Global Seamless Iot Connectivity: The Why, the What and the How
Date / Time: Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m New York / 2:00 p.m London
sponsored by
Stephen Bell, Senior Analyst - Internet of Things, Heavy Reading

Qiang Li, Senior Product Manager, Ericsson IoT Accelerator Platform

Pankaj Gupta, Head of Sales Engagements, Ericsson

As digital transformation permeates the industry, there is a strong demand for a global connectivity solution. Connected products demand changes in business processes. A combination of solutions satisfy the requirement, and need to be explored.

In this webinar, we will first look at key challenges related to connectivity that enterprises face as they embark on their digital transformation on a global scale. We will then discuss the current solutions that have been tried. In the end, some new approaches such as eSIM will be presented.

Topics that will be addressed in this webinar include:

  • Key Enterprise requirements for global IoT connectivity
  • Current approaches to address these requirements
  • What these approaches lack
  • Analysis of new and upcoming solutions
  • Role of 5G in global IoT connectivity


Stephen Bell, Senior Analyst - Internet of Things, Heavy Reading
Steve's coverage at Heavy Reading includes the Internet of Things (IoT) and related technologies, focusing on the evolution of the mobile Internet and its impact on digital life. Steve joins Heavy Reading with more than two decades of experience as a strategy, marketing and technology advisor, analyst, speaker and commentator on the mobile Internet and the emerging IoT space. He previously worked with Motorola in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S., where he led technology roadmapping, strategy, product and business development teams that developed 2G, 3G and 4G cellular devices for the global market. In addition, Steve is an entrepreneur who has founded two companies: KeySo Global LLC, an analysis and advisory firm specializing in strategy, marketing and innovation, with a focus on mobile technology; and My City Tag LLC, a digital city services platform with an initial market focus on parking. Steve holds a First Class B.A. Honors degree in Business from Kingston University, England.

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Qiang Li, Senior Product Manager, Ericsson IoT Accelerator Platform
Qiang Li is Senior Portfolio/Product Manager at Ericsson IoT Accelerator Platform (former DCP – Device Connection Platform), mainly in charge of product portfolio, strategy, roadmap, evolution, global MNO customers and Enterprise customers, platform service development as well as E2E product/service responsibility. He is also a senior technology expert with 10 years IoT platform, IoT connectivity, and application enablement experience. He has been involved in major IoT global standardization work as well as owns a big portfolio of IoT patents.

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Pankaj Gupta, Head of Sales Engagements, Ericsson
Pankaj is currently responsible for business development and sales of connectivity management portfolio to operators and enterprises. Pankaj has 21+ years of leadership& experience in end-to-end technology strategy development and execution, creation of innovative offerings business model and value proposition, GTM, business development and sales engagement for IoT, cloud and Mobile Device systems. He is an author of a book, various publications and holds patents in this domain.

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