We live in an era where having access to the right information is paramount to good decision making and efficient productivity. Now, interconnectivity is providing smart, new applications for delivering the critical information we need to make faster, easier and more efficient decisions.

At the centre of this interconnectivity are space technologies like GNSS and Earth Observation. For example, the Internet of Things is opening the door to endless applications, all of which use GNSS provided information for the real-time tracking of people and things. In the agricultural sector, farmers are taking advantage of augmented reality and artificial intelligence solutions that use GNSS and Earth Observation for surveillance and monitoring. And this is just the tip of the iceberg! Space technologies are also at the centre of many of the latest consumer applications – and their use will only increase in the near future.


Interconnectivity Agenda

14:00 – 14:10

Welcome by the session Chair

14:10 – 14:30

“The era of Internet of Things” by Francois Fischer, Alliance of Internet of Things Innovation

14:30 – 14:50

“From Brussels to the world” by Christoph Kautz, European Commission

14:50 – 15:10

"Low power interconnectivity” by David Fernandez, Sigfox

15:10 – 15:30

“IoT Everywhere : how satellite complements existing LPWAN” by Marc Leminh, CLS

15:30 – 15:50

“Accurate and affordable positioning” by Xavier Banque Casanovas, Rokubun

15:50 – 16:10 “Ubiquitous location for IoT, hybridising GNSS and UWB” by Thales Services (name tbc)

16:10 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 16:50

“Low power silicon solutions for IoT” by Rajni Agarwal, Sony

16:50 – 17:10

“Putting the “things” on the map – trends in digital mapping” by TomTom (tbc)

17:10 – 17:50

Innovative start-ups

  • “Keeping your child safe” by Ewa Kadziolka, Centip
  • “Can we trust AI for Sat imagery processing?” by Taras Matselyukh, OPT/NET BV
  • “Meet artEve in Geospinner: AI in entertainment” by Tofig Nazarbekov, TensorScience
  • “Let me Aut” by Marco Ceccato, +39

17:50 – 18:00

Final remarks

Justyna Redelkiewicz, Head of Sector LBS, Market & Technology, GSA