrow's M2M Zone Seminar, M2M: Energy, Transportation, Telehealth, begins at 2 PM, two of Europe's most integral M2M players will kick things off.

M2MAlliance Georg Steimel, Chairman of Germany-based M2M Alliance, will welcome his countrymen and those from around the world. The Alliance, a partner in the launch of M2M Zone at CeBIT, includes Vodafone, Telefónica o2 Germany, Telit, Sierra Wireless, Cinterion Wireless Modules, Wyless, and Digi International. Steimel will convey the Alliance's views and highlight the benefits and the economic relevance of M2M.

He will then pass the baton to Omar Ellouimi, Vice Chair of ETSI's M2M activities. Ellouimi will provide an update on these activities and an overview of ETSI's efforts across Energy, Transportation and Telehealth. This will include some focus on "The ETSI M2M Challenge:"

  • M2M technical solutions are highly fragmented and usually dedicated to a single application (e.g. fleet management, meter reading)
  • Multitude of technical solutions and disperse standardization activities result in the slow development of the M2M market
  • Standardization is a key enabler to remove the technical barriers and ensure interoperable M2M services and networks


ETSI to Host Workshop on Future Network Technologies

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has rapidly grown in recent years, and asserted itself in some of the most cutting-edge, vital standards development processes for European markets. Beginning at GSMA's Mobile World Congress last month, ETSI has expanded its ambitions to include global standardization of these secotrs, most notably M2M. (Hear ETSI's M2M Vice Chair Omar Elloumi provide and M2M standardization overview Thursday during M2M Zone's seminar, Energy, Transportation and Telehalth.

ETSI Workshop on Future Network Technologies
Sophia Antipolis, France
10 - 11 March 2010

The key goal of this workshop is to Identify potential needs for standardization or pre-standardization of Future Network Technologies at ETSI.


  • Participants in related FP7 research projects
  • Participants in other research activities on the same subjects, such as from EUREKA CELTIC programme
  • Participants in ETSI Technical Committees such as TISPAN, ATTM, GRID, M2M etc.
  • Participants in ETSI Industry Specification Groups such as AFI, INS, MOI etc.
  • Participants in 3GPP groups such as SA1, SA2, CT Working Groups
  • Participants in standardization activities at other organisations such as ITU-T and IETF
  • Standardization technical managers
  • CTO-level and technology management

 Workshop on Future Network Technologies 
  10 - 11 March 2010

 Workshop on Future Network Technologies 
  10 - 11 March 2010

M2M Zone, Seminar Make Debut at CeBIT 2010


Today in Hannover, Germany, a ICT technologists from around the globe prepare for the opening of CeBIT 2010, which begins Tuesday morning. For the first time, the Telematics hall will feature leading M2M service providers, including Telenor Connexion, Orange, Telefónica/O2, and KPN.

The M2M Zone, situated in the heart of Destination ITS will also host a seminar on Thursday, 4 March, which will include presentations from Telenor, KPN, Cinterion Wireless Modules, and SkyWave. The seminar will begin at 2:00 PM in Hall 7, room A46, with an introduction by M2M Zone's cohost, the M2M Alliance, followed by an overview of M2M standardization efforts by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). For more information, visit

To learn more about CeBIT's wide array of conferences and exhibitions on these topics, visit the event Website:

CeBIT Destination ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems)

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eHealth at CeBIT

Stay tuned for more details on the presenters and their insights into Energy, Transportation, and Telehealth applications and services.


Experts to discuss intelligent transport technologies at Geneva Motor Show

Key industry experts will meet next week to debate technologies related to the concept of intelligent transport at an ITU-organized workshop during the Geneva Motor Show.

"The Fully Networked Car," the fifth annual workshop presented by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) along with the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), will take place March 3-4 and focuses on the hurdles faced during rollout of new intelligent transport systems.

"Systems are under development that link vehicle-to-car, providing safety information; and vehicle-to-infrastructure, improving traffic management and providing access to a wide variety of in-car services, from advanced location-based applications to entertainment and online information," the ITU states in a release. "Some predict that, with the advent of electric cars, vehicles may even become moving storage units for tomorrow’s smart electricity grids.

"An essential ingredient is globally agreed standards produced by ITU, ISO and IEC."

The event will draw experts and executives from the car industry, ICT community, governments, research and development institutes and academia.

More information is available at


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