The agenda for the premier machine-to-machine (M2M) technology event has been announced by TMC and Crossfire Media.

The event which is scheduled for August 26-29, 2013, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada will be collocated with ITEXPO (one of the world’s largest and best attended communications and technology trade shows).

Although M2M Evolution will concentrate on specific M2M applications within the supply chain, energy, healthcare, and transportation sectors (which seem to be making the largest strides in the M2M movement) other verticals should be able to walk away with a better understanding of how to utilize M2M applications to drive innovation in their industries.

The full agenda is available on the M2M Evolution Conference and Expo website however, attendees will learn how the Internet of Things can be utilized to improve business processes, minimize risk, and drive additional revenue streams by visiting on of these featured sessions:

  • M2M Managing Energy Solutions
  • Big Data – Unique Ways M2M is Enabling the Enterprise
  • 4G LTE New Generation of M2M Applications
  • Beyond Traditional Internet of Things
  • Data Security and Privacy: A Holistic Approach


Registration
to the M2M Evolution Conference and EXPO is now open.

DID YOU KNOW? M2M connected devices are said to exceed mobile phones in the coming years with 1.3 billing connected devices by 2020!


LogiSense’s M2M Billing Solution is designed to accommodate and monetize on this rapid growing market segment by ensuring that service providers have the right back-office support system in place.
Our flagship product, EngageIP ensures that billing rating, mediation, provisioning, policy management, and customer self-care, stream seamlessly through one powerful conduit making business simpler to conduct for provider and client.

Are you planning to attend M2M Evolution? 
What sessions are you most interested in? 

We’d love to connect with you while at the show to discuss how you are utilizing the M2M opportunity to build your business.
Give us a call to contact us today to schedule an appointment.

 

Sharing data is not a new concept in the technology world, in fact it really was the catalyst for creating the network in the first place. What is new is the increasing frequency in which machines are sharing data. This concept is called Machine-to-Machine, or M2M.

While the exact projections of just how massive M2M is expected to be varies depending on who you ask, most analysts are predicting growth rates of 30%-40% through to 2015. Despite the discrepancies on just how large M2M will get, one thing is for sure and that it is a hot market.

So we know (expect) M2M to become a bigger market over the next few years, so what? How is billing for M2M different than pervious IP based service offerings such as Data, Voice, Video, Subscription etc?  The key differentiator will be in the breadth of sectors offering services and the increased number of transactions that these services will bring.  It will not just be the telecommunication companies that will be taking advantage of this technology; health care, food services, entertainment, automotive, retail and many other industries will start breaking into the M2M world. Many of which already have.

M2M will be an approach of a lot of variety of service offerings, with high volume and low margins. Mobile operators that are accustomed to offering fixed rate or “All-You-Can-Eat” plans will have to prepare themselves for more detailed and complex billing if they want piece of the M2M pie. The ability to accommodate and monetize on this rapidly growing market segment will depend on whether the Service Provider’s back office systems are designed for this type of emerging technology. Their Billing and OSS platform should be configured to rate and bill for even the most complex service catalogues and high-volume data transaction.

This means many providers will have to adopt an ARPU business model specific for their M2M business that may not correlate with existing low volume high margin practices. This, again, is where the importance of having a capable backend network in place to accommodate the possibility of a dual business model becomes imperative. Having a system that can facilitate both sides as well as the increase in scalability, without the need for swivel chair management will be a major factor in ensuring success.