LPWAN Technologies (LoRA, SigFox, ...)

17/09/2015 18:30 to 17/09/2015 23:00

Brussels, Belgium

A new market is now emerging with the deployment of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN). LPWANs are expected to bridge the gap between current LAN and WAN technologies to allow for low-cost machine-to-machine communication for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).

For the first time the leading technology providers with regards to LPWAN are together in one room explaining their technology and its benefits and its use-cases. 

At the end of the talks, we scheduled a panel discussion in which the audience can ask their question to the experts.

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18:30 - 19:00



19:00 - 19:10

Introduction IoTbe

By Frederik Santens

dotOcean offers innovative measurement instruments, sensor networks and rapid development services to the maritime and offshore industry.


19:10 - 19:20

Welcome by Proximus

By Proximus


19:20 - 19:40

Overview LPWAN technologies

An independant overview of LPWAN technologies.

By Maarten Weyn -  Assistant Professor at the University of Antwerp.

Maarten Weyn received his Ph.D. in Computer Science on the topic of Opportunistic Seamless Localization from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Antwerp, currently teaching the 3rd year bachelor courses Mobile Communication and Master courses Communication Systems, and Ambient Intelligence in the department of Applied Sciences: Electronics-ICT. He is the co-founder of the spin-off AtSharp, director of the Dash7 Alliance and IARIA Fellow.

His research focuses on ultra-low power sensor communication, sub 1-Ghz communication, sensor processing and localization.

19:45 - 20:15

SigFox & Use-cases

In this session Dirk Indigne and Lieven Hollevoet will give an introduction on the activities and ambitions of Engie m2m. You can expect an insight in the Sigfox technology capabilities and some solutions that communicate over the Belgian network today.

By Dirk Indigne - CEO @ Engie M2M

Dirk Indigne holds degrees in Law School (VUB) and Post Graduate in Marketing ( Groep T ). Throughout his career he has occupied several management positions in Raychem, Proximus, Swiss Life and KPN Getronics.
Prior to becoming CEO of Engie M2M earlier this year, Dirk has been focusing the past three years on developing and testing Low Power Wide Area Network solutions for the Water utility market at Hydroko, the family owned company that has been around since 1983. 
With Engie M2M he is now responsible for deploying, maintaining and commercializing the Sigfox network in Belgium.

By Lieven Hollevoet - co-owner @ Quicksand

Lieven Hollevoet received the engineering degree in electronics from the Polytechnic University in Ostend, Belgium in 2000. That year he joined imec as a member of the CSI division where he took care of implementation and transfer of knowledge from imec to SMEs. 
In 2003 he enrolled in the wireless group at imec where he worked on the definition, implementation and testing of software defined radio solutions. In this function he was the technical responsible for the team that realized worlds first low-power digital frontend for sensing. In 2014 he became co-owner of the engineering company Quicksand, 
where he now focusses on developing ultra low-power wireless applications.   


20:20 - 20:50

LoRa & Use-cases

Introduction of the LoRa technology and some use-cases in Belgium.

By Proximus

Speaker of Proximus TBD                                                                                           

By Lode Van Halewyck - M2M & Energy Expert at Actility

Lode Van Halewyck.                                                                                                          

21:00 - 21:30

Panel discussion with Q&A

Ask your questions to the experts.

21:30 - 23:00

Networking with drinks


Koning Albert II-laan 27
    1030 Brussels


From 17/09/2015 18:30
To 17/09/2015 23:00


IoTBE Hub Brussels
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