IEEE iCOST'2012 Keynote Speakers:

Jim Morrish

Title: The impact of the machine-to-machine revolution

Abstract: Over the next 10 years there will be an explosion in the number of machine-to-machine (M2M) connected devices. Embedded connectivity will start to permeate more and more of our lives, from smart meters and pay-as-you-drive insurance to connected heart rate monitors and digital billboards. Jim's presentation will examine the opportunity for M2M, the barriers that it faces and the impact that 24 billion connected devices will have on the way we live and do business.

Biography: Jim Morrish is a respected telecommunications industry expert, with over 18 years’ experience of strategy consulting, operations management and telecoms research. Most recently at Analysis Mason he was responsible for launching the Mobile Content and Applications research program. Previous experience includes strategy consulting for Booz&Co, project management and board membership at Cable & Wireless, Head of department at the BBC and also work as a freelance consultant. He has worked on-site in in excess of 25 countries through Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, and undertaken strategy planning and forecasting work covering nearly all significant markets worldwide. Recently his focus has been mobile-oriented services, including the impact that providing such services can have on a mobile operator’s relationship with its customers. Jim is widely quoted in both the trade and national and international press. He is speaks frequently at conferences, and acted as a judge for the GSMA’s 2011 Global Mobile Awards. He holds an MA in mathematics from Oxford University.

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