Speakers

Benjamin Cabé - IoT Community Evangelist, Eclipse Foundation
Overview of the open source IoT ecosystem

Benjamin Cabé - IoT Community Evangelist, Eclipse Foundation
Overview of the open source IoT ecosystem
Maarten Weyn - Assistant professor, University of Antwerp
Geolocation in reality

Maarten Weyn - Assistant professor, University of Antwerp
Geolocation in reality
Pieter Franken - Co-founder, Safecast Japan
Safecast: The Power of Citizen Science

Pieter Franken - Co-founder, Safecast Japan
Safecast: The Power of Citizen Science
Selvakumar Natesan - Lead Consultant & IoT Evangelist, ThoughtWorks India
LoRaWAN for smart cities through The Things Network

Selvakumar Natesan - Lead Consultant & IoT Evangelist, ThoughtWorks India
LoRaWAN for smart cities through The Things Network
Diana Wildschut - Initiator, Meet Je Stad
Supporting citizen-based microclimate and air quality measurements with The Things Network

Diana Wildschut - Initiator, Meet Je Stad
Supporting citizen-based microclimate and air quality measurements with The Things Network
Jonathan Kaye - Product Director, Laird
From sheep to freezers - LoRa is everywhere: Our customers’ LoRaWAN applications utilising Laird solutions

Jonathan Kaye - Product Director, Laird
From sheep to freezers - LoRa is everywhere: Our customers’ LoRaWAN applications utilising Laird solutions
Nicolas Sornin - Inventor of LoRa
Future of LoRa

Nicolas is going to talk about what is next in LoRaWAN.

Nicolas Sornin - Inventor of LoRa
Future of LoRa
Wienke Giezeman - Initiator, The Things Network
Reflecting on 2 years of TTN and looking forward

Wienke Giezeman - Initiator, The Things Network
Reflecting on 2 years of TTN and looking forward
Juan Nogueira - Director, Connectivity Center of Excellence
Flex LPWAN DevKit: The IoT Development Accelerator

Juan Nogueira - Director, Connectivity Center of Excellence
Flex LPWAN DevKit: The IoT Development Accelerator
Sander van de Graaf - Cloud solutions architect, Sentia
Building serverless end to end LoRaWAN solutions

Sander van de Graaf - Cloud solutions architect, Sentia
Building serverless end to end LoRaWAN solutions
Frank Beks - IoT Evangelist
Workshop on building a node with WiFi localization from scratch

Localization workshop: building a LoRa + WiFi sniffer

Frank Beks - IoT Evangelist
Workshop on building a node with WiFi localization from scratch
Maarten Crezee - Managing Director, Xignal
Going to mass production

Maarten Crezee - Managing Director, Xignal
Going to mass production
Tim Perry - Provision, Manage & Monitor TTN Gateways in Production with Resin.io
How to easily deploy 1, 10, or 10,000 TTN gateways in production using Resin.io

Tim Perry - Provision, Manage & Monitor TTN Gateways in Production with Resin.io
How to easily deploy 1, 10, or 10,000 TTN gateways in production using Resin.io
Robin Puthli - Founder, Babbler
Using LoRaWAN to combat drug smuggling in shipping containers

Robin Puthli - Founder, Babbler
Using LoRaWAN to combat drug smuggling in shipping containers
Guido Burger
Taming the complexity - getting your ideas connected to The Things Network in minutes!

#IoT Octopus

Guido Burger
Taming the complexity - getting your ideas connected to The Things Network in minutes!
Gale Brewer - 27th Borough President of Manhattan
Where IoT is the intersection between civic and government tech

Gale Brewer - 27th Borough President of Manhattan
Where IoT is the intersection between civic and government tech
Olivier Prevost - Senior Application Engineer - RF products, Semtech
From Semtech reference design to RF fine-tuned product

Olivier Prevost - Senior Application Engineer - RF products, Semtech
From Semtech reference design to RF fine-tuned product
Fernando Kuipers - Professor, TU Delft
An academic perspective on LoRaWAN

Fernando will give a scientific overview of LoRaWAN

Website
Fernando Kuipers - Professor, TU Delft
An academic perspective on LoRaWAN
Kyungbae Park - CEO, RedwoodComm
Pre-certification tests of LoRaWAN devices

Kyungbae Park - CEO, RedwoodComm
Pre-certification tests of LoRaWAN devices
Danny Webster - Principle RF Design Engineer, Lime Microsystems
Deepdive workshop on LoRaWAN RF using SDR hardware

Danny Webster - Principle RF Design Engineer, Lime Microsystems
Deepdive workshop on LoRaWAN RF using SDR hardware
Johan Stokking - Tech Lead, The Things Network
TTN's latest network server architecture and the future

Johan Stokking - Tech Lead, The Things Network
TTN's latest network server architecture and the future
Claire Garside - Co-founder, Foundation for Digital Creativity
Empowering communities to make a smarter, more connected world with LoRaWAN

Claire Garside - Co-founder, Foundation for Digital Creativity
Empowering communities to make a smarter, more connected world with LoRaWAN
Lorna Goulden - Lead Product Realization Director, Cognizant
Creating value for the community

Lorna Goulden - Lead Product Realization Director, Cognizant
Creating value for the community
Thomas Telkamp - Lacuna Space
LoRaWAN from space

Thomas Telkamp - Lacuna Space
LoRaWAN from space
Stephen Marcus - General Partner, Riot Ventures
Scaling companies with IoT products people want

Stephen Marcus - General Partner, Riot Ventures
Scaling companies with IoT products people want
Richard Lansdowne - Solutions Architect, Semtech
Using geolocation with only LoRaWAN

Richard Lansdowne - Solutions Architect, Semtech
Using geolocation with only LoRaWAN
Tim Van Dam - Founder, The Internet of Life
Protecting wildlife with The Internet of Things

Tim Van Dam - Founder, The Internet of Life
Protecting wildlife with The Internet of Things
Jose Gabriel Marcelino - LTE-M Lead and Evangelist, Pycom
LoRaWAN modules analysis

Jose Gabriel Marcelino - LTE-M Lead and Evangelist, Pycom
LoRaWAN modules analysis
JP Meijers - Creator TTNMapper
Processing 3 million data points on TTNMapper

JP Meijers - Creator TTNMapper
Processing 3 million data points on TTNMapper
Valery Jacobs - Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Realizing the potential of IoT using TTN & Azure

Valery Jacobs - Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Realizing the potential of IoT using TTN & Azure
Matthew Knight - Software and hardware engineer, Bastille
Reverse engineering LoRaWAN

Matthew Knight - Software and hardware engineer, Bastille
Reverse engineering LoRaWAN
Luigi Francesco Cerfeda - Marketing Technologist, Zerynth
How to become an IoT developer if you are a web developer

Website
Luigi Francesco Cerfeda - Marketing Technologist, Zerynth
How to become an IoT developer if you are a web developer
Jan Jongboom - Developer Evangelist, Arm
Firmware over the air updates using LoRaWAN

Jan will make a FUOTA demonstration.

Website
Jan Jongboom - Developer Evangelist, Arm
Firmware over the air updates using LoRaWAN
Jonathan Pearce, LoRa Product Line Manager at Microchip Technology
The journey from one unit to millions

Jonathan Pearce, LoRa Product Line Manager at Microchip Technology
The journey from one unit to millions
Alasdair Allan - Scientist, author, hacker, and journalist
Teaching a new dog old tricks

Alasdair Allan - Scientist, author, hacker, and journalist
Teaching a new dog old tricks
Olga Willner - Project Leader IoT, DB Station&Service AG
Large-scale LoRa deployment at Deutsche Bahn – Monitoring of station clocks

Olga Willner - Project Leader IoT, DB Station&Service AG
Large-scale LoRa deployment at Deutsche Bahn – Monitoring of station clocks
Lasse Licht - Engineer, TRIMM
Going to market in 2.5 months with a LoRaWAN product

Lasse Licht - Engineer, TRIMM
Going to market in 2.5 months with a LoRaWAN product
Sven-Erik Haitjema - Hardware Lead, TWTG
Workshop on creating PCB optimised for LoRaWAN use

Sven will give a PCB design workshop.

Sven-Erik Haitjema - Hardware Lead, TWTG
Workshop on creating PCB optimised for LoRaWAN use
Reinhard Bischoff - Managing director, Decentlab
Lessons learned through real world deployments

Reinhard Bischoff - Managing director, Decentlab
Lessons learned through real world deployments
Bart Hiddink - CEO, Ideetron
How to design ultra low power devices

Bart will give a workshop on designing Ultra Low Power nodes.

Bart Hiddink - CEO, Ideetron
How to design ultra low power devices
Jan-Willem Smeenk - CEO, Sodaq
How to build end to end secure devices

Jan-Willem Smeenk - CEO, Sodaq
How to build end to end secure devices
Joost Wesseling - National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Air Quality measurements during New Year's Eve

Joost Wesseling - National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Air Quality measurements during New Year's Eve
Reinier van der Lee - Founder & CEO Vinduino LLC
LoRaWAN use case: Precision irrigation for vineyards

Reinier van der Lee - Founder & CEO Vinduino LLC
LoRaWAN use case: Precision irrigation for vineyards
Fabien Ferrero - Associate professor, Université Côte d'Azur
The Challenge of LoRaWan Antennas

Fabien Ferrero - Associate professor, Université Côte d'Azur
The Challenge of LoRaWan Antennas
Luka Mustafa - Founder & CEO, Institute IRNAS and Fabrikor
Drone assisted TTN deployment and mapping in remote areas

Luka Mustafa - Founder & CEO, Institute IRNAS and Fabrikor
Drone assisted TTN deployment and mapping in remote areas

What can you expect?

During the conference and the online course we will educate our visitors with all knowledge and skills needed to be an expert in the field of LoRaWAN. We will give answers to questions like:

  • How to build secure devices with a secure element?
  • How to optimise for low power usage?
  • How to build your own gateway?
  • How to setup your own network server?
  • How to build a device with firmware over the air updates using LoRaWAN?
  • How to integrate LoRaWan with myDevices, AWS, Azure, Evrythng, etc.
  • What antenna to use and why?
  • How to design a LoRaWAN PCB?
  • How to get started with LoRaWAN?

Our visitors will meet leaders in the LoRaWAN ecosystem and our speakers will talk about:

  • What is next with LoRaWAN?
  • What secure element to use and why?
  • How scalable is LoRaWAN really?
  • How to use LoRaWAN with a SDR, and is that allowed?
  • What are the scholars writing about LoRaWAN?
  • What if we put a LoRaWAN gateway on a satellite in space?
  • How does The Things Network use blockchain for further decentralisation and distribution?
  • Taking a critical look back at the first 2 years of The Things Network?
  • What kind of battery lifetime extending technologies are there and how to use them?

On Friday night we will be applying our skills during a hackathon and on Saturday, we will discuss about collaborative networking and more.

  • How to accomplish our goal of a global Internet of Things data network?
  • How to collaborate best with other community members?
  • How can we strengthen the governance model of the collaborative network?
  • What working groups to set up for what challenges?

An online LoRaWAN developer course is included

We want to get the most out of the three days in Amsterdam. Spending time on the LoRaWAN basics would be a waste. That is why we offer every participant a complete LoRaWAN online course in the month of January. You will get access to an online course system that will guide you through the following modules. Including support from our side.

Everything you need to know when designing end devices.

  • What antenna to choose
  • What LoRa or LoRaWAN modules you need to consider
  • How to optimize the battery consumption of your device

Essential technical information about Radio Modulation.

  • How does Chirp Spread Spectrum modulation actually work
  • Why are these chirps so robust to interference?
  • What’s Link Budget?
  • Free Space Path Loss?
  • How can you use this knowledge to optimize the range of your device?

How secure is LoRWAN and what are the weak spots? Learn how to design secure applications and get familiar with secure elements for additional layers of encryption.

Theoretical explanations and hands-on tutorials about:

  • Localization using GPS
  • Localization using WiFi BSSIDs
  • Localization using Triangulation

Three Day Conference

Three day conference

You can come to pick up your badge and grab a coffee before the start of the day.

MAIN KEYNOTE AREA

Wienke Giezeman
Initiator of The Things Network

Opening keynote by Wienke Giezeman

Nicolas Sornin
Inventor of LoRa

Keynote

Thomas Telkamp
Lacuna Space

Keynote

Jan Jongboom
Developer Evangelist, Arm

Keynote

Richard Lansdowne
Solutions Architect, Semtech

Keynote

Jan-Willem Smeenk
CEO, Sodaq

Keynote

Jose Gabriel Marcelino
Pycom

Keynote

Sven-Erik Haitjema
Hardware Lead, TWTG

Keynote

Fabien Ferrero
Associate professor, Université Côte d'Azur

Keynote

15:15

Kevin Bromber
DEO, myDevices

Keynote

Benjamin Cabé
IoT Community Evangelist, Eclipse Foundation

Keynote

Sander van de Graaf
Cloud solutions architect, Sentia

Keynote

SECOND KEYNOTE AREA

LoRa Alliance Panel

Kyungbae Park
CEO of RedwoodComm

Keynote

Jeroen Hobbelman
Microchip

Keynote

Samir Hennaoui
Senior Product Engineer at Murata Electronics

Keynote

Juan Nogueria
Director, Connectivity Center of Excellence

Keynote

Tim Perry
Senior software engineer at resin.io

Keynote

TBA

Keynote

WORKSHOPS

RAK & Resin.io

Workshop

Frank Beks
IoT Evangelist

Workshop

Pycom

Workshop

Amazon Web Services & Klarrio

Workshop

Bart Hiddink
CEO, Ideetron

Workshop

Mark Duncombe
Laird

Workshop

Juan Nogueira, Flex

Workshop

Danny Webster
Lime SDR

Workshop

Danny Webster
Lime SDR

Workshop

Jan Jongboom and Johan Stokking

Workshop

Microchip & SODAQ

Workshop

Go home and rest, tomorrow will be equally exciting!

Doors open and registration is possible for people who missed the first day. Small catering and drinks will be available too.

MAIN KEYNOTE AREA

Johan Stokking
Tech Lead, The Things Network

Keynote

Gale Brewer
27th Borough President of Manhattan

Keynote

Alasdair Allan
Scientist, author, hacker, and journalist

Keynote

Stephen Marcus
General Partner at Riot Ventures

Keynote

Lasse Licht
Engineer, TRIMM

Keynote

Jonathan Pearce
LoRa Product Line Manager at Microchip Technology

Keynote

Matthew Knight
Software and hardware engineer, Bastille

Keynote

Maarten Crezee
Managing Director, Xignal

Keynote

Pieter Franken
Co-Founder Safecast

Keynote

Fernando Kuipers
Professor, TU Delft

Keynote

Maarten Weyn
Assistant professor, University of Antwerp

Keynote

SECOND KEYNOTE AREA

Olivier Prevost
Senior Application Engineer, Semtech

Keynote

Danny Webster
Principle RF Design Engineer, Lime Microsystems

Keynote

Valery Jacobs
Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

Keynote

Tim van Dam
Founder, The Internet of Life

Keynote

Olga Willner
Project Leader IoT, DB Station&Service AG

Keynote

Reinhard Bischoff
Managing director, Decentlab

Keynote

Leo Putz
CEO, Avelon

Keynote

Reinier van der Lee
Founder, Vinduino

Keynote

WORKSHOPS

10:00 AM

Workshops will be held throughout the day.

11:15 & 14:30

Rajesh Suseelan
Inmarsat

Setting up a gateway with satellite backhaul

Luigi Francesco Cerfeda
Zerynth

How to become an IoT developer if you are a Web developer

Danny Webster
Lime SDR

Implementing Internet of Things with Software-Defined Radio

See you tomorrow!

Doors open

MAIN KEYNOTE AREA

Laurens Slats
Community manager, The Things Network

Keynote

Claire Garside
Co-founder, Foundation for Digital Creativity

Keynote

Thomas Telkamp
The Things Network

Keynote

JP Meijers
Creator TTNMapper

Keynote

Joost Wesseling
RIVM

Keynote

Jaap Wansink & Inou Heideman
Loratec

Keynote

Ben Ward
Initiator Flood Network

Keynote

SECOND KEYNOTE AREA

Lorna Goulden (moderator), Terry Moore, Mark Stanley, Claire Garside, Mirko Ross
Community Initiators of Eindhoven, NYC, Reading, Hull & Stuttgart

Collaborative presentation

Eric Gourlaouen (moderator), Gonzalo Casas, Andrew Maggio, Johan Stokking

Joined presentation

Selvakumar Natesan
Lead Consultant & IoT Evangelist, ThoughtWorks India

Keynote

Stuart Robinson
Initiator $50SAT

Keynote

WORKSHOP AREA

More details soon.

Marco van Schagen

Keynote & discussion

More details soon.

Guido Burger & Klaus Gollmer

Taming the complexity - getting your ideas connected to The Things Network in minutes!

More details soon.

More details soon.

More details soon.

17:00 - 17:30

Wienke Giezeman & Johan Stokking
Lead - The Things Network

All good things come to an end!

17:30 - 19:00

Pass Pricing Plans

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

Basic - SOLD OUT
excluding VAT
349
This ticket includes:
3 day full access
Workshop attendance
Online LoRaWAN course
Food vouchers
Complete - SOLD OUT
excluding VAT
499
This ticket includes:
3 day full access
Priority workshop attendance
Online LoRaWAN course
Meeting rooms
Course certification
Goodie bag
The Things Conference sweater
Food vouchers
All inclusive - SOLD OUT
excluding VAT
749
This ticket includes:
3 day full access
Priority workshop attendance
Online LoRaWAN course
Meeting rooms
Course certification
Goodie bag XL
The Things Conference sweater
Food vouchers
VIP networking dinner

Community Passes

The Things Network is built upon a great thriving community. We have a lot of love for all of our members and because of that we offer contributor tickets. Are you part of our movement and do you want apply? Get in touch!

Get involved

Sponsor

If you want more information about sponsorship, please contact us through the form below. We will get back to you with all details concerning our offers.

Give a talk

We will consider any talk or workshop proposals. If you feel like you have something to share, teach or advise about LoRawAN, get in touch.

Student? Volunteer!

We are recruiting volunteers to help with the conference. Volunteers will be granted free access to the entire event. For more information, get in touch below!

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find the answers to common questions. Can't find your question answered here? Contact us.

When and where will the conference take place?

It will be 1, 2 and 3 February 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The address is Rigakade 10. It is 30 minutes by car from Schiphol Airport.

Can I get a discount?

Yes, if you buy more than 3 tickets let us know. Also, if you would like to contribute or are already contributing significantly to what we do. Please feel free to apply by sending a mail to conference_discounts@thethingsnetwork.org

I want to showcase my products and brand.

We have several sponsor packages that include a stand to showcase your company’s products and solutions. Please sent a mail to conference_sponsors@thethingsnetwork.org to receive the offering.

How can I get there by public transport?

From Schipol Airport:

Train to Amsterdam Centraal, then:

  • Bus 48 towards Houthavens, stop at Haparandaweg or
  • Bus 22 towards Sloterdijk, stop at Oostzaanstraat

Train to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, then:

  • Bus 22 towards Indische Buurt, stop at Oostzaanstraat

The total cost is a bit less than 5€.

Is this going to be yet another IoT conference?

No, we focus on knowledge and skills. We want you to walk away as a LoRaWAN expert. We are also going to be pretty critical towards the technology. We need to push LoRaWAN pass the hype. And the only way we can do that is by understanding where it really can deliver value.

Why do you include a free online basic LoRaWAN course?

We want to get the most out of the few days we are together in Amsterdam. We live in a world where we can learn a lot online. It would be a waste of our valuable time we could otherwise spend on making nice IoT applications.

Where should I stay?

Of course you are free to book your stay anywhere, but we have made deals with three different hotels in the neighbourhood of the conference. You will receive details about these upon confirmation of your ticket purchase.

While we expect that everyone should be able to attend all workshops, if certain workshops get highly demanded, tickets with priority workshop attendance will be able to have a spot for sure. For the others, it will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

The exact content of the goodie bags is unknown for the moment, however there will be devices, and the goodie bag XL will have more of these devices, or better ones.

Tickets including meeting rooms mean that you will have the possibility to book meeting rooms during the conference.

The course certification refers to the online course offered to all conference attendees. It will start before The Things Conference to make sure that everyone has the basic knowledge enabling us to go further during the conference. After completion of the online course, Complete and All inclusive ticket holders will receive an official course certification.

Contact & Location

Where?

Rigakade 10, 1013 BC Amsterdam

Any questions?

ask_us_anything@thethingsnetwork.org