The Internet of Things
An opportunity for European Economy and Industry
The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most important areas of Future Internet with high potential to positively impact European economy and society.

This half-a-day conference, organized by DG Information Society and Media of the European Commission, is the next edition in the longstanding series of EU Presidency events focused on the Internet of Things. The conference is an important discussion forum that helps shaping the European policy on the IoT.

More information on the European policy on the IoT, and the detailed agenda of the event can be found here.

Detailed agenda of The Internet of Things

General agenda is available here

Wednesday, 26th October 2011

14.30 - 16:15
Room 3
Session I
14.30 - 15.00
Opening speeches  

Opening speech

Megan RICHARDS, Director of the Future Internet directorate, European Commission, DG Information Society and Media

Krzysztof Jan KURZYDŁOWSKI, Director of the National Centre for Research and Development
15.00 - 15.20
Keynote speech

Elżbieta HAŁAS, Chair of GS1 Europe and CEO of GS1 Poland
15.20 - 16.15
Panel: The Rise of the Sensing Enterprise

Moderator: Cristina MARTINEZ GONZALEZ, Head of the Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES) Cluster, European Commission, DG Information Society and Media

What benefits does the Internet of Things bring about for businesses? Are EU enterprises in general, and manufacturing enterprises in particular, prepared for the proliferation of the IoT? What needs to be done in order for EU businesses to adopt the new paradigm of intelligent sensing virtuality in their business and organisational strategy?

Rikardo BUENO, Director for the Scientific Policy, Fatronik Tecnalia, co-chair of the Ad-hoc Industrial Advisory Group (AIAG) of the Factories of the Future Public-Private Partnership (FoF PPP)
Man-Sze LI, Co-chair of the Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES) Cluster
16.15 - 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 - 17.45
Room 3
Session II
16:30 - 17:30
Panel: Towards governance of the IoT and the Internet

Moderator: Ovidiu VERMESAN, Coordinator of the IoT European Research Cluster

What is the optimal IoT architecture? What identification schemes should be used to address objects in the Internet of Things? Who should assign identifiers to objects, and what principles should govern the assignment of ids? How can the foundational requirements, such as resilience, robustness, security in the IoT be guaranteed? Does a role exist for public authorities in this context?

Patrick GUILLEMIN, European Telecommunications Standards Institute
Chiara GIOVANNINI, European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation (ANEC)
Michał GRABIA, Institute for Logistics and Warehousing
17:30 - 17:45 Closing speech:

Cristina MARTINEZ GONZALEZ, Head of the Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES) Cluster, European Commission, DG Information Society and Media

19.00 - 21.00
Demo Evening
Regular partner

Supporting Partners

RFID Supporting Partner

WiFi Supporting Partner


Events organized under the auspices of the Polish EU Presidency