Become a LoRaWAN™ expert at The Things Conference

Join the largest LoRaWAN conference in Amsterdam on
January 31 and February 1, 2019

At The Things Conference, we come together to share knowledge about the hard bits; the long development cycles in IoT and the common mistakes that eat up all your time, money and resources. We provide you with the content and knowledge to mitigate risks during your LoRaWAN development.

IoT is not a fairytale, it is hard work, persistence and risk.

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Partners

Speakers

Johan Stokking
Tech Lead The Things Network | CTO The Things Industries

Johan Stokking
Tech Lead The Things Network | CTO The Things Industries
Alper Yegin
Co-chair of Technical Committee LoRa Alliance | Actility

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Alper Yegin
Co-chair of Technical Committee LoRa Alliance | Actility
Vanja Samuelsson
Founder Qoitech

Vanja Samuelsson
Founder Qoitech
Wienke Giezeman
Initiator The Things Network | CEO The Things Industries

Wienke Giezeman
Initiator The Things Network | CEO The Things Industries
David Smith
Co-chair of Regional Parameters Committee LoRa Alliance | CTO MultiTech

LoRa Regional Operation Worldwide

David Smith
Co-chair of Regional Parameters Committee LoRa Alliance | CTO MultiTech
Renaud Lifchitz
Security Consultant

From LoRaWAN 1.0 to 1.1, what are the security enhancements

Renaud Lifchitz
Security Consultant
Alex Glow
Hackster

Alex Glow
Hackster
Sander Arts
CMO Arduino

No bullshit marketing

Sander Arts
CMO Arduino
Thomas Telkmap
CTO Lacuna Space

Thomas Telkmap
CTO Lacuna Space
Olga Willner
Project lead IoT & Data Analytics Deutsche Bahn

Olga Willner
Project lead IoT & Data Analytics Deutsche Bahn
Barbian Matthias
Siemens

Barbian Matthias
Siemens
Laurens de Groot
Co-founder Smartparcs

Laurens de Groot
Co-founder Smartparcs
Philippe Hougardy
Amazon Web Services

Philippe Hougardy
Amazon Web Services
Jan Jongboom
Developer Evangelist ARM

Jan Jongboom
Developer Evangelist ARM
Romuald Gallorini
TE Connectivity

Romuald Gallorini
TE Connectivity
Matt Johnson
Bareconductive

Matt Johnson
Bareconductive
John Tillema
Co-Founder TWTG

John Tillema
Co-Founder TWTG
Kinson Chan
COO RAK Wireless

Kinson Chan
COO RAK Wireless
Dirk Losch
Lufthansa

Dirk Losch
Lufthansa
Titia Houwing
KPN

Titia Houwing
KPN
James Brehm
Founder James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm
Founder James Brehm & Associates
JP Meijers
TTN Mapper

JP Meijers
TTN Mapper
Jasper den Hartog
MCS

Jasper den Hartog
MCS
Neil Tan
ARM

Neil Tan
ARM
Ana Bernal
Libelium

Ana Bernal
Libelium
Marco van der Pal
Capgemini

Marco van der Pal
Capgemini
Klemen Logar
Solvera Lynx

Klemen Logar
Solvera Lynx
Alex Gluhak
Digital Catapult

Alex Gluhak
Digital Catapult
Charles Paumelle
LoRa Alliance & Microshare

Charles Paumelle
LoRa Alliance & Microshare
Alexander Overtoom
The Things Industries

Alexander Overtoom
The Things Industries
Steven Ridder
Teralytic

Steven Ridder
Teralytic
Reinhard Bischoff
CEO Decentlab

Reinhard Bischoff
CEO Decentlab

Content Tracks 2019

LoRaWAN

Find out about the current developments in LoRa® and LoRaWAN. Get in touch with the inventor of LoRa and the creators of the LoRaWAN specifications and regional parameters.

From 0 to 1

Experiment with different hardware kits, development tools and online simulators to realize your first (batch) of connected products.

From 1 to 1M

How to scale up your IoT project. Learn about certification, FOTA, mass device commissioning, energy optimization and experiment with the many development tools.

Network Deployments

How to best deploy your LoRaWAN network. Use the tools at hand for radio planning and site surveys, for selecting gateways and backhauls (satellites?) and define your deployment strategy.

Security

What are the strengths and weaknesses of LoRaWAN security and how to boost your data protection. Experiment with hardware secure modules and learn about secure key injection at scale.

Use cases

Be amazed by the cutting-edge applications that are already running in the field. Learn how to realize your predictive maintenance and asset tracking (using geolocation?) apps.

Business

Most IoT projects fail. Make sure you don’t. Learn about marketing, distribution channels, market insights in different regions and costs estimates for hardware developments.

Pricing

Check out our event pricing below to find the right pass for you.

The Things Conference Basic
excluding VAT
399
This ticket includes:
2 day access
LoRaWAN Academy online course
Limited tickets available
The Things Conference Complete
excluding VAT
499
This ticket includes:
2 day full access
LoRaWAN Academy online course
Group tickets available
Priority workshop attendance
Access to exclusive workshops
The Things Conference All Inclusive
excluding VAT
749
This ticket includes:
2 day full access
LoRaWAN Academy online course
Group tickets available
Priority workshop attendance
Priority exclusive workshop attendance
VIP networking event

The Things Conference Impression

Agenda

Wienke Giezeman
Initiator The Things Network - CEO The Things Industries

Wienke Giezeman is the initiator of The Things Network, the first crowdsourced free and open ‘internet of things’. In Amsterdam, the network was set up in 6 weeks and this made Amsterdam one of the first real smart cities.

Track: LoRaWAN

Semtech

Track: LoRaWAN

Johan Stokking
Tech Lead The Things Network - CTO The Things Industries

Johan will talk about his experiences of developing The Things Network as a scalable, multi-region deployment. He’ll share his vision on the future of LoRaWAN, and provides details on setting up your own dedicated LoRaWAN network with peering capabilities for reliable, secure and large-scale IoT rollouts.

Johan Stokking is tech lead of The Things Network and CTO of The Things Industries. Johan started The Things Network in the summer of 2015, together with Wienke Giezeman. Within three years, the open network spread to 90 countries, covering over 700 cities globally.

Apart from his work on The Things Network and The Things Industries, Johan is a member of the LoRa Alliance technical committee and works on the specifications of LoRaWAN peering and Firmware Updates Over The Air.

Track: From 1 to 1M

Semtech

Track: Business

Charles Paumelle
LoRa Alliance

Track: LoRaWAN

Alex Glow
Hackster

Track: From 0 to 1

Renaud Lifchitz
Security Consultant

Track: Security

Microchip & The Things Industries

Track: Security

Kevin Bromber
CEO myDevices

Track: Business

John Tillema
CTO TWTG

Track: From 0 to 1

Jan Jongboom & Johan Stokking
ARM & The Things Industries

Track: From 1 to 1M

Google Cloud Platform

Track: From 1 to 1M

Microsoft Azure

Track: From 1 to 1M

TBA
Security Consultant

Track: Security

Surprise
The Things Conference

Track: LoRaWAN

Luca Cipriani
CIO Arduino

Arduino IoT Cloud will allow users to manage their LoRaWan Gateways, Sensors and Nodes from one single web interface. We will explore the vision to have a simple and professional IoT tool to manage every device connected to the network.

Luca Cipriani is a Linux user since 2004 I started exploring the DevOps methodology in 2012. After some years of extreme automation in large scale applications I started working with Arduino, the UX culture completely changed my IT view, I fall in love with Arduino and the IoT world.

Track: From 0 to 1

Pycom

Track: From 0 to 1

Vanja Samuelsson
Founder and CEO Qoitech

Track: From 0 to 1

Reiner Schmohl
Bosch

Track: From 0 to 1

Jordi Balcells
IMST

The design of integrated antennas for IoT devices is not as trivial as it seems. Off-the-shelf antennas are not performing as expected because different effects within the device (total dimensions, materials, housing, etc.). The proposed presentation aims to clarify typical antenna concepts and to highlight those parameters to be considered in earlier stages when designing a device with an integrated antenna.

Jordi Balcells-Ventura received the M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, in 2004 and 2011 respectively. Since 2011 he is with the department of Antennas and EM Modelling of IMST GmbH, where he is an antenna researcher engineer, involved in several industrial and public founded projects. He has experience in the complete process of antenna design, including specifications, design, electromagnetic simulations, manufacturing, measurements and final analysis. These antennas targeted different bands and applications such as RFID (13.56 MHz), VHF (127 MHz) ISM (868 MHz), GPS (1.575 GHz), Wlan (2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz), Satellite communications (X-band and Ka-band), WPAN (W-band).

Track: From 1 to 1M

Ana Bernal
Libelium

Ana Bernal will focus her speech on highlighting the importance of keeping a strong Ecosystem of partners from a Business Development Strategy point of view, and she will show some successful examples.

Track: Business

Marco van der Pal
Capgemini

Track: Business

Klemen Logar
Solvera Lynx

Klemen Logar is responsible to enhance and transfer industry leadership and best practices helping companies from various fields to accomplish primary energy management goals: holistic monitoring of energy efficiency performance and reduction of energy consumption.

“Sales and marketing are my passion because it brings new challenges on daily basis and every account is different therefor thinking out of the box is crucial for success. This drives me forward to go an extra mile to help customers in growing their business and profitability”, Klemen Logar, Sales Director from Solvera Lynx

Track: Use Cases

Stefan Zimmermann
CEO Comtac

Track: From 1 to 1M

LoRa Alliance

Track: LoRaWAN

Dirk Losch
Lufthansa

This talk describes the development of LoRa projects at Lufthansa Industry Solutions from the very first beginning up until now. Different levels on the road of becoming a “LoRa master” and our lessons learned are presented.

Track: Use Cases

Romuald Gallorini
TE Connectivity

Asset condition monitoring and process control are keys to industrial efficient operation. One of the challenges is data collection from diverse manufacturing system. LoRaWAN flexible platform can enable easier deployment in a high mix small volume experimentation phase.

Track: Use Cases

3:40 PM

Neil Tan
ARM

Track: From 0 to 1

Matt Johnson
CEO and co-founder Bare Conductive

Matt Johnson is the CEO and co-founder of Bare Conductive, which is proposing a radically new set of ways to integrate electronic intelligence into the built environment. Matt has led the company to build a technology stack of materials science, sensor hardware, and software, forming partnerships with some of the world's largest brands. Matt is also a tutor at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London where he earned an MA/MSc in Industrial Design Engineering.

Bare Conductive's technology presents compelling opportunities for smart buildings by combining the scalability of coatings and the precision of high-resolution capacitive sensors. Matt will present the fundamental technical principle of the technology alongside case studies of its use, highlighting ways in which developers can get involved.

Track: Use Cases

Surprise
The Things Conference
Sander Arts
CMO Arduino - Author No Bullsh*t Marketing

How big ideas from just a few people can change the future

Track: Business

David Smith
CTO MultiTech - Co-chair LoRa Alliance regional parameters working group

LoRaWAN operates worldwide in disparate regions with many different regulatory schemes. This talk will address our regional parameters standardization efforts as well as certifications, deployment models and current hot topics in the LoRa Alliance Regional Parameters Workgroup.

David Smith
As part of the Executive Leadership Team and in conjunction with Marketing, Sales and Product Management David develops innovative hardware and software technology solutions to address customer and market needs. David began his career at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Since joining MultiTech, he’s brought his unique combination of innovation and pragmatism to deliver exciting new products and related IP, significant productivity improvements and state-of-the-art processes. He is currently co-chair of the LoRa Alliance regional perameters working group and a member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Track: LoRaWAN

Alper Yegin
Actility - Co-chair LoRa Alliance

Alper will share the recent development of the LoRaWAN standard and gives some insight in challenges that lie ahead. Included in his talk are developments on interoperability, roaming, security, LoRaWAN 1.1

Alper Yegin is the Co-chair of the Technical Committee, Vice-Chair of the LoRa Alliance, as well as the Director of Standards and Advanced Technology Development at Actility

Track: LoRaWAN

Thomas Telkamp
CTO Lacuna Space

Track: Network Deployments

Semtech

Track: Network Deployments

Laurens de Groot
Founder Smartparcs

Track: Use Cases

James Brehm & Associates
Founder James Brehm & Associates

An independent advisor and technology evangelist, James Brehm is one of the leading voices on the state of the IoT and M2M market. Leveraging experience gained in a decade long career as an industry analyst after holding multiple marketing and customer facing roles with leading technology companies, Brehm launched James Brehm & Associates in early 2014 to serve the very specific needs of his customers – pragmatic, actionable advice and metrics grounded in reality.

Track: Business

Philippe Hougardy
Amazon Web Services

Track: From 1 to 1M

Jonathan Kaye
Laird

Track: From 1 to 1M

Titia Houwing & Paul Marcelis
KPN

Track: Use Cases

Olga Willner
Deutsche Bahn

Olga Wilnner showcases how Deutsche Bahn (DB) intends to use LoRaWAN for intelligent operations. Beyond remote-monitoring its assets (e. g. station clocks) with the transmission technology, Deutsche Bahn currently conducts trials to determine how LoRaWAN can support people-counting at train stations. DB will also test a LoRa-based sensor for snow and ice-detection on train platforms this winter.

Dr. Olga Willner is project lead for IoT & Data Analytics at the division of Deutsche Bahn in charge of train stations. Previously, she worked as a researcher at both ETH Zurich and MIT. The experiences she gained in that role, she now uses to explore and test innovative IoT technologies in train stations.

Track: Use Cases

Alan Jackson
WeWork

Track: Use Cases

Jasper den Hartog
MCS

Track: Use Cases

Wienke Giezeman
Initiator The Things Network
Kinson Chan
COO RAK Wireless
Matthias Barbian
Siemens

Track: From 1 to 1M

Microchip

Track: From 1 to 1M

Miromico

Track: From 1 to 1M

Timothy Panagos
Microshare

Track: From 1 to 1M

TBA

Track: Deployments

Jan Jongboom
Developer Evangelist ARM

Track: From 0 to 1

Alex Gluhak
Digital Catapult

Track: Business

Adri Wischmann
IoT Nederland

What is the shortest path to gaining an advantage over competitors in the current days and age? Intelligent connected devices (products) and services which generate data to better understand the world around us, the consumers which use our products and The Province of Drenthe heard about LoraWAN and decided to facilitate the infrastructure needed for the next generation of products and machines. To stimulate innovation and to provide a fieldlab where every citizen living in Drenthe could experiment and benefit from the newest technology.
Adri will show you how the companies, the government, citizens and even the forestry benefit from LoraWAN.

Adri Wischmann is the founder of IoT Nederland, a Dutch Full-stack IoT-solution-provider.

Adri is an electronics engineer and a computer technician who spent the first 30 years of his career in the finance industry doing what we now would call “big data analysis on financial markets”. But as the old saying goes: “once an electronics engineer, always an electronics engineer” he stepped out of the financial industry and back into what is now called Internet-of-Things.

His company does IoT product-design and prototyping for SME’s with lots of solutions which require wireless monitoring. This is one of the reasons IoT Nederland got involved with LoraWAN in an early (pre-kickstarter) stage. Being an avid Smart City enthusiast Adri is a asked to speak at many international conferences on this topic. He has been involved in rolling out a private LoraWAN-network (also connected to TTN/TTI) for the province of Drenthe (500.000 inhabitants on 2700 km2) called DIDI (roughly translated to the Drenthe Internet of Things Initiave). He is also the driving force behind www.WhatTheHackathon.nl a small company that regularly organizes Hackathons (the next one will be on IoT & LoraWAN, March 9&10th 2019)

Track: Business

Wienke Giezeman & Alexander Overtoom
The Things Industries

Track: Business

Paul McManus
Meshed IoT

Track: Business

Siradel

Track: Network Deployments

Titia Houwing & Paul Marcelis
KPN

Track: Use Cases

Steven Ridder
Teralytic

Track: Use Cases

Reinhard Bischoff
CEO Decentlab

Track: Use Cases

Luka Mustafa
Irnas

Track: Use Cases

Henk Kuipers
Rabobank

Track: Use Cases

Gertjan Strietman
FactoryLab

Track: Business

JP Meijers
TTN Mapper

Track: Network Deployments

Online LoRaWAN developer course included

We want you to get the most out of the two days in Amsterdam. Spending time on the LoRaWAN basics would be a waste. That is why we offer every participant free access to an online LoRaWAN course from the moment you purchase your ticket, till March 2019.

 

The LoRaWAN course is a 10-module online course which covers all the fundamentals around the technology. The course includes in-depth lectures, podcasts, tutorials and articles about Radio Modulation, LoRaWAN Security, Geolocation, Large Scale deployments and many more. Read more about the LoRaWAN Academy.

Student? Volunteer!

Yes we know, tech conferences are expensive. As we believe it is important to have students learning about LoRaWAN, we would like to invite you to join The Things Conference free of charge.

 

By joining in as a volunteer, we will ask you to help out for a few hours per day. For the remaining of the time, you are free to attend keynotes and workshops! Also, you’ll receive access to the LoRaWAN Academy.

 

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Contact & Location

Where?

Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP Amsterdam

Any questions?

conference@thethingsnetwork.org