Mobile Future

M2M Webinar—The Connected Device Decade

The Internet’s Third Act: The Connected Device Decade

This free webinar, based on a recently released Mobile Future report authored by former White House Advisor Jim Kohlenberger, examines how the next wave of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and other connected devices will further accelerate mobile opportunity and exacerbate the looming spectrum crunch.   Wireless technologies play a significant role in the connection of an amazing array of devices (and people) to the Internet.  Innovation and investment in M2M will transform vital sectors of the economy, including transportation, energy, health care, and security to name a few.

The webinar looks at:

  • The promising and extensive opportunities in the digital device decade
  • The technologies that are driving the connected device revolution
  • The policy choices for enabling a brighter future beginning with making more spectrum available
  • The five key steps for harnessing connected devices for societal gains

About the Presenters

Jim Kohlenberger is a former White House policy advisor to two U.S. Presidents and is President of JK Strategies – a public policy consulting practice. Most recently, Kohlenberger served as Chief of Staff for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) where he helped craft the President’s innovation strategy, advanced policies to help spur a mobile broadband revolution through spectrum reform, worked to secure cyberspace, helped put the U.S. space program on a bold new course for the future and sought to harness innovation to advance economic growth and opportunity for all Americans.

Mahbubul Alam is the Head of M2M/IoTs, ITS Infrastructure and Auto Manufacturing, Connected Industries Business Unit at Cisco Systems Inc.  Alam is an experienced and innovative executive, with passion for creating new businesses and organizations. He is an industry-wide recognized leader with proven track record spanning product/project management, business development, gap analysis and marketing strategy, in multi-service router, switches, WLAN, IEEE 802.15.4 wireless communications protocols, cellular technologies such as 2G, 3G and 4G LTE, Femto, Small Cell, M2M, GPS, Connected Vehicle and Intelligent Transportation Systems.


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