Libelium Powering The IoT Revolution

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VODACOM

23 October 2018 | South Africa

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About the conference

Monetise IoT as a mega-trend by learning how to practically implement it. Explore industry-leading case studies of Smart applications in an interconnected world with global IoT giant Libelium. The conference is hosted by IP Soft, powered by Vodacom. Connect sensors to the cloud to help you build, analyse and act on real-time data. #JoinTheRevolution

Learn how to

Reduce risk

Increase efficiency

Create better customer experience

Partners

About Vodacom
Fernando Rausell is Libelium’s Sales Area Manager for Smart Cities, Industry and Healthcare projects in Iberia, LATAM and Africa. His work is focused on opening new opportunities in these markets with new customers and distribution agreements and giving support to the existing ones. Fernando has studied Law and completed its education with a Masters in Foreign Trade and International Business. He has a wide experience in international business environments as a consultant and as a sales agent. He has participated and coordinated negotiations for Smart Cities projects since his incorporation in Libelium. He has also lead the development of public tender documents and private proposals mainly in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, where he has contributed to build strong and stable ecosystem. Fernando has participated in multiple international events and conferences where he presented success stories as well as debated about the current and present challenges of the IoT.
About Libelium
Libelium is an innovative Spanish company founded in 2006 by Alicia Asín and David Gascón. Libelium designs and manufactures hardware for wireless sensor networks and a complete software development kit (SDK) so that system integrators, engineering, and consultancy companies can deliver reliable Internet of Things (IoT), M2M, and Smart Cities solutions with minimum time to market. Waspmote—Libelium’s wireless sensor platform—is modular and ready to integrate with key Cloud systems and low-energy IoT connectivity protocols. Today, the company is a worldwide pioneer in the Smart Cities and Internet of Things sector, a growing market. Over 10,000 developers from 120 countries in companies ranging from start-ups to universities to large international corporations have adopted Libelium’s technology for projects on five continents. Commercial deployments based on Waspmote include applications as varied as parking, traffic congestion, environmental monitoring, water quality and precision agriculture. Libelium is currently shifting its strategic focus from sensor devices to its IoT Gateway Meshlium to extend its presence in the whole IoT value chain allowing the development of end-to-end solutions, and growing its product portfolio with software services to give intelligence to its sensor devices. The new service allows to program IoT devices from the Cloud in just minutes without code writing experience.
About IP Soft Distribution
IP Soft Distribution (Pty) Ltd (IP Soft) is a specialist in software distribution that combines best-of-breed technology and skills to digitally transform businesses. The combination of IoT Solution Partnering and the application of IP-guard Software ensures robust, practical solutions which add not only immediate but also long-term results.  IP-Soft partners with Libelium, a world-leading vendor of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), and Smart Cities’ solutions. Over the past four years, IP Soft, which is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, has been a specialist distributor of IT products and Microsoft Azure Cloud Services.  IP Soft offers a single point of expertise and assistance for channel partners wishing to source IT Software and cloud services.  The company offers their resellers, developers and customers a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support as well as practical enablement training; and creates sales and profitability opportunities.  In 2018, IP Soft was named the most active distributor for Libelium world-wide on all fronts including sales, marketing strategies and actions, customer support and innovative thinking.

International & National Speakers

Javier
Gabas

Libelium

About Javier
Javier Gabás has a large career as managing director and business developer with more than 25 years of experience. He has been working in different sectors such as direct marketing, industrial, energy and technology. In 2014 he joined Libelium as Industry Manager for Agriculture and Environment and since 2017 he is in charge of Smart Agriculture, Water and Research IoT projects in Asia- Pacific region and Africa leading Libelium presence in these regions, opening new opportunities in these markets with new customers and distribution agreements and giving support to the existing ones to develop their business. He has to realize their full potential and execute mutually beneficial plans using internal and external resources to grow revenue and capture new business opportunities.

Fernando Rausell

Libelium

About Fernando
Fernando Rausell is Libelium’s Sales Area Manager for Smart Cities, Industry and Healthcare projects in Iberia, LATAM and Africa. His work is focused on opening new opportunities in these markets with new customers and distribution agreements and giving support to the existing ones. Fernando has studied Law and completed its education with a Masters in Foreign Trade and International Business. He has a wide experience in international business environments as a consultant and as a sales agent. He has participated and coordinated negotiations for Smart Cities projects since his incorporation in Libelium. He has also lead the development of public tender documents and private proposals mainly in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, where he has contributed to build strong and stable ecosystem. Fernando has participated in multiple international events and conferences where he presented success stories as well as debated about the current and present challenges of the IoT.

Hymie Marnevick

Vodacom

About Hymie
Hymie Marnewick was previously the Chief Commercial Officer of XLink Communications, and held the position of Executive Director for more than 12 years. He has a strong entrepreneurial and innovative drive coupled with a distinct flair for leadership and business development. Hymie holds over twenty (20) years experience within the IT and retail environment, including six (6) years experience developing IoT related products and services. With his strong project management, staff training, commercial and management skills, Hymie specialises in providing managed solutions within the IoT sector; namely retail connectivity, mobile payments, transportation, environmental monitoring, security, utilities and industrial verticals.

Peter Malebye

Vodacom

About Peter

With more than 19 years working experience within the ICT, Financial Services and Management Consulting sectors respectively, Peter has built up expertise and experience that span across multiple disciplines such as digital transformations, digital platform ecosystems, digital solutions development and integration and customer analytics. He has advised clients across Media/ICT, Internet of Things, Mall and Shopper Experience Ecosystems, FTTx deployment, Application Development, Mobile Financial Services and Informal Next Generation Distribution on market entry and go to market strategies.

Prior to joining Vodacom Peter was the managing executive at BCX responsible for Industrial/Commercial Internet of Things and Operational Technology Commercialisation.

Peter’s experience covers a wide variety of industries, but is focused on telecommunications/ICT, IOT and OT as well Financial Services

Charl Ueckermann

IP Soft Distribution

About Charl
Charl Ueckermann currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at IP Soft Distribution and assists organisations with strategic IT solutions. He has more than 25 years’ in-depth experience in the IT industry, specialising in banking, government, automotive, manufacturing & telecom industry verticals. Charl has a proven track record in IT and business strategy in the SMB and Enterprise markets. Charl has a background in numerous technical, theoretical, and other business areas in the IT industry and is committed to adding value and exceeding expectations through creative idea generation, collaborative problem solving, and disciplined decision-making. His goal is to build a world-class team who can solve problems using technology, people and processes.

Guido
De Jager

AVeS Cyber Security

About Guido
Guido de Jager currently serves as the Industrial Security Architect at AVeS Cyber Security and assists organisations with Operational Technology (OT)-based solutions for their Cyber Security and IoT environments. He has more than 12 years’ experience designing, implementing and managing IT/OT projects, specialising in the automotive, mining and manufacturing industries. Guido has a proven track record where he worked as the lead IT/OT Engineer for numerous Tier 1 automotive manufacturers. His goal is to ensure an efficient, transparent and secure OT environment for all the companies operating Industrial Control Systems (ICS).

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Schedule

Day 1 – Tuesday Oct, 23

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07:30 – 09:30

 

Breakfast & registration

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09:30 – 10:00

 

Introduction to Libelium, Vodacom, IP Soft Distribution: a strategic relationship

By Hymie Marnewick & Peter Malebye, Vodacom; Charl Ueckermann, IP Soft Distribution

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10:00 – 10:45

 

Smart applications for an interconnected world: Libelium’s vision. Interoperability as the basis of Libelium’s IoT platform: any sensor, any protocol, any cloud platform.

By Fernando Rausell, Libelium

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10:45 – 11:15

 

IoT solutions for environmental sustainability: precision agriculture, smart water management and environmental management.

By Javier Gabas, Libelium

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  • What objectives can be achieved with IoT technology for these applications?
  • Which parameters must be considered for each solution.
  • Featured Case Studies.
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11:15 – 11:45

 

IoT solutions for urban and industrial environments: smart parking, noise and pollution control, smartphone detection, industrial protocols.

By Fernando Rausell, Libelium

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  • What objectives can be achieved with IoT technology for these applications?
  • Which parameters must be considered for each solution.
  • Featured Case Studies.
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11:45 – 12:00

 

Q&A Discussion Session

By Charl Ueckermann, IP Soft Distribution

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12:00 – 13:15

 

Coffee, lunch snacks & networking

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13:15 – 14:00

 

Smart Water Ions: Live Demo

By Guido de Jager, AVeS Cyber Security

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14:00 – 14:45

 

How to identify each player in the IoT business ecosystem.

By Javier Gabas, Libelium

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14:45 – 15:10

 

Packaged solutions: The IoT Marketplace. How to start selling a complete platform with hardware, software and cloud service.

By Charl Ueckermann, IP Soft Distribution

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15:10 – 15:30

 

Closing.

By Peter Malebye, Vodacom

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15:30 – 18:00

 

Networking

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