Affordable access to outer space drives M2M and industrial internet

December 5, 2013
10:00am — 11:00am PST

Featured Panelists

Craig Foster freelance analyst, writer and consultant

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If you were handed the controls to a satellite, what would you do? Track meteors, ice cream, pipelines, pharmaceuticals, a fleet of trucks, large container ships in the middle of the ocean? Practically every industrial sector company has a use case for the remote monitoring of machinery, transportation, goods, and other things in hard to reach areas. In the past this has only been possible with very expensive satellite communications in conjunction with other obscure services. Now new nanosatellite technology is radically changing the landscape, making satellite-enabled monitoring and tracking affordable and available to everyone.

Join Gigaom Research for “Affordable access to outer space drives M2M and industrial internet,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 10 a.m. PST.

Key topics for discussion

  • What is the transition taking place in the way space is accessed?

  • If you could access outer space at radically lower price points, what would you use it for? Tracking of:

    • Transportation (container ships in the ocean)

    • Pipelines in politically unstable areas

    • Power plants, solar plants in the middle of the desert

  • How affordable are we talking?

  • Key players: Incumbents vs. insurgents

  • Challenges to adoption

    • Combining cellular and satellite services to pick up information, where does the integration happen? Customers want this data from one company.

    • Does the cellular industry retrench?

    • Does the incumbent satellite industry crush the new guys?

  • What about outer space debris?

Who should attend

  • Industrial sector technology buyers

  • Satellite service providers

  • Cellular service providers

  • Technology enthusiasts

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