IoT Stars is a community of IoT professionals who gather at industry events to share knowledge and experiences. The community consists of entrepreneurs, developers, engineers, investors, industry players, and press working in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.

On Monday evening, February 27, 2023, IoT Stars will be hosting a networking event for IoT professionals in Barcelona. The event is hosted at a premium location during the first night of Mobile World Congress, just a 10-minute walking distance from the conference center.

During the event, several speakers will be announcing new products or features, demonstrating innovative features, and sharing real-world applications.

Join this unique opportunity to meet the professionals in today’s IoT market.

IoT Stars Partners

IoT Stars Program:

  • 5:30 pm – Doors open & IoT Coffee Talk conversation with Leonard Lee, Rob Tiffany and Marc Pous
  • 6:00 pm – Welcome drinks
  • 7:00 pm – Official program
    • Hybrid LTE demo with Itamar Kunik, Monogoto
    • Fireside chat with Afzal Mangal, Iotcreators
    • 5G Product announcement by Jose Marcelino, RAK Wireless
    • Panel about Making impact with IoT with:
      • Jaap Groot, Ignion
      • Daniel Quant, Multitech
      • Nicolas Lesconnecl, Soracom
      • Gerhard Loots, Kallipr
      • Christine Perey (moderator)
  • 8:00 pm – Drinks & food

What to expect at IoT Stars

Four main topics will be discussed during the IoT Stars events:

Private/Hybrid IoT networks

Cellular networks are becoming ever-cheaper and easier to build and manage. New shared or unlicensed radio bands (see for example CBRS) are removing the obstacles to running your own network. As a result, private LTE and 5G networks are becoming a competitor to WiFi systems, as well as LoRa(WAN) networks.

Multitech offers reliable hardware to build private LoRaWAN or LTE networks. During IoT Stars, they will share their experiences with realizing private networks. In addition, RAK Wireless will be presenting their latest 5G small cell. These hardware components work well with Monogoto’s cellular core which processes cellular data and routes it to the right endpoints.

Abundant Cellular Connectivity

The number of connectivity providers is hitting an all-time high. More virtual network operators (MVNOs) are entering the market as the demand for cellular connections keeps growing. MVNOs are doing the best they can to simplify the use of cellular communication and management of IoT devices in volume. At IoT Stars, meet the digital operators Iotcreators, SORACOM, and Monogoto to find out about their unique perspectives on the IoT market.

IoT Lifecycle Management

As the IoT market matures, more attention is being paid to lifecycle management. This includes management of device fleets, remote configuration of devices as well as over-the-air firmware update mechanisms. New partners have entered the scene including Blues Wireless which recently released their out-of-bound FOTA capabilities, and AVSystem which goes all-in on the novel LwM2M standard.

Simplifying Hardware Development

One of the biggest challenges in today’s IoT market is finding embedded developers capable of building billions of expected devices. The number of embedded developers around the world is limited, and hardware development is complicated and time-consuming.

IoT suppliers are taking their responsibility to counter this challenge. Ignion enables people to integrate antennas without the need for expert RF skills. Zephyr is abstracting away much of the complexities of embedded programming. And Kallipr is providing off-the-shelf hardware products, ready to be implemented at scale.